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Associate, Risk Analytics, Investment Risk (12 Month Contract)

Company Description

Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization

When you invest your career in CPP Investments, you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of $450 billion, CPP Investments is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to help ensure long-term sustainability. The CPP Fund is projected to exceed $1.5 trillion in the next two decades. CPP Investments invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sydney.

CPP Investments 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
  • Being motivated every day by CPP Investments’ important social purpose and unshakable principles
  • 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 CPP Investments.

Job Description

The Risk Analytics team’s primary responsibilities include: 1) engineering and implementing risk systems and solutions; 2) monitoring risk limits and providing risk insights; 3) authoring management reports to senior executive committees and to the Board; and 4)  developing capabilities to oversee emerging risks such as Climate Change Risk.

Within Risk Analytics the Risk Engineering team has a mandate to enable Investment Risk with the tools and data required to efficiently identify and monitor the risks of the fund according to the Integrated Risk Framework.

In Risk Engineering we understand Risk, we are passionate about technology and we bring the two together to deliver efficient solutions in a timely fashion. We partner with Technology and Data (T&D) to build a robust and rich infrastructure to support Investment Risk. We pioneer new functionality by developing prototypes to demonstrate results and prove value. We promote automation of repetitive tasks and we autonomously seek opportunities to introduce enhancements.

Examples of what the team has been busy with recently include:

  • Prototyping solutions to calculate and report on risk measures
  • Automating daily reporting by building microservices to deliver data to BI tools
  • Defining requirements for all enhancements to Risk systems maintained by T&D
  • Supporting Investment Risk in data collection and aggregation

We’re looking for a experienced professional who enjoys working with people, has hands-on knowledge of programming languages (e.g. Python, R, Java) and data, and likes to collaborate with others to solve challenging problems with technology in the Investment Risk domain.

In this role you will

  • Join all functions of Investment Risk to understand business priorities and requirements
  • Design and deliver risk analytics solutions autonomously or in partnership with T&D
  • Partner with groups across the organization to achieve ambitious results
  • Learn new skills, look for creative solutions, seek the best outcome for the Fund


In choosing the right candidate we’ll consider

  • Demonstrated attitude for continuous improvement and efficient solutions
  • Familiarity with Investment Risk concepts, measures and models
  • Previous experience - professional or otherwise - with data and task automation
  • Working knowledge of Python, Excel/VBA, Databases, Cloud technologies, Business Intelligence
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely to many different audiences
  • Relevant university degree(s) (technology, economics, finance, science) and professional designations (CFA, FRM, CAIA)

We’d like to hear from you if

  • You are passionate about technology, data and investments
  • You are a good listener and you enjoy simplifying complex problems
  • You can identify and recommend the right solution for the long term
  • You have 5+ years of work experience and you’d like to take on a new challenge
  • You are excited by the idea of working to build retirement for 20M Canadians

If we call you for an interview, please be prepared to illustrate your work on a past project that involved technology supporting users and:

  • Describe what the users needed to accomplish
  • Explain how the solution fulfills the requirement
  • Highlight key choices in the design and samples of source code

Additional Information

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At CPP Investments, 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.

Our Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity:

In addition to being dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diverse talent, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible experience. If you require an accommodation for any part of the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms, etc.), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.


CPP Investments does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a formal contractual arrangement with us. Our recruitment supplier arrangements are restricted to specific hiring needs and do not include this or other web-site job postings. Any resume or other information received from a supplier not approved by CPP Investments to provide resumes to this posting or web-site will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered.  CPP Investments will not pay any referral, placement or other fee for the supply of such unsolicited resumes or information.

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