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AIMCo is one of Canada’s largest and most diversified investment managers, with approximately $100 billion of assets under management for 32 clients, a diverse group of Alberta public sector pension plans, endowment funds, and government accounts representing all Albertans. Our culture is defined by our core values: Excellence, Transparency, Humility, Integrity, and Collaboration.

Our success as an organization is as dependent on the growth of our people as it is our investments. We provide opportunity to our employees, embrace talent with new ideas and are committed to a culture of continuous learning.

 

 
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Senior Analyst, Product Risk Management (005783)
 
Job Number: 005783
Job Title: Senior Analyst, Product Risk Management
Number of Openings: 1
Job Type (Employment Type): Regular
Job Schedule: Full Time
Job Category: Investment Management
Minimum Level of Education: Degree
Years of Relatable Experience: 3
Application Deadline: 2017/08/08
 
Position Summary
The Product Risk Management department independently identifies, analyzes, assesses, monitors and reports on the investment and non-investment risks associated with AIMCo’s investment products. The responsibility for measuring investment risk is outsourced to the Investment Risk Analytics department within the Risk Management division. Through these activities, the department supports the AIMCo senior management with analysis and advice on AIMCo’s investment product mandates and supports the CIO and his portfolio managers in optimizing the balance of risk and return within the product mandates by providing information, tools and advice. The Product Risk Management department is currently organized along asset class lines, consisting of teams dedicated to each of AIMCo’s main asset classes: Public Equity, Fixed Income, Private Equity, Private Income and Real Estate. AIMCo is currently searching for a Senior Analyst dedicated to the Public Equity or Fixed Income asset class.

Responsibilities will include:

•Identifying, analyzing, assessing, monitoring and reporting on the investment and non-investment risks and risk-adjusted returns within the asset class in accordance with relevant Risk Management policies and methodologies.
•Preparing and giving risk management advice on appropriate product mandates that are aligned with client objectives and enable portfolio managers to optimize risk in the asset class to ensure that risks are properly identified and controlled.
•Assessing the risk measurement methodology and identifying enhancements in risk measurement in consultation with the Investment Risk Analytics department and acceptance testing enhancements implemented by the Investment Risk Analytics department.
•Support portfolio managers in optimizing risk within their products in accordance with the product mandate by providing data, information, analysis and advice.
•Designing, implementing and producing regular product risk reports, including writing of commentary, to portfolio managers and AIMCo senior management.
•Identifying and assessing the risks of new instrument types and strategies within the products in the asset class in consultation with the Investment Risk Analytics department and the portfolio managers and making sure that these risks can be measured, monitored and reported.
•Identifying, assessing, monitoring and reporting on the risks associated with large, illiquid investments in their asset class, outsourcing of investment decisions to external managers, and the selection and use of counterparties in consultation with the portfolio managers.
Our Ideal Candidate
•Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g. Finance, Economics, Financial Mathematics, Computer Science) with an excellent GPA from a top-tier institution. Post-graduate degree (Master or PhD) is preferred.
•Minimum of 3-5 years’ relevant risk, public equity or fixed income asset class experience
•Completion or enrolment in CFA/FRM/PRM program
•Strong programming skills is preferred: Python, MATLAB, R, SQL
•Strong knowledge of institutional structure of financial markets
•Strong understanding of finance theory and quantitative techniques, as applied to portfolio construction, optimization, simulation, risk modeling and derivatives
•Experience with vendor systems is preferred: Bloomberg, Captial IQ, MSCI Barra, Factset
•Must show initiative and the ability to quickly grasp new concepts, driven and results oriented
•Attention to detail, prioritization and organizational skills required
Application Instructions
Please note that final candidates will be asked to undergo a security screening which includes a credit bureau and criminal record investigation, the results of which must be acceptable to AIMCo.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

For more information about AIMCo and how to apply please visit the careers section of AIMCo’s website at www.aimco.alberta.ca.