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  • Auckland

  • Direct Investments

  • Permanent

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, diversity and inclusiveness are highly valued.


The Direct Investments team is responsible for managing the Guardians’ private equity portfolio. The portfolio has interests across a range of industries such as timber, rural, energy, infrastructure, property, financial services and technology. They have substantial investments in many leading New Zealand businesses including Kaingaroa Timberlands, Fidelity Life, Kiwibank and Datacom, to name a few.


Key Responsibilities

You will provide assistance with the investment management function of the existing Direct Investments portfolio. This will involve assisting with the origination and execution of new investment opportunities that are in line with the Guardians’ long term investment strategy.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the active management of the existing Direct Investments portfolio, locally and abroad
  • Assisting in the origination, assessment and execution of new investment opportunities
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders within the Direct Investments portfolio’s directly held companies.
Your Background

It is likely that you have commenced your career in a large corporate or professional services organisation.  With at least 2-3 years’ post graduate experience, you are now ready to take the step into a rare and exciting direct investments opportunity.

Your core attributes will include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in finance, law, mathematics, economics or engineering.
  • Experience in conducting analysis, financial modelling and valuations.
  • Good working knowledge of transactions and private capital markets is preferred.

This is a unique opportunity within the Guardians’ Direct Investments team, where you will add ongoing value to the existing portfolio and gain exposure to significant transactions across a broad variety of industry sectors.


Register your interest

To express your interest in this opportunity, please click on the apply button which will direct you to the details of the recruitment agency we have engaged with. Please ensure you have your CV and cover letter easily accessible to attach to the email.

We encourage 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.


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