Investment Management: Overview, Products & Services

Resources Designed to Support Lean Investment Management Operations

What is Investment Management?

Investment Management (also sometimes referred to as\ Wealth Management or Private Wealth Management) refers to a collection of services rendered to high-net-worth-individuals, families or businesses. Services provided by investment management organizations can include investment portfolio development and management, estate planning, financial advisory services (through registered financial advisors, or robo-advisors), cash management, retirement planning, legal resources and tax strategies. While large corporations may also be Investment Management customers they would typically be serviced by the bank's Investment Banking Group (i.e., Prime Brokerage, etc.). Investment Management services are offered by both standalone companies (e.g., Fidelity, Charles Schwab, etc.) and through traditional commercial banks (e.g., Chase, Wells Fargo, etc.).

Org Charts

A typical investment management group is composed of several common sub-functions, or teams, that work together to provide high-net-worth-individuals, families, and businesses portfolio design and management services, financial advice, retirement planning, retail trade clearing and execution services, and large-scale asset management and safekeeping. Browse our Investment Management organization chart page to learn about the roles and responsibilities of each major function. Then, download our org chart template (PDF, Visio, PPT) to plan and support investment management operations improvement efforts.

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Best Practices

Check out our investment management best practices page to view selected descriptions of work methods that have been proven to produce better results (as compared to other, similar methods). Want more? Download our Investment Management best practices guide, which provides a healthy selection of valuable best practices that can be incorporated to improve investment management operations. There might not be only one "best" way to perform every task. However, there is always a "better" way.