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I found having education in a number of different areas of engineering to be beneficial to the work I am doing.

There is a whole world of possibilities out there for engineers, and it is difficult to know what subjects are necessary for the industry you will end up in. I was always interested in robotics and environmental issues, but it was not until my Masters that I really knew what I wanted to do.

General entry courses are quite useful, as you get a taste for a few different areas before you have to specialise, a lot of companies offer on the job training, and there is also the possibility of further study.

An engineering qualification teaches you so much more than just the technical subjects, but a way of looking at the world and solving problems in a logical and systematic way.

Engineers are sought after for these skills as much as the technical ones, and it opens up incredible opportunities. Engineering is not an easy route through college, but it is incredibly rewarding.

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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Fund Supervisor

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Education
Most of these occupations require qualifications at NFQ Levels 7 or 8 (Ordinary / Honours Degrees) but some do not.

Related Experience
A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an engineer must complete four years of college and work for several years in engineering to be considered qualified.

Job Training
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

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Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

€32k > 80 
Fund Supervisor
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€32 - 80 
Related Information:
Fund Accounting Manager: 48 - 80
Fund Accountant / Supervisor: 32 - 60
Data Source(s):
Brightwater / Morgan McKinley / CPL / Sigmar

Last Updated: May, 2014

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Supervises a team of Fund Administrators to ensure all investment trades are acted upon and completed in good time.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Manage investment funds to maximize return on client investments.

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Select specific investments or investment mixes for purchase by an investment fund.

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Analyze acquisitions to ensure conformance with strategic goals or regulatory requirements.

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Select or direct the execution of trades.

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Develop or implement fund investment policies or strategies.

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Develop or direct development of offering documents or marketing materials.

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Evaluate the potential of new product developments or market opportunities, according to factors such as business plans, technologies, or market potential.

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Identify group or individual target investors for a specific fund.

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Meet with investors to determine investment goals or to discuss investment strategies.

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Monitor regulatory or tax law changes to ensure fund compliance or to capitalize on development opportunities.

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