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Stockbroker

What does a Stockbroker do?

Stockbrokers are individuals who buy and sell stocks and other securities for retail and institutional clients, through a stock exchange or over the counter, in return for a fee or a commission. Institutional stockbrokers work with fund managers and other financial institutions, but there are also retail investors.

Recommended courses

BA Business Management
BSc Accounting and Finance
MSc Corporate Financial Management
BSc International Business Management
MSc Financial Compliance and Governance
MSc Financial Risk Management
MSc Global Accounting
MSc Strategic Business Management

What skills does a Stockbroker need?

  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including strong negotiating and presentation skills
  • The ability to use your initiative
  • Ambition and determination
  • The ability to accept criticism and work well lots of under pressure
  • A natural sales ability
  • Customer service skills
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Analytical and research skills, as well as the ability to process and retain information quickly
  • Time management skills
  • Knowledge of economics and accounting
  • The ability to build lasting relationships
  • A disposition for taking risks
  • The ability to persuade people and strong negotiation skills
  • Decisiveness and the ability to solve problems.

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