Intern Analyst, Portfolio Strategy

CPP Investments - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Company Description

Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization

When 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 $400 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 $450 billion by 2025. 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 leaders
Stimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment
Accelerated exposure and responsibility
Global career development opportunities
Being motivated every day by CPP Investments’ 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 CPP Investments.

Job Description

The Portfolio Strategy Group is part of the Credit Investments (CI) department at CPPIB. CI manages $38 billion of assets and is responsible for all of CPPIB’s public and private credit investments globally. CI provides debt financing solutions across the entire credit structure, including term loans, high-yield bonds, mezzanine lending, structured products and other solutions for borrowers in all sectors. The Portfolio Strategy group within CI seeks to enhance the risk-adjusted returns of the CI portfolio through portfolio construction techniques that enable the CI portfolio to deliver the total fund’s desired credit exposure as well as maximize alpha generation across relative value factors such as sector, geography, rating, etc.

We are currently recruiting for an intern analyst in the Portfolio Strategy Group, for a four-month internship from September to December 2020. Candidates in an undergraduate program that will be graduating in April 2021 or later are eligible to apply.

Portfolio Strategy Position Description

Primary Responsibilities:
Assist in the build-out of the portfolio strategy function of the recently created Credit Investments department at CPPIB
Develop proprietary portfolio construction and monitoring tools to enhance management of the CI portfolio
Assist in the development of a relative value framework within CI to improve the effectiveness with which CI delivers a global portfolio

Other Responsibilities:
Analyzing specific investment opportunities as it relates to fit within the overall CI portfolio
Partner with other departments at CPPIB (e.g. Total Portfolio Management, Finance, Analytics and Risk and Capital Markets and Factor Investing) to advance initiatives such as enhanced integration of bottom-up and top-down decision making, improved reporting and incorporation of capital markets inputs into the evaluation of prospective investment opportunities


The ideal candidate will be graduating an undergraduate program in April 2021 (or later) and is working towards a degree in math, engineering, business or computer science.
Experience with programming languages (such as C++/Java, R, VBA, Matlab or Python).
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an interest in working in a dynamic collaborative environment.
Interest in finance/investment management.
Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
Excellent academic performance.
Knowledge in managing databases (such as MySQL, SQL Server or Oracle) would be a plus.
Candidates must exemplify CPP Investment Board’s guiding principles of high performance, integrity and partnership.

Additional Information

If you have an interest in working with talented professionals in the financial industry in an environment of integrity, partnership and high performance, then you should consider a career in at CPP Investments.

To apply, please include a cover letter, resume and transcripts (full unofficial version) by June 7, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.

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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.

Our Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity:
In 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.

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