Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers (NOC 1113)

High demand occupation

About this job

Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers:

  • buy and sell stocks, bonds, treasury bills, mutual funds and other securities for individual investors, pension fund managers, banks, trust companies, insurance firms and other establishments
  • buy and sell stocks, bonds, commodity futures, foreign currencies and other securities at stock exchanges on behalf of investment dealers
  • work for investment companies, stock brokerage firms, stock and commodity exchanges and other establishments in the securities industry
Common job titles
  • annuity representative - investments
  • arbitrager
  • broker, commodity - grain, energy
  • representative, investment / securities
  • sales agent, mutual funds / securities
  • stockbroker
  • annuity representative - investments
  • arbitrager
  • broker, commodity - grain, energy
  • broker, financial
  • dealer, bonds / stocks / foreign exchange
  • representative, investment / securities

Duties

Securities agents and investment dealers:

  • develop long-term relationships with clients by preparing investment strategies to help them achieve their financial goals
  • review financial periodicals and develop a network within the financial industry to gather relevant information and identify potential investments for clients
  • carry out investment orders by buying and selling stocks, bonds, treasury bills, mutual funds and other securities for individual investors, pension fund managers or companies such as banks, trust companies and insurance firms
  • oversee client investment portfolios and ensure that investment transactions are carried out according to industry regulations

Brokers:

  • buy and sell stocks, bonds, commodity futures, foreign currencies and other securities at stock exchanges on behalf of investment dealers
  • develop trading strategies by reviewing investment information and monitoring market conditions from the exchange floor and through contact with trading departments of other investment firms, pension fund managers and financial analysts
  • make bids and offers to buy and sell securities and complete details of sales on exchange trade tickets
  • prepare reviews of portfolio positions

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Promotion to related management positions is possible with experience.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.