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Director, Investments and Risk - TCC - 26042

Location: MONTREAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Jun 8, 2021
Posting End Date: Jun 26, 2021


Job Description


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 more than $30 billion in assets under management, over 75 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 Vice-President, Investments & Risk, the incumbent will manage the team responsible for the management of financial risks, develop and improve the financial tools necessary for the risk management of the investment strategies, as well as providing recommendations on the risk mitigation of the portfolios.

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: 
  • Investments & Risk unit ownership, manage human resources, projects, and deliverables
  • Owner of the risk management process and responsible of developing and improving the financial tools necessary for the process
  • Review and provide comments and recommendations on key risk metrics of portfolios and trades, to improve portfolio construction
  • Review/Supervision of the work performed by the team
  • Maintain strong relationships with various stakeholders, including traders, portfolio managers, internal financial operations, data & analytics and external providers
  • Coordinate risk analysis reporting to internal committees, counterparties and clients
  • Ensure the timely production and dissemination of the risk metrics of the internal portfolios (sensitivities, stress tests, active risk, liquidity risk, VaR, etc.)
  • Analysis and monitoring of strategies and investment products in various asset classes (bonds, credit, equity and volatility/variance)
  • Pre- and post-trade analysis of ad hoc transactions or quantitative strategies involving derivatives and exotic products
  • All other tasks required by the position


  • University graduate degree in finance, actuarial science, mathematics or another related field
  • FRM, PRM, CFA and/or actuarial professional designation is an asset
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in managing and mobilising teams in a growth environment and in the development of human potential
  • Skill and interest in programming (such as Python, SQL, etc.) and Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of various financial systems: Bloomberg AIM, an asset
  • Genuine interest in both complex and simple financial products and knowledge of derivatives
  • Bilingual (French and English)
  • Leadership, team spirit and excellent communication abilities
  • Well-organized and ability to manage multiple initiatives in parallel
  • Strong capacity to work under pressure and manage deliverables
  • Accountability and sense of responsibility
  • Autonomy and strong sense of initiative
  • Analytical skills, rigor and vigilance
  • Strong learning capabilities and adaptability
  • Ability to keep his/her knowledge up to date and aware of the latest developments and trends in risk
The position is based in downtown Montreal

**Please note that with the actual situation with COVID-19, working from home is prioritized until further notice.**
Linguistic Requirements

Bilingual (English and French)

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.