Mackenzie Investments

  • Investment Analyst - Multi-Asset

    Job Location CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 4 days ago(1/14/2019 10:29 AM)
    # 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. We are committed to the financial success of investors, through their eyes.


    Our Vision

    Everything we do starts with the needs of investors, whether they are saving for a child’s postsecondary education, setting money aside for the future needs of a family member with a disability, or funding their own retirement. In fact, our focus is summed up in our Vision statement: We are committed to the financial success of investors, through their eyes.


    Our Values

    Our growth and success are the direct result of our employees, and we strive to create a workplace supported by the following core values: Creativity and Innovation, Strong Decision Making, Collaboration, Courage, Honesty and Integrity, Confidence and Pride.


    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 Canadians be successful in the ways that mean the most to them.

    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.


    The Role 

    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 direct applications 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 and have your referral indicate that they were referred by you when completing the application. All resumes should be received by January 28, 2019.  If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Human Resources. Please record your extension number on your resume and cover letter. The job grade for this position is 12. The referral bonus for this position is 2.


    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.


    Mackenzie Investments is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment accommodations in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.



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