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Mutual Fund Portfolio Managers


Mutual funds are investment pools of common stocks, bonds, cash, or a combination of all three. They are sold to the public through the sale of shares representing an ownership interest. Portfolio managers oversee mutual funds using active or passive management strategies, with an overall goal of earning strong returns for investors and profits for their employer. In 2018, nearly 45 percent of U.S. households owned U.S.-registered mutual funds, with a median of four mutual funds owned per household, as reported in the 2019 Investment Company Fact Book. The U.S. invested $2.1 trillion in regulated open-end funds in 2018. Portfolio managers are also known as fund managers and investment managers.

Salary Range

$50,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




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Mutual Fund Company Owner

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