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Definition:
Investment management most commonly refers to the buying and selling of investments within a portfolio. Investment management can also include banking and budgeting duties, as well as taxes. But the term most often refers to portfolio management and the trading of securities to achieve a specific investment objective. Investment management equips you with the required theoretical and practical knowledge to make decisions related to the management, buying and selling of shares, bonds, property and money market instruments. – sun.ac.za

What they do:
Investment managers are entrusted with clients’ assets and as such should act with care and diligence. Investment managers can range in size from one- or two-person offices to large multi-disciplinary firms with offices in several countries. Fees charged by investment managers are generally based on a percentage of client assets under management. Investment managers in South Africa are subject to financial sector regulation and Financial Services Board programmes to ensure broader consumer protection and market conduct. Possible careers include those of investment analyst, portfolio manager, and securities broker and securities trader. – fsb.co.za, sun.ac.za

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Warren Buffet

School Subjects:
Mathematics
Language of Learning and Teaching

DID YOU KNOW?
Dr. Michael Burry and John Paulson are among the first known people to have foreseen the 2007 subprime mortgage financial crisis. Their positions on Credit Default Swaps made them billions of dollars.
Warren Buffett (a.k.a. The Sage/Oracle of Omaha) is the most successful modern investor.
Over 100 years later, John D Rockefeller still remains the richest modern man to have ever lived.
SA’s financial services sector continues to rank among the fastest-growing in the economy, with demand for financial management skills surging among government, business, banks, insurers and private individuals seeking personal financial management services.

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