Jobs in Asset Management offer more than you think
Having a job in the financial industry feels like working in a “Wolf of Wall Street” atmosphere? You may find some tough investment bankers, agreed. However, in asset management, we put the investor first and sustainability is an integral part of our work.
It is true that you will still find more men than women working here. We want to change that and want to introduce you to different jobs within the asset management industry. There are many interesting roles, opportunities for sustainable change and what matters most when choosing your profession, having fun and being passionate about what you do. Get to know the asset management industry with its exciting job opportunities for women!
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A career in asset management may be the perfect choice for you!
What do we do in Asset Management?
Fund companies or asset managers invest money on behalf of investors in well-regulated pools of money called mutual funds, investment funds or Unit Trusts. Thousands of funds exist that have different return and risk characteristics. The goal of most funds is to have a high return while keeping investment risk at a minimum.
Funds may invest in stocks, bonds, money markets, or real estate for example. Traditional investment funds and ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) are strongly regulated products that are available to private and institutional investors (i.e. insurance firms, pension plans). You may have heard of hedge funds or private equity funds too. These are primarily marketed to institutional investors.
Funds and ETFs are ideal to help investors reach their financial goals. Goals may be to complement your retirement income, build your own home or to finance your children’s education.
There is a fund for every need! Funds are sold at banks, direct banks or via financial advisors. They may also be part of life insurance products or a digital offerings like a robo-advisor.
Meet the Women in Asset Management
Are you curious to see what a job in asset management is like on a daily basis? We regularly speak with women in our industry. Read more what these women have to say about their roles, careers and how they balance family and job demands.
"«Frauen sind halt nicht so wertpapier-affin.» Dem wollte ich nachgehen"
"Ich halte es für wichtig, auch als Mama den Kontakt in die Branche aufrecht zu halten"
"Zurückhaltende Frauen haben es in der Finanzbranche immer noch schwer"
Flossbach von Storch
Steering Committee Young Professionals
We want to ensure that female career starters and students also get a good foothold in the financial sector and find their place. That is why we have set up the Young Professionals Steering Committee.
Members of this committee are:
Apply for an internship to get to know us!
Interesting Jobs in Asset Management
The range of jobs is as diverse as the funds. Here is an overview:
- Portfolio Manager
- Securities Trader
- Product Management
- Product Marketing
- Sales for an asset manager or bank
- Client relationship management
- Financial Advisor
What can you expect to earn?
Entry-level salaries range between 45.000 and 65.000 Euro per year. Your first pay depends on the type of degree you hold (Bachelor or Master), if you have some job experience such as an internship, and it depends on the renumeration practices at your potential employer. Generally speaking, you should be able to earn € 90.000 p.a. in Germany once you have about 2 years of work experience. .
between 45.000 and 65.000 Euro per year*.
*Entry salary Germany
What Qualifications are required for a Career in Asset Management?
A number of university studies are relevant. Master or Bachelor students focused on traditional finance-oriented studies such as business, economics or math are no surprise. If you are studying medicine or history, you may want to take a closer look too.
Our industry needs diverse views when analyzing a pharmaceutical company for example or in assessing how societal changes affect a corporation.
Are you interested?
We want to meet you!
We host regular events in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Check out our upcoming events.
Praktika & Studentenjobs
Our corporate partners offer a number of internships, working student jobs or trainee programs. Apply here for a job that interests you.
We come to you!
We offer a mentoring program for our next generation of women. Experience managers will assist you when first charting your way in our industry.
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