Capital Markets Consultant

Counsel companies on how to grow their money.
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Salary Range
$36,000 – $104,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Capital Markets Consultants do?

For a career that puts you in the driver’s seat of financial matters, look no further than a Capital Markets Consultant job. Your fancy title means that you’re the person who advises different companies how best to manage their money. Your job as Capital Markets Consultant goes beyond the physical cash in bank accounts, however. The Capital Market includes the stock market and any other company investments where your clients hope to earn more money in the long run than they originally put in.

When you’re a Capital Markets Consultant, your daily endeavors involve crunching numbers and watching the stock market like a hawk. All those figures and prices help you advise your client on smart financial moves. If a new company wants to sell accounting software but sales are down in that area, you might advise them to hold off until the market picks back up.

Capital market consulting covers a broad field, but you’re not going it alone. Often you work with a team of other Consultants. When new clients show up, you find out what services they need, and choose the appropriate team members to work with them. Perhaps you’re an expert at buying and selling stock, or maybe market assessment – finding out how well the client’s products are selling – is more your style. Regardless, you and your team put your heads together and help the client make profitable decisions. Walk a mile in a Capital Markets Consultant’s shoes, and you’ll find out you’re a key factor in whether a business sinks or floats.

Should I be a Capital Markets Consultant?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Risk and Insurance Consultant

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