"Antipodes’ pragmatic approach encompasses everything we do as a team, from analysing industries and companies, to communicating and collaborating amongst our colleagues and with our clients"

Michael Li, Investment Analyst


Antipodes is a global asset manager with a 25+ strong investment team based in Sydney and London.

We opened our doors in 2015 and now have over A$8 billion in assets under management. We aspire to grow our clients’ wealth over the long term by generating absolute returns in excess of the benchmark, but beneath market levels of risk. We offer a pragmatic value approach across long-short and long-only global equity strategies. Our approach is characterised by the holistic consideration of cyclical, structural and macro/socioeconomic factors that is enhanced by a combination of qualitative and quantitative disciplines. Our aim is to identify investments that offer high margins of safety, multiple ways of winning, and then build high conviction portfolios with an emphasis on capital preservation. Culture is of vital importance to us. We combine well over 100 years of investment experience with a restless energy and desire to challenge accepted norms, push boundaries and develop new and effective methodologies. The name ‘Antipodes’ not only alludes to the global scope of our business, it captures our belief in the power of opposites - the value of differing and sometimes conflicting opinions and ideas in discovering new avenues of opportunity. This is a team that thrives, both ethically and intellectually, on the embrace of diversity.

Quant, Macro & Trading Data Analyst

Location: Sydney

We are seeking a motivated Investment Data Analyst/Back-up Trader with a passion for conceptualising and developing creative data solutions, while using the outputs to provide actionable analytical insights. Sitting within the Quant, Macro and Trading team, the role provides a unique and exciting opportunity to use your considerable data nous to support the investment team from both an operational and investment process perspective and over time gain hands on investing experience. The multi-faceted role includes BAU investment team support functions as well as the opportunity to work on project based novel data solutions to meet evolving investment team needs.

The successful applicant will have recently completed their studies and have 1-2 years of relevant industry work experience. An understanding of financial markets, data and data providers (Factset, Bloomberg) is highly desirable. The role is Sydney-based.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Strong proficiency in R and/or Python and in building robust, scalable code. Demonstrated success in past projects will be assessed.
  • Ability to derive actionable insights from large, varied datasets and succinctly present on these insights.
  • Strong proficiency in writing SQL and an aptitude in designing and building relational database schemas. Snowflake experience is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency with delivering data through Microsoft Excel, in conjunction with Microsoft power query engine. Experience in VBA and Power BI is viewed favourably.
  • Proficiency in ingesting and piping data from varied data file types, API endpoints and websites. ETL coding proficiency will be assessed.
  • Proficiency building automation tools and confidence working in a Linux/Ubuntu development environment. Airflow experience is highly desirable.
  • Ability to understand equity market and macroeconomic data, including reference data, prices, financial statements and estimates is desirable, but not essential.

Role responsibilities:

  • Monitor and support the investment team’s daily data workflows including start of day positions, index and market data loads, internal post trade compliance reports, generate trade reports, among others.
  • Work with individual sector teams and the quantitative and macroeconomic team to retrieve and analyse specific investment data sets.
  • Maintain key reference and market data sets that underpin broader investment and operational workflows.
  • Support the CIO and investment team to maintain and enhance portfolio management tools that inform the day-to-day investment process.
  • Respond to queries and liaise with the Pinnacle investment operations team on behalf of the Antipodes investment team in support of both live capital and internally managed sector team portfolios.
  • Back up the trading team executing orders in global markets, booking trades, and reconciling portfolios.
  • Back up client service team in preparing portfolio data for client meetings/queries, consultant reviews and periodic reporting.
  • Liaise with the Data Engineer in scoping requirements for any data/systems infrastructure enhancements.

About you:

  • You have exceptional attention to detail.
  • You are calm under pressure and can “hasten slowly”.
  • You are a natural problem solver with a focus on business outcomes. You will strive to find the best solution within the expected timeframe.
  • You have a willingness to learn new concepts as needed, and an ability to learn them in a short timeframe.
  • You are naturally inquisitive. You thrive working with very large datasets, seeking insights/relationships in an otherwise meaningless mass of data.
  • Your verbal and written communication skills are excellent and can clearly and concisely communicate with a wide variety of teams and stakeholders at different levels of seniority.
  • You can effectively triage and prioritise competing demands while managing expectations.
  • You enjoy building systems, and you are not afraid to continually experiment with new ideas and techniques for improving workflows via automation.
  • You can absorb significant amounts of information, assess and utilise multidimensional thinking to provide elegant solutions to the problem at hand.
  • You have flexibility in work hours to assist in covering global markets.

We value:

  • An ability to problem solve, from high-level conceptualisation through to solution delivery
  • Creative, independent and rational thinking
  • Patience, persistence and resilience; and
  • Selfless team players

How to apply: 

Please email with “Quant, Macro & Trading Data Analyst” & your name as the email subject and attach the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Academic Record; and
  • A brief cover letter that explains why you would be most suitable for the role.

Investment Analyst

Location: Sydney

We seek Senior or Associate level (+3 years commercial experience) candidates with investment and/or industry background and a natural aptitude for investing.

Critical personal characteristics include:

  • Ability to conceptualise, natural curiosity and creative independent thinking
  • Clear, concise communication (especially written)
  • Patience, persistence and resilience; and
  • Selfless team player.

How to apply: 

Please email with “Investment Analyst Application” as the email subject and attach the following: 

  • Curriculum Vitae; 
  • Academic Record;
  • A brief cover letter that explains why you would be most suitable for the role; and
  • A one page stock pitch (for either a long or short position) giving a brief overview of your chosen company, its valuation, the investment risks and any catalysts to achieving your valuation