Associate - Private Equity / Private Debt

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Posting Date (m/d/yy): May 21, 2021

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Canada Post - Postes Canada

Job Requisition Id: 120203 
Business Function: Pension Investment 
Primary City: Toronto 
Other Location(s): 
Province: Ont. - GTA 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Permanent 
Language Requirement: English Essential 
Employee Class and Level:  
Number of Vacancies 1 
Job Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 06/27/2021



The Associate, Private Equity/Private Debt will be actively involved with the private equity and private debt in completing new investments, management of existing investments and reporting and analytics. Is familiar with the investment industry, such as management, investment dealers or brokers, public pension plans and knowledgeable with capital markets, such as fixed income.





Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Associate, Private Equity / Private Debt.


1.    Analyzes market sectors to identify potential investment opportunities, prepares the Level 1 report that outlines the positives and negatives of the opportunity. Evaluates potential investments and identifies and analyzes key areas of risks and opportunity; Responsible for the financial modelling and analysis of funds, companies and transactions.

2.    Prepares the Investment Advisory Committee / Pension Committee report which summarizes the expected return, risk and opportunities, team history, strategy, and terms.

3.    Develops relationships with potential target fund managers and key intermediaries; Attends meetings with external private equity / private debt  managers to evaluate and assess responses to questions to track record, strategy and lessons learned to identify potential investment opportunities; Supports the portfolio management of investments, including developing direct relationships with fund and co-investment management teams. 

4.    Builds and maintains internal databases, financial systems and models as well as streamline operational processes.

5.    Prepares the Quarterly Investment Reports for each investment in the portfolio (either private equity or infrastructure); Updates and manages Pipeline Reports used at weekly team meetings. Reviews information memorandums and management presentations.

6.    Responsible for supporting the completion of the Level II Due Diligence Template for new investment opportunities alongside other team members. 

7.    Attends and contributes to team meetings which involve discussing reports and providing helpful insights with respect to private equity and private debt opportunities. 

8.    Prepares portfolio company reviews and other internal reports. Performs administrative such as filing, binder creation for new investments, other ad hoc administration, and reporting as required; Supports Pension Investment projects when and as required.





•    Completion of a university degree in Business, Finance or Mathematics


•    1 to 3 years of relevant work experience (ie. Equity research, consulting, accounting or transaction services) is an asset.
•    Experience or knowledge of private markets is an asset.


Other Candidate Requirements
•    Proficient computer skills and strong ability with Microsoft Office programs (ie. financial models using Excel, compelling PowerPoint presentations)
•    Strong organizational, prioritization and time-management skills  
•    Good interpersonal skills
•    Strong oral and written communication skills
•    Ability to think critically and to communicate complex ideas or concepts.


Safety Sensitive Positions
This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position.

Employment Equity

Canada Post will represent Canada’s diversity and provide a safe and welcoming workplace that embraces and celebrates our differences. 

We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.


Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.



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Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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