Profession securities broker

Securities brokers create the connection between the investors and the available investment opportunities. They purchase and sell securities on their clients' behalf, based on their expertise in the financial markets. They monitor the performance of their clients' securities, assessing their stability or speculative tendencies. Securities brokers calculate the securities' price and place orders.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Stock market

    The market in which shares of publicly held companies are issued and traded.

  • Securities

    The financial instruments traded in financial markets representing both the right of property over the owner and at the same time, the obligation of payment over the issuer. The aim of securities which is raising capital and hedging risk in financial markets.

  • Financial jurisdiction

    Financial rules and procedures applicable to a certain location, whose regulatory bodies decide on its jurisdiction

  • Financial products

    The different types of instruments that apply to the management of cash flow that are available on the market, such as shares, bonds, options or funds.

  • Financial markets

    The financial infrastructure which permits trading securities offered by companies and individuals govern by regulatory financial frameworks.

  • Economics

    Economic principles and practices, financial and commodity markets, banking and the analysis of financial data.

  • Actuarial science

    The rules of applying mathematical and statistical techniques to determine potential or existing risks in various industries, such as finance or insurance.

Skills

  • Forecast economic trends

    Gather and analyse economic data in order to predict economic trends and events.

  • Maintain records of financial transactions

    Collate all the financial transactions done in the daily operations of a business and record them in their respective accounts.

  • Trade securities

    Buy or sell tradable financial products such as equity and debt securities on your own account or on behalf of a private customer, corporate customer or credit institution.

  • Apply technical communication skills

    Explain technical details to non-technical customers, stakeholders, or any other interested parties in a clear and concise manner.

  • Obtain financial information

    Gather information on securities, market conditions, governmental regulations and the financial situation, goals and needs of clients or companies.

  • Create a financial plan

    Develop a financial plan according to financial and client regulations, including an investor profile, financial advice, and negotiation and transaction plans.

  • Advise on financial matters

    Consult, advise, and propose solutions with regards to financial management such as acquiring new assets, incurring in investments, and tax efficiency methods.

  • Assess risks of clients' assets

    Identify, evaluate and determine the actual and potential risks of your clients’ assets, considering confidentiality standards.

  • Analyse financial risk

    Identify and analyse risks that could impact an organisation or individual financially, such as credit and market risks, and propose solutions to cover against those risks.

  • Protect client interests

    Protect the interests and needs of a client by taking necessary actions, and researching all possibilities, to ensure that the client obtains their favoured outcome.

  • Analyse market financial trends

    Monitor and forecast the tendencies of a financial market to move in a particular direction over time.

  • Review investment portfolios

    Meet with clients to review or update an investment portfolio and provide financial advice on investments.

  • Handle financial transactions

    Administer currencies, financial exchange activities, deposits as well as company and voucher payments. Prepare and manage guest accounts and take payments by cash, credit card and debit card.

Optional knowledge and skills

accounting communicate with banking professionals perform stock valuation electronic communication modern portfolio theory provide financial product information operate financial instruments build business relationships banking activities communicate with customers provide support in financial calculation statistics trace financial transactions tax legislation