Early career

Helping budding female investors with around 2-5 years’ experience pursue a career in investment management


Launch your professional investing career

Our early career program offers bright, numerate women unparalleled access to leading professional investors, tailored development experiences, and job opportunities to help them transition into a fulfilling front-office investing career.

Investor Insights

In-person events held in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, these facilitated panel discussions with industry leaders explore topical issues and career insights, providing invaluable opportunities to build and expand your network. 

Regular online events with different professional investors sharing their career stories, insights and advice. Get to know the people who make, recommend and implement investment decisions that influence this $4 trillion industry in Australia. 

Leadership Lessons

Live and interactive 90-minute online tutorials covering a range of professional development skills with Future IM/Pact founder Yolanda Beattie. Drawing on her 20 years of experience in the industry, and a decade in leadership development, Yolanda shares practical and engaging tools to help you be your best.

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Essential skills for transitioning into front-office investing

If you are currently working in investment banking, management consultancy or a related field and you want to move into a front-office investing role, our early career program can help you build the skills and connections to get there.

To land an entry-level role in most investment teams, you need around 2-5 years’ experience. Here are other standout qualities they look for:

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills – analysing and interpreting financial data to make well-informed decisions, and  knowledge of financial modelling is key
  • Knowledge of financial markets – a good understanding of how markets work and a demonstrable interest in current trends, events and major deals
  • Excellent communication skills – concise and confident written and oral communication skills are key to explaining complex financial concepts, and building stakeholder relationships and trust
  • Entrepreneurial mindset – being able to think like an entrepreneur and identify unique investment opportunities that others might miss, or having a creative and innovative approach to investing can help you stand out
  • Risk management – understanding how to identify risks and balance rewards to maximise returns
  • Confidence and conviction – the ability to back yourself and your ideas, with the humility to admit when you’re wrong
  • Flexibility and adaptability – agility and quick thinking to respond to the ever-changing market conditions
  • Ethics and integrity – forget Wolf of Wall St! Integrity is essential for an investment manager

Book a career chat with us

We’re passionate about helping women pursue a front-office investing career. Why not book in for a chat about your career goals and ambitions. We can help you build your network, make connections and advocate for your potential.

Chat with Yolanda

Chat with Laila

The virtual roundtable was an excellent way to hear from investors and analysts from all sorts of career paths. We were all inspired by the successes of the panel and the discussion was relevant and informative, from topics on investment management versus investment banking, work-life balance and gender inequality in finance.

Upcoming events

Leadership Lesson
Time: 5:00 PM–
6:30 PM
Date: December 6, 2023
Location: Zoom
The pace of life can speed up at this time of year as we race to finish projects, attend social events and prepare for the holidays. Managing your energy is crucial - learn simple techniques to help.

From a female's perspective it's a great time to be an investment management. You have a competitive advantage because we need more women in the industry.

Future IM/Pact program was extremely valuable in helping me unlock a network of amazing leaders in the investment management industry.

Featured resources

Our resources library is designed to help you build your skills and knowledge, and develop your career and professional impact. From practical guides and workbooks, to insightful articles, and handy tips for securing your dream job, we’ve got you covered.

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