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Analyst, Quantitative Research - Trans-Canada Capital - 31514

Location: MONTREAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Nov 24, 2022
Posting End Date: Dec 8, 2022


Job Description


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Trans-Canada Capital (TCC) is an innovative asset management firm specializing in non-traditional investment strategies for institutional investors. Since 2009, the team has successfully managed the pension assets of Air Canada, one of the largest corporate pension plans in the country. Over the years, we have earned an enviable reputation by generating superior returns through sophisticated strategies focusing on alpha generation in a rigorous risk-controlled framework. With around $30 billion in assets under management, over 100 investment professionals based in Montreal, and a complete range of innovative solutions, TCC is well positioned to meet the needs of institutional investors seeking consistent returns.

Reporting to the Senior Portfolio Manager, Absolute Return, the incumbent will contribute to the implementation of the investment strategy by doing quantitative research with respect to various investment opportunities. The analyst will also assist in developing and improving the financial tools used in the optimization of the investments and will participate in the improvement of the day-to-day investment activities.

The candidate will choose TCC because of its collaborative work environment, the sophistication and diversification of the financial products traded, the tight-knit relationship amongst the investment teams and the competitiveness of its total compensation package. 

Role and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and improve quantitative models to establish trading signals that would support fundamental analysis on equity, credit, FX, volatility, and fixed income markets using listed and OTC derivatives
  • Assist in developing systems, tools, and procedures to monitor open derivatives positions in the portfolio
  • Conduct quantitative research on different investment ideas as required
  • Act as a resource person for the investment team as necessary
  • All other tasks required by the position.


  • Master’s degree in finance, mathematics, actuarial science, or other related field 
  • Excellent understanding of derivative products
  • At ease at manipulating large amount of data and understanding sophisticated investment models
  • At ease with advanced mathematics
  • Good programming skills, ideally with Python and SQL
  • CFA, FRM and/or actuarial professional designation is an asset Strong skills with MS Excel (including VBA) and other MS Office applications
  • Knowledge of Bloomberg, financial libraries and other investment database and systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both French and English
  • Rigorous, disciplined and well organized (efficient, high quality, well structured work)
  • Team worker
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Strong analytical skills with a sense for detail
  • Autonomous and dynamic
  • Ability to keep his/her knowledge up to date and aware of the latest developments and trends in portfolio management
  • Excellent skills in communication and teamwork
  • Pro-active and strong sense of initiative
  • Ability and curiosity to stay up to date and aware of the latest trends in technology
  • Bilingual (French and English)
The position is based in downtown Montréal.
Conditions of Employment:
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest, at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits/visas or other authorizations which may be required is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position.
Linguistic Requirements

Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates. 

Diversity and Inclusion
Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.
As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.