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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.

BREAKING DOWN '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.

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