We’re one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, with CAD$243.7 billion of net assets as at March 31, 2023.
We invest funds for the pension plans of the federal public service, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Reserve Force. Headquartered in Ottawa, PSP Investments has its principal business office in Montréal and offices in New York, London and Hong Kong.
Capturing and leading complex global investments requires us to work as one to seize valuable opportunities, in close collaboration with some of the world’s top companies. At PSP, you’ll join a team of motivated and engaged professionals, dedicated to propelling our organization further than ever before.
In Budget 2023, the Government of Canada announced that PSP Investments would act as the independent and exclusive investment manager for the Canada Growth Fund (CGF) a $15 billion investment vehicle that was established to support the growth of Canada’s clean economy.
As the investment manager of CGF, PSP Investments will provide the full suite of investment management services to CGF, covering the entire investment and asset management lifecycle.
EXPERIENCE THE EDGE
At PSP, we encourage our employees to grow, forge powerful relationships, contribute and fuel inspired investment launchpads. We are committed to a culture that fosters collaboration and allows us to think beyond, in an interconnected way. We advocate for our employees to speak-up, learn, experiment, share, and be part of an inclusive work environment where diversity is embraced.
ABOUT THE TEAM
The Canada Growth Fund Investment Management (CGFIM) Team is a new team created within PSP to manage the C$15bn Canada Growth Fund. CGF’s mandate is to catalyze substantial private sector investment in Canadian low-carbon projects, technologies, businesses, and supply chains by deploying innovative funding structures that help mitigate certain risks and uncertainties inherent to investing in the low-carbon economy. CGF will be investing in Canadian projects and companies across themes such as carbon capture, hydrogen, renewable natural gas, clean technology, and critical minerals.
ABOUT YOUR ROLE
As a Senior Analyst/Associate, CGFIM in our Montreal office, you will work with a team of highly motivated professionals who will pursue investments aimed at decarbonizing Canada, scaling Canadian clean tech champions, and achieving other objectives that are critical to the Canada Growth Fund mandate. You will be involved in all aspects of the investment process including research, origination, due diligence and analysis of investment opportunities, financing and asset management.
As a Senior Analyst / Associate, CGFIM, you will:
- Assess investment opportunities, execute transactions, and be involved in asset management
- Actively participate in the energy transition industry in Canada: develop relationships with strategics and investors, attend industry/banker meetings, build sector knowledge, and maintain ongoing market awareness
- Analyze and review key trends in the energy transition, conduct ad hoc deep dive research, prepare supporting analysis, interact with industry experts
- Keep abreast of important industry developments and publications and disseminate relevant information to the rest of the team
- Participate in the investment appraisal process (build detailed operational and financial models, determine and substantiate key valuation assumptions, conduct sensitivity analyses on main value drivers)
- Participate in or lead key due diligence activities conducted on target companies, including coordination and review of the work performed by third-party advisors (commercial, environmental, technical, legal, financing, accounting, tax, environmental, etc.)
- Form a view on an appropriate expected return, commensurate with the level of risk embedded in the underwritten business plan
- Research relevant public information available on listed comparable companies and precedent transactions, use key findings to benchmark valuation
- Assist deal teams in the determination of material ESG factors and calculation of impact metrics, including avoided emissions and economic benefits associated with transactions
- Participate in the preparation of investment memorandums and presentation of recommendations to the investment committees
- Actively monitor and report on the performance of Portfolio Investments
- Develop new and cultivate existing network of industry contacts to improve access to information for the entire team
Note: The position requires travel within Canada and potentially internationally.
We offer a tailored employee experience and competitive total rewards and benefits package* designed to attract and retain global diverse talent, reward performance, and reinforce business strategies and priorities. Beyond salary and incentive pay eligibility, you have access to:
- Investment in career development
- Comprehensive group insurance plans
- Unlimited access to virtual healthcare services and wellness programs
- Competitive pension plans
- Vacation days available on day one with additional days on milestone service anniversaries, and summer Friday afternoons off
- Inclusive paid parental leave policy: up to 26 weeks for primary caregivers, 5 weeks for secondary caregivers
- A flexible hybrid work model with a mix of in-office and remote days based on business groups, teams, and roles
- A hybrid allowance to support any hybrid related needs
*Benefits package may vary based on your employee type.
At PSP, we aim to provide an inclusive workplace where we leverage diversity and where everyone feels valued, safe, respected and empowered to grow. As part of this leadership commitment, we strongly encourage applications from all qualified applicants and strive to offer an inclusive and accessible candidate experience. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, please let us know.
Required Skill / Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Master’s degree in a relevant field, an asset
- CPA, MBA, CFA, CBV is an asset
- One (1) to four (4) years of relevant financial analysis, accounting, modelling, valuation and/or transactional experience in consulting or investment banking services, financing, investing or corporate development
- Experience in sustainable energy, clean tech, infrastructure and/or conventional energy sectors, considered an asset
- Solid understanding of financial statements, excellent analytical skills, and sound critical judgement
- Being a team player who enjoys a high-performance culture
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively
- A respect for differences of opinion and an inclusive mindset
- High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Tools (more specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and financial analytical tools and databases such as Capital IQ and Bloomberg
- Good communications skills in English and French (or willingness to learn) (regular interactions in English with investment partners based outside of Quebec. Example: peers, bankers, brokerage firms, etc. and PSP employees in our offices in Hong Kong, London and New York, and interactions in French with employees in our local offices in Montreal and Ottawa)