Investment Associate, Global Trade Execution

Posted 06 February 2024

Investment Associate, Global Trade Execution at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Investments Full-time Toronto

Experience: Not specified
Education Required: Undergraduate/post-graduate degree in a related technical discipline (e.g. economics, business, engineering, computer science) finance or business administration
Salary Range: Not Specified

Close date: 05 March 2024

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Position Description

The opportunity

Our Global Trading team is looking to hire an Investment Associate to focus on trading across our various asset classes . The dynamic nature of the trading floor is one where you can apply your analytical skills and passion for the markets. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who is eager to follow the markets and formulate views and opinions regarding relative value and liquidity. You will also strive towards continuous improvement of trading techniques by maintaining familiarity with the applicable technology and market structure evolution.

Who you'll work with

The Investment Associate will work closely with a highly collaborative group of traders each with their own diverse skillsets and product knowledge.

This atmosphere unfolds in a friendly and open environment where you will work side by side with highly experienced investment professionals. We embrace diversity of thought and pride ourselves in providing a strong learning culture. As an added benefit, our traders have access to new and innovative technologies, global partners in research, and many opportunities to learn multiple asset classes.

Our Global Trading team provides Ontario Teachers' with trading capabilities, available to all asset groups and regions, with a focus on minimizing costs while continually improving the trading process.

What you'll do

  • Trade multiple products across various asset classes (including Credit, Rates, Repo, FX, Equities, and their respective Derivatives)
  • Collaborate with Portfolio Managers throughout the investment process
  • Build and maintain relationships with trading counterparties
  • Work to improve the processes and technologies surrounding the trade lifecycle
  • Assist in analyzing the costs and risks associated with trading and look to reduce them for the Fund
  • Stay ahead of the newly-emerging systems and execution venues and make recommendations
  • Build close working relationships with Operations, IT, Legal/Compliance and Risk staff to ensure appropriate resolution of any issues
  • Help champion a ‘best execution culture’ within the centralized trading model

What we’re offering

  • Pay-for-performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentive
  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage
  • Retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan
  • The opportunity to invest back into the fund through our Deferred Incentive Program
  • A flexible/hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working
  • Competitive time off
  • 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

  • Undergraduate/post-graduate degree in a related technical discipline (e.g. economics, business, engineering, computer science) finance or business administration
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience at an investment bank, asset manager, hedge fund or fund-of-funds
  • A passion for technology, data analytics and markets
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Highly proficient in Excel and PowerPoint; familiarity with Bloomberg and programming an asset
  • Highly self-motivated individual - naturally inquisitive self-starter with a desire to learn
  • Model Teachers’ values (Integrity, Innovation, Performance, Partnership and Humility)
  • Demonstrate creativity, professionalism, initiative and an attention to detail
  • You are ambitious, with excellent analytical and interpersonal skills
  • You are able to multi-task, have good time management skills and work ethic
  • Ability to balance competing priorities, work independently, manage projects and thrive in a high-performance team environment with strict deadlines


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