Top European Schools for Asset Management Careers Ranked

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For European students considering careers in asset management (or their parents who will likely pay the bills), eVestment’s just-released Education Report: Europe Edition offers a unique perspective on the European universities and colleges that have placed the most key professionals at institutional asset management firms globally.

Asset managers from around the world provide a variety of data to eVestment, a leading global investment data analytics firm, including the education of their key professionals. This report is based on that data.

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Asset management: The top 10 schools rankings

The full report ranks 25 European schools. The top 10 schools, ranked by total number of alumni working globally as key professionals at asset management firms, are:

  1. University of Oxford
  2. University of Cambridge
  3. London School of Economics
  4. University of Edinburgh
  5. University of Bristol
  6. Durham University
  7. Université Paris-Dauphine
  8. Imperial College London
  9. University of Warwick
  10. University of Manchester

The top 10 European schools placing BA/BS (or equivalent degree) and Master’s/MBA graduates as key professional at asset management firms globally are:

Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent

  1. University of Oxford
  2. University of Cambridge
  3. London School of Economics
  4. University of Bristol
  5. Durham University
  6. University of Nottingham
  7. University of Edinburgh
  8. University of Manchester
  9. University College Dublin
  10. Trinity College Dublin

Master’s/MBA Degree

  1. University of Cambridge
  2. University of Oxford
  3. London School of Economics
  4. University of Edinburgh
  5. Université Paris-Dauphine
  7. Imperial College London
  8. Erasmus University Rotterdam
  9. University of St. Andrews
  10. University of Warwick

“In addition to noting schools’ overall successes in placing key professional at asset management firms over time, the report highlights for potential students the strength of various school’s networks within the industry, where they are most concentrated and how networks compare to each other,” says eVestment Vice President and Head of Research Peter Laurelli.

All 25 schools in the report have their own detailed pages, highlighting information specific to each school.

To download a full copy of the report, please use this link

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