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Assistant Trader - Trans-Canada Capital - 34475

Location: MONTREAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Nov 8, 2023
Posting End Date: Nov 22, 2023


Job Description


Trans-Canada Capital (TCC) is an asset management firm specializing in innovative 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 strategies focusing on alpha generation in a rigorous risk-controlled framework. With C$27 billion in assets under management (inclusive of leverage), more than 100 investment professionals based in Montreal and Toronto, and a complete range of alternative solutions, TCC is well positioned to meet the needs of institutional investors seeking steady returns.

The Assistant Trader will report to the Head Trader and will execute mainly money market, repo, bond forward and foreign exchange transactions. 

Role and responsibilities:

  • Capture trade information into the front office system and ensure that the information is communicated to the back-office staff promptly
  • Reconcile data from various sources to ensure that all trade decisions are made using accurate information
  • Execute trades on money market instruments and repos
  • Assist in managing all cash accounts and foreign currency exposures
  • Track the performance, risks and exposures of various internally managed portfolios and individual strategies across all asset classes
  • Assist in documenting procedures to ensure trading policies are followed
  • Liaise with brokers and filter relevant information to other traders and portfolio managers
  • Liaise with other internal teams
  • Act as a resource person for both back-office and front-office staff for all trading/settlement related processes


Academics and Work Experience:

  • University diploma in finance, mathematics or economics
  • Master’s degree is an asset
  • Possessing a professional designation (CFA) is an asset
  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of all Microsoft Office products and the Bloomberg information system
  • Ability to communicate easily in French and English (both written and spoken)
  • At ease with sophisticated front-office and accounting systems
  • Knowledge of listed and OTC derivatives
  • Python computer programming an asset


  • Detailed oriented
  • Strong analytical mind and attention to detail
  • Autonomous and ability to be a team player
  • Ability to thrive under stressful conditions
  • Ability to process and understand large amounts of information quickly
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and handle a large, diversified workload

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:

Bilingualism (English and French). This position requires proficiency in a language other than French to provide support to clients and employees located outside Quebec or who require services in a language other than French.

Diversity and Inclusion

Trans Canada Capital Inc. 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.

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

The position is based in downtown Montréal.