Careers

Platinum is a service-oriented business, and our people are our most important asset. That is why we focus equally on attracting the best talent and providing an inclusive and supportive work environment to help our staff develop their careers.

Platinum actively promotes a culture of equal opportunity and adheres to the principles of meritocracy (based on contribution to the firm’s overall success), fairness and equality at all levels within the company. We value the blend of skills, perspectives and personal characteristics that comes with a diverse workforce and recognise that such diversity has contributed to our business success.

For the right candidates, Platinum offers challenging and fulfilling work, a supportive team where you can learn from among the best, and competitive remuneration that rewards performance and contribution. We also help our staff through further education support and flexible work arrangements. Read more about Platinum’s approach to promote workplace diversity and flexibility here.

Opportunities

A successful career in investing can be highly rewarding, both intellectually and financially. But becoming a good investor is unglamorous hard work. Strong analytical skills and proficiency with quantitative tools are a starting point, but, above all, having the right mindset is key to learning ‘The Platinum Way’.

We value diversity of background and experience, because contrarian thinking and diversity of skills and perspectives are what make us successful investors. A degree in finance and prior work experience in the investing industry are not prerequisites. But if you can demonstrate an ability to think independently and critically, an insatiable curiosity that digs deep into how things truly work, and a mental fortitude that can withstand the vicissitudes of markets, Platinum may be the right place for you.

Investment Analysts

Platinum runs regular recruitment programs for new investment analysts to join our investment team. Candidates without a financial industry background are encouraged to apply, and will be considered along with those who have experience on either the buy- or sell-side.

Ideally, candidates will have at least 3 to 5 years’ experience in the work force. University students nearing the completion of their degree should consider the Internship Program below.

The focus of Platinum’s investment team is to unearth undervalued shares from among the thousands of companies that are listed on stock markets around the world. Fundamental to our investment approach is the idea that the stock market hands out no gifts, so in order to identify mispriced shares it is critical that an analyst develops a solid understanding of the businesses he/she examines. Given the diversity of industries and locations under consideration, a strong desire to appreciate the intricacies of the way different businesses work is essential.

If you wish to be considered for an investment analyst role, please email an introductory letter to both Platinum and Richard Adams at Keegan Adams Recruitment, explaining why you would be a successful investment analyst.

Position currently available

See the ad posted 01/09/2017

Dealers/Traders

We are not currently recruiting for the position of dealer/trader.

No current position available

Quantitative Analysts

We are not currently recruiting for the position of quantitative analyst.

No current position available

Investment Team Internship Program

Platinum runs an 8-week summer internship for students in their penultimate year of university studies. The program provides insights and real experience and exposure to the funds management business. Candidates from all disciplines will be considered, not just business students, although a demonstrable passion for financial markets would be favourably viewed.

This is a full-time program that typically starts in December and runs for 8 weeks annually. Applications are usually open in or around May. From time to time, there may also be a mid-year intake between June and August, with applications open in January of the same year. Please check our website for updates.

Your application should include:

  • a cover letter stating what interests you about working with Platinum; 
  • a current resume detailing your academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, interests and any previous work experience; and
  • a copy of your academic transcripts.

Please note that the Internship Program is open only to those with full legal rights to work in Australia.

Applications for the 2017-18 program are now closed as of 5pm, Friday,  9 June 2017.
All applicants will be contacted by 30 June 2017 as to the status of their application.

No current position available