Portfolio Manager

Maximising your investments with strategic portfolio management.


A portfolio manager is a financial professional responsible for managing investment portfolios on behalf of individuals, corporations or institutions. Their primary role is to optimise the portfolio's returns by making investment decisions based on the client's risk tolerance, investment objectives as well as market conditions. Furthermore, the individual must monitor the performance of the portfolio on an ongoing basis and make adjustments as necessary to ensure that it remains aligned with the client's objectives and risk tolerance. 

Overall, the portfolio manager plays a critical role in helping clients achieve their investment goals by developing as well as  implementing a customised investment strategy, conducting extensive research and analysis, managing risk, monitoring performance and maintaining strong relationships with clients.


For Bachelor’s

  • The scholars are required to fulfil the admission eligibility by securing a minimum of  a 50% grade in 10+2 examination from a recognised board.
  • To become a portfolio manager, the seekers are required to enrol in a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Business Administration or economics. 

 For Masters

  • The aspirants must pursue MBA in portfolio management in order to get hired by top ranked MNC’s in India as well as abroad.  

Job Roles

Portfolio managers typically perform the following tasks:

  • Asset Manager
  • Investment Analyst
  • Hedge Fund Manager
  • Wealth Manager
  • Risk Manager

Top Recruiters

The top recruiters of portfolio managers vary depending on the industry, but here are some of the most common employers:

  • HDFC Mutual Fund
  • Reliance Mutual Fund
  • State Bank of India
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan 
  • Wealth management firms
  • Hedge funds

Employment Sector

  • Asset management
  • Investment banks
  • Hedge funds
  • Wealth management
  • Private equity firms 
  • Insurance companies
  • Pension funds


The salary of portfolio managers can vary widely depending on factors such as experience, education, location and employer.


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Year

Starting Salary

Approx ₹3,00,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹12,00,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹25, 00,000 


  • Investment knowledge
  • Analytical skills
  • Risk management
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Technology skills


Portfolio managers have numerous career options in the financial industry. These managers can work in asset management firms, managing the investment portfolios of clients such as institutional investors, pension funds and high-net-worth individuals. Furthermore, the individuals can work as consultants, offering investment advice and portfolio management services to a variety of clients. Overall, portfolio managers have multiple job prospects in the financial industry. Portfolio management is frequently regarded as a stepping stone to more senior positions in the industry such as chief investment officer or head of asset management.


  • Competitive salary
  • Intellectual challenge
  • Career progression
  • Professional development
  • Exposure to global markets
  • Positive impact


  • High pressure
  • Risk of market volatility
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Conflict of interest
  • Emotional strain
  • Responsibility for performance