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Investment Analyst - Quantitative Analysis

Posted Date: 14-Jun-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC

Company: HESTA Super Fund

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At HESTA we’re a leading national superannuation fund dedicated to people working in health and community services – a growing sector of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, day in day out, right across Australia.


More than 900,000 Australians trust HESTA with their money.  So together, we invest billions of savings globally.  We're about creating brighter futures for our members.  And, a better world for generations to come.  Our focus is on helping our members enjoy a retirement they’ve worked hard for.

The opportunity


We have an excellent opportunity for an Investment Analyst to join our Quantitative Analysis team. This is a role where you can contribute to the multi-asset class quant models and strategies that are deployed across our whole portfolio and also get involved with research projects to assess exciting new investment opportunities. 


Key activities will include supporting the development and maintenance of HESTA’s core asset allocation models, including strategic and dynamic return forecasting models. Also collaborating with various investment management teams to assist with developing and maintaining capital market distribution and correlation assumptions, developing bespoke stress testing and contributing to reviews of investment strategies and asset allocation. 


You will also have the opportunity to share your thoughts on evolving market opportunities, risks, portfolio construction techniques, valuation approaches and product design. 

About You
With a keen interest in financial markets and global economic systems, you have been developing your knowledge and understanding of key asset classes, asset allocation and portfolio construction techniques (including risk factor approach) and an understanding of the relationships between economics and financial markets.


To be successful in this role you will need a collaborative approach and enjoy working with different teams. You will also need to be tertiary qualified in finance, economics, science or engineering and be proficient coding in Python and VBA. 


What’s in it for you?


You will join a growing industry fund that has a welcoming and supportive culture and great conditions. This is your chance to gain career building experience and exposure to an expanding industry. We also invest in your development by giving you a training budget and days off each year for you to attend approved courses and events.


•    Access to great benefits, including a market competitive remuneration package
•    15% super and additional leave
•    Opportunities to develop and grow your career
•    Join one of the largest and fastest growing superannuation funds


HESTA is a great place to work but don't take our word for it, we were named (again!) Employer of Choice 2021 by the Australian Business Awards and Employer of Choice for Gender Equality six years running!


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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


It is important to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of all HESTA employees, and those people they come into contact with at work and reduce the risk of COVID spreading in the workplace and the wider community, therefore all HESTA employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Please note: Applications via recruitment agencies will not be accepted for this position.