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Intern, Multi-Asset Class Solutions (Winter 2022 - 4 months)

November 6 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Accounting, Finance, Accounting, Finance, Actuarial Services, Actuarial, Statistics, Economy, Actuarial, Statistics, Economy
Toronto, ON

With approximately CAD 179.5 billion in assets under management as of June 30 2021, Fiera Capital, an independent firm, is one of Canada’s leading investment managers. We deliver customized multi-asset solutions across public and private market asset classes to institutional, financial intermediary and private wealth clients across North America, Europe and key markets in Asia. We strive to be at the forefront of investment-management science, and we are passionate about creating sustainable wealth for clients. Fiera Capital is recognized for our talented people. Our teams collaborate and seek to draw on the global industry’s most innovative and diverse offerings to craft strategies that meet the needs of any client, anywhere they are located.

Why join Fiera Capital:

• Inclusive workplace and diverse background of employees
• Growth and development opportunities
• Entrepreneurial industry-leading company with a purposeful mission
• Flexible work arrangements, competitive compensation and benefits
• Collaborative approach, innovative and culture of integrity
• Ambitious organization who strives for excellence

What we are looking for:

Under the supervision of the Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Multi-Asset Class Solution, the successful candidate will join an innovative team and will add value for our clients by their expertise in quantitative analysis. The analyst will participate in the development and implementation of customized and innovative multi asset class solutions. They will significantly contribute to the development of the teams quantitative and technological architecture with their programming skills, participate in research activities and concretize new ideas. Participate to solving real investor challenges through customized portfolio construction using products on the Fiera investment platform and where needed analyzing other investments.

Your responsibilities:

  • Support development of optimized objective-focused strategies for institutional and private wealth clients;
  • Updates and refinements to models and tools used for portfolio optimization;
  • Preparation of portfolio backtests;
  • Preparation of client materials and presentations;
  • Ad-hoc research to support development of thought leadership.

Must have requirements to be successful in this role:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Commerce or Master’s degree in Actuarial, Mathematics, Finance, Financial Engineering or Statistics;
  • Enrollment or completion of CFA Designation, CAIA or Actuarial Designation is considered an asset;
  • Prior experience in a position related to investment, performance analysis or risk analysis;
  • Great attention to detail, methodical approach to solving problems;
  • Great understanding of quantitative methods, Great programming skills (VBA, MATLAB, PYTHON, C++) and experience in organizing data;
  • Comfortable working independently and as part of a team;
  • Presentation and communication skills (verbal and written) ideally both in French and English;
  • Interest in modeling traditional and non-traditional, private and public investment strategies;
  • Acute interest for financial risk management and financial markets.

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