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Senior Specialist, Public Market Investments

Sector: Finance 

Language Designation: English Essential 

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

Salary Range: $89823.44 to $112279.30

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

We’re not your typical government agency
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) exists for a single reason: to make housing affordable for everyone in Canada. We’re mobilizing the expertise and energy of governments, non-profits, lenders, developers, social entrepreneurs and co-ops to create the future of housing. At CMHC, we believe that everyone in Canada should have a place to call home.
Experience a Results-Only Work Environment™ (ROWE™)
At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. We’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and 100% accountable. You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives. You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.

This position reports to the Investments and Pension Fund team in our Office of the Chief Financial Officer sector. This sector uses financial foresight and legal insight to improve housing affordability.


About the role
We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships.

Become a key member of a dynamic and collaborative environment. You will provide substantive analytical expertise in the management of a wide range of investments. More specifically, you will support the management and administration of the internally managed Canadian equity portfolio of CMHC Pension Fund by recommending and executing investments that are expected to consistently outperform market benchmarks and indices. You will be accountable for providing support and assistance critical to achieving maximum returns in accordance with established policies and objectives. The role will also involve executing transactions for CMHC’s portfolios.


This permanent position is an exceptional opportunity for an analytical thinker with excellent communication skills to expand his or her career within Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), an organization where you are valued and respected, recognized for your contributions and that is committed to providing a work environment where you are inspired to make a difference.


What you will need
• Undergraduate or Master’s degree in business administration, economics, commerce or a related field. Successful completion of a Chartered Financial Analyst or any other relevant designation (accounting designation, etc.) would be considered an asset.
• Minimum of seven years of prior relevant experience.
• Strong knowledge in equity research and financial analysis. Trading experience is considered as an asset.
• Understanding of capital markets and the economic environment.
• Strong oral and written communication skills along with the ability to present complex information to intended audiences, including influencing and negotiation skills.
• Strong project management and organization skills to oversee and carry out a wide variety of complex investment-related projects.
• Experience with Bloomberg or other similar platforms


What you will be doing
Asset Management
• Coordinate, review and report on the asset management activities of various investment portfolios.
• Execute trades for CMHC's portfolios (identify, select, invest, disinvest and reinvest assets).
• Develop the quantitative models, metrics and analytical tools to support asset allocation, performance measurement and risk monitoring.
• Execute investment transactions ensuring the best interests of CMHC as deemed appropriate and resolve settlement issues that may occur.
• Participate in the development and implementation of the strategic and tactical asset allocation decisions for investment portfolios through the application of research and analysis.


Investment Analysis and Reporting
• Participate in the overall management of the portfolios.
• Conduct equity research to maximize returns within the constraints established by investment objectives, investment strategies and policies.
• Extract, compile and analyze investment data from portfolio management systems to produce reports on holdings, volumes, transactions and/or commissions to support divisional and corporate reporting.
• Lead research and analytical efforts for projects as required.
• Liaise with company management, and the broader investment community to stay informed on developing trends, new strategies and products.

Does this sound like you?
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Posting closing date: Note, the competition may remain active until filled.


Job Requisition ID: 4470  

Primary Location: OttawaOntario  

Other Location(s):  

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Limited 


We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
CMHC is an employer that values diversity and encourages the learning and use of both Canada's official languages. CMHC is committed to employment equity and actively encourages application from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities
*If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

Learn more below about CMHC and how we help Canadians meet their housing needs.