Intern - Risk Analytics (Fall 2023 - 4 month contract)

Posted 09 May 2023

Intern - Risk Analytics (Fall 2023 - 4 month contract) at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Risk 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 - December 2023

Are you passionate about the future of Big Data in Finance?

If yes, we are the team for you. We work with a billion numbers a day which support the effective monitoring of the risk for the fund!

Finance is a diverse team of professionals with multifaceted backgrounds (CA, CFA, MBA, MMF). On the cutting edge of the investments industry, we are continually presented with new opportunities and challenges. We provide accounting and operational services, as well as middle office analysis including performance measurement and risk modelling.

As a Risk Analytics Intern, you will be exposed to the risk measurement process from data inputs to risk analysis, which facilitate the daily monitor of risk exposure of the OTPP investment book. In this role, you will gain knowledge in understanding drivers of market risk changes, investment product pricing model, improve skills in Bloomberg, SQL and VBA coding, and apply math/computer science/business knowledge in a hands-on environment!

Who you’ll work with

The Risk Analytic team is a fast paced and robust team that is responsible for producing risk reports in a timely and accurate manner to facilitate investment decision making. The Risk analytics team supports the monitoring and reporting of the fund’s overall market, credit and liquidity risk exposure as well as support daily production data initiatives related to all input data and metrics.

As a Risk Analytics Intern, you will work in the Toronto office reporting to a Manager within a team of 10+ professionals. You will get the chance to collaborate closely with multiple partners, including Strategy and Risk, Data Management, Model Vetting Group, Financial Operations and IT support team.

What you’ll do

On the Operation & Reporting side, you will play a meaningful role in daily risk reporting while ensuring the integrity and quality of data used by the enterprise risk system. You will also be exposed to the risk calculation process and methodology of a leading edge risk management department.

  • You will be performing analysis of risk factor’s impact on product/portfolio risk changes
  • Get to learn about risk calculation, valuation of various investment products and analysing driving risk factors of those products.
  • Engage in “what-if” simulation process or risk impact analysis
  • Proposed and implement improvements to risk calculation operational process
  • You will be responsible to validate trade completeness, new trades, and perform market data quality checks on various data sources and programs

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

  • Strong quantitative background in Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science, along with a curiosity about Finance, Risk or Financial Engineering
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and VBA
  • Experience with SQL
  • Experience using Python is an asset
  • Previous work experience in financial industry
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Experience with Bloomberg is an asset
  • An investment/risk management concentration is an asset
  • Must be enrolled in 3rd or 4th year of studies
  • You should be enrolled in a co-op program or returning back to your studies after the work term is completed


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