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April

Investment Analyst

Bennelong Funds Management - Sydney, NSW

Banking & Finance
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Exciting Buy Side Investment Analyst Opportunity

Bennelong Funds Management (BFM) is part of the BFM Group, an investment company that partners with boutique asset managers across the globe investing in Australian, UK, Asian and global equities; listed global infrastructure and real estate; and global emerging markets. We develop and distribute actively managed equity funds, offering high-grade service and investment solutions to institutions, financial advisers and direct investors.

A rare opportunity has emerged to join one of our Boutique partner teams in Sydney in an Investment Analyst capacity. This high calibre Buy Side investment team focuses on global listed infrastructure and is in a key ramp-up phase of their business, delivering top quartile performance as they approach their 5th year of operations.

We are excited to have the opportunity to enhance and strengthen the team for the next stage of their growth and evolution.

As part of the Investment Team the Investment Analyst role will be integral in Investment Committee meetings, helping to identify and determine the attractiveness of investment options including identifying stocks trading below fair market value, market inefficiencies and investment opportunities that would be seen as high conviction and low turnover.

This role will have a high exposure to global markets and investment opportunities. You will be working with a small, but highly experienced investment team.

An ideal candidate would enjoy an intellectually challenging, hands-on role working with an accomplished team in a boutique setting. This role should be viewed as a long-term career option with business equity available to the successful candidate.

Key Responsibilities

  • Investment research and analysis of sections of the global listed infrastructure sector – a thriving sector with over 300 opportunities across the globe
  • Detailed research, analysis, and ongoing stock coverage including building financial models, writing initiation reports, presenting to the investment team and exploring important investment thematics via the preparation of published White Papers.
  • Focus on the analytical coverage of listed utilities and infrastructure stocks 
  • liaison with asset consultants and clients, and potential business marketing activities (on an ad hoc basis)
  • play an active part in the team’s investment discussions, with a demonstrated ability to articulate ideas and make high-impact entry and exit investment recommendations


Professional Experience / Qualifications sought

  • Buy Side investment analyst 3+ years experience preferred 
  • Experience within the infrastructure sector is ideal but we will consider alternative sector coverage including Energy, Real Assets, Communications and Sustainable themes as well as those individuals with broader global equity market experience
  • International equity markets is preferred, and a willingness and ability to accommodate international working hours on occasion is needed
  • Strong financial modelling experience and skills, comfortable with complex DCF analysis and consolidation accounting
  • Strong written skills with the ability to document and articulate investment ideas to the Investment Committee as well as a broader audience
  • Strong verbal skills, comfortable in engaging in a team environment, formerly presenting to the Investment Committee as well as Clients and Consultants, and the ability to interact and engage in a concise and robust manner with corporate representatives of potential investee companies right up to the CEO level.
  • Inquisitive by nature and have the ability to form both a macro and micro view on the sector and stocks covered, as well as have a global view to share with other team members during Investment Committee meetings
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team environment which fosters the expression of all views and healthy debate around recommendations and portfolio allocations
  • Must be a strong cultural fit for a small boutique operation where positive and collaborative team dynamics are crucial to our success
  • A willingness to pitch-in and help with tasks outside of your typical remit, adopting a team-oriented mindset
  • Willingness to travel internationally for 2-3 weeks at a time for company engagement required (subject to COVID restrictions)
  • An appropriate degree in finance or equivalent – an advanced degree in applied finance (or comparable) and/or CFA qualification will be highly regarded but not essential

If this role sounds like your next great opportunity to further expand and enrich your career, please get in touch. Applicants must have permanent work rights in Australia.