Intern - Risk, Investment Risk, Programming and Quantitative Modelling (Fall 2023- 4 or 8 Month Contract)

Posted 09 May 2023

Intern - Risk, Investment Risk, Programming and Quantitative Modelling (Fall 2023- 4 or 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 – December 2023 OR April 2024 (4 or 8 - month contract)

You will be responsible for a variety of quantitative software development activities that will support the in-house cross asset class derivatives model library as well as related infrastructure. You will gain exposure to financial markets, more specifically, derivatives in different asset classes. Our team covers a vast range of products including Foreign Exchange markets, Interest Rates, Equity, Credit, Weather and Insurance derivatives. The Model Development team supports many different groups in the pension fund including Capital Markets, Risk Management, and Finance/Operations.

Who you’ll work with

You will mainly interact with three financial engineers – a Managing Director, Director, and a Principal. There will be opportunities to collaborate with other colleagues across the fund – in Capital Markets or Public Markets Risk teams.

What you’ll do

  • Contribute to the development of required infrastructure for financial and derivative analytics
  • Support the integration of new derivative products and valuation models into existing systems
  • Provide quantitative support to front office model users
  • Develop Excel models for front office users, including pricing templates

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 programming skills in one or more of: C++/C#/JAVA
  • Knowledge of front-end development language is highly desired: JAVA SCRIPT, REACT, ANGULAR
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills and in-depth, innovative, critical analysis
  • Curiosity about the financial markets
  • Preferred knowledge of mathematical finance and numerical methods
  • Knowledge of machine learning is an asset
  • Preferred background in quantitative field and/or development software development
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to work independently as well as to perform effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Must be enrolled in 2nd or 3rd year
  • You must be enrolled in a co-op program or returning back to your studies after the work term is completed

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