Investment Fund Managers


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+15.5% (much faster than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Investment Fund Managers Do

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

Other Job Titles Investment Fund Managers May Have

Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income Vice President (Fixed Income VP), Investment Analysis Vice President (Investment Analysis VP), Portfolio Manager

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Founding Member & Chief Investment Officer ,

Elevate Ventures

I attend in-house meetings on various projects. Meeting and communicating with different CEOs and executives about their company's growth plans and capital needs. I conduct independent research and data analysis.

Venture Capitalist ,

Peak Ventures

A typical day involves looking over prospective companies (should we invest), diving deeper into companies we've previously looked at (what are the risks to an investment?), and supporting those we've invested in. We've looked at over 1,000 companies in the last 6 months so are constantly seeing tech startups of all kinds and flavors. I sit on several boards of directors and am constantly working to help these teams build winning products.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Manage investment funds to maximize return on client investments.
  • Select specific investments or investment mixes for purchase by an investment fund.
  • Monitor financial or operational performance of individual investments to ensure portfolios meet risk goals.
  • Select or direct the execution of trades.
  • Develop or implement fund investment policies or strategies.

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