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Investment Analysts

Descriptions & Duties

  • Investment Analysts collect, analyse and evaluate economic, market and company data for investment purposes. They review and make investment recommendations. They also produce research reports.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Trade Specific Competencies

Decision-making skills

Investment Analysts may make decisions for selection of investment products.

Detail oriented

Investment Analysts must pay close attention to the recent development of investment products.

Math skills

To judge the profitability of potential deals, Investment Analysts must have strong math skills.

Analytical skills

Investment Analysts must evaluate information carefully and be able to make recommendations.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A recognised bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, accounting, economics or equivalent

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $20,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $40,000-$70,000

Work Environment

  • Investment Analysts usually work regular business hours. They may work many hours under stressful conditions. They sometimes have to work during evenings and weekends.

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