Senior Principal, Emerging Markets, Fixed Income & Currencies

  • $170,000.00 - $190,000.00
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • 02 Feb 18 2018-02-02

The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is Canada's largest single-profession pension plan, with $175.6 billion in net assets at December 31, 2016. It holds a diverse global portfolio of assets, approximately 80% of which is managed in-house, and has earned an average annualized rate of return of 10.1% since the plan's founding in 1990. Ontario Teachers' is an independent organization headquartered in Toronto. The defined-benefit plan, which is fully funded, invests and administers the pensions of the province of Ontario's 318,000 active and retired teachers.

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The Emerging Markets Fixed Income & Currencies group is part of the Capital Markets department. This department has a number of Fund wide responsibilities including the execution of capital market transactions, optimizing funding decisions, managing the passive component of the policy portfolio, and managing a diversified, multi-strategy internal value add program.

Within the Capital Markets department, the Emerging Markets Fixed Income & Currencies group is responsible for managing an emerging market local debt policy portfolio and making discretionary alpha investment decisions, with the goal of generating annual value-add targets within defined risk limits. The group is involved in various Fund wide initiatives specifically focusing on EM collaborative opportunities. As a Senior Principal in this team, you will have direct experience in risk taking and portfolio management from a top down macro, and bottom up micro perspective across all EM assets excluding equities.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identifying significant macro narratives and constructing efficient, asymmetric trading approaches to exploit these views
  • Constructing and implementing optimal strategies in EM rates and credit (sovereign) to achieve high risk-weighted returns
  • Assisting the group in achieving return-on-risk targets on a sustainable basis
  • Contributing to Fund-wide initiatives on a variety of EM- (and non-EM) related topics
  • Coaching junior team members


Job Requirements

  • Very strong fundamental and economics skillset, primarily focused on EM countries
  • 10+ years of market experience in risk taking with a proven track record in EM. Background in research, complimenting risk taking skillset is also a plus.
  • Experience in dealing with local currency assets in major EM countries (Brazil, Mexico, Poland, Turkey, South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia)
  • Extensive understanding of fixed income rates and currency derivatives with respect to pricing, risks and portfolio construction
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration or Economics, or CFA would be an asset
  • A strong set of business ethics and keen awareness of evolving market regulations
  • Collaborative and team-oriented with strong leadership skills
  • An independent thinker and self-starter
  • Ability to direct and mentor team members, such as Investment Analysts and Principals
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate recommendations effectively
  • A passion and enthusiasm for emerging markets
  • Spanish language skill would be an asset


How to Apply:

We encourage all applicants to apply directly through our website at

Job ID: 357

OTPP is located at:

5650 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M2M 4H5 


Salary Range: $170,000.00 – $190,000.00


Benefits Include:

  • Bonus (Discretionally Pay for Performance)
  • Other Benefits (Employee Assistance Program, Vacation and New Hire Relocation)
  • Medical Benefits
  • Dental Benefits
  • Disability Benefits
  • Life Insurance Benefits
  • Group Insurance Benefits
  • Pension Benefits
  • Vision Care Benefits
  • 20 Vacation Days 


Work Location:

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

5650 Yonge Street

Toronto, Ontario

Canada, M2M 4H5



Marcia Hogg, Senior Recruitment Specialist


Phone number: 416-730-6647