Principal, TFM Economic Research Group - Asian Markets
Ontario Teachers'​ Pension Plan
Toronto, CA
3d ago

Principal, TFM Economic Research Group - Asian Markets

The Opportunity

The Principal, Total Fund Management, Economic Research Group -Asian Markets will be responsible leading for a variety of research activities that support the strategic objectives of the Plan.

Reporting to the Chief Economist, the Principal will help shape and define a research agenda that impacts the investment performance of the Fund at the highest level.

Who you'll work with

This role works in collaboration with the other investment departments fund-wide as well as our Strategy & Risk team. Reporting to our Chief Economist, you will collaborate with a network of talented colleagues covering additional global regions.

You will have the chance to define and influence key relationships with our deal teams, Board of Directors, and senior leadership.

What you'll do

  • Contribute to macroeconomic and financial market research, with a focus on Asia, in support of the investment process within TFM and other departments.
  • Assess the global economic environment as well as develop medium and long-term outlooks for financial markets to support the Ontario Teachers’ Global Macroeconomic Framework.
  • Support research into the development of various ex-ante risk indicators in areas such as the economic cycle and monetary policy.
  • Provide support to our investment departments in making economic assumptions underpinning their investment decisions.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with economic and capital market professionals from central banks, investment banks, research organizations and other pension funds.
  • Prepare written reports and presentations to inform the investment decision-making process within Teachers’.
  • Work cross-functionally with other team members and departments to ensure continued alignment with OTPP’s vision, mission, goals and values.
  • This includes supporting and sharing knowledge with other areas of TFM, as well as responding to ad hoc requests from other departments.

  • You will be an important player in shaping the Economic Research Group’s agenda as it builds its brand and credibility.
  • Prepare research on our Global Macroeconomic Framework related to the Asia market and how it fits within the total fund’s strategic asset allocation.
  • What you'll need

  • Master’s degree in Economics or Financial Economics. A PhD will be an asset.
  • At least 6 - 8 years in macroeconomic research or capital markets-related experience with a focus on Asia.
  • Strong quantitative and econometric skills, and an understanding of their application to portfolio construction and investment strategy modeling.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written), strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated presentation skills.
  • A proficiency in a major Asian language will be a plus.
  • Deep understanding of macroeconomic principles and capital markets.
  • An ability to research and test out new ideas / concepts to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex subject matter to non-technical audiences.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • Experience with EViews or equivalent statistical package is an asset.
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as to perform effectively in a collaborative environment.
  • What we're offering

  • Pay for performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentives
  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage, including a Health Spending Account
  • Guaranteed retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan
  • Competitive time off
  • Discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis
  • Degreed : a digital platform that helps you quickly and easily discover, share, and track ALL kinds of learning resources from courses to videos to articles and more
  • At Ontario Teachers', diversity is one of our core strengths. We are a globally minded organization and take pride ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create reflect and celebrate diversity of thought, background and experience.

    Accommodations are available upon request for candidates with a disability taking part in the recruitment process and once hired.

    How to apply

    Are you ready to pursue new challenges and take your career to the next level? Apply today!

    You may be invited to complete a pre-recorded interview as part of our process. This will take no longer than 10 minutes.

    We thank you for applying, however, only those selected for in-person interviews will be contacted.

    Note that candidates must be legally entitled to work in the country where this role is located .

    Functional Area : Investments

    Requisition ID : 2414


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