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Intern - Investment Risk, Total Fund Risk (Fall 2024- 4 Month Contract)

Posted 06 May 2024

Intern - Investment Risk, Total Fund Risk (Fall 2024- 4 Month Contract) at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Administration Internships Toronto

Experience: Not specified
Education Required: Must be enrolled in 3rd / 4th year or related Master’s program
Salary Range: Not Specified

Close date: 19 May 2024

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Position Description

The deadline to apply for this role is:
Until 11:59 PM of May 19, 2024

The Opportunity

September 2024 - December 2024

The Total Fund Risk team within Risk is responsible for conducting risk analyses on OTPP’s entire portfolio spanning a range of asset classes including Equity, Fixed Income, Credit, Inflation Sensitive, and Real Assets. The team is a key contributor to risk governance and investment planning at the fund and is mandated to four major areas of work: (1) Investment Asset Risk; (2) Funding Liquidity Risk; (3) Portfolio Analytics; and (4) Investment Risk Reporting.

We are looking for a creative and lateral thinker who would be keen to contribute to the group’s efforts towards high quality investment risk analysis to the OTPP Board and the Plan’s C-suite executives. The Co-op Student will be responsible for a variety of reporting, monitoring and analytical activities as well as research and development initiatives that support the strategic objectives of the Total Fund Risk team. This individual will help improve investment risk modeling, analysis, and reporting of the entire OTPP portfolio.

Who you’ll work with

The Risk department consists of 6 functions: Private Assets Advisory, Models and Asset Liability Risk & Fund Insights Risk, Credit & Capital Markets Risks, Total Fund Risk & Analytics, Pension Risk, Enterprise & Operational Risk Management, and Investment Policy. The Total Fund Risk team is responsible for conducting risk analyses on OTPP's entire portfolio spanning a range of asset classes including Equity, Fixed Income, Credit, Inflation Sensitive, and Real Assets. The team is a key contributor to risk governance and investment planning at the fund and is mandated to four major areas of work: (1) Investment Asset Risk; (2) Funding Liquidity Risk; (3) Portfolio Analytics; and (4) Investment Risk Reporting.

What you’ll do

  • Assist in the preparation of reports and presentations to senior leaders and the Board of Directors on risk modeling, budgeting and monitoring
  • Implement and cater to on-demand requests from Risk and various investment departments across the Fund
  • Research initiatives and conduct analyses supporting risk modeling and monitoring processes for the enterprise risk system
  • Research and provide risk insights in the context of an evolving macro environment
  • Work cross-functionally with other team members and departments to design/ develop/enhance analytics tools for investment decision-making, ensuring continued alignment with OTPP’s Vision, Mission, and Values

What we’re offering

  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development, including lunch and learns
  • Student led team building events on a monthly basis
  • Employee discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis

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

  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree with a concentration in Computer Science, Finance, or Mathematics
  • Proficiency in Python, Excel, VBA
  • Working knowledge in PL/SQL, Power BI
  • Knowledge of and strong interest in financial markets and risk management
  • Quantitative and qualitative problem solver
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as to perform effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and adaptable
  • Must be enrolled in 3rd / 4th year or related Master’s program
  • You should be returning back to your studies after the work term is completed

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