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Ten of the Best Paid Jobs in Finance

The financial sector is extremely competitive, but the rewards can be high. Here are ten of our most highly paid financial jobs for those with the right qualifications.

Stockbroker

Stockbrokers manage clients’ share portfolios making either investment decisions on behalf of clients or giving advice on when to buy and sell shares. Stockbrokers are then required to carry out transactions according to their clients instructions. Individuals at the top of the field can hope to earn between £100,000 and £150,000 per annum.

Hedge Funds

Hedge Fund Managers are often given free rein to invest funds as they see fit on behalf of clients. As private companies are open to limited groups and individuals they are free from an array of the regulations faced by public companies. Top hedge fund managers can strive to earn a salary or between £70,000 and £120,000.

Asset Management

Working on behalf of clients or employers to manage investments, a top salary for the best paid asset managers can range between £80,000 and £100,000 per annum.

Commodities

Commodities traders act like other traders such as stockbrokers, trading in commodities such as natural resources or raw materials, on behalf of clients. Clients include banks, financial institutions and individual investors. Salaries for top commodities brokers can range between £90,000 and £100,000.

Senior Management Accountant

Management accountants play an important role to safeguard the future of a business by analysing and investigating how the business is performing and how problems can be remedied or completely avoided. Wages will often depend upon experience and location, with it sometimes ranging between £50,000 and £100,000.

Finance Director

Very often the senior financial figure in a company or organisation with overall responsibility for all financial activities, top financial directors can hope to earn between £75,000 and £80,000.

Financial Controller

Financial controllers manage the daily running of the finance operations of a business or organisations, and those working at the top of the profession can hope to earn a salary of around £70,000.

Investment Bankers

Investment bankers raise capital on behalf of companies, organisations or governments; buy and sell securities such as equities and bonds and also facilitate mergers and acquisitions. A high earning investment banker can hope to attain a salary of £50,000 to £60,000.

Corporate Recovery

Qualified accountants may want to secure a salary of between £50,000 and £60,000 by working in corporate recovery. This demanding role involves working with a company facing financial and other difficulties in order to return the company to a safe financial situation to enable it to continue trading.

Business Analyst

Business Analysts are often qualified finance professionals who work on project or programme teams focussed on designing and implementing new processes and systems. Top business analysts may be able to earn a salary or between £50,000 and £60,000.

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