Intern, Alpha Alternatives (January - April 2024)

Posted on Aug. 28, 2023 by InternPlug

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  • 1 Vacancy

Job Description

We’re one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, with CAD$230.5 billion of net assets as at March 31, 2022.

We invest funds for the pension plans of the federal public service, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Reserve Force. Headquartered in Ottawa, PSP Investments has its principal business office in Montréal and offices in New York, London and Hong Kong.
Capturing and leading complex global investments requires us to work as one to seize valuable opportunities, in close collaboration with some of the world’s top companies. At PSP, you’ll join a team of motivated and engaged professionals, dedicated to propelling our organization further than ever before.
At PSP, we encourage our employees to grow, forge powerful relationships, contribute and fuel inspired investment launchpads. We are committed to a culture that fosters collaboration and allows us to think beyond, in an interconnected way. We advocate for our employees to speak-up, learn, experiment, share, and be part of an inclusive work environment where diversity is embraced.
Capital Markets Alternatives sits within PSP’s Capital Markets group and invests in hedge fund strategies with external managers and via direct and co-investment partnerships within internal opportunistic teams. The Capital Markets Alternatives team seeks to provide a complementary source of less correlated alpha strategies to the Total Fund over the long term.
ABOUT YOUR ROLE As an Intern, Capital Markets Alternatives, you’ll:
  • Support the team with special projects and assist in portfolio analytics
  • Do financial modelling and risk analyses on multiple vectors including understanding the impact of various hedging strategies and new investments
  • Operate, build and maintain additional portfolio management tools
  • Provide support to the team to enable efficient decision-making and execution of transactions

  • Enrolled in a Bachelor or Master program, ideally with a concentration in finance and/or a quantitative field (financial engineering, statistics, economics etc.)
  • High level of proficiency with MS Office (particularly Excel) and programming experience (any of Python, R, etc.)
  • Effective communications skills, both written and spoken
  • Ability to navigate a fast-pace environment with a high level of autonomy
  • Attention to detail and rigorous approach to research, analysis and documentation
  • Demonstrated initiative and curiosity to look beyond surface facts and conduct comprehensive, fact-based, value-added research
  • Eagerness to learn, ideate and innovate
  • Experience in financial modeling and financial analysis (knowledge of Bloomberg and other investment software), an asset
  • Pursuing a CFA designation, an asset
  • Must return to studies after the internship or the internship must be part of your curriculum
  • Good communications skills in English and French (or willingness to learn) (regular interactions in English with investment partners based outside of Quebec Example: peers, bankers, brokerage firms, etc. and PSP employees in our offices in Hong Kong, London and New York, and interactions in French with employees in our local offices in Montreal and Ottawa)

At PSP, we aim to
provide an inclusive workplace where we leverage diversity and where everyone feels valued, safe, respected and empowered to grow. As part of this leadership commitment, we strongly encourage applications from all qualified applicants and strive to offer an inclusive and accessible candidate experience. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, please let us know.
This position is located at our Montreal offices.
Length of internship: January – April 2024
To apply, please upload your resume, cover letter and most recent unofficial transcript.
Deadline to apply: September 24, 2023
Visit us on LinkedIn .

Advertised until:
Sept. 27, 2023

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