Head of Quantitative Solutions
Shape and enhance Cbus' quantitative solutions capability, and in doing so, improve portfolio outcomes.Cbus is one of Australia's largest industry superannuation funds and the national industry fund for the construction, building, infrastructure and allied industries. Established in 1984, Cbus provides superannuation benefits to approximately 742,000 members, has assets around $40 billion, and accepts contributions from more than 128,000 employers. Cbus is genuinely committed to delivering workplace diversity, inclusion and flexible working arrangements as an enabler of our purpose - to act in the best interest of our members and maximise their retirement outcomes.
Cbus' highly successful Investment Team is growing rapidly, reflecting the implementation of an enhanced investment approach. Cbus is in the process of expanding its Portfolio Design Team to include a Head of Quantitative Solutions. This will be a senior position reporting to the Portfolio Head, Asset Allocation. While this role requires strong quantitative skills, exceptional people management skills are also essential, as the successful candidate will provide management oversight and strategic direction to Cbus' Quantitative Solutions Team.
This role offers considerable scope for the successful candidate to shape and enhance Cbus' quantitative solutions capability, and in doing so, improve portfolio outcomes. The person in this role will drive Cbus' quantitative research agenda, while ensuring it anticipates and aligns with the needs of the broader Investment Team.
The candidate will require deep quantitative technical expertise as well as investment experience. Experience using software packages such as Python, R or MATLAB is required. A high level of ability to translate quantitative methods into practical applications is paramount. As such, a pragmatic and outcomes orientated approach is essential.
Download the Position Description at www.cbussuper.com.au/careers.
Applications Close: Monday 28th August 2017
Note: As part of the selection process candidates may be required to complete externally conducted psychometric testing and may be required to complete a case study as part of the assessment process.
We encourage full time applicants to apply for this role, in addition to those applicants who may be seeking flexible working arrangements. Please note this role is based in Melbourne.
Agencies, please note: All Cbus vacancies are managed by our internal Talent Acquisition Team. Should external assistance be required we will reach out to our preferred agency partners. Thank you.