Associate Director, Investment Risk


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

As Associate Director - Investment Risk, you will lead the Fund's efforts to understand, manage, and allocate investment risk across tactical and strategic asset allocation to build great portfolios and help drive excellent investment performance outcomes.

The Asset Allocation Team sits within the Investments Group and is responsible for managing asset allocation across the Fund's Diversified, multi-asset class investment options. This position can be based in our Melbourne or Sydney office.

Your duties will include:

  • Analyse, inform, and make recommendations on tactical and strategic asset allocation across the multi-asset class investment options.
  • Monitor markets and macroeconomic factors to understand drivers of investment risk and return, and to incorporate into risk and portfolio positioning recommendations.
  • Lead the investment risk research capability across the short and long-term to generate insights into building better portfolios and analytical capabilities.
  • Work across the Investment teams to understand asset class strategy and risks to help ensure that asset allocation decisions are appropriately informed and sized.

    What you'll need
  • Extensive experience within an investment risk, investment strategy, or portfolio construction context, preferably in an investment management organisation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of investment principles, risk concepts, and portfolio construction and asset allocation strategies.
  • Demonstrated communication and influencing skills, including an ability to communicate complex matters simply and concisely, and to present to senior stakeholders, Boards, and Committees.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead ad hoc project teams and drive change.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, work collectively with team members and contribute to team initiatives
  • Superior tertiary qualifications in Commerce, Finance or a related field.

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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