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Fund Manager

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Education
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€22k > 90
Fund Management
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€22 - 90
Related Information:
FUND MANAGER
Fund Accounting Manager: 43 - 76
Fund Accountant / Supervisor: 32 - 60

TRUSTEE
Trustee Officer: 22 - 60
Trustee Manager: 45 - 90
Data Source(s):
CPL / Morgan McKinley / Brightwater / PayScale.com

Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
Shortage Indicator

Shortages have been identified in the National Skills Bulletin 2017 for the following areas:

FinTech:
"business and financial professionals with skills in specific software packages and experience (including international)
financial management/financial analysis: trustee managers; deposit managers; payroll managers"

5%
Occupational Category

Finance & Investment Analysts

Also included in this category:

Financial advisers; financial analysts; financial consultants; mortgage advisers; pensions consultants.

Number Employed:

8,600

Part time workers: 4%
Aged over 55: 8%
Male / Female: 56 / 44%
Non-Nationals: 13%
With Third Level: 84%
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At a Glance... header image

An investment expert whose job it is to seek out and manage the best investment opportunities for a clients funds.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Manage investment funds to maximize return on client investments.

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Select specific investments or investment mixes for purchase by an investment fund.

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Analyze acquisitions to ensure conformance with strategic goals or regulatory requirements.

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Select or direct the execution of trades.

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Develop or implement fund investment policies or strategies.

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Develop or direct development of offering documents or marketing materials.

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Evaluate the potential of new product developments or market opportunities, according to factors such as business plans, technologies, or market potential.

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Identify group or individual target investors for a specific fund.

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Meet with investors to determine investment goals or to discuss investment strategies.

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Monitor regulatory or tax law changes to ensure fund compliance or to capitalize on development opportunities.

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This occupation is popular with people who have the following Career Interests...


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Banking, Insurance & Financial Services
Accountancy & Taxation
Business Organisation & Management

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