Investment Banking & Investment Management

Investment Banking & Investment Management Sector Advice

Sector Areas of Work

Deal and be involved in the trade of securities, such as stocks and shares, on behalf of clients.
Investment, fund and asset managers build clients’ portfolios through a combination of strategy, research and insight.
Provide fund managers, stockbrokers and traders with the data they need to make good investment decisions.
Develop and maintain relationships with clients in a fast-paced and exciting environment.
Study and analyse economic trends to advise on decision-making and managerial planning.
Support the running of banking, and investment organisations and process transactions, all while ensuring greater efficiency.
The intermediaries who help clients buy and sell financial instruments.
Though high levels of commitment and responsibilities are part and parcel of this line of work, the payoffs are generous.
With the adoption of technology in banking, the industry oversees countless transactions every day.
Developing and maintaining relationships with clients is key if you want a successful career.
Provide financial advice and offer a bank’s products and services to commercial clients to help them grow.
This line of work gives graduates the chance to become recognised experts early in their careers.
Choose a particular sector or client base to develop your expertise and knowledge in.
Assess trade and investment risks while ensuring traders fully understand them before making an investment.
Take charge and manage the finances of high-net-worth clients.

Sector Essentials

You’ll need to show more than boring old “teamwork” and “communication” skills if you want to nab a graduate scheme in this sector.
You don’t have to give up your finance-career aspirations just because you don’t have a degree related to finance!
Take a quick peek at the banking and investment industry!
If you’re looking to work in a high-pressure environment, this competitive industry might be the one for you.
It’s not commercial banking, and neither is it retail banking. Investment banking doesn’t even include deposits.
Just because you didn’t study something finance-related doesn’t mean that you’re automatically disqualified from joining the investment sector!
Networking is vital when it comes to hunting for investment banking and investment management jobs in Singapore. So what can you do to make a positive impact on your hunt?
The resumes that applicants send to employers in the investment banking and investment management sector can be categorised into three different types. Find out which one your resume is, and how you can improve it!
Vying for a spot in your dream investment employer’s graduate scheme? You’ll need to prove that you have more than just the usual “teamwork” and “communication skills”!
Find answers to most of your key questions about investment banking and investment management here!
Bulls, hedging, stagflation... did you just wander into a farmers’ convention? Here are some key banking and investment terms deciphered so you can sound informed at graduate job interviews.

Life on the Job

Graduates looking to join J.P. Morgan can expect global opportunities and guidance for career development.
It’s not all about networking and fancy dinners with clients! A career as a successful private banker requires a constant commitment to building meaningful client relationships.
You don’t need to be a mathematical genius to succeed as an investment banker, but you do need to be prepared to put in the long hours!
Specialisation is key to a successful career in equity research. Also, good stock recommendations aren’t the only thing you’ll need to worry about!
Not all asset management jobs are equal, and don’t be too quick to show off your stock ideas during a job interview!
Andrea gives an insight on how graduates can prepare for BNP Paribas's candidate selection process.