Senior Analyst, Counterparty Monitoring


Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


At AustralianSuper, we truly care about our colleagues. We know work and life are intertwined. That's why we support the diverse needs of everyone and have policies that enable us all to thrive and be truly flexible. We ensure diversity is celebrated for the opportunity it provides us all to learn and grow, and ultimately to deliver better outcomes for members.

Your new role

During this 12 Month contract you will undertake daily compliance and third-party management activities across counterparty and broker exposures of the Fund. This will include taking the lead when working with key internal stakeholders such as Capital Markets, to ensure efficient and comprehensive oversight of counterparty exposures and risks, including appropriate internal reporting. As we continue to grow and the Financial Services industry continues to evolve you will need to keep abreast of market trends, policy developments and be in a position to respond proactively. You will also have the opportunity to continue to the development of best practice approaches, processes and systems that will be required for a rapidly growing Fund.

duties including but not limited to

  • Review and analyse credit limits, assess the credit profile of active/potential counterparties, and prepare credit assessments and recommendations for decision.
  • Utilise compliance tools to monitor, review, report and escalate counterparty and broker exposures vs counterparty exposure limits.
  • Active monitoring of adverse news which could potentially deteriorate counterparty / issuer credit quality and anticipate the potential impact of market events on business environment for specific counterparties or portfolios.
  • Participate in the review and negotiation of counterparty credit terms within master agreements (i.e., ISDA) in conjunction with Investments legal teams.
  • Assist with new compliance and reporting initiatives, including over the counter (OTC) derivatives reporting oversight.
  • Ensure counterparty exposure compliance rules are appropriately set up and tested, and automation occurs as much as possible across counterparty exposures including margining.

What you'll need

  • Bachelor of Commerce or Finance, or other equivalent.
  • Good knowledge of risk management principles and risk measurement methodologies.
  • Strong ability to work around complex data systems and problem-solving skills.
  • Well-developed written and oral communication/ interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently.
  • Highly desirable to have experience in a risk and/or compliance function from within major financial institutions, custodians, pension funds or insurance office, with specific exposure to funds management.
  • An extensive understanding of prudential or markets regulations with respect to compliance activities within the industry.
  • Relevant exposure to institutional investment strategies including a strong working knowledge of derivative instruments and pooled investment structures.
  • Working knowledge of programming languages (such as Python).

Life at AustralianSuper

AustralianSuper is committed to colleague development, and we support our people with ongoing learning, coaching and training, as well as career opportunities across our expanding global organisation. We offer generous leave entitlements and promote a blended working environment in which all roles can flex, and we're happy to discuss what this looks like for you.

We are committed to supporting our diverse workforce in a way that is inclusive and embraces diversity in all its forms. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process or the role, please let our recruitment team know.

What's next

Apply now, if you share our values of Energy, Integrity, Generosity of Spirit and Excellent Outcomes and would like the opportunity to work in a challenging, growing and rapidly evolving team to deliver outstanding results.

Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency status is required.

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