Typically, a Financial Portfolio Manager holds a bachelor’s degree in finance or a related field, (although other graduate qualifications which have a mathematical and analytical focus are also acceptable).
Depending on the area of specialization a Financial Portfolio Manager may be required to obtain other suitable qualifications or certifications in addition to a graduate qualification to comply with regulations covering the area of specialization.
A Financial Portfolio Manager will have to demonstrate the ability to work both independently and within teams and execute instructions with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
A high level of communication and writing skills is required.
Reading skills and the ability to absorb large quantities of information are essential, as is a willingness to commit to a rigorous program of ongoing learning.
Employers frequently give priority to candidates with the CFA designation as they have demonstrated mastery in investment management. To find out more about the CFA designation, please follow this link: About CFA