Investment Fund Managers

General Information


Plan, direct, or coordinate investment strategy or operations for a large pool of liquid assets supplied by institutional investors or individual investors.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit81.98%
  2. Private, not for profit6.68%
  3. State and local government4.59%
  4. Self-employed4.12%
  5. Federal government2.44%

Industry areas

  • Business Management & Administration

Job Outlook

Employment of financial managers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 71,300 openings for financial managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Average Salary



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Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 63%
  • Bachelor's degree 32%
  • Post-master's certificate 2%
  • First professional degree 2%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%


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  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Administration and Management
  • Customer and Personal Service
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