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Senior Associate, Public Credit

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted August 20, 2020.

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

Reporting to the Managing Director – Public Credit, this position is primarily responsible for helping to build quantitative analysis tools. This analysis will help identify relative value opportunities across developed and emerging markets for both single name and structured credit.  The role will be integral in developing risk/P&L infrastructure and tracking portfolio exposures against various risk limits. Major areas of responsibilities include:

  • Identifying and building alpha-generating investment opportunities across single name and structured credit products
  • Assisting Portfolio Managers in the development, implementation and monitoring of existing portfolios across developed and emerging markets
  • Constant optimization and re-engineering of desk processes and strategy tools to increase group efficiency
  • Collaborating and liaising with strategy and business management departments within the wider Credit Investment group


  • The ideal candidate will have a quantitative undergraduate or masters degree (i.e. Math, Engineering, Computer Science)
  • Advanced computer and programming skills – especially with Python, SQL, VBA
  • R Programming skills an asset but not required
  • Demonstrated interest in investment management
  • Experience with credit and/or fixed income products an asset but not required
  • Strong financial modeling knowledge, mathematical background and analytical thinking
  • Excellent academic performance
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously in a high performing culture, under pressure and with time-sensitive deadlines
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as to  perform effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Candidates must exemplify CPP Investments 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.


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.