Senior Associate | Portfolio Operations | Private Markets

London, United Kingdom
23 Sep 2022
26 Sep 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Senior Associate | Private Markets | Portfolio Operations

  • First private markets seat in the London Portfolio Operations team
  • Be subject matter expert across real assets and private equity operations
  • Join our ever-expanding office with growing teams

AustralianSuper is a leading and fast-growing global investor with operations in Australia, Asia, the United Kingdom and United States. We are the largest superannuation (pension) fund in Australia, and one of the 24 largest pension funds globally, currently with £160bn in AUM. We are a profit-to-member fund with a "Members first" ethos and culture.

Our London and New York offices, are significantly growing, currently consisting of over 80 colleagues, will grow four-fold over the next three years. This enables the Fund to expand its global investment portfolio and build our international profile by having a permanent presence in Europe.

Portfolio Operations | Your New Team & Role

Our Portfolio Operations Team is now looking to hire its first Senior Associate for Private Markets in London!

Currently a team of 5, the team supports both trade operations and investment data management related activities, including the investment process to capture, maintain and improve investment data in order to produce complete, accurate and timely investment and accounting books of record to effectively manage the Fund's exposures on a daily basis.

As this is the first private markets seat, you'll work alongside the team, being the point of contact for the asset management and transaction like cycle for out Real Assets (Property. Infrastructure, and Private Credit Teams) and out Private equity teams (New York).

Working with Managers with over 15-20 years each of expertise in this space, you'll provide subject-matter-expertise developing private markets operating models.

London Office

Our office is based at Pancras Square in Kings Cross, which is part of the Kings Cross redevelopment project, one of the core assets of our investment portfolio!

Along with the Portfolio Operations team, we also have growing teams in Real Assets, Capital Markets, FICC, Compliance & Risk, Technology, People & Culture, and Finance, taking us to just over 60 people here in London.

Your new role

As Senior Associate you will have considerable experience in real assets or in M&A within a similar firm/fund, and have impressive understanding of operations and markets.

Stakeholder management skills are key in a seat of this level.

This will also include:
  • Effective planning and consideration for proposed investment transactions
  • Co-ordination of Implementation activity
  • Collaborate across internal and external teams/parties, Legal, Tax, vendors etc managing expectations
  • Ensure Operational issues are understood and advise on them across UK and US offices
  • Application of unit pricing / crediting rate best practice
  • Risk Management
  • Implement a follow the sun model with requisite to work closely with Australia and America
  • Support the preparation of financial and tax reporting for the SLE Boards where needed
  • Experience holding decision-making responsibility when it comes to governance and compliance,

What you will get in return:

This role presents a unique opportunity for you to have a brand-new seat, to join a fast-growing for-purpose fund, building leading department and international function.

We put members first in everything we do and are committed to the recruitment, development and support of a diverse workforce that share our values of Energy, Integrity, Generosity of Spirit and Excellent Outcomes. All roles can flex at AustralianSuper and we're happy to discuss what this can look like for you.

What next:

If you would like the opportunity to work in a challenging, growing and rapidly evolving team to deliver outstanding results, please apply now!

Agencies please note: this vacancy is being managed directly by AustralianSuper's Recruitment team. We will contact our preferred agency partners should we require additional support. Thank you.

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