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Analyst, Active Ownership

Website CPP Investments

Pension Fund

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 $500 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 reach $3 trillion by 2050. 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 flexible/hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working
  • 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

We are presently recruiting for an Analyst in the Active Ownership (AO) team within the Active Equities department. AO focuses on public equity investments and value creation through the following three channels: (i) sustainability due diligence, (ii) development and execution of sustainability related engagements and asset management plans alongside public equity investment teams and (iii) execution of global proxy voting. AO regularly collaborates with the fund’s investment teams, enabling functions and Office of the Chief Sustainability Officer.

Based in Toronto and reporting to the Principal, AO, the analyst will work directly with public equity investment teams on sustainability integration into investment decision-making and asset management. The successful candidate will work on corporate engagement initiatives and conduct sustainability research on portfolio companies, covering corporate governance, social and environmental topics. Candidates will have professional experience related to investment management and demonstrate financial acumen and a genuine passion for sustainability integration for value creation in investment decision making and asset management.

Role Specific Accountabilities May Include

  • Build understanding of a range of sustainability factors and proactively build domain expertise
  • Conduct comprehensive quantitative and qualitative research and analyze material company and sector specific sustainability issues, in order to support CPP Investments’ investment and asset management activities, including through proxy voting and corporate engagements
  • Contribute value to investment programs by working effectively with existing processes to assist with the integration of material sustainability factors across investment and asset management activities
  • Prepare accurate input for research documents, presentations, and briefing notes and present (or assist in presenting) them to other members of the AO team, investment teams, internal committees, senior management and external audiences
  • Conduct reviews of the investment portfolio as a means of identifying material engagement and/or sustainability integration opportunities
  • Proactively monitor and appropriately consider sustainable investing issues, developments and trends, synthesize key findings and explore ways to incorporate into our sustainability approach
  • Other duties as required

We are committed to an apprenticeship model whereby the Analyst will learn on the job through continuous coaching and training.

Qualifications

If you possess the following, we’d like to hear from you:

  • Relevant experience in an investment management or investment advisory organization, corporation or international consulting / professional services firm, including policy or sustainability advisory roles
  • High academic achievement with a university degree in a relevant discipline
  • Clearly demonstrated interest, and willingness to develop domain expertise, in sustainability.
  • Significant work or academic experience related to sustainability matters will be considered an asset
  • Demonstrated interest in capital markets and fundamental investing
  • Basic knowledge of portfolio management and investment concepts such as that acquired through completion of CFA Level 1 or more
  • Proficiency in data analytics will be considered an asset
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy while meeting demanding deadlines, managing competing priorities and working in high-pressure situations
  • The ability to apply good judgment, think proactively and creatively and develop independent points of view, supported by facts and analysis, and demonstrated intellectual curiosity 
  • Ability and interest to work well independently and comfortably with some level of ambiguity in demands as well as collaboratively in a broader team environment
  • Solid research, analytical, financial modeling, valuation and problem solving skills considered an asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills, tenacity, and a positive, solutions-focused approach with a track record of working and interacting effectively with others, both internal and external to the organization
  • Well-developed organizational and time management skills
  • Highly effective written and oral communication and presentation skills, both for internal and external interactions at all levels of the organization
  • Fit with CPP Investments values will be given the highest importance. Specifically, we will be looking for candidates that can work inclusively in a team environment with a high degree of professionalism and that exemplify our Guiding Principles of Integrity, Partnership, and High Performance

Additional Information

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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 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.

Disclaimer

CPP 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.