| June 10, 2024

Associate Portfolio Manager, Portfolio Construction | Impact Investing

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Website Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)

At IMCO, our talent is among the best!  IMCO offers a uniquely stimulating and rewarding environment where you can help build and drive organizational transformation, all while seeking to challenge yourself, learn, and grow your career.

We offer a culture of collaboration and passion, creating unwavering value for the clients we serve.  Our vision is to be the partner of choice for Ontario’s public sector funds and build a high-performing, value-based Asset Management firm in the heart of downtown Toronto.

If you are ready to drive best-in-class service, and join a collaborative, motivated, and fun team of professionals, we’re ready to offer you a great place to work with exciting opportunities for growth and development.

If you want to use your expertise to drive strategic business outcomes, then we want you at IMCO!

We are looking for a highly motivated Associate Portfolio Manager (APM), Portfolio Construction to join our team!

Reporting to the Senior Portfolio Manager (SPM), Portfolio Construction, the Associate Portfolio Manager (APM), Portfolio Construction, is primarily responsible for (a) developing, maintaining, and using IMCO’s asset and asset-liability models, (b) developing and analyzing strategic asset allocation advice to IMCO clients, and (c) developing related presentations and other materials for clients, prospective clients, and a variety of internal and external audiences. The APM will also undertake investment research on portfolio construction, investment strategies, long-term capital markets trends and thematic investment opportunities and risks. This role will report to the Senior Portfolio Manager, Portfolio Construction.

As a member of Our Team, You will be Responsible For:

  • Leading asset liability and strategic asset allocation analysis for IMCO clients, including development of strategic asset allocation advice to IMCO’s clients.
  • Developing, reviewing, maintaining, and documenting IMCO’s asset and asset-liability models and processes.
  • Analyzing and understanding the characteristics and performance drivers of asset classes and strategies, asset mix alternatives, liabilities, risk appetite and tolerance.
  • Communicating quantitative findings and complex subject matter, both verbally and in writing, in a fashion that is clear, concise, and tailored to the audience.
  • Developing presentations and other materials for clients, prospective clients, as well as other internal and external audiences.
  • Assisting with development of and updates to IMCO’s capital market assumptions.
  • Participating and supporting the team’s various research initiatives.
  • Fostering culture and behaviours that supports intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, innovation, and high level of collaboration.
  • Collaborating with IMCO’s investment, risk, client service, and operations teams.

 What do you need to succeed?

  • An undergraduate degree in Finance, Economics, Business or a related quantitative discipline is required. Graduate level degree and/or actuarial training and designation is considered an asset.
  • A minimum of 5 years of direct hands-on experience in portfolio construction, asset allocation, asset-liability modelling, valuation of Canadian pension plans, or in a related role in a global financial institution, consultancy, or investment manager is required.
  • Understanding of asset liability modelling, stress testing, and investment landscape, especially as it relates to Canadian defined benefit and target benefit pension plans is required.
  • Knowledge of programming languages (e.g., VBA, Python, R, Matlab, etc.) with experience with databases and data management practices would be an asset.
  • Excellent communication and data visualization skills, with ability to explain complex information and technical topics in a clear and concise manner to diverse audiences.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Role model work ethic, using the highest level of integrity under all conditions.
  • Ability to work in a complex and dynamic environment.


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