An Investment Analyst is responsible for researching financial and economic data, analyzing company financial statements, and making investment recommendations to fund managers, traders, and other investment professionals. They study market trends and monitor the performance of investments to determine the risks and potential returns associated with various investment options. Investment Analysts also create and maintain financial models, conduct due diligence on potential investments, and assist in the decision-making process regarding portfolio management
. Additionally, they may communicate investment strategies and recommendations to clients or external stakeholders, such as shareholders or regulatory bodies. Successful Investment Analysts typically possess strong analytical and quantitative skills, as well as excellent communication and teamwork abilities.