How to become a financial investment adviser & manager

Help clients achieve their financial goals with your financial plans, investment advice, and funds management services.

Pathways to this career

  1. Complete a degree in commerce or business, majoring in finance, economics or accounting.
  2. Boost your career with further studies in management or postgraduate qualifications.
  3. Obtain your state or territories required registration and licensing with leading bodies such as the AFS (Australian Financial Services) and ASIC (Australian Security and Investment Commission).

What does a financial investment adviser & manager do?

Duties and tasks

  • Analyse client finances and budget and formulate a strategy to meet long term goals.
  • Ensure all transactions meet the legal requirements.
  • Listen to clients goals and values, then research opportunities to meet those goals.
  • Make transactions on behalf of clients via phone, internet, or in person.
  • Monitor markets and stay up-to-date with trends.
  • Prepare documents such as reports and statements.

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