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Investment Analyst, Governance & Supplier Management

Salary $100000 - $120000
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Job Description

The Company

Our client is one of Australia's trusted names in the financial services market. With a vision to one of the nation's favourite financial services company, their aspirations are driven by their personal and relationship-based approach. They believe that their success is driven by the quality and experience of talented people working together to deliver optimum client investment outcomes to the Australian, New-Zealand and international markets.

The Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for an Investment Analyst professional within the Investment Governance and Supplier Management team to support the Investment Management team and CIO to provide fit for purpose investment & commercial governance of the investment management and support functions.


The role can be based in Sydney or Melbourne.


Key Accountabilities

The company has adopted agile ways of working. As a member of the Investment Management Chapter the Investment analyst will share the responsibilities of the Governance & Supplier Management team for delivering work allocated to the team.

Initially the focus areas of the team are:


High Quality Decisions

  • Manage the agenda of the Asset Liability & Investment Committee, prepare decision and action registers and communicate actions/decisions
  • Review papers for the Board including against policies and delegation framework and provide challenge to contribute to the quality of recommendations
  • Manage and evolving the Investment Management Team delegation framework & assist with conflicts management
  • Providing management assurance for decisions and diligence processes within the Investment Management Team

Investment Policies & Risk Governance

  • Become the subject matter experts on investment policies, maintain policies and enable application of polices (Derivative Risk Management, SPS 530 liquidity & stress testing, investment options monitoring in the interest of policyholders/superannuation members)
  • Developing and overseeing the implementation of the ESG investment policy
  • Design governance requirements for risk monitoring in IMT from time to time (eg. applying Risk Appetite Statement across the Investment Management Team)

Obligations & Compliance

  • Guiding the Investment Management team's management of obligations (policies, contractual and regulatory)
  • Develop & maintain framework for operational due diligence of investment managers
  • Running the incident monitoring process for the Investment Management team on a timely basis & driving resolution of issues, with a particular focus on investment management agreement exceptions

Supplier Management

  • On boarding & monitoring supplier Compliance & Service Levels
  • Manage the key investment supplier contracts (investment managers & external data providers) including coordinating and executing changes and assisting negotiation
  • Coordinating the relationship agenda for the major investment manager, the superannuation trustee and other emerging suppliers
  • Contract invoice validation for and allocating investment expenses between the shareholder & policyholder

The Analyst will be expected to jointly deliver the teams objectives in these focus areas. These focus areas can change and the competencies of the Analyst may be leveraged within other or newly formed teams from time to time.

To be successful in this role you will have

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge areas such as in investment governance/ investment operations/ middle office management/ documentation/ asset management/ investment compliance/ actuarial
  • Strong interpersonal, stakeholder management and influencing skills
  • Well-developed business acumen and ability the need for focus on the "big-picture" with the required attention to detail and delivering high quality information.
  • Enjoys high levels of autonomy and ownership
  • CFA, Actuarial or other relevant investment related qualifications or studying toward

Why Apply?

  • Being part in setting up a new function of the business
  • Agile way of working which is quite unique in the investment management space
  • Work within an organization aimed at empowering employees
  • Being mentored and coached by industry leaders

Your next steps

If you would like to take the challenge and take that next step, then please Apply. Alternatively please ring Agnes Villanyi at Parity Consulting on 0405 395 021 for a confidential discussion.


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