The Investment20/20 trainee programme offers jobs across the investment industry depending on where your interests and skills are.
All sorts of people with different backgrounds, educations and skills, work in a variety of roles. From school leavers to graduates to experienced professionals, the investment industry offers plenty of high-quality and stimulating jobs that help shape the world we live in.
Those in the industry work on some of the country’s and the world’s most interesting challenges and issues. These include climate change, the increasing role of technology, the impact of an ageing population, and the growing financial power of emerging economies.
Take a look inside each area of the industry explained here.
Sales and Marketing
Sales, marketing and client services at the front end of the company are focused on business development. They develop strategies to build up the client base with new customers while looking to maintain and enhance the existing client base. The investment market is very competitive so these are often large and busy departments. Jobs cover a very broad range of roles but in general suit people who like interacting with customers and the wider public. Staff need to be dynamic, professional and people oriented.
The sales department manages all of the different distribution channels an investment management company can use. Sales may be through external advisers whose business is to give financial advice to investors. Companies also sell direct to investors or through on-line systems which provide the purchasing platform by itself or some form of advice as well. A sales force is very focused on building strong client relationships.
Marketing works closely with sales providing them with the company’s messaging and branding so it communicates clearly with one voice to the outside world. Marketing strategy is closely integrated within the overall business strategy.
Companies in the investment industry in particular rely on reputation and integrity to assure their success; the role of public relations (PR) is key in this, responsible for managing all of the organisation’s interactions with the media.
The Investment20/20 programme has been incredible since I joined J.P. Morgan Asset Management. The support and opportunities they provide is unmatched and has allowed me to excel within an industry where I entered with no previous experience. I started in 2016 as a trainee in the client services team and have progressed into a sales support in the UK Institutional team, now starting to look after my own clients. Investment20/20 really is to thank as they equipped me with the skills and provided a platform to grow a strong network within the industry.
Associate, UK Institutional, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
I genuinely believe that the Investment20/20 scheme is highly underrepresented. This scheme changes the lives of people who normally would be ignored, due to a lack of experience (which they seek but are rejected for not having). This scheme is amazing and I thank you for being a part of it.
Client Executive, GAM Investments