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Analyst, Investments - Trans Canada Capital - 26346

Location: MONTREAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Sep 2, 2021
Posting End Date: Oct 2, 2021


Job Description


Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.
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.
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to work within TCC’s investment team focused on external funds and related co-investments. Reporting to the Director, Equity & Alternative Investments, the analyst will also work with other members of the team and notably contribute to manage three of TCC’s specialized portfolios. The analyst will primarily help monitoring underlying investments and regularly liaise with external relationships. This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to a broad range of asset classes (including public and private equity, venture capital, fixed income, real estate, hedge funds, private debt, and infrastructure) managed by some of the most successful asset managers in the world. The analyst will be expected to regularly produce top-quality analysis in order to assist the team in making strategic decisions pertaining to the portfolios.
  • Assist with the data collection and aggregation of portfolio attribution and exposure reports for internal and external needs and suggest ways to optimize internal processes where required
  • Monitor the portfolios’ underlying investment activities, involving portfolio companies and assets and write relevant summary reports on a regular basis
  • Support the team in fund or thematic searches across different asset classes / strategies (hedge funds, public/private equity, real estate, etc.) and related investment due diligence efforts
  • Support the team in logging and reviewing inbound fund and co-investment opportunities
  • Provide ongoing research and news coverage of the traditional and alternative investments industries as well as generate market intelligence in order to help the team identify industry trends and associated risks
  • Maintain close relationships with various internal and external parties, including strategic external relationships, consultants and other business / investment peers
  • Assist with the performance due diligence meetings (virtual or onsite), travel to annual general investor and other meetings, meetings with investment peers and other relevant industry conferences which may be outside of Montreal and/or Canada at times
  • Participate in the periodic External Management Investment Committee meetings where general market discussions, idea generation, and the review/approval of external fund/co-investment opportunities take place
  • Assist the team with initiatives related to TCC’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) effort in public and private investments
  • Perform various quantitative and qualitative analyses, as well as other duties and ad hoc projects, to help in the day-to-day management of the portfolios as assigned or required and act as a resource person for the team


Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Required as of October 31st 2021
  • University undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, commerce, administration, or other relevant field (master’s degree is considered an asset)
  • Professional qualification such as a CFA or CAIA designation is considered an asset
  • 1 to 2 years of relevant experience 
  • Some alternative investments experience preferably acquired within an institutional environment
Knowledge and Skills
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of alternative investments, especially private markets
  • Possess strong quantitative skills, and be able to manipulate large quantities of data from Excel and other database systems to help prepare summary reports highlighting pertinent information about the portfolios
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Working knowledge of SQL or Python programming language is considered an asset
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner under pressure
  • Rigorous, disciplined and well organized
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail 
  • Fast learner
  • Team player
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Free to travel from time to time (no travel currently due to the sanitary situation)
The position is based in downtown Montreal and the individual must also be based in the Montreal region full time. 





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.