- What do researchers do? Labour market information
- Occupational information
- Other common doctoral occupations
- Financial analyst
Between 2006 and 2009, 0.6% of working doctoral graduates, or 35 employed doctoral graduates, are known to have been working as financial analysts six months after graduation.
Financial analysts are classified in the ‘other common doctoral occupations' cluster of doctoral employment.
A financial analyst undertakes research to provide ideas and information to fund managers. The information analysts provide enables fund managers to make decisions relating to the investment portfolios they manage. Some analysts work for investment management companies, providing information to in-house fund managers; others work for stockbrokers and investment banks, where their research assists their employer's clients (usually fund managers). Analysts and fund managers working in the UK are likely to research investments globally.
The principal UK investors (apart from individuals) are:
- banks and major companies
- investment trusts
- life assurance companies
- pension funds
- unit trusts.