What does an Investment Consultant do?

Investment consultants work directly with clients to provide advice and guidance on investment products and services, ranging from individual retirement accounts to wealth management or college savings accounts. They encompass several other financial services roles, including financial advisors and money managers. They meet with clients to identify investment goals, discuss strategies, and determine which financial products support their financial objectives.

Investment consultants provide clients with sound investment advice and financial guidance and help structure their finances or manage large capital sums. Some work with clients to set and achieve specific financial goals, including saving for college or retirement. They periodically meet with clients to update their investments’ performance, discuss new possible opportunities, and issue related tax compliance. They also answer questions and provide information about specific products or services that help clients make informed decisions. Investment consultants need a bachelor's degree in finance-related fields including accounting or economics.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
20%
2 - 4
11%
5 - 7
62%
8+
7%

Common Skill Sets

Series 66
Computer Literacy
Outstanding Communication
Efficiencies
Attention To Detail
Confidence
Excellent Customer Service
Microsoft Office Suite

Investment Consultant Seniority Levels

Business Consultant
8% made the transition
Consultant
7% made the transition
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Investment Consultant Salaries

Average Base Pay

CA$61,434 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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CA$34k
Median: CA$61k
CA$110k
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