Investment Associate, Teachers' Innovation Platform
The Opportunity As an Investment Associate within Teachers’ Innovation Platform, you will contribute to implementing TIP’s strategy and will collaborate with the team to meet the overall goals of this new department. Who you’ll work with You will join our Teachers’ Innovation Platform team in London working alongside investment professionals spanning two other asset-classes: Infrastructure & Natural Resources (“INR”) and Equities (Private Capital, High Conviction Equities). What you'll do Play a critical role in the research, analysis and evaluation of a variety of investment opportunities including funds, co-investments and directs; Develop complex dynamic financial models to analyse the investment opportunities; Analyse fund holdings for potential investment / co-investment and emerging industry trends; Develop analytics, driving meaningful insights and developing recommendations to leadership; Support investment recommendations based on the results of the team’s due diligence findings and analysis; Prepare and present investment recommendations and memos to internal committees, as required; Responsible for supporting internal processes including critical aspects of the valuation process, ongoing monitoring and administration of investments; Contribute to other OTPP initiatives defined as critical by senior leaders within TIP including initiatives designed to share the insights of TIP with the broader Investment organisation; Engage with key partners globally including like-minded investors, entrepreneurs, VC and growth equity-focused banks and other service providers; Represent TIP at annual meetings and industry conferences; Partner and connect with the team across all office locations ensuring appropriate parties are kept informed and engaged on transactions or initiatives; Verify information that is critical to our investing activities, maintaining an eye for detail but able to see the big picture; Develop a strong and intuitive grasp of the strategic objectives that TIP uses to anchor its investment decision-making; Work cross-functionally and collaboratively with other teams to ensure continued alignment with OTPP’s mission, vision and values. This includes supporting and sharing knowledge with other areas of Investments and responding to ad-hoc requests from other departments; What you'll need Bachelor’s degree in related field, graduate degree, MBA or other an asset; 2-4 years of relevant financial experience (preferably in investment banking, private or growth equity); Keen interest in disruptive / innovative technology trends. Experience investing in growth companies an asset; Excellent analytical and quantitative skills and ability to perform in-depth analysis; Strong communications skills (oral and written); Team player with strong interpersonal and relationship building skills; Results-oriented, self-motivated, entrepreneurial and growth-focused; Possess a global mentality approach to working on opportunities; An ability to balance priorities, work independently with minimal direction, lead projects and thrive in a high-performance team environment; Advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint. Experience organising and analysing structured and unstructured data an asset; Ability to travel as required; What we're offering We operate in a pay for performance environment that offers a very comprehensive total rewards package as well as numerous opportunities for professional growth and development. At Ontario Teachers’, diversity is one of our core strengths. We are a globally-minded organisation and take pride ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create reflect and celebrate diversity of thought, background and experience. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates with a disability taking part in the process and once hired.
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