Most portfolio managers do not start out in that role but rather work their way towards it. Typically, a four-year college degree is a requirement, and graduate degrees are very common. Among portfolio managers, more than perhaps any other finance niche, the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation is very common. There are a variety of ways to move towards a portfolio manager job, but one of the more frequent is to work as an investment analyst for a number of years learning how to analyze securities. Success as an analyst may then lead to a role as a portfolio manager (if the practitioner is interested in such a move.) Portfolio management positions are generally “destination” jobs and they don’t necessarily lead anywhere else. Rather than switching roles, portfolio managers might progress by managing more and more money, or perhaps even by eventually starting their own firm or fund.
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