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Associate, Portfolio Research

Regina, SK
Full Time
17 hours ago
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Department Overview
TD Asset Management (TDAM) is a member of TD Bank Financial Group and is one of Canada's largest investment management firms. As of December 30, 2020, TDAM and its affiliates manage over $407 billion in assets on behalf of pension, insurance, endowment/foundation and corporate clients, as well as high-net worth clients and retail mutual funds, across both active fundamental and quantitative-based solutions. On the retail investment side, TDAM is the third largest mutual fund company in Canada and manages assets on behalf of more than 1.9 million investors and offers one of the most broadly diversified fund families in Canada. A cornerstone of TDAM's success has been the ability to partner with its clients to develop customized solutions that meet their evolving needs and objectives.

Job Description

The TD Asset Management Public Equities team is a performance-oriented group managing long-only global equity portfolios for institutional, high net worth and retail clients. The team follows a disciplined three step investment process that combines quantitative research, fundamental due diligence and portfolio construction and implementation to produce superior investment results. An opportunity exists for an Analyst to join the team, reporting to the Vice President & Director, Public Equities - Quantitative Research.

The Analyst will be embedded in the investment team, collaborating directly with both fundamental and quantitative analysts. Key responsibilities will include:
  • Applying statistical analytics and quantitative modelling to company and industry fundamental data and business models, in collaboration with fundamental analysts, to enhance existing investment processes and identify ongoing investment opportunities
  • Developing a deep understanding of portfolio risk and return drivers through detailed statistical modelling and quantitative analysis of corporate financial statements, listed equity prices, and other data sources
  • Conducting ongoing research on factor-based and systematic investment processes within global equity markets, and converting research insights into actionable, stock-specific investment recommendations
  • Maintaining, developing and enhancing quantitative investment strategies and models across various geographic and sector mandates
  • Producing written research reports and presentations to communicate investment insights to analysts and portfolio managers
  • Attending industry conferences and seminars to gain insights on current trends in quantitative and macroeconomic strategy and economics, and regularly monitoring sell-side and academic research to identify emerging investment themes and potential enhancements to existing investment processes

  • 2 to 4 years of industry experience in capital markets within research, investment banking or related
  • Comprehensive understanding of capital markets, including fundamental analysis, asset pricing theory, factor-based and quantitative investing strategies, asset allocation, macroeconomics, portfolio construction and risk analytics, and Porter's five forces framework
  • An aptitude for technology and a willingness to apply technology in an analytical and portfolio management setting. Must have the ability to work directly with SQL and large-scale financial databases, and the ability to program and construct financial models within .NET/C#, Python and/or R. A familiarity with machine learning algorithms (and their application to financial research and portfolio construction) would be a strong asset
  • Solid analytic and modelling capabilities, an exceptional curiosity towards public equity markets, and a desire to actively and collaboratively problem-solve within a fast paced environment
  • Past familiarity with FactSet, Bloomberg, S&P/Capital IQ or other financial analytics platforms would be an asset
  • Strong presentation and verbal/written communication skills
  • A self-starter with the ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively with the broader investment team

Education Requirements:
  • Undergraduate/Graduate degree in Engineering/Finance/Mathematics/Economics/Accounting/MBA or related fields
  • CFA designation or working towards



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