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Investment Analyst Private Equity

Advertiser: First State Super3.6 out of 53.6 overall rating (18 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
20 Oct 2019
Location
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Salary
Attractive Salary, 10% Super, Plus Bonus
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Banking & Financial Services, Stockbroking & Trading

Investment Analyst Private Equity

Investment Analyst Private Equity

About us
First State Super was established in 1992 and today, we are one of Australia's largest super funds with more than 770,000 members. We are the custodians of a combined superannuation and retirement savings asset pool of over $100 billion.

Our head office is in Sydney, and we have offices throughout NSW, Victoria, the ACT and Western Australia. We have more than 500 employees servicing the needs of our members and employers. As a public offer fund, we are open to anyone. We are a 'profit for member' fund, which means any surplus or profit we generate are used to improve the range and quality of services we provide to members.

The majority of our members are employed in the public sector, education, health and community services, police and emergency services. Our guiding philosophy is 'members first'. This means our members are always our top priority when we are evaluating new product and service initiatives. Our members really are at the heart of everything we do.

First State Super has been granted the Employer Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation for 2019. This is the third year in a row we have received this citation, which is a clear representation of our commitment to gender equality in our business.

About the opportunity
Reporting to the Portfolio Manager of Private Equities, this role will contribute to monitoring a $5bn funds under management that are deployed in private equity managers, co-investments and semi-direct investments. Your primary purpose is to assist the Private Equity team to make investment decisions and play a significant role in monitoring investment performance.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Handling and analysis of data relating to the private equity portfolio including liaising with the internal data and reporting team and external data sources and investment managers
  • Assist with analysis to support investment decisions in new Private Equity managers around the world
  • Assist with analysis to support investment decisions in new co-investment and semi-direct opportunities
  • Contribute to research projects and initiatives to enhance the evolution of the Private Equity program
  • Work closely with the broader investments team to facilitate knowledge sharing and idea generation, particularly across the public and private equities sector
  • Develop strong external stakeholder relationships with private equity advisors, fund managers and due diligence service providers to enhance investment capabilities and processes

About you

To succeed in this role, you will have strong analytical skills with an appreciation of building financial models with strong logical reasoning capability. You will also have the skills to display rational decision making ability with limited information under time pressures.

You should be able to demonstrate:

  • Extensive experience in an analytical role requiring commercial judgement, dealing with ambiguity and making or recommending decisions
  • You will have previous experience working in an investments related role
  • Strong capability in generating differentiated investment ideas
  • Advanced research, analytical and performance evaluation techniques - across-both public and private sectors
  • Experience providing relevant recommendations relating to current portfolio exposures
  • An ability to effectively manage both internal and external stakeholder relationships
You will possess excellent time management skills and strong communications skills that will demonstrate a genuine care for members throughout the decision making process. You will hold formal qualifications in finance or a related discipline. Additional qualifications such as an advanced degree, professional charter or similar qualification in finance would be highly regarded.

Your reward

  • Work for a great organisation with industry-leading employee engagement policies and practices as well as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE)
  • Be part of a collaborative and highly driven team who value the innovation and creativity that diversity of thought brings
  • Opportunity to learn and grow your career

Does this sound like the role for you? We’re waiting to hear from you.

Apply now!

Investment Analyst Private Equity

About us
First State Super was established in 1992 and today, we are one of Australia's largest super funds with more than 770,000 members. We are the custodians of a combined superannuation and retirement savings asset pool of over $100 billion.

Our head office is in Sydney, and we have offices throughout NSW, Victoria, the ACT and Western Australia. We have more than 500 employees servicing the needs of our members and employers. As a public offer fund, we are open to anyone. We are a 'profit for member' fund, which means any surplus or profit we generate are used to improve the range and quality of services we provide to members.

The majority of our members are employed in the public sector, education, health and community services, police and emergency services. Our guiding philosophy is 'members first'. This means our members are always our top priority when we are evaluating new product and service initiatives. Our members really are at the heart of everything we do.

First State Super has been granted the Employer Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation for 2019. This is the third year in a row we have received this citation, which is a clear representation of our commitment to gender equality in our business.

About the opportunity
Reporting to the Portfolio Manager of Private Equities, this role will contribute to monitoring a $5bn funds under management that are deployed in private equity managers, co-investments and semi-direct investments. Your primary purpose is to assist the Private Equity team to make investment decisions and play a significant role in monitoring investment performance.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Handling and analysis of data relating to the private equity portfolio including liaising with the internal data and reporting team and external data sources and investment managers
  • Assist with analysis to support investment decisions in new Private Equity managers around the world
  • Assist with analysis to support investment decisions in new co-investment and semi-direct opportunities
  • Contribute to research projects and initiatives to enhance the evolution of the Private Equity program
  • Work closely with the broader investments team to facilitate knowledge sharing and idea generation, particularly across the public and private equities sector
  • Develop strong external stakeholder relationships with private equity advisors, fund managers and due diligence service providers to enhance investment capabilities and processes

About you

To succeed in this role, you will have strong analytical skills with an appreciation of building financial models with strong logical reasoning capability. You will also have the skills to display rational decision making ability with limited information under time pressures.

You should be able to demonstrate:

  • Extensive experience in an analytical role requiring commercial judgement, dealing with ambiguity and making or recommending decisions
  • You will have previous experience working in an investments related role
  • Strong capability in generating differentiated investment ideas
  • Advanced research, analytical and performance evaluation techniques - across-both public and private sectors
  • Experience providing relevant recommendations relating to current portfolio exposures
  • An ability to effectively manage both internal and external stakeholder relationships
You will possess excellent time management skills and strong communications skills that will demonstrate a genuine care for members throughout the decision making process. You will hold formal qualifications in finance or a related discipline. Additional qualifications such as an advanced degree, professional charter or similar qualification in finance would be highly regarded.

Your reward

  • Work for a great organisation with industry-leading employee engagement policies and practices as well as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE)
  • Be part of a collaborative and highly driven team who value the innovation and creativity that diversity of thought brings
  • Opportunity to learn and grow your career

Does this sound like the role for you? We’re waiting to hear from you.

Apply now!

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