Senior Portfolio Risk Analyst

07 / 09 / 2021

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Banking & Finance / Funds Management


New Zealand’s leading fund
The Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation is an innovative, award-winning global investor. Our primary role is to manage the NZ Super Fund, an investment fund which invests taxpayer contributions globally to help pre-fund universal superannuation in New Zealand.

Our team has a deep sense of purpose through the work we do to benefit future generations of New Zealanders. At the Guardians there’s an energy, passion and a shared commitment to excellence.

The work is complex, innovative and intellectually stimulating. Our positive work environment respects your wellbeing while supporting your career and your future. As a proud equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate in our hiring practices, with diversity and inclusiveness highly valued.

The opportunity
The Risk team takes responsibility for leading, informing and monitoring key portfolio, enterprise and compliance risk areas for the Guardians. This includes providing risk assurance on the Fund and the organisation to the Board and management committees, as well as identifying, measuring, reporting and communicating across the key areas of performance, credit risk, trading and manager compliance.

Portfolio Risk forms part of the Risk business unit, and works closely with the rest of the organisation, as well as with a number of external parties and peer funds to ensure Guardians’ activities are consistent with current best practice. The Portfolio Risk team is responsible for identifying, measuring and reporting​ the Fund’s investment risks as well as measuring the Fund’s performance. This includes: market risk, liquidity risk monitoring, counterparty creditworthiness and exposure, performance calculation and attribution.

Reporting through to the Manager, Portfolio Risk, your primary responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with the Portfolio Investments and Asset Allocation teams
  • Provide in-depth risk analysis, reporting and support for the value-add business of Portfolio Investments, management and Board
  • Develop and enhance data management and risk reporting capabilities, working towards best practice
  • Provide leadership in risk-related projects and assist with the development of Portfolio Risk peers
  • Champion the Guardians’ vision, values and constructive culture

Your profile
With a reputation for excellence, the Guardians attribute the Fund’s success to the calibre of its staff, its commitment to diversity both in thought and background, and a commitment to global best practice.
This opportunity requires an individual with market risk experience derived from employment in an investment bank, fund manager, or asset owner. You will display detailed knowledge of  market risk frameworks, and be comfortable interfacing with and supporting senior stakeholders, including Boards and senior management.

This opportunity requires a professional with a good understanding of financial derivatives, with a strong focus on structured credit / credit derivatives. . As an Analyst your quantitative capabilities will be evident, including excel modelling, with experience using Power BI viewed as favourable. Collegial, collaborative and engaging, this position requires an individual who can not only build relationships across the organisation, but someone who can challenge and educate.

The Guardians encourages expressions of interest from a diverse applicant pool, including applicants interested in discussing flexible work options. Reasonable support will be provided to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process.

This is a business-critical opportunity, which will see you partnering with and supporting the Investment teams across New Zealand’s largest and most widely acclaimed fund. For a confidential conversation please contact Daniel Turner, Manager – Financial Services, on 021 193 0369 /, or apply on the link below.

  • New Zealand's highly awarded and internationally renowned sovereign wealth fund
  • Provide independent risk assurance on the Fund and organisation to the Board
  • Risk business unit, Portfolio Risk team

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Daniel Turner
Manager, Financial Services

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