Careers in Asset Management and Retail Brokerage

Careers in Asset Management and Retail Brokerage

“Because that’s where the money is.” Willy Sutton’s immortal reply when asked why he robbed banks might also explain why people go into asset management and retail brokerage. Firms in these industries are in the business of using money to make more of it, and coincidentally, many who work in the field will bring quite a bit of it home, too. While the global economic crisis took a toll on the bottom line, the tools of the trade—and the hard work and knowledge required to succeed—remain the same. Wondering if you’ve got what it takes to thrive in asset management? You’ve come to the right place. 

Turn to this WetFeet Insider Guide to explore: 

  • The asset management and retail brokerage industries: where they’ve been and where they’re headed 
  • Major industry players and how they’re faring, with overviews of the leading firms 
  • Profiles of real industry professionals 
  • Salary ranges for common positions 
  • Typical jobs in the field—and how to snag yours—from portfolio management and research roles to broker and support roles 
  • On the job: lifestyle, typical hours, and travel requirements

PDF / 2011


Hard copy / 2011

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