Fixed Interest Portfolio Manager

Melbourne (LGA), Greater Melbourne (Inner) (AU)
Nov 04, 2020
Dec 04, 2020
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time

Fixed Interest Portfolio Manager

Vanguard Investments Australia

Job Summary

This position is responsible for all aspects of managing passive, fixed interest investment portfolio mandates and cash portfolio mandates. The role requires high proficiency in fixed interest portfolio management across domestic and global markets, as well as in leadership.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages and leads a team of traders, providing necessary coaching and development. High proficiency in both leadership and portfolio management. Hires, evaluates, and inspires team. Sets performance objectives and provides feedback and guidance towards achieving individual and team goals. Follows corporate disciplinary procedures per established Vanguard standards as required.
  • Ensures portfolios are invested according to their specific investment management agreements (IMAs). Adheres to, and meets, regulatory requirements and expectations, including proper reporting and set-up of relevant processes and procedures to certify compliance.
  • Contributes to all aspects of the investment decision process for fixed interest portfolios. Versed in domestic and global interest rate, credit, FX, and derivative markets. Responsibilities include portfolio construction decisions on positioning and the best strategies for implementation of those decisions, as well as developing, evaluating, and incorporating strategies that produce investment results in accordance with a portfolio’s IMA. Actively seeks opportunities to improve portfolio performance.
  • Implements portfolio construction decisions by constructing and executing trade lists. Utilises optimisation methods and proactively pursues and incorporates new advancements and technologies to increase portfolio management efficiency and improve overall performance. Able to assess and teach others relative value, in addition to methods for achieving best execution in trading. Actively evaluates execution performance of self and team, identifying opportunities to adjust trading approach.
  • Effectively manages and interacts with internal and external stakeholders.
  • High aptitude in working across matrix organisations and global teams.


  • Undergraduate degree. Post graduate studies in disciplines complementary to investment management are highly desirable.
  • 10+ year’s portfolio management experience.
  • Skilled in Bloomberg, Excel, Python, trade and order management systems, as well as portfolio analytic engines.
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Special Factors

Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

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