Many enthusiastic graduates express an interest in becoming an investment analyst. It is, after all, a role which can conjure up images of prestige and wealth. But vacancies are few and far between – particularly in Scotland – and asset management companies that are hiring can have very specific requirements. So what does it take to become an investment analyst?
To give you an indication of just how high the bar is, an ‘ideal investment analyst’ looks something like this:
Qualifications 2:1 or First Class in an analytical subject, e.g. mathematics, accounting, engineering, etc. that equips individuals with the skillset required to