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MANAGER NZ Equities, Direct Investments

  • Auckland

  • Direct Investments

  • Full-time

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 NZ Equities team is part of the Direct Investments team, with responsibility for managing the NZ Equities portfolio under the NZ Active Equities Mandate. The NZ Equities team allocates capital to listed investments across the NZX50, through active stock selection, capitalising on the fund’s endowments and unique position as a sovereign wealth fund.

Key Responsibilities

As Manager, NZ Equities, your core responsibilities will include:

  • Management of the NZ Equities portfolio in accordance with the Mandate
  • Act as the lead external representative and advocate for the Guardian’s domestic listed investment activities
  • Lead, coach, support, develop and manage a team of three
  • Conduct fundamental research into, and analysis of, companies and sectors relevant to the NZ Equities market
  • Identify, manage, and mitigate risk in line with best practice portfolio management
  • Play an active role as a member of the NZ Equities Advisory Forum and Investment Forum
  • Champion the Guardians’ vision, values and constructive culture at all times
Your Background

With a reputation for excellence, the Guardians attribute the Fund’s success to the calibre of its staff, its commitment to diversity both in thought and background, and a commitment to global best practice.

In accordance with the Guardians fundamental approach to investing, this opportunity requires an investment professional with a refined research and analytical skill set. Applications are encouraged from candidates from buy-side or sell-side research, portfolio construction and management, investment strategy or investment consulting, with listed equities experience. Tertiary qualified, a CFA or post graduate designation will be viewed as highly favourable.

You will display conviction in your ideas, with the communication skills to engage in constructive debate and discussion with internal stakeholders. Your leadership and management credentials will be evident, with experience leading, mentoring, and developing direct reports to outperform.

As the lead external representative and champion for the Guardian’s listed domestic investment activities, you will be experienced in developing and maintaining relationships with relevant networks. 

This is an outstanding opportunity; an active mandate, a world class team, and a role within an organisation with a mandate important to all New Zealanders. 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 esure you have your CV and cover letter easily accessible to attach to the email. 

The Guardians encourages 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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