Early Talent - Investment Analyst, Total Fund Management - Portfolio Analytics & Modelling (Summer 2024 start - 2 year contract)

Posted 22 August 2023

Early Talent - Investment Analyst, Total Fund Management - Portfolio Analytics & Modelling (Summer 2024 start - 2 year contract) at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Investments Contract Toronto

Experience: Not specified
Education Required: University education, preferably with a post-graduate degree in Quantitative Finance, Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics
You must be graduating from your program before May 2024
Salary Range: Not Specified

Close date: 21 September 2023

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Position Description

The opportunity

May 2024 - April 2026

Are you graduating soon and looking for an opportunity to grow your experience & further accelerate your career? Are you interested in working for a reputable global organization with a highly collaborative culture in financial services?

Then you will want to learn more about the Investment Analyst, Portfolio Analytics & Modelling in our new Graduate program at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan! This newly created program has been designed for students who are in their final year of study and graduating in 2024 or graduated in 2023.

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

Ontario Teachers' is Canada's largest single-profession pension plan with $247.2 billion in net assets. We pay pensions and invest plan assets on behalf of 329,000 working and retired teachers. Since our establishment as an independent organization in 1990, we have built an international reputation for innovation and leadership in investment management and member services.

Total Fund Management (TFM) department, part of the Investments Division, is responsible for portfolio construction of the total fund, setting the appropriate asset/active risk budgets and the desired asset mix as well as managing the balance sheet of the plan. TFM will also work within Investments to innovate and explore new investment opportunities from a strategic perspective.

Portfolio Analytics & Modelling (PAM), a sub-group under TFM, provides TFM the analytical capabilities to support robust strategic asset allocation, to gain insights into the fund’s return & risk characteristics and relevant market drivers, and to create analytical tools to support investment analysis with in-house software development including optimization (constrained and unconstrained), quantitative market surveillance, and scenario analysis. Portfolio Analytics is also responsible for modelling the public and private assets and associated simulation tools for portfolio construction and risk analysis purposes.

You will be part of the Portfolio Analytics & Modelling Group within TFM and be reporting to the Sr. Principal, Portfolio Analytics. Primarily, you work within PAM but occasionally you may work with other teams, Portfolio Strategy Team, Economics & Research Team and Treasury Team, in TFM as well.

What you’ll do

  • Implement in C# the analytical tools that estimates the risk impact of the Fund
  • Enhance and maintain the Balance Sheet Tool to better serve Investment Planning purpose
  • Manage back end database which are used by front end analytic tools and modelling
  • Research and implement tools (Matlab, Excel, C#) related to risk and portfolio analysis
  • Update the Asset Scenario Generator in Matlab to reflect the modelling improvements made by the team
  • Enhance and maintain Asset Scenario Analysis Tool (ASAT)
  • Develop and maintain ASAT website, a visual tool for user to access the stress analysis
  • Work on cross team projects, e.g. inflation working group
  • Testing and documentation of analytical tools
  • Improve existing analytical implementation by applying the latest coding standards

What we’re offering

  • Competitive compensation
  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development
  • A flexible/hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working
  • 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

  • University education, preferably with a post-graduate degree in Quantitative Finance, Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Relevant working experience (intern / coop) from large banks and asset management firms
  • Strong quantitative analysis skill and be able to apply academic theory to solve real world problems
  • Understanding portfolio construction / asset allocation theory, risk adjusted returns, and factor investing
  • Strong programming skills, preferably in C#, Python, and Matlab
  • Website development experience is a plus
  • Advanced excel skills, familiar with complex charts, graphs, formulae, and VBA coding
  • Know how to write advanced SQL query and database concepts
  • Highly self-motivated, keen attention to detail, good communication skills and team player
  • You must be graduating from your program before May 2024


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