Chief Operating Officer - Investments

Cbus Super

  • Newly created senior leadership role within growing Investment team
  • Opportunity to influence, take ownership and make a significant contribution
  • Melbourne based role full time role reporting to the CIO

The Chief Operating Officer – Investments is part of the senior leadership team within investments and reports directly to the CIO. This role is primarily responsible for taking ownership and accountability for a range of Investment team functions. Specifically, these includes Investment Operations, Project Management, Investment Legal & Governance, Investment Analytics, Investment Tax and Business Management.

A key part of the Chief Operating Officer – Investments role is the successful integration of wide range of resources and functions that reflect the new investment model that was signed off by the Cbus Board in August 2016. Since then, the Investments team has grown to 70 staff and is expected to grow beyond 100 over the next 12 to 18 months. The Investments team operates from both Melbourne and Sydney.

A significant focus of the new investment model is the internalisation of a number of direct investment strategies. Internal funds management currently spans international equities, cash, credit and infrastructure, with new strategies likely to be introduced for Australian equities, quantitative investing and alternative growth.

The successful candidate for this role will require exceptional leadership and relationship management skills with the capacity to provide high level strategic advice and support to the CIO, CEO, Group Executives, Investment Committee and Board and will have extensive senior leadership/management experience in investment management in superannuation or broader financial services. Also paramount is significant experience in developing and delivering significant strategic initiatives, including business planning, stakeholder engagement and management and a demonstrated ability to influence, inspire and lead a high performing senior investment team.

Why Cbus?
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 755,000 members, has assets over $43 billion, and accepts contributions from more than 131,000 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.

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Applications Close: Monday 26th February 2018

Note: As part of the selection process candidates may be required to complete externally conducted psychometric/aptitude 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. 

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