Portfolio Manager - Global Multi Asset

Brisbane, Brisbane
27 Jul 2018
30 Jul 2018
Job role
GMA has over 20 years' heritage of developing and managing multi-asset class portfolios for institutional clients and a reputation for alternative investing. Deep proprietary research defines GMA thinking and is applied to every investment made at an individual and a whole of portfolio level.
GMA has extensive experience in all of the portfolio construction and risk management issues related to both traditional and alternatives strategies.
The GMA investment solutions include whole of portfolio management, dynamic asset allocation, liability hedging strategies, traditional and alternative beta management and tail hedging protection solutions. These solutions are delivered by a team of highly experienced investment professionals, who are responsible for managing asset and liability exposures across all major asset classes.
The opportunity:
We currently have an open term full time opportunity for a Portfolio Manager to join QIC's Global Multi Asset (GMA) team in Brisbane.
Working closely with the Head Portfolio Manager, the Portfolio Manager is responsible for contributing to the management of multi-asset portfolios. This role has an emphasis on the implementation of, and research into, fixed income strategies. The Portfolio Manager will also contribute to the broader GMA research programme and the development of portfolio management processes.
Key accountabilities include;
Portfolio Management
Assist in setting the long term asset allocation targets of relevant portfolios.
Assist in the day-to-day management of portfolios including liquidity management, ensuring the portfolio is positioned appropriately (such as currency hedging, rebalancing thresholds, manager exposures, risk management (proxy) positions and Dynamic Asset Allocation (DAA) positioning.)
Provide assistance in ensuring the portfolio remains within agreed guidelines and compliance limits.
Operational portfolio manager for the DAA portfolios across several funds. This includes accountability for trade generation and co-ordinating the input of economics assumptions into the DAA valuation process.
Assist in the management and development of the DAA process.
Operational responsibility for the fixed interest fund strategies.
Assist in performance monitoring and attribution, where appropriate.
Assist in the oversight of external managers, including Alternative Credit and Insurance managers.
Assist in the due diligence of new strategies and managers, where required.
Actively contribute to the GMA research programme
Assist in providing input into GMA's risk and returns assumptions, particularly in fixed income.
Assist in the communication of GMA's research, both internally and externally
Liaise with industry representatives (e.g. investment managers, investment banks, industry groups, etc.) to identify and understand investment opportunities and risks, and gain insights on current market pricing and practices.
Keep abreast of major academic and industry research as well as industry trends across asset classes, and asset allocation, portfolio construction, risk management and asset liability research.
Stakeholder Management
Strengthen our communication, both internally and externally.
Assist in the maintenance and continual improvement of external presentation material.
Contribute to an engaged, collaborative and diverse culture.
Provide mentoring, where appropriate, to other members of staff.
The ideal candidate:
This is an exciting opportunity to join a high calibre team and contribute to the success of QIC's diverse investment capabilities.
You will be a highly-motivated individual who is comfortable contributing to the success of team outcomes. Your ability to mentor and engage positively with team members and the wider business will ensure quality outcomes are achieved.
Skills & Experience:
Extensive knowledge of global economics and financial markets.
Understanding of asset pricing models.
Understanding of portfolio construction and other quantitative techniques.
At least 5+ years of relevant experience.
Advanced computing and quantitative skills and software, eg. Matlab.
Knowledge of international data information systems, eg. Datastream, Bloomberg, Factset etc.
Knowledge of in-house data warehouse and performance measurement systems.