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Assistant Institutional Trader - Downtown Montreal -

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Jun 27, 2018
Posting End Date: Jul 25, 2018


Job Description


Are you passionate about reaching new heights, teamwork and making a meaningful contribution? Do you picture yourself as a valued member of an industry-leading organization? If you answered yes to these questions, Air Canada is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the diverse and vibrant team working together to lead the growth and expansion of Canada’s flag carrier.


Air Canada, voted Best Airline in North America at the Skytrax World Airline awards, is the sponsor of 8 defined benefit pension plans. The plans’ assets are managed by Air Canada Pension Investments, through a well diversified portfolio comprised of traditional asset classes (bonds and equities), alternative investments (such as infrastructure, private equity and real estate) and portable alpha strategies (hedge funds and tactical asset allocation) of an aggregate value of $17B. Air Canada Pension Investments business office is located in downtown Montreal. 


The Assistant Institutional Trader will report to the Head Institutional Trader and will execute money market, repo, bond forward and foreign exchange transactions. The candidate will also support other aspects of the investment process through data reconciliation, analysis & research.

  • Execute trades on money market instruments and repos
  • Hedge foreign currency exposures
  • Manage all cash accounts
  • Reconcile data from various sources to ensure that all trade decisions are made using accurate information
  • Help put in place 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
  • Track the performance, risks and exposures of various internally managed portfolios
  • Capture trade information into the front office system and ensure that the information is communicated to the back-office staff promptly
  • Act as a resource person for both back-office and front-office staff for all trading/settlement related processes
  • Conduct ad-hoc analyses and research projects which will support strategy and trade decisions


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



Bilingual (English and French)

At Air Canada, we want to fly higher when it comes to employment equity. We, therefore, encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability.

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