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Catherine Donnelly Foundation: Director of Finance and Investment

The Catherine Donnelly Foundation has an opening for a:

 

Director of Finance and Investment                               

 

We are looking for a “big picture” thinker and doer with high standards, who is ambitious about impact, excited to do things a bit differently, to take calculated risks and to learn as you go to join us! 

 

As Director of Finance and Investment, you will be part of a small team, bringing a passion for the use of business and market-based strategies to create positive social change. Reporting to the General Director, the ideal candidate will have a strong interest in financial management, impact investing, philanthropy and entrepreneurship.

Responsible for the oversight of the Foundation’s assets base of $49 million, as well as its financial and administrative processes, you will recommend, implement and oversee a Responsible Investment Strategy using a variety of methods of ethical, social and governance (ESG) evaluation, shareholder engagement, and product choice.

You will be directly involved in the due diligence, recommendation and deployment of a $4 million Impact Investment Portfolio.  You will be working collaboratively with the Investment Committee to develop key performance metrics to measure, monitor and communicate the impact of our investments and carry out learning evaluation and capacity-building activities.

Supervising the Financial Administrator, you will be responsible for the finance department, including the oversight of the budget and expenditures as well as the legal and regulatory requirements of the Foundation.

A clear, strategic and insightful communicator, you will prepare quarterly financial reports for the General Director, Finance and Audit committee and Board, as well as annual presentations for the Board of Directors.

This is a full-time position (37.5 hours per week) working out of the Toronto office of the Catherine Donnelly Foundation. Read the full job description here.

*Salary commensurate with experience.

Application deadline: October 11, 2018

Start date:  November 2018

To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter as a single PDF to  [email protected]catherinedonnellyfoundation.org with the subject line, “Application for Director of Finance and Investment Position.” Your cover letter should be no more than one page, and the filename of your PDF should follow the format, “FirstName_LastName_Application”.

Scotia Wealth Management: Administrative Associate

The White Rock Branch of Scotia Wealth Management has an immediate opening for an experienced, full-time Administrative Associate to work one-on-one with a Portfolio Manager who has a focus on ESG investing, including a proprietary stand-alone portfolio “EcoPortfolios Pure Green”.

The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented, have outstanding organizational and communication skills, and be able to manage multiple priorities. Candidates should also have experience preparing documentation for client meetings and possess general financial literacy. Having an interest in responsible investing and environmental sustainability would be an asset. This role will provide exciting opportunities to take on increasing levels of responsibility in the Wealth Management practice.

Candidates should have previous work experience demonstrating:

– Ability to provide high level of customer service
– Effective client administration
– Basic marketing functions (print and online media)
– Excellent verbal written communication
– Strong organizational skills
– Ability to take initiative and effectively work independently
– Strong ability to maintain deadlines.
– Understands industry and firm’s compliance regulations & requirements.

Candidates must have completed the CSC & CPH , or be willing to work towards it.

If you, or anyone you know is interested in this position, please contact Brian Coote at 604-535-4709 or email [email protected]

RIA: Manager, Research, Policy, Collaboration

Manager, Research, Policy, Collaboration

Employer: Responsible Investment Association (RIA)

Location: Downtown Toronto

Hours: Option to work 30 hours or 37.5 hours per week.  

Application deadline: September 28th, 2018  

Start date: October, 2018

We are seeking a Manager, Research, Policy, Collaboration to join the RIA at our office in downtown Toronto. The Manager will manage the RIA’s research and policy work, and will work closely with our institutional member firms on collaborative initiatives. The Manager will play an important role in our ongoing effort to advance responsible investing in Canada. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will join a small team of professionals working in a startup-style environment in which everyone wears multiple hats to contribute to the success of the organization.

Responsibilities

Policy

  • Drafting letters for regulatory and public policy consultations.
  • Identifying opportunities for engagement with government and regulators on issues related to responsible investing, corporate sustainability disclosures, etc.
  • Managing relationships with regulators and government officials.

Research

  • Managing the RIA’s research projects. This includes analyzing survey data, as well as the development and execution of surveys, reports, and other deliverables.
  • Drafting articles for the RIA’s online magazine and other media outlets.
  • Curating content for the RIA’s monthly newsletters.
  • Presenting market trends, research findings, and other insights at industry & public events.

Collaboration

  • Facilitating the meetings of the RIA’s institutional working groups. This includes representing the RIA at meetings, contributing to the development of meeting agendas, and administrative duties to plan and support the meetings.

Other responsibilities

As we are a small team, all staff must periodically perform duties outside their core responsibilities. This includes the following accountabilities:

  • Curating and coordinating content for the annual RIA Conference, and playing a management role at the conference and other RIA events.
  • Representing the RIA at external industry events.
  • Coordinating the event calendar for Responsible Investment Week.
  • And more.

Qualifications

Required skills and experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the investment industry, preferably in the field of responsible investment.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of policy & regulatory landscape in Canada’s investment industry.
  • Proven research & analytical competencies.
  • Outstanding writing skills. (You are the grammar police)
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills. (People really like you)
  • Public speaking skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant field. CFA would be an asset.
  • Strong competencies with PowerPoint, Word, Excel + ability to quickly learn and adapt to new software applications.
  • Bilingualism would be a valuable asset (EN/FR)

Personal qualifications:

  • You are passionate about societal issues such as sustainable development, human rights, diversity, good corporate governance, etc.
  • You are an independent self-learner. If you don’t know how to do it, you figure it out and find a way to get it done.
  • You are a highly adaptable team player – always ready to take on responsibilities both within and beyond your job description to contribute to the success of the organization.
  • You maintain a standard of excellence in all of your work.
  • You are highly professional in demeanor and presentation.

What’s in it for you

You will love working with the RIA. We promote work-life harmony, and we have a great office culture that you’ll want to be part of! We also offer:

  • Competitive salary for nonprofit organization.
  • Health and dental benefits after completing three-month probationary period.
  • 6% RRSP contributions after one year of employment.
  • Three weeks of paid vacation, plus the RIA office is closed between December 24th and January 1st which amounts to a total of four weeks of vacation per year.
  • Be part of a small, energetic team of investment professionals who are helping to create positive societal change in the investment industry!

To apply

Please send your resume and cover letter as a single PDF to [email protected] with the subject line, “Program Manager Position.” Your cover letter should be no more than one page, and the filename of your PDF should follow the format, “FirstName_LastName_Application”.

About the Responsible Investment Association (RIA)

The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) is Canada’s membership association for Responsible Investment (RI). Members include mutual fund companies, financial institutions, asset management firms, advisors, consultants, investment research firms, asset owners, individual investors and others interested in RI. Our members believe that the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the selection and management of investments can provide superior risk adjusted returns and positive societal impact.

The Responsible Investment Association’s purpose is to:

  • support the responsible investment activities of its members.
  • promote and support an integrated reporting framework in which there is standardized disclosure of material ESG information.
  • promote the integration of ESG factors into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
  • promote the practice of responsible investing in Canada.

Learn more at www.riacanada.ca

MSCI: Corporate Governance Research Analyst

Position Overview

MSCI ESG Research, part of MSCI Inc, is seeking to expand its global ESG Research analyst team.  The Corporate Governance Research Analyst is expected to have a strong interest in general corporate governance trends and specific knowledge about corporate governance.  The analyst will investigate and assess corporate governance risks faced by large publicly traded companies and fixed income issuers.

Scope of Responsibility

  • Analyze and prepare corporate governance commentary for issuers
  • Researching corporate governance trends and developments
  • Prepare several country, or issue reports per year
  • Prepare and conduct regular client contact and presentations.

Specific Knowledge/Skills

  • Background in research and analysis
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Resourceful and independent

Desired Experience

Two year’s full-time professional experience in:

  • ESG analytical role, or
  • Analytical roles within corporate governance/proxy consultants/advisors or compensation advisors
  • Financial services experience that includes exposure to ESG / corporate governance investment products, or
  • Relevant public policy or academic or NGO experience·

Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum of Bachelors’ degree required
  • Advanced degree in related field (Masters or PhD) or CFA is preferred but not required
  • Due to the great number of applications we receive for each of our open vacancies, we are unable to respond on an individual basis.

To all recruitment agencies: MSCI does not accept unsolicited CVs/Resumes. Please do not forward CVs/Resumes to any MSCI employee, location or website. MSCI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs/Resumes.

MSCI Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy/maternity leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

CCGG: Associate Director of Policy Development

The Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) is looking for an Associate Director of Policy Development to join our team in Toronto.

Job Description and Requirements

The Associate Director of Policy Development ideally should be an experienced lawyer with a background in corporate/securities law and governance matters (including related environmental and social aspects), in particular as they relate to institutional shareholders. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director of Policy Development is responsible for assisting the Executive Director in identifying governance issues, undertaking or coordinating research relating to governance and staying abreast of emerging governance developments, as well as developing and drafting member communications, policies, submissions and other document for consideration by CCGG member committees and the CCGG Board of Directors. It is anticipated that the Associate Director of Policy Development will participate in the CCGG board engagement program and may from time to time speak on behalf of CCGG at conferences and events. The Associate Director of Policy Development acts as Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the CCGG staff and office in the absence of the Executive Director and may be assigned various other tasks based on the needs of the organization.

About CCGG

CCGG was formed to promote good governance practices in the companies owned by our Members (some of the largest and most renowned institutional investors in Canada). Coalition Members believe that good governance practices contribute to a company’s ability to create value for its shareholders. Representing the interests of institutional investors, CCGG promotes good governance practices in Canadian public companies and the improvement of the regulatory environment to best align the interests of boards and management with those of their shareholders. The coalition is currently comprised of 49 institutional investors Members that collectively manage almost $4 trillion in assets on behalf of pension funds, mutual fund unit holders, and other institutional and individual investors. A list of our Members and Associates is set out on the Membership page of our website. WWW.CCGG.CA

Why CCGG?

  • Collegial and respectful environment: CCGG senior management is very accessible, responsive, and understanding. There are no horse races at CCGG. Everyone is genuinely interested in their colleagues being as successful as possible. Expect senior management and CCGG board members to give credit where and when it’s due.
  • Exposure: Through regular meetings of the CCGG board and committees and through in-person meetings with public issuer boards, CCGG provides exposure to some of the leading institutional investors in Canada and the largest Canadian public companies.  Flexibility: There is considerable flexibility in setting one’s schedule.
  • Even distribution of workload: Generally, work is spread consistently and is not heavily weighted towards certain times of the year, such as proxy season.
  • Creativity: There is plenty of room for creativity and everyone is provided with a certain percentage of time (approximately 10%), to work on projects as they see fit. There is also an opportunity to share and discuss views and ideas with CEOs and CIOs of some of the most renowned institutional investors in Canada.
  • Conveniently located: CCGG’s office space is conveniently located in the business district of downtown Toronto.

Application process

If you are interested in joining our team please send the following documents to [email protected]:
 A detailed cover letter describing what makes you a good candidate and why you would like to pursue a career at CCGG
 A resume

Purpose Capital: Associate

Purpose Capital is seeking an Associate to play a key role in supporting our team. This individual will be deeply involved in all aspects of the business, from administration to marketing to finance.

About Purpose Capital

Purpose Capital is an impact investment advisory firm that mobilizes all forms of capital — financial, physical, human and social — to accelerate social progress. Through our Impact Investment Advisory practice, Purpose Capital guides and supports investors as they strive to integrate their goals for positive impact across their portfolios. We currently advise some of the country’s leading foundations, private investors, financial institutions, and social finance intermediaries.

Position Overview

Our team seeks problem solvers and those who are motivated to help others in finding solutions. As an Associate, you will be responsible for providing administrative, communications, business development and operational support. Some of your specific responsibilities include:

Communications & Marketing

  • Manage technical aspects of key marketing channels including website, social media and mailing lists;
  • Support website redesign and on-going management/maintenance;
  • Develop marketing materials and collateral;
  • Lead and execute marketing campaigns as it relates to disseminating new product/service offerings, publications and related announcements and activities.

Business Development

  • Market research and analysis of customer/competitor information;
  • Schedule business development meetings and coordinate follow up;
  • Support proposals and contract development;
  • Evaluate new technologies and add-on applications to improve and optimize marketing and business development performance.

Project support

  • Supporting the work of other team members in executing client deliverables as needed, including preliminary research, preparing presentations, project coordination.

Administrative & Other

  • Support the team in scheduling, team coordination, travel booking, systems support, and physical office operations.

The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel and MS Outlook, in particular);
  • Proficiency with HTML/Java Script/CSS/Adobe Creative Suite, and WordPress and/or other web CMS tools and integrating them into other platforms;
  • Initiative in creating and implementing marketing and communication strategies for a variety for topics and audiences;
  • Knowledge of office responsibilities, systems and procedures;
  • Undergraduate degree required.

The ideal candidate will also have the following personal and professional characteristics:

  • High degree of initiative, a self-starter, resourceful;
  • Strong work ethic, commitment to high quality work, professionalism, and attention to detail;
  • Deeply interested and passionate about impact investing, social entrepreneurship, social innovation or social finance;
  • Ability to work as part of small, dynamic and supportive team, exercise good judgment with limited supervision, and manage time effectively;
  • Technically capable, an excellent communicator, analytical mind and have an innate desire to improve;
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, high level of self-awareness, empathy, humility and a sense of humour;
  • An eye for design.

Additional Details:

This is a full-time position based in Toronto. Applicants interested in a long-term, part-time role will also be considered based on their experience.

The anticipated start for this position is immediate.

To apply:

Submit resume and cover letter in a single document to [email protected] with the subject: “Application – Associate ”

Successful candidates will be contacted for interview. No phone calls please. Deadline to apply is Friday July 6th, 2018.

Purpose Capital is a Certified B Corporation. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages to our staff and are committed to building an inclusive culture and a diverse team.

Catalyst Community Developments Society: Development Manager

We are currently seeking a Development Manager who will work closely with the VP Project Planning & Partnerships to manage the generation of new affordable development projects from initiation through the project feasibility, business case, and preliminary planning phases.

This role would ideally suit someone with a strong background in managing real estate development feasibility work, a passion for building community through affordable rental housing projects, and the ability to work with a wide variety of project stakeholders. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, great problem-solving and time-management skills, an intrinsic sense of curiosity, a keen sense of humor, and the ability to embrace a diverse workload with a positive and results-oriented focus.

Qualities

  • Highly skilled at developing and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders. An excellent collaborator with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, and able to manage your time without a lot of supervision.
  • Enjoys being part of a team and recognizes the importance of each member of the team and their roles.
  • Strong development management skills and attention to detail. Excellent quantitative and budgeting skills.

Qualifications/Experience

May include:

  • Degree/Diploma in management/business, real estate, planning, urban land economics, etc.
  • Work experience that demonstrates the above qualities and skills, with a minimum of three years of direct experience. Experience working in non-profit real estate and/or housing would be ideal.
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills. Comfortable in a mac environment.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the VP Project Planning & Partnerships, your responsibilities would include:

  • Taking the lead in conducting development feasibility studies and business cases with potential partners.
  • Arranging and attending meetings with prospective project partners to present the Catalyst development process and assess potential partners’ organizational mission, vision, and priorities.
  • Conducting preliminary meetings and building relationships with municipal staff, potential funders, and other project stakeholders.
  • Hiring and overseeing the work of architects, consultants, contractors and other service providers through feasibility study and business case phase of project development.
  • Working with the VP Project Planning & Partnerships in preparing and delivering presentations about Catalyst, our projects, and our development model.
  • Presenting on behalf of the organization at partner meetings.
  • Conducting general research and market analysis, maintaining a strong knowledge of the industry.
  • Conducting feasibility analysis and preparing business plans, reporting on each to internal and external partners.
  • Preparing input for and analyzing pro forma budgets in coordination with the Development Analyst.
  • Preparing project accounting as required such as monthly invoicing and cash flow updates. Develop project schedules and manage timelines together with our partners.
  • Managing the creation and negotiations of project agreements and legal contracts as necessary.
  • Supporting communication plans for new projects and for the Project Generation team, including stakeholder registers and project communication plans during various project stages.

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CPPIB: Analyst, Sustainable Investing - Active Equities

Job description

Company Description

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 $350 billion, and projected to exceed half a trillion by 2030, 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 is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, São Paulo and Sydney.
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
  • Being motivated every day by CPPIB’s 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 CPPIB.

Position Description
We are presently recruiting for an Analyst in the Sustainable Investing (SI) team within the Active Equities department. The Analyst will support the SI team who work with our investment departments to ensure that environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) risks and opportunities are incorporated into investment decision-making across CPPIB.

The Analyst will contribute to ESG research on portfolio companies as well broader sustainability themes. He/she will work on direct and collaborative corporate engagement initiatives and gain broad exposure working with deal teams on ESG integration across all of CPPIB’s investment departments. Candidates will have professional experience related to investment management and demonstrate a genuine passion for ESG matters.

Role Specific Accountabilities

  • Conduct comprehensive research, review, analysis and monitoring of relevant company and sector specific ESG issues in order to support CPPIB’s global activities related to investment and asset management, proxy voting, corporate engagement, collaborative initiatives, and public affairs and stakeholder relations
  • Actively participate in corporate engagement activities, proxy voting activities and other ESG initiatives, both directly and through collaborative initiatives with other investors
  • Assist with the integration of the consideration of ESG factors across CPPIB’s investment and asset management activities
  • Prepare research documents, presentations, and briefing notes and present (or assist in presenting) them to other members of the Sustainable Investing team, various investment teams, the Sustainable Investing Committee and other internal committees, and senior management
  • Conduct reviews of the investment portfolio as a means of identifying material engagement and/or ESG integration opportunities, and prepare related summary reports
  • Develop a clear understanding of ESG factors pertaining to different sectors and regions, and related best practices
  • Monitor and appropriately consider sustainable investing issues, developments and trends
  • Contribute to the implementation of Sustainable Investing activities across CPPIB, including though building relationships and knowledge across all of CPPIB’s investment groups, and Public Affairs & Communications.
  • Other duties as required

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

  • 1 to 3 years of experience in an investment management or investment advisory organization or international consulting / professional services firm
  • Significant work or academic experience related to ESG matters, or otherwise clearly demonstrated interest in sustainability
  • High academic achievement with a university degree in a relevant discipline
  • Basic knowledge of portfolio management and investment concepts such as that acquired through completion of CFA Level 1 or more
  • Basic knowledge of current ESG risks and opportunities for public and private companies
  • The ability to apply good judgment, think creatively and develop independent points of view, supported by facts and analysis
  • A rigorous attention to detail and approach to research and analysis
  • Ability to use both quantitative analysis and the assessment of qualitative factors to support a view on multi-faceted ESG matters
  • Strong research, financial modeling and valuation skills are preferred
  • Strong contributor who enjoys a high performance culture and is comfortable operating at a rapid pace in an environment of change
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a track record of working and interacting effectively with others, both internal and external to the organization
  • Well-developed organizational and time management skills
  • Highly effective written and oral communication and presentation skills, both for internal and external interactions at all levels of the organization
  • Fit with CPPIB values will be given the highest importance. Specifically, we will be looking for candidates that can work well in a team environment with a high degree of professionalism and that exemplify 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

Disclaimer
CPP Investment Board 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 Investment Board to provide resumes to this posting or web-site will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered. CPP Investment Board will not pay any referral, placement or other fee for the supply of such unsolicited resumes or information.

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OTPP: Sr. Principal, Greenfield Energy and Renewables

About the Position

Teachers’ Infrastructure and Natural Resources Group (“INR”) is a highly-specialized private equity team that seeks to invest directly in global infrastructure assets.  Currently, INR manages a portfolio of approximately [$26] billion of equity investments with a mandate to grow over the coming years.

As part of INR’s growth initiative, we have created a specialized investment team focused on Greenfield infrastructure and renewable energy. This Greenfield and Renewable (“G&R”) team is focused on sourcing and executing transactions around the globe, as well as managing a portfolio of existing assets. The G&R team is dedicated to providing better risk adjusted returns and increased diversification to INR’s existing portfolio.

Based in Toronto, the successful candidate will become an integral part of INR.  Reporting to the a Director of the G&R team, the Senior Principal will play a leading role in executing transactions and managing existing portfolio investments.  The Senior Principal will contribute to a team culture where multiple investment groups will collaborate to effectively cover the market.

INR consists of a team of approximately 40 investment professionals and is based in Toronto, Canada with a presence in London, U.K.  INR was one of the pioneers of institutional infrastructure investing and has developed an extensive and successful track record since forming in 2001.  The infrastructure portfolio includes investments in transportation and logistics (including airports, container terminals and high-speed rail), utilities, electricity generation (renewable & conventional) and drinking water and wastewater.  The majority of our infrastructure assets are held outside of Canada, principally in the U.K., Europe, Chile, the U.S. and Australia.

Infrastructure investments are good long-term investments for the pension plan.  Our status as an unlimited life fund with long-dated pension liabilities and a desire to continue to grow our direct infrastructure portfolio allows us to adopt a differentiated approach to our investments. As an investor with no requirement to exit, we focus on long-term value creation, not on short-term trading profits.  In order to implement these value-enhancing initiatives we typically take significant shareholder positions with meaningful governance.

As a Senior Principal, you will lead  the sourcing, evaluation and execution of potential investment opportunities, as well as managing existing portfolio investments.  The Senior Principal will lead deal teams comprised Senior Principals and Associates, supported by third party consultants and advisors.  The Senior Principal will be involved with portfolio companies post close, potentially serving on a board of directors or in a board observer role, and will work directly with management to shape strategy and implement value-enhancing initiatives. 

The Senior Principal will also play an active role in identifying target investment sectors, generating deal flow and developing relationships.  Activities will include conducting desk research, working with consultants, attending conferences and trade shows, networking with management teams and meeting with various industry participants.

The Senior Principal will be expected to travel regularly to support these activities.

Primary Responsibilities 

I) Transactions:
• Develop and pursue investment ideas;
• Develop a network of contacts with potential partners and advisors;
• Play a leading role in the due diligence of investment opportunities, including managing the overall evaluation process;
• Play a leading role in the negotiation and execution of transaction documentation;
• Manage communications with internal committees, external resources and partners;
• Manage external advisors in the preparation of due diligence reports;
• Identify business and transaction risks and means to mitigate them;
• Oversee the development of sophisticated financial models to analyze investment opportunities;
• Oversee valuation analysis;
• Make investment recommendations and participate in or lead the presentation to investment committees;
• Manage the drafting of presentations, reports and investment recommendations to senior management

II) Management of Investments:

• Attend board meetings as required;
• Build and nurture relationships with portfolio company management, directors, partners, lenders and other stakeholders;
• Identify opportunities to create value in investments;
• Monitor the performance and actively manage the risk-return balance of our existing investments;
• Review and analyze financial reports, budgets, board books and other information prepared by management of our portfolio companies;
• Liaise with the OTPP internal business partners (Finance, Legal, Taxation, Asset Mix & Risk) with respect to monitoring existing investments and in the pursuit of new investment opportunities;
• Oversee the preparation of internal annual valuations

The successful candidate should have a strong understanding of valuation theory, excellent strategic thinking skills and an ability to perform in-depth analysis.  Given the specialized nature of this role, the Senior Principal will have experience executing or managing Greenfield investments globally. The Senior Principal must also have very strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills in order to articulate ideas, issues and recommendations internally, as well as with external parties such as investment partners, investment bankers, lawyers, consultants, and senior management of companies.

This role is particularly well-suited to highly motivated experienced team players who enjoy the challenges of the fast-paced transaction environment, can manage multiple projects and thrive on developing new skills.

• 10+ years of work experience, preferably in principal investing, corporate development, project finance or investment banking; 
• Past work experience directly related to renewable energy and greenfield development including infrastructure, private equity, clean tech, or capital project delivery is considered an asset;
• A graduate degree or professional designation such as MBA, P.Eng, LLB, CFA, or CA
• Experience leading material aspects of the investment process, including conducting due diligence, arranging debt financing and negotiating documentation;
• Excellent analytical and quantitative skills and ability to perform in-depth, innovative, critical analysis;
• Strong interpersonal skills and proficiency in written and verbal English;
• Superior project management, communication and change management skills in order to execute effectively on opportunities;
• Ability to meet tight timelines and operate in a highly competitive and demanding work environment; and
• Willingness to travel.

How to Apply:

We encourage all applicants to apply directly through our website at https://www.otpp.com/careers/career-opportunities.

Job ID: 526

OTPP is located at:

5650 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario 
Canada, M2M 4H5

Salary Range: 
$170,000 – $180,000

Benefits Include:

  • Bonus (Discretionally Pay for Performance)
  • Other Benefits (Employee Assistance Program, Vacation and New Hire Relocation)
  • Medical Benefits
  • Dental Benefits
  • Disability Benefits
  • Life Insurance Benefits
  • Group Insurance Benefits
  • Pension Benefits
  • Vision Care Benefits
  • 20 Vacation Days

Work Location:

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
5650 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario 
Canada, M2M 4H5

Contact:

David Ha, Senior Recruitment Specialist
Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 416-730-3514*LI-OTPP

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Sustainalytics: Advisor, Client Relations

Position Purpose

The Advisor on Sustainalytics’ Client Services team will be supporting client advisory functions in North America from our New York and/Or Toronto based office. The Advisor will primarily support client advisory functions and support North American-based client relationships.

The Client Services team supports diverse investment professionals in developing and implementing tailored responsible investment strategies, and in integrating Sustainalytics’ suite of research products and services into their investment processes.

Responsibilities

  • Act as a trusted support to Client Advisors to support the management of relationships with institutional and retail investors on how to apply RI strategies and incorporate our products and services
  • Work collaboratively to enhance the client experience, satisfaction, and retention
  • Make sure that clients receive recurring or one-off, standard or customized services, reports, or deliverables
  • Support change management processes
  • Contribute to market research
  • Work closely with other team members in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific to provide support and knowledge sharing
  • Support administrative activities
  • Support company or client commissioned projects.

This position will allow you to obtain a thorough understanding of how RI strategies and ESG factors can be implemented by investors, be part of a fast-growing and successful organization, work in an entrepreneurial and cross-cultural environment, significantly expand your business network, develop yourself into a trusted advisor, quickly assume new responsibilities and challenges, become a company representative at industry and client events, and develop into an active participant in industry discussions.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding and interest of financial services and the RI industry;
  • 1-3 years of related (RI/ financial services) work experience;
  • Degree in related discipline (business, finance, environment and/or social sciences);
  • Strong client servicing and commercial skills;
  • Ability to understand and present complex products;
  • Alignment with Sustainalytics’ mission, vision and values;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills;
  • Meticulousness and attentiveness to detail;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint

Location:

  • Toronto/New York

To Apply:

If this opportunity sounds appealing to you, please fill in the form down below. All applications will be treated with the highest level of discretion and will be accepted until Friday, July 6, 2018. For inquiries related to the position, please contact us at [email protected]

 In keeping with our ongoing efforts to represent the diversity of our community, we strongly encourage people from diverse groups to apply. Sustainalytics is committed to providing accommodations for individuals with disabilities, upon request. Sustainalytics thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants requested to participate in the interview process will be contacted.

Stephen Whipp Financial: Practice Manager

About

Stephen Whipp Financial is a small investment team within Leede Jones Gable Ltd., located in Langford, British Columbia, on Victoria’s Westshore. We specialize in responsible investing and offer unique managed products that reflect a wholistic analysis of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) performance, as well as financial performance.

The Practice Manager serves as the key point of coordination, administration and communication on the expanding advisor/staff team. S/he is responsible for the administrative operations of the office and the coordination of the team. As such s/he must understand the values and ethics that underlie the practice, and represent them enthusiastically. S/he must be able to smoothly manage both people and processes to create an excellent experience for clients and effective team processes.

The Practice Manager is a demanding and dynamic leadership position, running a small office, organizing Stephen’s time and work, providing administrative and organizational support to the team, coordinating client service and working with the Leede Jones Gable back office. The job runs the gamut from basic clerical and paperwork tasks to using sophisticated software applications, preparing complex reports, problem-solving client issues, organizing meetings/events, and representing Stephen Whipp Financial to others. S/he must be a flexible self-starter and team player who is interested in the responsible investment business, thrives on change and growth, multi-tasks and problem-solves easily, loves to learn, and works well with people. S/he must be committed to what we call the triple E’s – excellence, effectiveness and efficiency – while also having a sense of humour and a friendly demeanor.

Reporting to and working closely with Stephen Whipp, Managing Director, s/he is expected to work collaboratively as a member of the team, and take on increased team leadership responsibilities over time. After a training /overlap period with the person leaving the position, during which the Practice Manager will learn all duties of the position, we expect that s/he will be involved in defining and recruiting for an administrative assistant position to provide ongoing clerical and administrative support. Depending on the growth of the team, this position may be also responsible for managing contractors.

This position requires Securities licensing, or a commitment to become Securities-licensed within 24 months of hiring.

Responsibilities

The Practice Manager will create and maintain an efficient, organized and welcoming office and client service environment that reflects the values of the practice and exceeds the standards of the industry. This requires multi-tasking and problem solving on a daily basis, proactive work-planning, coordination of team activities, responding to changing priorities and anticipating tasks and issues before they arise. It also requires excellent inter-personal communication skills, an understanding of marketing and communication strategies, and the ability to follow and update policies and procedures.

The key duties and responsibilities are set out below. Because this is a small office operating in a changing environment, additional duties may be assigned as required.

Team Coordination and Support

  • Lead ongoing implementation of the Business Operations Framework and related Procedures Lead daily ‘stand-up’ team meetings and coordinate related follow-up
  • Maintain and coordinate team calendar
  • Develop and manage team project plans and meetings as needed
  • As needed, liaise with Leede Jones Gable Compliance
  • Represent Stephen Whipp Financial, including attending networking events
  • Organize specific projects or events as directed
  • Provide back up to other team members as needed

Client Service Support

  • Use client relationship management system (Maximizer) Complete/check client paperwork
  • Manage client on-boarding process
  • Coordinate proactive client contact and appointment scheduling
  • Draft and prepare letters and reports (templates and unique)
  • Review, analyze and update client files in preparation for client meetings
  • Follow-up and document all client interactions
  • Receive client inquiries, problem-solve and take appropriate actions, including working with Leede Jones Gable back office and other financial institutions as needed
  • Plan and coordinate client appreciation activities

Executive Support for Stephen Whipp

  • Take, prepare and distribute/document notes/minutes of meetings
  • Provide time management support and assist with managing e-mail/paperwork
  • Make travel and accommodation arrangements
  • Office Administration
  • Manage incoming/outgoing office communications (telephone, mail, courier and e-mail) Manage petty cash, invoicing and liaising with bookkeeper
  • Maintain paper and electronic files
  • Liaise with janitorial service, Xerox and other suppliers
  • Organize and order office and kitchen supplies
  • Prepare for regular Compliance audits

Knowledge

Required

  • Securities license or commitment to obtain within 24 months of hiring
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and database management software
  • Awareness/understanding of the wealth management and investment industry
  • General understanding of client confidentiality requirements
  • Knowledge of office systems, equipment and organization
  • Knowledge of how policies and procedures work
  • Knowledge of client service processes and expectations
  • Basic awareness of environmental and social justice issues
  • Understanding of staff supervision, team building and leadership development techniques/processes
  • Awareness of different learning and communication styles

Preferred

  • Diploma in Business Management/Administration or equivalent
  • Knowledge of industry-specific software for client account management (Dataphile); contact management (Maximizer)
  • Financial planning (Naviplan)
  • Knowledge of project management software
  • Additional training/and or keen interest in further training in the industry e.g. insurance license

Skills and Abilities

Required

  • Strong organizational skills including prioritizing, anticipating, multi-tasking, coordinating, communicating and adapting to change
  • Excellent computer skills, including report preparation
  • Strong client service skills
  • Ability to pay attention to and take care of the details
  • Effective oral and written interpersonal communications skills, including excellent telephone manner and ability to listen carefully and speak clearly
  • Ability to work well with people, including diffusing difficult situations and problem-solving Ability to work well alone and as a member of a team
  • Leadership ability, including meeting chairing/facilitation and project planning
  • Ability to prepare high quality presentation documents including financial plans, reports and proposals
  • Ability to represent the employer to the public in an appropriate and professional manner

Preferred

  • Comfort level with networking in community and business environments

Required Experience

Minimum ten years’ experience in financial industry, preferably in an IIROC-regulated settingMinimum five years’ experience in following areas:

  • Supervising staff and/or coordinating teams
  • Developing/working with/implementing administrative procedures
  • Providing/overseeing client/customer service

Personal Qualities and Attributes

  • Understanding and commitment to progressive social values Enthusiastic, cheerful and positive attitude
  • Sense of humour
  • Common sense
  • Creativity and flexibility
  • Self-motivation and initiative
  • Capacity to ‘zoom in and out’
  • Capacity to anticipate and see ahead
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team Willingness to learn and adapt
  • Interest in people
  • Confidence

Hours

This is a demanding full-time job requiring 37.5 hours per week. Extra time in the evenings or weekends may be required to complete tasks, participate in events and/or fulfill training/licensing requirements. On-the-job training in existing office procedures and Leede Jones Gable Ltd. systems will be provided on site.

Compensation

  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications
  • Generous benefits package after satisfactory completion of three-month probation period Potential for bonus
  • Access to Leede Jones Gable Ltd. share purchase plan

Send applications to:

Stephen Whipp Financial
734 Goldstream Ave
Victoria, BC, V9B 2X3
Attention: Jill Finerty
jfinerty[at]leedejonesgable.com

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