Senior Analyst

  • 33510
  • Life - Actuarial
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  • Ontario, Canada
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  • Apr 10, 2018
  • Take ownership over the month-end investment process, reviewing and validating portfolio composition, analyzing investment earnings and producing management commentary.
  • Work closely with the appointed investment manager to measure and manage investment related risks, including ensuring proper matching of asset and liability positions, ensuring appropriate levels of liquidity and assessing and managing credit exposure.
  • Prepare regular reporting and presentation material to support the governance mandate, including adherence to the investment policy.
  • Assist in production of investment forecasts, as well as analysis and reconciliation of investment results.
  • Work with stakeholders from finance and actuarial areas to analyze the implications of adopting new accounting and actuarial regulatory guidelines.
  • Develop new reporting and risk management tools to streamline existing manual processes and increase efficiencies, with a strong focus on excel-based automation, data integrity and consistency.
  • Undergraduate degree in financial ore related discipline.
  • FSA/ASA or CFA/PRM/FRM, or Masters in a quantitative discipline.
  • Strong understanding of various asset classes and investment management process.
  • Strong analytical abilities and high level of attention to detail are required. Candidate will be required to employ quantitative skills to analyze portfolio and market-related data to calculate financial impacts, explain variances and formulate conclusions to develop strategic recommendations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required to provide investment-related commentary and explanations to executive audiences and help drive business decisions.
  • Strong knowledge of financial and accounting concepts, particularly those relating to asset liability management in the insurance or banking sector.
  • Ability to review production-related processes and recommend changes to improve efficiency and levels of automation.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and explain financial data, as well as draw conclusions / recommendations relating to the impact on the overall business.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Strong knowledge of excel, including arrays, macros and pivot tables is essential. Some experience with VBA programming is preferred but not required.
  • Working knowledge of Bloomberg is an asset.