Early Talent - Investment Analyst, Infrastructure & Natural Resources (Fall 2024 start)  2 Positions

Posted 25 August 2023

Early Talent - Investment Analyst, Infrastructure & Natural Resources (Fall 2024 start)  2 Positions at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Investments Full-time Toronto

Experience: Entry-Level
Education Required: Bachelor’s degree required, with the pursuit of a CFA designation considered a plus
Salary Range: Not Specified

Close date: 24 September 2023

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Position Description

The opportunity

Start date: September 2024

As an Investment Analyst, you will have a key role in analyzing potential investment opportunities, executing transactions and working with existing portfolio companies to craft strategy and implement value-enhancing initiatives.

If you are an excellent teammate, highly motivated, and have a desire to travel internationally while working on multiple projects in a transaction-based environment - this is the job for you.

Our Early Talent program provides students fresh out of university with:

  • Access to a robust training program as part of your onboarding!

  • Exclusive Student & Early Talent events

  • Career workshops and panels with opportunities to hear from our executive team

  • Paid vacation days

  • Competitive salary and incentives

  • Corporate discounts through our Edvantage program & Perkopolis

  • Access to hundreds of online learning courses through Degreed

Who you’ll work with

You will be joining our Toronto office, where you will work in a dynamic team-based environment, directly supporting senior team members across all sectors and geographic regions. You will have the chance to define and differentiate yourself as an investor and build strategic relationships within the global market.

Infrastructure and Natural Resources ("INR") consists of a team of highly specialized investment professionals, with offices in Toronto, London, Mumbai and Singapore, and an additional presence in Santiago, Chile. Currently, INR leads a geographically diverse portfolio with assets in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Our Infrastructure mandate focuses on high-quality assets that provide critical services to society with defensive investment characteristics and low return volatility. This includes investing in sectors such as renewable energy, electric and water utilities, airports, container terminals, and toll roads.

The Natural Resources mandate targets direct exposure to commodities in the oil and gas, mining, agriculture, timberland, aquaculture, and other resource-based sectors to provide cash flow, inflation protection and diversification.

What you’ll do

  • Build and employ financial modeling tools to analyze investment opportunities;

  • Assist in the due diligence process and incorporate the findings into a financial model;

  • Identify key value drivers and financial risks and perform related sensitivity and scenario analysis;

  • Work closely with external advisors, consultants and partners to assess risks and submit bids under tight timelines;

  • Prepare presentations, reports, and investment recommendations to senior management and, where applicable, the Board of OTPP;

  • Review and analyze financial reports, budgets, board books and other information prepared by management of our portfolio companies;

  • Work with portfolio company management to maintain financial models that are used to analyze strategic issues and value the company;

  • Support internal strategic project initiatives, and;

  • Support the preparation of internal annual valuations.

What we’re offering

  • Pay-for-performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentive

  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development

  • Comprehensive employer-paid benefits coverage

  • Retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan

  • The opportunity to invest back into the fund through our Deferred Incentive Program

  • A flexible/hybrid work environment combining in-office collaboration and remote working

  • Competitive time off

  • Our Flexible Travel Program gives you the option to work abroad in another region/country for up to a month each year

  • Employee discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis

  • Degreed: a digital platform that helps you quickly and easily discover, share, and track various learning resources — from courses to videos to articles and more

At Ontario Teachers', diversity is one of our core strengths. We take pride in ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create, reflect and embrace diversity of thought, background and experience. Through our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), we celebrate diversity and foster inclusion through events for colleagues to connect for professional development, networking & mentoring. We are building an inclusive and equitable workplace where our talent is respected, accepted and empowered to be themselves. To learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, check out Life at Teachers'.

Required Skill / Experience

What you’ll need

  • Up to 1 year experience, preferably in investment banking, principal investing or corporate development within an operating business
  • Bachelor’s degree required, with the pursuit of a CFA designation considered a plus
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to influence others and comfort presenting to senior audiences
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills and ability to perform in-depth analysis
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities while remaining detail-oriented
  • A proactive attitude and drive toward action and results
  • Advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Desire to travel internationally

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