Portfolio Manager Average Salary

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 9 Portfolio Manager votes.
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R150,151 - R967,903  
R9,192 - R306,386  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R59,180  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
R174,311 - R1,031,666  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 11 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 164

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Job Description for Portfolio Manager

A portfolio manager is a financial professional responsible for investing money. The portfolio manager may be a client-based advisor who works with individuals and businesses to manage a group of investments and assets; they may also handle financial products such as mutual funds. Many portfolio managers work within larger financial institutions, processing analyses from their company's risk and investment research teams and acting upon this information. The portfolio manager may seek to meet individual clients' long-term financial goals; for businesses, he or she may seek out investments that recapitalize revenue in a way that mitigates tax burdens and builds capital.

A portfolio manager may also handle a specific bundle of investments. In these cases, investors buy into the specific mutual fund managed by the portfolio manager based upon its past performance. In these situations, the fund typically has a well-established strategy for risk, growth and the type of individual investments that it is built upon. The portfolio manager makes adjustments as needed that fit within the overall initial strategy of the fund to maintain or improve its performance in the marketplace.

To work as a portfolio manager, at least a bachelor's degree in business, finance or a related field is generally required. Portfolio managers also typically obtain certification as certified financial advisors (CFAs). This position requires experience in financial assets management and investment, and typically portfolio managers are internally promoted within capital funds or financial institutions from the ranks of analysts and assistant managers.
Portfolio Manager Tasks
  • Consult with clients to develop investment objectives, provides advice and guidance to customers.
  • Report on investment activity and performance.
  • Communicate with clients and administrators about their accounts, securities markets and economic trends.
  • Manage bond and equity portfolios to maximize investment returns commensurate with an acceptable level of risk.

Key Stats


45 %
55 %
R166,873 - R559,551
R177,539 - R776,870

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
R223,147 - R687,845
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