Mackenzie Investments

  • Investment Analyst - Quantitative

    Job Location CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 5 days ago(10/12/2018 3:38 PM)
    Reference Number
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
  • Job Description

    Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967 and is a leading investment management firm providing investment advisory and related services to retail and institutional clients. The company has $60 billion in assets under management, and as part of IGM (a subsidiary of the Power Financial Group of Companies), is the largest independent asset manager in Canada, with $140 billion.


    At Mackenzie Investments you can Build Your Career with Confidence by:

    Changing the Game:  We have a vision and a strategy that will challenge the way business in this industry is done and help investors be successful.

    Making a Smarter World: We believe in continuous learning, understanding what is most important and sharing the benefits of that knowledge.

    Being Proud: As a part of our team you will do some of your best work, develop some of your most valuable skills and give back in ways that make a difference in the lives of Canadians.

    Joining an Unstoppable Team: We build teams that look out for each other, ask the best of each other and deliver the finest work.

    Learning and Growing: We offer an environment where you can indulge your curiosity to learn; getting the challenges and feedback you need to refine your skills and abilities.

    Thriving in a Supportive Environment:  We have created a workplace where your efforts and career are supported by your team and your leader.




    Mackenzie Investments is looking to add an Investment Analyst (quantitative focused), to its Multi-Asset Strategies team in the Investment Management department.  Reporting to the Head of Multi-Asset Strategies, the candidate will be responsible for conducting research in asset allocation, quant equities, and systematic macro, as well as advancing portfolio management analytics and supporting portfolio management activities.


    The ideal candidates are passionate about portfolio management, innovative, intellectually rigorous, curious, productive, and humble, and have the highest standard of honesty and integrity. They are motivated by achieving excellence and by being part of a team who strives continuously to be the best in its field. The successful candidate will gain valuable knowledge and skills by being part of a team that make investments decisions on a large breadth of asset classes, geographies and investment strategies.


    The main responsibilities of the role:

    • Conduct quantitative research to forecast the risk and return of equity factors such as value, momentum, quality
    • Conduct research to forecast the risk and returns of asset classes such as stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities and related derivatives
    • Enhance the quantitative tools and infrastructure used to construct portfolios, conduct research, and monitor portfolios
    • Support day-to-day portfolio management activities of traditional portfolios as well as alternative portfolios (e.g. liquid alts, option strategies)
    • Support the production of client material


    Minimum requirements for this role include:

    • At least 2 years of relevant experience, including experience at a world-class asset manager, directly involved with quantitative research in equities, systematic macro and/or asset allocation
    • Master degree in Finance, Economics, Computer Science, Statistics, or related discipline
    • Advanced knowledge of programming (Python) and databases knowledge (Mongodb, SQL)
    • Demonstrated interest financial markets, portfolio management, multi-asset class investing and market savvy
    • Ability to produce work with a high degree of accuracy
    • High performing team player
    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal


    Internal Applicants:

    If you are interested in applying for this position please submit your cover letter and resume on-line using the “apply for this job” icon located at the bottom or to the left of the posting. If you would like to refer someone for the position please email the posting using the “email this job” option. All cover letters and resumes should be received by October 26, 2018 record your extension number on your resume and cover letter.  The referral bonus level for this position is 2. This position is a job grade level 12.


    External Applicants:
    We thank all applicants for their interest in Mackenzie Investments; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


    Mackenzie Investments offers an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive base salary, performance-based bonuses, excellent benefits, recognition for your accomplishments, and opportunities for personal and professional growth.


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