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CPP Investments: Associate, Strategy And Operations

CPP Investments

This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted February 22, 2021.

Company DescriptionMake an impact at a global and dynamic investment organizationWhen you invest your career in CPP Investments, you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world.

With current assets under management valued in excess of $450 billion, CPP Investments is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to help ensure long-term sustainability.

The CPP Fund is projected to exceed $1.5 trillion in the next two decades.

CPP Investments invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sydney.CPP Investments 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 leadersStimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environmentAccelerated exposure and responsibilityGlobal career development opportunitiesBeing motivated every day by CPP Investments’ important social purpose and unshakable principlesA deeply rooted culture of Integrity, Partnership and High PerformanceIf 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 CPP Investments.Job DescriptionWe are recruiting for an Associate in the Strategy & Operations (SO) team toassist with the Portfolio Strategy function within the Capital Markets & Factor Investing (CMF) department.

This function plays a critical role for CMF with respect to engaging and directing the allocation of capital across our active strategies in support of the SMD-CMF and CMF-IC, leading the annual ID Signals process, building an enhanced reporting and attribution framework to assess and track program performance, identifying new strategies/solutions both internally within CMF and in partnership with TFM, supporting the operationalization of new investment strategies and coordinating any portfolio related compliance.

In addition, in working in partnership with our key stakeholders across the Fund, this role will contribute to enhancing the Fund’s understanding of CMF’s various businesses and the important role they play in the context of the Fund’s investment portfolio.Help develop the relationship with TFM on behalf of CMFAssist with developing a comprehensive understanding of the Fund’s investment framework, and how each of CMF’s programs contribute to our overall investment portfolioEnable a CMF-wide understanding of developments with respect to overall portfolio construction and TFM’s key prioritiesCreate materials in support of S& O presentations to the CMF-ICSupport the development and maintenance of a comprehensive program reporting and attribution framework for CMFAttribution framework should serve to i) ensure CMF’s ID Signals, investment objectives and performance targets are monitored and met, ii) support investment decision making by SMD CMF and CMF-IC, iii) support development of new investment strategies/solutions internally within CMF, and in partnership with TFM, and iv) inform program resource allocationAttribution framework should mirror and align with the framework TFM is building to ensure consistency of information across TFM and CMReports should sync with the metrics MI& A is tracking such that CMF is represented accurately across the firmParticipate in the annual and multi-year ID Signals process, including launch and evolution of new and evolving programsWork with the Strategy team to develop a comprehensive project plan to achieve key milestones in line with TFM’s Strategic Allocation Cycle timelineHelp refine existing and design new mandates for CMF with a particular focus on documentation and governancePrepare materials to enhance the engagement with representatives across CMF groups through the Signals process, and on an on-going basis, ensuring transparency throughoutBolster the communication of ID Signal related decisions through the design and dissemination of supporting materialsAssist in the coordination of any ISC materials by the various CMF groupsSupport portfolio operation activities as requiredLiaise with S& O team members as neededto support the operationalization of new investment strategies and productsFacilitate compliance related implications of CMF portfolio with respect to Restricted List and Reputation Caution List procedures Qualifications5-7 years of relevant experience; Requires strongwritten and verbal communication skills, in particular the ability to articulate complex concepts in a user-friendly and digestible manner; Requires understanding of a wide breadth of asset classes and investment risk factors; Requires macro-economic knowledge of asset class behaviors; Strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills, including managing external stakeholders; Strategically-oriented, inquisitive and comfortable with ambiguityThis role will require a high degree of coordination across various internal and external stakeholders.

All tasks will require direct interaction with key individuals across CMF and TFM teams.

Each task will require a quantitative and qualitative assessment, coordination and messaging with key stakeholders, and communication of outcomes including strategic considerations and their implications.

The Strategy function is a new area of development for a relatively new department (CMF), thus creative solutions and a flexible working style will be required in addition to patience and the ability to iterate.This role is expected to have a high level of interaction work with various groups within CMF and across the enterprise, principally focused with groups across TFM and MI& A.

These discussions will require strong collaboration and communication skills.Ability to develop insightful reporting and attribution with respect to program performance that will inform key strategic choices for CMFRequires a demonstrated track record of success in cross-functional relationships across the firmRequires an understanding of CPP Investments’ various investment departments and the ID signals processMust exemplify CPP Investments’ Guiding Principles of Integrity, Partnership and High PerformanceAdditional InformationVisit our Linkedin Career Page or Follow us on Linkedin.

At CPP Investments, 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.Our Commitment To Inclusion And DiversityIn addition to being dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diverse talent, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible experience.

If you require an accommodation for any part of the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms, etc.), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.DisclaimerCPP Investments does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a formal contractual arrangement with us.

Our recruitment supplier arrangements are restricted to specific hiring needs and do not include this or other web-site job postings.

Any resume or other information received from a supplier not approved by CPP Investments to provide resumes to this posting or web-site will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered.

CPP Investments will not pay any referral, placement or other fee for the supply of such unsolicited resumes or information.