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Future Fund Management Agency

Analyst, Alternatives

Future Fund AU Melbourne, Australia
Posted 22 hours ago Hybrid Permanent 130000

About Future Fund

The Future Fund is Australia's Sovereign Wealth Fund. Today, we manage over $250 billion across six public asset funds. Our purpose is clear: we invest for the benefit of future generations of Australians.

High quality decision making is our commercial competitive advantage. Our organisation is home to ambitious, high-performing people who are driven to do meaningful work, grow professionally, support their peers and colleagues, and contribute to the future success of our organisation.

Our ‘One team, One purpose’ philosophy underpins our unique culture and the way we work together. This philosophy extends into all aspects of our organisation and guides how and why we do what we do.

The Opportunity

The Alternatives team covers a broad spectrum of active investing activity through a stable of external managers, primarily focusing on hedge fund strategies. The Analyst, Alternatives role will carry responsibility for assisting in the monitoring of investment managers, as well as assisting in deep research on aspects of the investing process and landscape.

We're looking for someone who is able to demonstrate curiosity and an ability to actively engage in deep research efforts. Some knowledge of the industry and experience in alternatives investing is preferred. The role will require the ability to communicate insights gained from monitoring activities to the internal team, and to collaborate across teams within the Agency.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop strategic insights and contribute to the continued optimisation of the Alternatives portfolio.
  • Monitor trends and new initiatives in the hedge fund industry, research new sectors, and apply these to the Alternatives portfolio, as appropriate.
  • Use domain knowledge and quantitative skills to develop and refine efficient monitoring tools which track manager positioning, themes, and performance.
  • Contribute to the broader strategic portfolio construction process across the Agency.

About You

We're looking for someone who is a dedicated individual with demonstrated knowledge of a diverse set of investment strategies in the hedge fund space. Someone who thrives in a team-based environment where collaboration and robust discussion are encouraged and thoughtfully considers the impact on others. A big-picture thinker with an intellectually curious mindset and the ability to synthesise and explain complex concepts to non-experts.

You should have well-developed quantitative skills, including the ability to code effectively in R, Python (desirable, but not essential), and/or excellent spreadsheet skills. While not essential, but if you have a degree in economics or finance it will be an advantage, as well postgraduate studies, a CFA or an actuarial qualification.

Life at Future Fund

Our approach to building an inclusive culture is aimed at facilitating impactful, effective and objective decision making. We continue to deepen our understanding of the lived experience of underrepresented groups within our industry.

If this opportunity is a match for your personal values, professional experience, and career aspiration then we actively encourage you to apply. Your unique perspective and contribution will help us actualise our collective purpose – to invest for future generations of Australians

We are better for our differences and support our people in bringing their authentic selves to work. It not only benefits our teams, it means you can focus on what matters most, being you.

Job ID  1766
Melbourne, Australia
Public Sector
The Future Fund is Australia’s sovereign wealth fund. We invest for the benefit of future generations of Australians. We were established in 2006 to ...

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