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Who we are

We bring together the Group’s funds management and distribution capability as well as domestic insurance and financial advice business support divisions. These include the well known brands of Colonial First State, Colonial First State Global Asset Management, and CommInsure.

Wealth Management

A leader in Australian insurance, we protect the lifestyles of over 3 million people through innovative and competitive insurance, superannuation and investment products.

With many careers available across all of our groups and supporting services, you can join one of our specialist teams:

Retail Advice

We are responsible for manufacturing and distributing life insurance, total and permanent disablement and income protection products through independent financial advisers, Commonwealth Financial Planning and aligned dealer groups. We conduct assessments, process new business applications, service clients and pay claims. 

Wholesale Life

We offer limited underwriting insurance through Industry Funds, Corporates and Master Trusts to mass-market customers. Our tailored solutions provide Group Life, Total and Permanent Disablement and Income Protection to over 2.5 million customers. We are responsible for providing underwriting related services to employer superannuation funds, policy administration, death and disability claims management for large industry fund claims, as well as smaller corporate claims. 

Direct Life

We manufacture and administer Consumer Credit Insurance products (Loan Protection and Credit Card Plus) that are distributed through Retail Banking Services and cross-sold with Home Loans, Personal Loans and Credit Cards. We also manufacture and sell simple life, injury and accident products directly to Commonwealth Bank Group customers through telephone and online channels.  

Superannuation and Investments (S&I)

We provide niche superannuation, retirement and investment solutions largely within a life insurance company structure.

General Insurance

Focusing on home and motor insurance for mass-market customers, we provide a simple, convenient service, both directly to customers, as well as through the Commonwealth Bank branch network.

Business Services

Supporting CommInsure to achieve its business goals, we drive strategy, facilitate change and provide operational execution support.

Finance and Actuarial

Our team provides financial and risk management advice, within CommInsure and other wealth management businesses, in the way of statutory valuations, monthly reporting and financial analysis. We also have a statutory role to provide advice to the life insurance company on policyholder interests.

CommInsure IT

Responsible for ensuring that CommInsure has access to the information technology systems and resources it needs, we design, build, transition and operate solutions that support the business objectives.

Wealth Risk Management

We help the business to achieve its strategic objectives through the provision of a pragmatic risk framework and commercially sensible advice to our business customers.

Colonial First State provides investment, superannuation and retirement products to individuals, as well as corporate superannuation to employers. Our specialist business units include:

Client Services

As the ‘engine room’ of Colonial First State, we provide the best customer service experience through product administration and our contact centres.

Marketing and Distribution

We deliver Colonial First State products to the retail market, via five specialist sales teams who manages our brand and distributes communications to advisers, investors, corporate superannuation members and our dealership network.

Product and Channel Development

We manage and drive the development of Colonial First State’s products and investment functions.

Fund Services and Compliance

This is the operational core of Colonial First State and includes Managed Funds, Investment Operation, Statutory Reporting, Interfunding Management and Implementation Management.

Strategy

Responsible for aligning and driving the strategic direction of Colonial First State.

Custom Solutions

We help dealer groups and their advisers to administer the wealth of thousands of Australians through the platform and portfolio administration services.

Funding & Alliances

Funding and Alliances (F&A) has three major responsibilities. Firstly, we arrange borrowing across a large range of geared share funds to provide leverage for investors. Secondly, F&A arranges and manages exclusive distribution arrangements with alliance partners from many countries across most asset classes. Thirdly, F&A is actively involved in advising the business on risk and product issues, such as balance sheet, liquidity and foreign exchange risk.

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Wealth Management

Colonial First State Global Asset Management / First State Investments has four key capabilities:

  • Equities
  • Debt
  • Infrastructure 
  • Property

We collectively manage over US$150 billion on behalf of institutional investors, pension funds, wholesale distributors and platforms, financial planners and their clients worldwide.

With offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, London, Edinburgh, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta and Tokyo, we’re able to focus on our strengths in investing, while developing an achievement culture. This enables us to attract and retain the talented people who underpin the success of our clients’ investments.

We’re proud of our culture, which encourages your development through an innovative and stimulating environment. We have an uncompromising determination to achieve excellence in everything we do and encourage you to join us if you share our ambitions:

  • To be a world-class global asset manager, delivering superior investment performance to our clients around the world
  • To align our interests to those of our clients
  • To uphold an ethical culture that always acts in our clients’ best interest

To support you in meeting these ambitions, we offer:

Leadership

To find better solutions to each client’s problem, you’ll have access to a broad range of leadership programs.

Expertise

We’ve developed an environment that creates opportunities and continually improves expertise, so you’ll be able to use your talents to deliver great results for investors. 

Specialised Teams

We encourage a hands-on approach through direct analysis and experience, so each year our team of investment specialists undertake more than 5,000 visits to the companies in which we invest. 

Passion

We recruit for and encourage a culture that supports our people’s passion to innovate, excel and achieve the very best.

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Offering expert advice on Australians' financial futures, we’re responsible for Commonwealth Financial Planning (CFP), BW Financial Advice, Financial Wisdom, Whittaker Macnaught and Advice Essentials, and the related support groups. We also advise our Corporate, Business and Agribusiness clients and their employees on how to create and protect their wealth through our Business Wealth Management services.

We offer our clients impartial and objective financial advice. We serve our clients and their families by approaching all aspects of their financial lives and offering a comprehensive range of services. The over-abundance of choice in the financial services marketplace is compounded by the impersonal approach of large financial institutions. Families desire a high quality, personal relationship with a qualified advisor to help them with increasingly complex decisions. 

Accordingly, our purpose is to improve the quality of life of every client we meet, through our products and services that simplify personal finances. But, our role goes beyond products and services. We are active partners in our clients’ financial successes and in their lives, capable of assisting their future generations.

With many careers available you can join us.

We’re focused on attracting and retaining the best talent to our teams – people who want to change and grow with us as we achieve our business goals.

If you share our values and want the opportunity to develop your career, we’ll work to align you to the most suitable role from both a cultural and skillset perspective.

To find that new opportunity within Wealth Management you can search and apply here.

Why join us

With a shared culture and values, we look for people with diverse backgrounds, broad experiences and different perspectives to provide exceptional customer service to an equally diverse community.

If you’re innovative, accountable, collaborative and passionate about achieving your professional goals, you’ll enjoy the benefits of a business that supports and encourages your ambition to grow and succeed in your career.

Colonial First state is a multi-award winning product and platform distribution business. Our inclusive and performance-driven culture makes Colonial First State a very special place to work. It’s a place where you can achieve your best and deliver great outcomes for yourself, as well as your customers.

We offer you a challenging environment in which to diversify and develop your career and the opportunity to work with industry-leading professionals.

We embrace diversity and our team represents 250 ethnicities and speaks over 50 languages. We support flexible work and drive a down to earth culture rooted in quality and integrity.  We recognise and reward your contributions through:

  • Competitive bonus arrangements
  • In-house awards for high achievers in the business
  • Development opportunities and everyday feedback
  • Access to careers and benefits across the Commonwealth Bank Group

At CommInsure we pride ourselves on providing you with rewarding careers and helping our customers when they need it most.

As a leader in Australian insurance, we offer a challenging work environment with the opportunity to learn from industry-leading professionals, as well as recognising and rewarding your contributions through:

  • Access to benefits of the broader Commonwealth Bank Group
  • A broad learning and development program, incorporating leadership and management training as well as technical skills and personal development
  • A range of career opportunities
  • Work/life balance and a flexible work culture

CommInsure is committed to providing a flexible and balanced work environment, where you’ll feel engaged, passionate and valued. We see you as our greatest asset and the biggest contributor to our success.

Colonial First State Global Asset Management / First State Investments has four key capabilities – equities, debt, infrastructure and property.

We collectively manage over US$150 billion on behalf of institutional investors, pension funds, wholesale distributors and platforms, financial planners and their clients worldwide.

We are recognised globally as the leader in managing Asia Pacific and Global Emerging Market (AP/GEM) equities.

By providing a range of high quality and innovative investment solutions, we assist our clients to achieve their strategic objectives.

We are an employer of choice, with 70% of our employees happy to recommend us to a friend.

The benefits the Commonwealth Bank Group offers includes:

  • Flexibility and community programs
  • A broad Health & Wellbeing program
  • Competitive remuneration

We are committed to developing you to your full potential and building a culture that supports you to deliver strong and robust outcomes for our clients. To ensure our interests remain aligned with those of our investors, your remuneration is directly linked to our clients’ investment outcomes.

Our culture stresses the highest possible ethical standards and we were one of the first Australian businesses to become signatories to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.

We pioneer new investment strategies to evolve with our clients’ needs and with a diverse workforce bringing a range of perspectives and experience, you will benefit from this innovation and variety in your development with our global organisation.

Wealth Management Advice offers expert advice on Australian’s financial futures. We’re responsible for Commonwealth Financial Planning (CFP), BW Financial Advice, Financial Wisdom, Whittaker Macnaught and Advice Essentials, and the related support groups. 

We offer you a challenging environment in which to diversify and develop your career and the opportunity to work with industry-leading professionals. We embrace diversity and our team represents ~250 ethnicities and speaks over 50 languages. We support flexible work and drive a down to earth culture rooted in quality and integrity.  We recognise and reward your contributions through:

  • Competitive bonus arrangements
  • In-house awards for high achievers in the business
  • Development opportunities and everyday feedback
  • Access to careers and benefits across the CBA Group

Our people

Janine joined us two years ago with three years’ experience as a Hedge Fund Manager. She started in our Sydney office as a Business Development Associate working in the Distribution department.

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Belinda joined the Commonwealth Bank Group as a graduate and enjoyed exposure to a range of teams and learning experiences before joining Colonial First State Global Asset Management as an Analyst.

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Vanessa started as a CommInsure Claims Manager in 2008, but was quickly promoted and is now responsible for a team of 10 Case Managers who assess insurance claims.

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Daniel has had many roles since joining the team 15 years ago. From Customer Service Representative and Customer Service Specialist, to Personal Banker and Trainer, he’s been supported to progress to his current role.

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Nine years after joining the Commonwealth Bank Group, Wayne has enjoyed many opportunities, much support and a wide variety of roles. One thing that hasn’t changed is the calibre of the people he’s worked with. 

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Anna came to the Commonwealth Bank Group with four years experience in underwriting. Providing outstanding customer service to internal and external clients, she’s already enjoyed additional responsibilities and development of her role and knowledge.

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Bringing four years’ experience in Financial Planning, James joined Wealth Management two and a half years ago. He was attracted to the size of the Commonwealth Bank Group, as well as the wide career prospects and he hasn’t been disappointed.

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