Investment Officer - Due Dilligance

Six-month contract - Sydney - CBD

Date posted
23 September 2020
Applications close
25 November 2019
  • Six-month contract
  • Leading profit for members fund
  • Five minutes from Wynyard station

Short Description
Join our Investments team, manage Operational Due Diligence at Rest 
About Us
As one of Australia’s largest profit-to member superannuation funds, our mission is to help our members achieve their personal best retirement outcomes. We work with 176 thousand employers and have over two million members playing a role in the futures of around one in six working Australians.

Our team at Rest enjoy a positive culture built around our core values “The Rest Effect”. We seek excellence in everything we do, are dynamic and innovative in the way we work, are always accountable, we are champions of our members and we succeed together.

We value and support our team members by offering a great range of benefits, including but not limited to; flexible work environment, an open plan and modern office, free organic fruit, health and wellbeing programs and tailored development plans to support you to achieve your personal best career outcome with us.

About the Job
Based in our Investments team, your role is primarily responsible for the maintaining and performing the Operational Due Diligence function at Rest; identifying operational risks across Rest’s external investment managers, managing relationships with service providers and providing reporting to the Investment Committee.

This is a six-month contract to cover for paternity leave, based within a team of high performing investment professional, the purpose of the role is to ensure there are fewer operational risks inherent in investment managers operational frameworks.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage the implementation, documentation, monitoring and reporting of Rest’s ODD Framework, whilst ensuring Rest’s ODD Framework meets all regulatory requirements.
  • Manage Rest’s ODD service providers to ensure the service providers are meeting their obligations. Leverage from the relationship wherever possible to provide maximum value for Rest.
  • Engage and influence Rest’s Investment Managers and Transition Managers to improve their operational frameworks to align with Rest’s risk framework and report progress to the Rest Investment Committee and/or Audit Risk and Compliance Committee (where relevant).
  • Support the Senior Manager of Investment Implementation and Due Diligence when collaborating with Rest’s Investment Adviser when formulating and reviewing the asset class reviews, to ensure ODD risks are considered
  • Support the Senior Manager, Investment Implementation and Due Diligence and Manager of Investment Implementation when selecting new Investment Managers and conducting respective ODD and IDD.

 About You:

  • Relevant degree or other tertiary qualification or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of the operational environment of investment managers
  • Understanding of what is considered market practice, as well as best practice, for operational practices at investment managers
  • Experience in Operational Due Diligence would be an advantage.

At Rest we believe that everyone has the power to make a difference and we offer an inclusive and diverse environment that values the qualities and backgrounds that our people bring to the team. We encourage open and diverse thinking, collaboration, innovation and high performance.
If this sounds like you, apply now by submitting your resume and a covering letter summarising your experience and outlining why you are interested in the role.

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Please note only people with the right to work permanently in Australia will be considered.

To apply, click on the “Apply Now” button, fill in the form, attach your CV and cover letter addressing the points above. We look forward to hearing from you.