Here’s a quick overview of how to become an Investment Analyst

Who is an Investment Analyst?

– Fund managers and stock brokers can get investment strategy advice from an investment analyst. – To offer suggestions based on analytical findings, they undertake market research by collecting data, assessing various assets, and building a financial model.

Step 1: Stream Selection

Choose a commerce course after finishing high school if you want to work in finance.

Step 2: Educational Qualifications

– Obtain a Bachelor's degree in a discipline that deals with finance, such as statistics, banking, business, or economics. – Understanding economic principles, doing research, and producing financial models and reports are all skills that an investment analyst would need to have.

#1 Under-Graduate Courses in India

– BCom in Banking & Finance – BSc in Finance – BCom Finance – BBA Finance and Accounts – Bachelor’s in Financial Market – BSc in Economics – Bachelor’s in Economics – BBA in Business Administration – BSc (Hons) International Business – BSc in Accounting and Financial      Management

#2 Under-Graduate Courses Abroad

– BSc in Accounting and Finance – Public Accounting  4 years – Business Administration- Finance – BSc in Finance – BS in Economics – BSc in Quantitative Finance – Financial Modeling and     Valuation

– Chartered Investment Counsellor (CIC) – Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) – Certified Financial Planner (CFP) – Financial Risk Manager (FRM) – Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) – Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) – Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) – Chartered Investment Banking Analyst (CIBA) – Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA)

Step 3: Industry Certifications

Step 4: Job Preparation

Considering your skill in finance, you are undoubtedly aware of the importance of first impressions

#1 Internship

By acquiring financial certifications and keeping up with the market and economic developments so that you can better aid clients or businesses, you may make your CV stand out.

#2 Portfolio

– Keep a record of every client you have and every project you have worked on. – Experience is advantageous, and building a good portfolio through internships and freelancing will help you get that experience

#3 Freelancing

It's crucial to establish a network, promote your services on social media, and look for employment prospects if you want to start working as a freelancer

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