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Investment Associate, Capital Markets – Credit

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted May 20, 2023.

The opportunity

Are you passionate about the Credit Market? We are growing! We are seeking an Associate to join the Credit team responsible for supporting a fundamentally focused, bottoms up credit portfolio across public markets in Investment Grade, High Yield, and Leveraged Loans, focused on delivering significant value-add over and above a credit benchmark.

Who you’ll work with

The OTPP Credit team is a group of over thirty investment professionals who invest across the full spectrum of credit products, employing a wide variety of investment styles, including deep-dive fundamental analysis (public and private), structured credit, quantitative strategies, thematic investing, and enhanced indexing, as well as fund investments.

Reporting to a Director, Public Fundamentals, you will work within a team passionate about building conviction in single name and sector concentrations across the credit universe globally. The Associate will review investment opportunities and assist in deploying risk within given risk budgets and constraints through developing sector expertise and financial modelling.

As a member of our dynamic trading floor environment, you will be exposed to the different strategies and risk-taking styles within the broader Capital Markets group through regular interactions. Based on our team’s broad directive you will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other members of OTPP investment teams both in Toronto and globally.

What you’ll do

Your primary duty will be to actively review credits and investment opportunities and assist in managing portfolios within the public credit space, for the purpose of value-add creation over and above a benchmark. This will involve deep fundamental credit analysis at the company and sector level.

  • Independently evaluate new investment opportunities and help to manage several portfolios of active investments

  • Lead a sector focus (e.g. Commodities, Industrials), developing corporate opportunities and updating the team on developments within the sector

  • Single name credit and industry analysis on a global scale through financial modelling and financial statement analysis

  • Share single name, sector and market views across different strategies to enhance overall Credit team performance

  • Work with internal Investments teams, sell side parties and external relationships to facilitate credit research and idea generation

  • Perpetuate Teachers’ 3.0 values: Inclusive, Performance-driven, Curious, Agile and Courageous. Contribute to a high-performance, collaborative and team-oriented work environment

What you’ll need

  • 2+ years of relevant experience, with a focus on single name credit research being an asset

  • Strong academic background, with a financial designation (i.e. MBA, CFA, CBV or CA designation a plus)

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills to perform in-depth, innovative and critical credit analysis

  • A deep understanding of fundamental investment analysis, with solid modelling and valuation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills

  • Awareness of macroeconomics developments and implications to the Credit markets

  • High standard of work ethic and integrity

  • High commitment to be a team player, with a genuine collaborative spirit

  • Ability to balance priorities, work independently and lead projects



What we’re offering

  • Pay-for-performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentive

  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development

  • Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage

  • Retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan

  • The opportunity to invest back into the fund through our Deferred Incentive Program

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

  • Competitive time off

  • 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.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the country where this role is located.

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