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August 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

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Associate, Global Tactical Asset Allocation

JOE ID Number: 2014-02_111452420
Date Posted: 12/05/2014
Date Inactive: 01/31/2015
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Associate, Global Tactical Asset Allocation
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:

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.

Position Description:
The Global Tactical Asset Allocation (“GTAA”) group within Public Market Investments is responsible for generating excess returns by taking macroeconomic risk. It takes top-down, active positions in and between global asset classes such as equity, bonds, currencies and commodities. GTAA uses both fundamental and quantitative approaches to establish its views. It is one of the largest and fastest growing GTAA groups globally, and has recruited international talent from world class macro funds. As part of a young organization with a strong governance structure and a relatively unconstrained investment mandate, the GTAA group is able to benefit from some inherent, structural advantages. In particular we are able to take relatively long-horizon investment views and foster unique external partnerships with other world class asset managers.

We are currently recruiting for an Associate to support the research, design and implementation of world-class active investment strategies in our rapidly growing GTAA group. Ideal candidates are deeply passionate about financial markets, embrace both fundamental and quantitative approaches and conduct themselves with the highest standards of integrity. Above all, they derive the highest satisfaction from achieving excellence, continuously expanding their knowledge and skills, and by being part of a team that strives to be the best in its field.

Role specific accountabilities include:
Conduct applied research to predict the returns of a wide variety of asset classes including currencies, stocks, bonds, commodities, credit and volatility
Apply knowledge of macroeconomics to build and maintain asset class fundamental valuation models for equity, bonds and credit
Provide ad-hoc fundamental and quantitative research and analysis
Forecast fundamental macro drivers underlying asset price returns
Stay abreast of current academic research as well as general macroeconomic and market conditions
Skills and Abilities

If you possess the following, we’d like to hear from you:
Master’s or PhD degree in fields related to macroeconomics, econometrics or finance
The ideal candidate will possess 2-4 years of relevant work experience in an investment bank, asset manager, central bank or an international financial institution. Candidates without relevant experience may still be considered based on academic achievement.
Deep knowledge of and aptitude for macroeconomics, international finance and modern portfolio theory
Strong econometric skills and related forecasting techniques
Ability to deliver in a high performance culture operating under time-sensitive deadlines
Detail-oriented with an ability to produce high quality work with a high degree of accuracy
Confidence to challenge, be challenged and ability to persuade colleagues in the pursuit of excellence
Conduct in line 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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