Intern - Private Markets Risk Modelling, Investment Risk (Fall 2023- 8 month contract)

Posted 09 May 2023

Intern - Private Markets Risk Modelling, Investment Risk (Fall 2023- 8 month contract) at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Risk Management Internships Toronto

Experience: Not specified
Salary Range: Not Specified

Close date: 08 June 2023

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Position Description

The deadline to apply for this role is:

May 26, 2023

The opportunity

September 2023 – April 2024

Are you curious to learn more about the risks taken by OTPP’s investment professionals in Private Equity, Venture Capital, Infrastructure, Real Estate, and Natural Resources? Join the Private Markets Risk Modelling Team within Investment Risk. We are a diverse group looking to add a creative and lateral thinker to supplement our activities and provide value-add to the private investment teams and the OTPP Board.

As a Co-op student, you will be responsible for a variety of reporting and research activities that support the strategic objectives of the Private Markets Risk Modelling Team. You will help shape and define a risk agenda that impacts the way investment risk is modelled, monitored, and reported for over $100 billion of private investments.

Who you’ll work with

Reporting to the Director, you will work with dedicated team members to measure and report the market and credit risks of our private holdings in Private Equity, Venture Capital, Infrastructure, Real Estate, and Natural Resources. Our team consists of 4 risk professionals located in Toronto. We model, monitor, and report investment risks for private assets of over $100 billion.

What you’ll do

  • Develop a deep understanding of current and new investments
  • Prepare and deliver timely and high quality reports to senior management
  • Contribute to research initiatives supporting the risk modeling process
  • Play a role in developing modeling frameworks to capture the risk characteristics of various asset classes and individual investments

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
  • 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

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (with an emphasis on Excel)
  • Working knowledge in VBA, C# (or other equivalent Object Oriented programming languages), MATLAB, and SQL is preferred
  • Working knowledge in Corporate Finance, Financial Accounting, or equivalent is preferred
  • FRM/CFA (Level 1 or 2) is a plus
  • Quantitative and qualitative problem solver
  • An ability to research and test out new ideas/concepts to bridge the gap between theory and practice
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as to perform effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and adaptable

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