Portfolio Manager, Private Market Investments - Ottawa

Job Requisition ID: 10144  

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Position Type: Hybrid with mandatory weekly presence 

Office Location: Ottawa (ON)

Travel Requirement: Occasional 

Language Designation: English Essential 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): ZZZ 

Base Salary Commensurate Upon Experience: $154,000 


About CMHC

The work you do and the work we do together matters. We come to work every day with a common purpose: to contribute to a well-functioning housing system.


At CMHC, we hold ourselves accountable for our results and support our colleagues in their achievements. We thrive on collaboration, connecting across CMHC and involving the right people to get our work done. We value flexibility, enabling you to choose where, when, and how you work, based on business needs and your role. Our leadership style is guided by trust, where our leaders favour an adaptive approach based on the needs of their teams.


Join us and be part of a team that's committed to making a real difference and be part of something meaningful.


What’s in it for you

We’ve got the purpose, the people and the perks you need for a fulfilling career. Here’s what you get when you’re a permanent employee:

  • 5 weeks of vacation.
  • Annual individual performance incentive.
  • Defined benefit pension plan.
  • Comprehensive group insurance plan to support your well-being from day one.
  • Support towards your personal and professional growth with training, mentorship and more. 
  • An inclusive workplace culture and environment.
  • A hybrid work model with some in-office presence (1x a week).


About the role

Join the Investments and Pension Fund team,  where we work to support CMHC’s goals for financial stability and housing affordability. We are looking for a portfolio manager who has experience managing private market investments. As an integral member of the Investments team, you will manage (along with the Director, Investments and Pension Fund) a diverse portfolio comprised of the Pension Fund’s real estate, infrastructure, other real assets, private debt and private equity investments. You will develop and implement investment strategies that are designed to outperform benchmarks and achieve investment objectives. This full-time permanent position is an exceptional opportunity within a dynamic and collaborative environment for an investment professional with excellent communication skills. 


What you’ll do: 

  • Manage assigned portfolios in accordance with the investment objectives and parameters defined by CMHC.
  • Monitor existing portfolio holdings and ensure compliance with all applicable policies and regulations.
  • Research potential investment opportunities, conduct complex risk-return analyses and present recommendations accordingly.
  • Develop, implement and document sound investment processes, policies and guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other institutional investors, asset managers, advisors and a wide range of other stakeholders. 
  • Support the Director by providing guidance, mentoring and leadership to the team, and mobilize the team and resources to ensure that deliverables are met in a timely manner.

What you should have :

  • An undergraduate degree in finance, business administration, commerce, economics or related field.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of demonstrated experience in managing private market portfolios in an institutional investment environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of investment and portfolio management principles.
  • The ability to interpret economic trends and market relationships.
  • A creative analytical ability and the ability to model investment and risk management strategies using sophisticated technological tools.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • An aptitude in leading and mentoring individuals to achieve a common objective.

It would be great if you also had:

  • A professional designation(s) in a related field, such as the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation or other relevant licence, designation or certification.
  • Bilingualism (French and English).

Posting closing date: Note, the competition may remain active until filled.




Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

We’re committed to employment equity and encourage women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions to apply. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our mission.


Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion 


What happens after you apply 

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If you applied before and you were not successful don’t worry – we're always posting new positions, so don’t hesitate to give it another shot. We’re excited to see what you bring to the table this time around!