May 2022 - May 2023
Are you graduating soon and looking for an opportunity to grow your experience? Are you interested in working for a reputable global organization with a highly collaborative culture in financial services?
Then you will want to learn more about the Investment Analyst, Capital Markets position in our new Graduate program at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan! This program has been designed for students who are in their final year of study who have graduated in 2021 or graduating by summer 2022.
Our Graduate programs provide students fresh out of university with the following opportunities:
Competitive salary and incentive compensation
Access to a robust training program as part of your onboarding!
Exclusive New Grad Events
Webinars with opportunities to hear from our executive team
Paid vacation days
Corporate discounts through our Edvantage program & Perkopolis
Access to hundreds of online learning courses through Degreed
Do you want to develop new systematic investment strategies and help grow and manage a quantitative portfolio spanning multiple asset classes across global liquid markets?
We are Quantitative Strategies and Research (QSR), an innovation-driven group within Capital Markets at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Our primary goal is to build the best systematic portfolios to help deliver on the objectives of Capital Markets and the Total Fund.
We are looking for an Investment Analyst to join our research team in QSR. In this role, you will contribute to growing, optimizing, and managing best-in-class systematic multi-asset and multi-strategy portfolios. We are working on a lot of new ideas at the moment: whether you want to research new datasets, deepen your understanding of an asset class to find new signals, test out new machine learning algorithms across markets, explore new markets for systematic strategies, or optimize portfolio construction and implementation, we have something for you!
Who you'll work with
QSR is a group of 15, based in Toronto. Some of us focus on research and portfolio management, others on data science and technology. We have varied educational backgrounds and research interests and are all passionate about understanding market drivers and asset classes and using tools like data science, portfolio theory, and technology to test and run our ideas and build better portfolios.
You will report to a senior member of the team and will work closely with other team members on research, data, and technology. As part of Capital Markets, a dynamic department of 80+ investment professionals working across liquid markets, you will also have unparalleled opportunities to learn from people with in-depth knowledge of various markets and different approaches to investing. We will encourage you to collaborate with discretionary portfolio managers to gain new insights and build unique strategies, and with traders and execution experts to help you optimize the implementation of the QSR portfolio.
What you'll do
Research, test, and implement new investment models and strategies across global markets (including equities, fixed income, currencies, commodities, and others), and using a variety of financial instruments
Develop and/or apply portfolio theory ideas and mathematical techniques (e.g. machine learning, statistics, optimization, and others) to explore new signals and/or optimize portfolio implementation
Explore alternative markets for the purposes of implementing systematic strategies
Collaborate with asset-class experts and traders across Capital Markets to gain in-depth insights on specific markets and develop innovative investment models
Propose original ideas (e.g., based on personal interests, prior experience, or graduate research) and test them on real-world data
In time, contribute to discussions around managing the QSR portfolio
What you'll need
A strong sense of curiosity about markets, a determination to understand true drivers of asset returns, and a desire to apply research insights in a portfolio management, results-oriented context.
A passion for research, demonstrated through academic work (e.g., papers published, research projects or theses), prior work experience, or personal projects
A quantitative academic background is highly desirable, and a well-rounded experience in computer programming, especially scientific programming, is key. We welcome candidates from a variety of academic disciplines (including mathematics, statistics, engineering, physics, economics, finance, computer science and others) and degrees (e.g., Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD)
What we're offering
Pay for performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentives
Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development
Discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis
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At Ontario Teachers', we are a globally minded organization and take pride ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create reflects and celebrates diversity of thought, background and experience. Through our Inclusion & Diversity Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) events, celebrations, we offer a variety of opportunities for colleagues to connect for the purposes of professional development and networking & mentoring.
If you require an accommodation for the application, recruitment or interview process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
How to apply
Are you ready to pursue new challenges and take your career to the next level? Submit your application online at www.otpp.com/careers and apply to requisition #3653 . The following documents are required to be uploaded with your application:
**Once your resume is uploaded, you may use the ‘upload’ button to attach more documents such as those required and outlined above.
You will also be invited to complete a pre-recorded digital interview as part of your application. This portion of your application will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
The deadline to apply for this role is October 26 2021.
Please note that as part of our eligibility criteria it is required you are available to begin in early 2022.
We thank you for applying, however, only those selected for a personal interview will be contacted. Note that
You must be eligible to work in Canada and either hold a valid Canadian work permit or qualify under an LMIA-exempt work permit program. Ontario Teachers’ will sponsor your Canadian work permit application, however we cannot guarantee the success of any application.
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