BC Pension Corporation

Senior Investment Analyst

Job Type Location

Regular full time

Victoria, BC Canada

Competition Union/Excluded

PC22:47426

Excluded

Salary Range Criminal Record Check

Up to $140,000 per annum

Required

Closing Date

June 30, 2022

Additional

An eligibility list to fill future vacancies may be established.

Why choose us?

The Municipal Pension Plan (Plan) is the largest pension plan in BC and the sixth largest plan in Canada with over $74 billion in assets. It has approximately 400,000 members and more than 900 participating employers in the local government, health, community, education and other sectors. The Municipal Pension Board of Trustees (Board) is the Plan Administrator; the Senior Investment Analyst will provide expert professional advice in support of the board's investment program and strategies, helping to deliver on the Board's Strategic Plan.

BC Pension Corporation is an award-winning organization with meaningful purpose-driven work, where staff have impact and create peace of mind for those we serve. We have cultivated an outstanding community rooted in respect, where employees are inspired to have courage, take action, and be at their best every day. Facilitating provision of payroll and benefit services, the Senior Investment Analyst is employed and seconded from the Pension Corporation to the Board.

What we offer:

  • A variety of work options (on-campus work or a hybrid of work from home/on-campus)
  • Incredible campus with collaboration spaces
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities
  • Comprehensive extended health and dental benefits for you and your family
  • Defined benefit pension program
  • Health & wellness programs - lunchtime seminars, community activities and a comprehensive Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Opportunities to give back to the community and support not-for-profits
  • Seasonal events and socials
  • Discounts on BC Transit passes, travel and accommodation, cell phones and plans, and more

We are committed to the health and safety of our employees and taking every reasonable precaution against COVID-19 while supporting our culture of community and connection in our hybrid workplace. We have implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all new employees, as a condition of their employment, to confidentially self-disclose to the Corporation that they are fully vaccinated (two COVID-19 vaccinations). Details about the COVID-19 verification process will be provided at the time of offer.

The opportunity

Reporting to the Executive Director, Office of the Municipal Pension Board of Trustees (Board Office), the Senior Investment Analyst is responsible for providing Investment strategy and policy advice to the Municipal Pension Board of Trustees (Board). The Senior Investment Analyst is a board employee and a senior member of the management team with wide-ranging responsibilities. The Senior Investment Analyst acts in a confidential capacity to the Board and provides expert professional advice regarding financial markets, investment strategy, risk management, responsible investing and compliance.

The Board Office includes three board employees and nine secretariat staff; the secretariat staff are employed by the BC Pension Corporation and provide governance and administrative support to the Board. Pursuant to Board and Pension Corporation delegations, the team in the Board Office (regardless of employment terms) reports to the Executive Director.

Day-to-day administration of the plan and investment of the fund is carried out by two of the Board's agents, the BC Pension Corporation and the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, respectively. More specifically, the Board invests in units of pooled funds managed by BCI. The Board is a representative jointly trusteed lay board. BCI is a global investment manager, increasingly internalizing management of client funds and using more sophisticated investment strategies to enhance risk-adjusted returns.

What do you need to succeed?

Under the guidance of the Executive Director, the Senior Investment Analyst (SIA) supports the Board's investment program and strategies; the SIA has the following duties and responsibilities:

Must have

  • Minimum 5 years of related experience in financial/investing/pension industry
  • Bachelor's degree (e.g., business administration, commerce, actuarial science or other relevant and related field) with superior knowledge and understanding of investment management principles
  • Prefer Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) designation or equivalent credential
  • An experienced institutional investment professional who ideally brings some, if not all, of the following:
    • Strong knowledge of financial markets and institutional investing
    • Experience with multiple asset classes
    • Specific experience working with large (more than $10 billion) pension funds or managers with long term investment mandates
    • Experience with direct and co-investments and transactions
    • Experience with asset allocation and manager selection, research and screening
    • Understanding of responsible investing principals
    • Understanding of investment risk management and strategy
    • Understanding of board governance and the role of a fiduciary and a board
    • Understanding of pension liabilities and considerations in asset-liability reviews
    • Experience with Microsoft Office suite of business applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)

Nice to have


  • Understanding of macroeconomic issues affecting capital markets and investments
  • Understanding of defined benefit pension plans, actuarial and financial analysis, pension plan design and the legal and regulatory environment in which registered pension plans operate
  • Experience working with public sector boards/organizations
  • Experience working with part-time lay boards
  • Knowledge and technical understanding of illiquid and alternative investments, such as private equity, infrastructure and real estate, or complex public market investment strategies such as hedge funds, derivatives, etc.

To learn more about the Senior Investment Analyst position, please click the link to the job description at the bottom of the page.

Application requirements

Cover letter: Required

Resume: A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes. Ensure your resume includes your education, the start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job requirements.

Questionnaire: As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please allow approximately 15 minutes to complete this questionnaire.

Please submit your application through the Apply Now feature on this page.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm PST on the closing date referenced above. Late applications will not be considered.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please email us at jobs@pensionsbc.ca.

Thank you for your interest in working with us. We will let you know about your status in this competition as soon as possible. If you have questions about this opportunity, please email us at jobs@pensionsbc.ca.

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