Intern, Transversal Risk (January– April 2024)

Posted on Aug. 28, 2023 by InternPlug

  • Montréal, Canada
  • No Salary information.
  • Full time
  • Other
  • 1 Vacancy

Job Description

We’re one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, with CAD$243.7 billion of net assets as at March 31, 2023.

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.
The Transversal Risk team is mandated to identify risk trends at the total fund level. They are also in charge of replicating the risk profile of the PSP’s private investments using public comparable. A Director, two Senior Analysts, an Analyst and two Interns are dedicated to this sensitive task.
As an Intern, Transversal Risk, you’ll:
  • Participate in providing a total fund risk view via existing tools, analyses and reports aimed at delivering, on an ongoing basis, information and recommendations in the following areas (note that this list is not exhaustive):
  • Risk decomposition of private market investments
  • Selection of proxies for new private markets investments and their regular review
  • Exposure/concentration analysis
  • Handle special requests from your immediate supervisor
  • Participate with the Risk Management Group and other stakeholders by carrying out other tasks as required


  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor or Master’s degree in finance or economics
  • Knowledge of Excel with an emphasis on database management and programming
  • Fundamental analysis
  • Pro-active, creative, innovative and open minded
  • Integrity, sense of responsibility and results oriented
  • Demonstrated autonomy, initiative and curiosity to look beyond surface facts and conduct
  • Ability to work collaboratively, cultivating meaningful relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Must return to studies after the internship or the internship must be part of your curriculum
  • Proficiency in English and French (or willingness to learn) (frequent interactions in English with PSP employees based 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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