About the Company:
Timbercreek is an active investor, owner and manager of global real estate assets. Founded in 1999, Timbercreek currently manages over $10 billion in total assets, including syndicated debt under administration as of December 31, 2019, across three key investment strategies; direct investments in mortgages and other debt secured by real estate, direct investments in real estate and investment in publicly traded companies that own investment-grade real estate. As a global investment manager, property manager and lender, Timbercreek’s audiences are broad and include multi-residential tenants, commercial real estate owners, investment advisors, individual investors and institutional investors. Timbercreek has been named multiple times as one of Canada’s Fastest-growing Companies by PROFIT 500 and has been recognized as a Certified Great Place to Work.
About the Position:
The Analyst plays an integral and important part of the Global Securities team by helping to support with portfolio analytics and operations for Timbercreek Investment Management. This an excellent opportunity for someone with 2-4 years of relevant experience to join a growing firm and work closely with the portfolio management team. If you are a self-starter, a natural problem solver and pay great attention to detail, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you to further develop your skill set in all areas of portfolio operations and analytics.
Support internal (sales, marketing, compliance) and external (client, fund admin, investment manager database) stakeholders with periodic and ad-hoc reporting needs
Stay on top of the investment process, history, and characteristics of each products
Be a subject matter expert for the calculation and interpretation of performance metrics and asset allocations of the portfolios
Perform performance attribution to decipher what had worked / didn’t work, and provide insights on why
Create appropriate Excel models from accounting and market data to help the investment team to triangulate answer what-if questions. Examples include but not limited to sensitivity of the portfolio’s returns to shocks in the FX markets, changes to the portfolio’s distributable income given a set of proposed re-balances, etc.
Create tables, graphs, and other analytics from data to draw business inferences and/or clearly articulate messages
Scrub, clean, load, update large sets of data, data mining as part of ongoing maintenance of our available to improve data completeness and integrity
Perform critical daily tasks such as transaction bookings and reconciliations in a timely manner to contribute to the accuracy and readiness of the investment book of record
Perform post-trade activities including but not limited to trade matching, confirmation, trade reporting and global equity settlements
Work with traders, brokers, and custodians to identify, investigate and resolve portfolio discrepancies and settlement problems
Assist with corporate action processing, proxy voting
Monitor the mark-to-market of financial derivatives and the level of collateral posted
Learn compliance framework and implement / adhere to control procedures
Participate in new account onboarding and other relevant projects
Support ad-hoc data requests from immediate team members as well as other areas within securities operations.
Education and Experience:
2-4 years of experience in the financial services industry. Experiences in fund administration, investment management operation, or portfolio analytics capacities is preferred. Buy-side experience is a plus.
An undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or a related discipline.
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel a must, including a broad range of advanced formulas and built-in functions.
Previous experience with enterprise fund accounting and portfolio management software is preferred. Experience with Advent Geneva a plus but not required.
Familiarity with Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters or similar financial data providers a plus
Working knowledge with Python, VBA, SQL or another programming language a plus
Excellent problem-solving capabilities
High attention to detail as well as excellent written and verbal communications skills
Superior time-management skills with a proven ability to identify and prioritize critical deliverables in the fast-paced environment
Ability to work with minimal supervision and be proactive on tasks assigned without having to rely on extensive oversight and approval
A quick learner with the ability to identify trends and anomalies from large amounts of data
Timbercreek is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer. If you require a disability–related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please email us. We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their submissions.
2 - 4 years: Financial services experience, preferably in fund administration, investment management operations or portfolio analytics.
Bachelors or better in Business Administration or related field
Time Management Skills
Problem Solving Skills
Attention to Detail
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well