Investment Management

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Investment Management'

A generic term that most commonly refers to the buying and selling of investments within a portfolio. Investment management can also include banking and budgeting duties, as well as taxes. But the term most often refers to portfolio management and the trading of securities to achieve a specific investment objective.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Investment Management'

Investment management can take many forms. It can be done either by the consumer or a professional and can be passive, active, aggressive or conservative. It can refer to sophisticated trading techniques involving derivatives and alternative investments or merely the rolling over of CDs.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Investment Manager

    A person or organization that makes investments in portfolios ...
  2. Quality Management

    The act of overseeing all activities and tasks needed to maintain ...
  3. Portfolio

    A grouping of financial assets such as stocks, bonds and cash ...
  4. Chief Investment Officer - CIO

    The executive position responsible for a company's investment ...
  5. Budget

    An estimation of the revenue and expenses over a specified future ...
  6. Portfolio Management

    The art and science of making decisions about investment mix ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. What is the difference between a national and a regional investment brokerage?

    National and regional investment brokerages differ in several ways. National firms, also known as wire houses, maintain networks ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. What is the lowest capitalization rate before an investment becomes unprofitable?

    For any investment, the lowest capitalization rate before it becomes unprofitable, in net terms, is 0%. From an investment ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Who are the best-rated life insurance companies in the US?

    There are several measures of what makes a life insurance company the best. The financial strength of an insurer is the most ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. Why should you invest in tangible assets?

    Savers who deliberately buy tangible assets for investment purposes value their tangible goods as a form of value diversification ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. How much of the asset management industry has moved from traditional managers to ...

    While the exact numbers are difficult to calculate due to variations in measurement and the overall growth of the asset management ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. How do I purchase shares of a closed-end investment?

    Unlike open-end mutual funds that sell shares in the fund directly to investors, closed-end funds are traded on an exchange ... Read Full Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Budgeting

    When Financial Crisis Strikes The Bank Of Mom And Dad

    If you really want your kids to learn to be financially responsible adults, it's time to stop giving them money.
  2. Investing Basics

    Portfolio Management For The Under-30 Crowd

    Young investors have some advantages over their older counterparts. Read on to learn how to build a portfolio that will grow with you.
  3. Budgeting

    6 Months To A Better Budget

    Can you have perfect abs in just six minutes a day? Maybe not, but you can have a rock-solid budget in six months.
  4. Budgeting

    The Beauty Of Budgeting

    Make it to the end of the month, before you run out of money.
  5. Options & Futures

    The Alphabet Soup Of Financial Certifications

    We decode the meaning of the many letters that can follow the names of financial professionals.
  6. Retirement

    Keep Working Or Stay At Home With The Kids?

    Choosing to stay at home with the kids is a choice that has both positive and negative financial consequences.
  7. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Published Mutual Fund Returns Not Always What They Appear

    Survivorship bias erases substandard performers, distorting overall mutual fund returns.
  8. Entrepreneurship

    Run Your Finances Like A Business

    Think of yourself as your own little company. To make it run smoothly, you need to take a look at your books.
  9. Retirement

    A Brief History Of The Mutual Fund

    This popular investment vehicle has seen its share of ups and downs, successes and scandals. Read all about it!
  10. Budgeting

    How Budgeting Works For Companies

    Learn how to break down and understand a corporate budget.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Venture-Capital-Backed IPO

    The selling to the public of shares in a company that has previously been funded primarily by private investors. The alternative ...
  2. Merger Arbitrage

    A hedge fund strategy in which the stocks of two merging companies are simultaneously bought and sold to create a riskless ...
  3. Market Failure

    An economic term that encompasses a situation where, in any given market, the quantity of a product demanded by consumers ...
  4. Unsystematic Risk

    Company or industry specific risk that is inherent in each investment. The amount of unsystematic risk can be reduced through ...
  5. Security Market Line - SML

    A line that graphs the systematic, or market, risk versus return of the whole market at a certain time and shows all risky ...
  6. Tangible Net Worth

    A measure of the physical worth of a company, which does not include any value derived from intangible assets such as copyrights, ...
Trading Center