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Financial Analysts

Financial Analysts

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Financial Analysts Description

Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.

Financial Analysts Related Job Titles

Alternative Financing Specialist, Bank Analyst, Banking Analyst, Bond Analyst, Budget Analyst, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Commodity Analyst, Corporate Financial Analyst, Corporate Securities Research Analyst, Corporate Statistical Financial Analyst, Credit Products Officer, Energy Efficiency Finance Manager, Equity Research Analyst, Finance Analyst, Financial Advisor, Financial Analyst, Financial Manager, Financial Planner, Financial Systems Analyst, Fiscal Analyst, Government Incentives Alternative Financing Specialist, Green Material Value-Added Assessor, Institutional Commodity Analyst, Investment Analyst, Investment Officer, Investments Manager, Investor, Money Manager, Mutual Fund Accountant, Operational Risk Analyst, Planning Analyst, Portfolio Analyst, Pricing Specialist, Real Estate Analyst, Real Estate Investor, Renewable Energy System Finance Specialist, Research Analyst, Securities Analyst, Securities Consultant, Securities Research Analyst, Statistical Financial Analyst, Stock Analyst, Treasury Analyst, Trust Evaluation Supervisor,


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Financial Analysts Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Monitor fundamental economic, industrial, and corporate developments by analyzing information from financial publications and services, investment banking firms, government agencies, trade publications, company sources, or personal interviews.
  • Draw charts and graphs, using computer spreadsheets, to illustrate technical reports.
  • Inform investment decisions by analyzing financial information to forecast business, industry, or economic conditions.
  • Monitor developments in the fields of industrial technology, business, finance, and economic theory.
  • Interpret data on price, yield, stability, future investment-risk trends, economic influences, and other factors affecting investment programs.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Conduct financial analyses related to investments in green construction or green retrofitting projects.
  • Determine the financial viability of alternative energy generation or fuel production systems, based on power source or feedstock quality, financing costs, potential revenue, and total project costs.
  • Evaluate financial viability and potential environmental benefits of cleantech innovations to secure capital investments from sources such as venture capital firms and government green fund grants.
  • Forecast or analyze financial costs associated with climate change or other environmental factors, such as clean water supply and demand.
  • Identify potential financial investments that are environmentally sound, considering issues such as carbon emissions and biodiversity.
  • Research and recommend environmentally-related financial products, such as energy futures, water rights, carbon credits, government environmental funds, and cleantech industry funds and company stocks.
  • Recommend investments and investment timing to companies, investment firm staff, or the public.
  • Present oral or written reports on general economic trends, individual corporations, and entire industries.
  • Determine the prices at which securities should be syndicated and offered to the public.
  • Prepare plans of action for investment, using financial analyses.
  • Evaluate and compare the relative quality of various securities in a given industry.
  • Contact brokers and purchase investments for companies, according to company policy.
  • Collaborate with investment bankers to attract new corporate clients to securities firms.

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