I want to work in...Investment

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

Accountancy, Banking and Finance (PROSPECTS)

Typical job profile

Investment Banking (TARGETjobs)

Investment Analyst (PROSPECTS)

Investment Banking Resources

WikiJob Job roles, List of banks etc

CFA Society of the UK Investment profession career guide

FIA (Futures Industry Association) list of members

Investorwords online financial glossary

Investment 2020

Opening City Doors to London Financial Market employment, including Careers Advice

Unofficial guide to Banking impartial overview of the industry

AFME list full members and associate members operating in the financial industry

Association of Investment Companies – search for an investment company by name, location or industry

PIMFA – includes a members' directory, useful for research and speculative applications

answering banks' 'impossible' interview questions - eFinancialcareers lists questions that test your problem-solving ability

Sector overview

Investment Management (TARGETjobs)

Typical job profile

Investment Fund Manager (AllaboutCareers)

Investment Management Resources

Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment - qualifications and careers information, including Get into Finance

Investment Association Members Directory

Association of Investment Companies



Alternative Investment Management Association - global trade association for hedge funds. includes large number of links for further research.

International Capital Market Association - the directory of members firms is great for finding potential employers.

International Swaps and Derivatives Association - global trade association representing participants in the privately negotiated derivatives industry.

London Energy Brokers Association - industry association representing brokers in London's oil, power, natural gas and related markets.  Includes links to member broking companies.

London Metal Exchange - the world centre for non-ferrous metal trading. Includes information about the exchange and a listing of member companies.

Ethical Investment Research Service - provider of independent research into corporate behaviour which is used by ethical investors to enable them to make informed decisions.

Private Equity - A look at Career in Private Equity (BrightNetwork)

Career Paths in Private Equity (eFinancialCareers)

TARGETjobs Investment banking and investment gradaute jobs, internships and expert careers advice

Inside Careers: Banking, Securities and Investments Careers information and graduate jobs

Inside Careers:Banking and Security 

HFM Global - independent news and information. Includes a section on Industry jobs, and on occastion, graduate positions.

Debt Management Office - an Executive Agency of HM Treasury.  Includes a section on recruitment.

Michael Page Banking & Financial Services

Bloomsberg's vacancy platform

eFinancialCareers Students Information

Learn the Jargon unoffocial guide to banking

UK Finance

FCA Have produced a list of banks and allows you to filter on a wide range of firms


Which career: Investment Banking from Manchester University Careers Service

Bankers by Day - careers in banking and finance blog

GAIN - Girls Are Investors

Diversity Project: Young Hires

Young Women in Investment programme run by the CFA Institute

To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the linkedin alumni tool to make contact with strathclyde alumni working in this area.