CPP Investment Board

Toronto, Ontario

Associate / Senior Associate, Investment Research - Total Portfolio Management

Toronto, Ontario
Early Career

Company Description:

Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization

When you invest your career in CPP Investment Board (CPPIB), you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of $300 billion, and projected to exceed half a trillion by 2030, CPPIB is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan to ensure long-term sustainability. CPPIB invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and currently has offices in Toronto, London, Hong Kong, New York, São Paulo, Luxembourg and Mumbai.

CPPIB attracts and selects high-calibre individuals from top-tier institutions around the globe.  Join our team and look forward to:

  • Diverse and inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
  • Stimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment
  • Accelerated exposure and responsibility
  • Global career development opportunities
  • Being motivated every day by CPPIB's important social purpose and unshakable principles
  • A deeply rooted culture of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance

If you share a passion for performance, value a collegial and collaborative culture, and approach everything with the highest integrity, here's an opportunity for you to invest your career at CPPIB.

Position Description:

The Total Portfolio Management ("TPM") department is responsible for the long- and medium-horizon total portfolio design and the implementation of the total portfolio investment framework.  This framework guides investment risk-taking across the fund to deliver a total portfolio that includes the three general sources of investment returns (asset allocation, security selection and strategic tilts), and seeks to maximize long-term total return without undue risk of loss.  TPM consists of three groups: Portfolio Construction and Research, Portfolio Engineering and Portfolio Management.

We are currently recruiting for an Associate or Senior Associate to join the Investment Research ("IR") team within the Portfolio Construction & Research ("PCR") group.

The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the team's activities, including conducting research on the risk and return of investment strategies across the portfolio, and developing a system of signals that helps align investment activity with total portfolio needs.

Role Specific Accountabilities:

  • Conduct research and analysis on factors driving the risk and return of public and private alternative assets, including Private Equity, Real Estate, and Infrastructure
  • Participate in the portfolio construction and portfolio management process to ensure effective implementation of the total portfolio's desired exposures
  • Conduct research on institutional processes, quantitative techniques, trends in new asset classes and asset management capabilities
  • Prepare and deliver clear and well structured reports and presentations for various audiences
  • Contribute to other departmental projects and duties as required

Position Requirements:

  • Masters degree in Finance, Economics, Financial Engineering, or other quantitative discipline
  • Relevant work experience in investment banking, investment management, pension fund and/or related capital markets roles
  • Knowledge of modern portfolio theory, economics and quantitative techniques, financial modeling, valuation and the associated analytics as applied to financial markets research and portfolio construction
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills; effective communicator (oral and written), particularly communicating complex concepts in understandable ways
  • Exposure to or interest in understanding the role of alternative assets in a portfolio context is an asset
  • Experience working with systems, databases, programming languages (e.g. Python, Matlab, R, SQL) is an asset
  • CFA/CAIA/FRM or other relevant industry recognized designation considered is considered relevant to this role
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple project deliverables and demands, meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Successful candidates must exemplify CPP Investment Board's guiding principles of high performance, integrity, and partnership

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At CPP Investment Board, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process


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