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Here are the best paid jobs in the British finance industry

10 Nov 2015

New data from salary benchmarking site Emolument compared the salaries of analysts and managing directors in a variety of different finance jobs.

Despite managing as much as £5 billion, small scale fund managers are towards the bottom of the scale when it comes to big finance salaries, pocketing £303,000 on average.

The work mergers and acquisitions bankers do commands big fees, which helps explain the average yearly earnings of £570,000.

Similarly, the high-speed, high-stress environment of trading will bag you upwards of £600,000.

But by far the most attractive job in banking is institutional sales, as hours are manageable and the job far less stressful than many in the industry.