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Associate
Job ID #: 1152
Functional Area: Investment Management Location: Toronto, Canada
Position Type: Full - Time Regular Department: Public Market Investments Dept
Experience Required: 5 - 7 Years Education Required: Bachelors Degree
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Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization


When you invest your career in CPP Investment Board (CPPIB), you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of $200 billion, and projected to reach $300 billion by 2020, CPPIB is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan to ensure long-term sustainability. CPPIB invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and currently has offices in Toronto, London, Hong Kong, New York and São Paulo.


CPPIB 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

  • 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 CPPIB.



We are recruiting for an Equity Trader/Associate within the Global Capital Markets (GCM) group in Public Market Investments based in Toronto. GCM in its role as execution provider for the fund is responsible for all transactions in public market securities, supporting internal active management programs, as well as the implementation and management of the fund’s passive portfolio.



Role Specific Accountabilities

This position will report to the Co-Heads of the GCM Equity Trading Desk. General accountabilities include working as part of the GCM trading group to optimize and implement strategies related to beta management and alpha trade execution.

Equity Trading



  • Trade passive equity index flows related to cash deployments, index rebalances, and asset mix rebalances

  • Interact directly with PMs on the Quantitative and Fundamental investing teams, providing advice on strategy implementation and trade structuring

  • Trade global equity baskets and single stock orders from active investment teams

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with broker/dealers, global exchanges, vendors, and regulatory agencies

  • Stay current with global market microstructure developments

  • Flexibility to work international trading hours when required


Pre- and Post-Trade Analytics



  • Work with our Execution Research team to constantly review, monitor and improve execution quality and efficiency

  • Evaluate execution strategies to ensure algorithms are being deployed appropriately according to trade characteristics such as risk, liquidity, alphas and urgency.


Index portfolio management



  • Manage global beta portfolios versus custom index benchmarks

  • Construct equity trade baskets that will optimize between tracking error and transaction costs of the index portfolio


Other Duties as assigned



  • Work with and assist junior team members to complete assigned tasks on an accurate and timely basis

  • Ad hoc projects, strategy back testing, and internal presentations

  • Proactively solicit feedback, assistance and additional work (if time permits) from team members

  • Continually seek to add value to our portfolio management and trading process by developing a thorough understanding of our portfolio management and trading process



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



  • 5-7 years relevant trading experience with electronic trading algorithms, equity baskets, and single stocks

  • International trading experience is an asset

  • University undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science or comparable degree

  • Strong working knowledge in math, finance, economics, and statistics

  • Good understanding of financial capital markets and strong interest and knowledge of current business news topics

  • Ability to grasp complex concepts and communicate them in a concise and clear manner

  • Demonstrates intuition and intellectually sound judgment in making decisions related to assigned duties

  • Meticulous attention to details and ability to maintain focus in times of stress

  • Strong experience working with Excel, Bloomberg and electronic trading platforms

  • CFA designation is an asset but not explicitly required

  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in verbal and written communication

  • Ability to prioritize and multitask while maintaining organization and quality of work

  • Proven ability to work well independently as well as in a team environment

  • Ability to work and learn quickly in a high performing culture, under pressure and with time-sensitive deadlines

  • Self-motivated, flexible, reliable and someone who takes pride and ownership in his/her work

  • Conduct consistent with our Guiding Principles of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance


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At CPP Investment Board, 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.

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