Expanding trade activity around the world has increased the need for investment, credit, and general business analysts. As companies expand into new markets, the need for more sophisticated risk analysis and credit insurance will grow. Likewise, business is increasing for brokers who provide insurance against damage during transit and other risks associated with physically moving goods around the world.
International development banks provide capital for economic and social development in developing countries and emerging markets—projects that tend to be too large or too risky for commercial banks.
Finance professionals prepare financial reports, direct investment activities, and implement cash management strategies. Strong candidates for these roles will have a background in finance or business, and a deep understanding of foreign economic environments. A graduate degree in Economics or an MBA may also be required.