Profession securities underwriter

Securities underwriters administer the distribution activities of new securities from a business company. They work in close connection with the issuing body of the securities in order to establish the price and buys and sells them to other investors. They receive underwriting fees from their issuing clients.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Financial markets

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

  • Financial jurisdiction

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

  • Stock market

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

  • Commercial law

    The legal regulations that govern a specific commercial activity.

  • Economics

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Monitor stock market

    Observe and analyse the stock market and its trends on a daily basis to gather up-to-date information in order to develop investment strategies.

  • 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.

  • 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 economic trends

    Analyse developments in national or international trade, business relations, banking, and developments in public finance and how these factors interact with one another in a given economic context.

  • Forecast economic trends

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

  • Analyse market financial trends

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

Optional knowledge and skills

perform stock valuation manage securities statistics maintain records of financial transactions provide support in financial calculation apply technical communication skills analyse financial risk advise on financial matters handle financial transactions build business relationships communicate with banking professionals operate financial instruments create a financial plan tax legislation assess risks of clients' assets financial forecasting trace financial transactions banking activities manage financial risk