Analyst, Risk Analytics (12-Month Contract)

  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Jan 26, 2024
Full time Finance Insurance

Job Description

Analyst, Risk Analytics (12-Month Contract)

The opportunity

Are you graduating soon and looking for an opportunity to grow your experience & further accelerate your career? Are you interested in working for a reputable global organization with a highly collaborative culture in financial services?

Then you will want to learn more about our Analyst, Risk & Performance Analytics position in our new Graduate program at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan! This program has been designed for students who are in their final year of study and graduating in 2022 or graduated in 2021.

Our Graduate program provides students fresh out of university with:

  • Access to a robust training program as part of your onboarding!

  • Exclusive new grad events

  • Webinars with opportunities to hear from our executive team

  • Competitive salary & incentives

  • Paid vacation days

  • Corporate discounts through our Edvantage program & Perkopolis

  • Access to hundreds of online learning courses through Degreed

Who you'll work with

Are you passionate about the future of Big Data in Finance?

If yes, we are the team for you. We, the Risk & Performance Analytics team within the Finance division is a key partner to the investment and risk team’s at OTPP. We are a team of professionals with multifaceted backgrounds (CFA, FRM, MBA, MMF) providing middle office services including performance measurement and risk attribution. We work with over a billion numbers a day and publish investment and risk metrics across asset mix, performance return, market risk, counterparty credit risk, liquidity and leverage risk to facilitate the fund’s investment decisions.

You will report to the Senior Manager, Risk & Performance Analytics and work with a team of passionate professionals to constantly challenge status quo and improve the portfolio and risk reporting and attribution practices at OTPP. You will be exposed to a broad range of asset classes, from public to private, and products, from vanilla to exotic, to learn how a sophisticated world class pension is run. While doing this you will apply your knowledge in math/computer science/business in a hands-on environment to develop skills in Bloomberg, SQL, VBA ,Python and PowerBI.

You will develop, and maintain relationships with stakeholders across the Investment, Risk, Finance and Enterprise Operation divisions while working in a collaborative culture.

What you'll do

We are looking for 1 new graduates to join our risk reporting team and total fund reporting team under Risk & Performance Analytics. Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure that data for the total fund and risk system is collected, input, and validated in an efficient manner and any issues arising from the processes are either resolved or escalated as required

  • Calculate and generate portfolio exposure reporting at total fund level, including but not limited to the fund’s asset mix, currency mix, country exposure, liquidity and leverage risk etc at portfolio and total fund level

  • Produce counterparty risk reports across business line and at total fund level and conduct factor and trade attribution analysis on material day over day exposure and VaR movements

  • Collaborate with internal and external collateral management team to oversee and resolve margin disputes caused by risk modelling issues

  • Perform credit monitoring of OTPP’s counterparties

  • Monitor investment exposure and risk usage against board investment policy limit and escalate as required

  • Maintain and enhance the business intelligence reporting suite and various analysis tools developed in-house to facilitate deeper understanding of portfolio and risk movement

  • Supporting the development and testing of risk model enhancements and reporting improvements

What you'll need

  • University degree in a quantitative discipline such as Math, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Finance, Economics, or a related field

  • Prior coop or intern experience in risk management and/or investment reporting function is a strong plus

  • Hands-on working experience in one or more of these applications - Excel, SQL, VBA, Python, Power BI, with a desire to streamline and automate existing processes

  • Knowledge of capital market products, such as bonds and derivatives

  • An aptitude to learn with strong intellectual curiosity

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and work as part of a team, with strong written and verbal communication skills

#LI-OTPP, #LI-ER1, #LI-Hybrid

What we’re offering

  • Competitive compensation

  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development

  • A flexible/hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working

  • Our Flexible Travel Program gives you the option to work abroad in another region/country for up to a month each year

  • Employee discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis

  • Degreed: a digital platform that helps you quickly and easily discover, share, and track various learning resources — from courses to videos to articles and more

At Ontario Teachers', diversity is one of our core strengths. We take pride in ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create, reflect and embrace diversity of thought, background and experience. Through our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), we celebrate diversity and foster inclusion through events for colleagues to connect for professional development, networking & mentoring.  We are building an inclusive and equitable workplace where our talent is respected, accepted and empowered to be themselves.  To learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, check out Life at Teachers'.

How to apply

Are you ready to pursue new challenges and take your career to the next level? Apply today! You may be invited to complete a pre-recorded digital interview as part of your application.

Accommodations are available upon request ( for candidates with a disability taking part in the recruitment process and once hired.

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