Associate Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income

Sydney, NSW
Aug 19, 2021
Sep 18, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Portfolio Management Team

The Portfolio Management team is responsible for the implementation of Dimensional’s investment philosophy which is influenced by the top minds in academic finance. They ensure client portfolios continually pursue the targeted premiums, provide traders with buy and sell candidate lists, outline trading parameters, and assist clients to understand Dimensional’s investment practices.

The Role

As an Associate Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income you will cover all aspects of managing portfolios starting as support for Portfolio Managers and working towards independently managing portfolios. Associate Portfolio Managers monitor portfolio characteristics and maintain portfolio structure following the process-driven approach of the firm. This includes identifying buys and sells in a systematic manner and partnering with trading teams globally to implement those decisions.

The role also involves project work focused on making the investment process as efficient as possible and improving where and how we can invest. On a daily basis, Associate Portfolio Managers are responsible for portfolio maintenance involving tasks such as monitoring portfolio cash levels, evaluating securities’ risk profiles as well as issuing buy and sell orders. In addition, the role will include responsibilities for managing and executing Fixed Income and FX trades at different levels of complexity, liquidity and size. Finally, Associate Portfolio Managers develop the skills needed to present to existing and prospective clients.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with a strong quantitative orientation (eg, science, engineering, statistics, finance, economics) and able to demonstrate strong academic achievement. Ideally have completed MBA/equivalent postgraduate qualification.
  • Strong philosophical alignment with Dimensional’s investment strategy.
  • Previous exposure to other areas of capital markets through work in trading, investment banking, consulting, asset management, hedge funds, or in another investing or finance capacity.
  • Strong time-management skills.
  • Background in finance and financial theory.
  • Excellent quantitative problem-solving and analytic skills.
  • Intellectual curiosity.
  • Solid communication and presentation skills.
  • Comfort with large data sets.
  • High attention to detail.
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