A portfolio manager is a person who makes
investmentdecisions using money other people have placed under his or her control. In other words, it is a financial careerinvolved in investment management. They work with a team of analysts and researchers, and are ultimately responsible for establishing an investment strategy, selecting appropriate investments and allocating each investment properly for a fund- or asset-management vehicle.
Portfolio managers are presented with investment ideas from internal buy-side
analysts and sell-side analysts from investment banks. It is their job to sift through the relevant information and use their judgment to buy and sell securities. Throughout each day, they read reports, talk to company managers and monitor industryand economic trends looking for the right company and time to invest the portfolio's capital.
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