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Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST)

  • 100 - 500 employees

AIST 2019 Graduate Investment Analyst at Cbus - Melbourne

Melbourne CBD

Cbus is expanding and introducing new capability to its talented mix in the Investment Team, so it is an exciting time to work at Cbus as a Graduate Investment Analyst.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies

Application dates

Applications Open
12 Nov 2018
Applications Close
25 Nov 2018

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Graduation Results
75 - 84% WAM (Distinction)
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Actuarial Studies

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) is the peak representative body for the $1.2 trillion profit-to-member superannuation sector. The AIST Super Grads program identifies and develops recent graduates who are employed with our member funds that want to make a difference to the quality of retirement for Australians.

This amazing graduate opportunity will see you employed by Cbus, which is one of Australia's largest public offer Industry Superannuation funds representing the building, construction and allied industries with $40b funds under management. As an industry fund, Cbus creates value for their members and provides them with confidence, financial security and dignity in retirement.

Cbus is expanding and introducing new capability to its talented mix in the Investment Team, so it is an exciting time to work at Cbus as a Graduate Investment Analyst. This position is a full time fixed term 12 month contractwith possible potential to extend or become permanent in the future. You will provide analytical support within the Investment Team with the opportunity to rotate across the department within Investment Management. You will also have an opportunity to gain exposure and experience across Asset Allocation, Equities, Infrastructure, Responsible Investments, Strategy and Innovation.

The Graduate Investment Analyst will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:

  • Providing support to senior members of Investment Management team. Initially within the Asset Allocation team this may include:
    • Preparing and presenting research to the Investment Team;
    • Assist in developing, maintaining and interpreting cart packs, that cover macro-economic and market conditions;
    • Conducting research into macroeconomic and financial market issues that are important to portfolio outcomes;
    • Liaising with both internal and external parties that feed into the Fund's investment process;
    • Monitoring financial markets and assessing risks and opportunities that may exist for the portfolio;
  • Assisting in drafting reports, papers and presentations for various investment forums;
  • Collecting investment and financial data and assisting in the interpretation of this data;
  • Participating in the research and evaluation of new investment managers (and/or ESG service providers) ideas and strategies;
  • Updating, monitoring and modelling portfolio performance and assisting in the preparation of related reports;
  • Other investment related tasks and/or projects as directed by the manager from time to time.

Here's where you come in…

In this entry level position, you will build on the technical skills you have developed during your recent university studies and have a genuine interest in working at a profit-to-member superannuation fund.

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Strong numeracy and writing skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisation, self and priority management skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • The ability to work well within teams and independently
  • A high level of comfort working in a membership based organisation
  • Energetic self-starter who applies their individual initiative and "thinks outside the box"
  • Willingness to champion and demonstrate the Cbus values and associated behaviours
  • Advanced proficiency with Excel

You'll need…

  • To be a recent graduate, either completed your degree in 2017 or completing your degree in 2018 in Commerce, Finance or another related discipline at an Australian Tertiary Institution. Post Graduate qualifications would be looked upon favourably, as would enrolment in the CFA Program.
  • A strong interest in investing, the economy and financial market trends is essential, and you will have a willingness to challenge the status quo in a thoughtful and courteous manner.


This is an exciting opportunity to work with high calibre people, by helping to make a difference to the retirement of working Australians. Cbus supports gender diversity and diversity of thought. They promote and support an inclusive, flexible and collaborative work culture that respects the differences of their diverse workforce.

Succeed beyond your wildest expectations and apply today!

Next steps?

To apply for this exciting graduate opportunity please submit your application, including all essential documents listed below, via the apply now button.

We are unable to review applications unless the three documents below are attached to your application. 

  • Covering letter outlining how your studies and experience meet the requirements for this role
  • Applicants must bundle their academic transcript in with their resume (to be submitted as one document). Applications will not be considered if the academic transcript is not attached.
  • Candidates can attach their cover letter as a separate attachment outlining why they are considering a career as a Graduate Investment Analyst.

The Super Grads Program will commence late January/early February 2019.  All successful applicants must have completed their studies prior to qualifying for this program. 

To be eligible to apply to the 2019 Super Grads Program, you will:

  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of application.
  • Have completed your university studies at an Australian tertiary University in 2017 or 2018 ready to start full-time employment in early February 2019.

AIST supports a diverse and inclusive work environment as well as equal employment opportunities. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people of culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Ready to start your career? Apply online now.

Applications close Sunday 25 November 2018 at 11.59pm

Shortlisted applicants will be notified to complete an online video interview and a National Police Check as part of the recruitment process.