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Senior Analyst, Private Market Risk


This is a Full-time position in Montréal, QC posted February 10, 2018.

PSP Investments is one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, with $135.6 billion of assets under management as at March 31, 2017. We invest funds for the pension plans of the Public Service, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Reserve Force. Our skilled and dedicated team of more than 750 professionals manages a diversified global portfolio including stocks, bonds and other fixed-income securities, and investments in Private Equity, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Private Debt. Our business offices are in Montreal, New York and London. Our head office is in Ottawa.

PSP Investments is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Company’s policy to recruit and select applicants for employment on the basis of their qualifications, with emphasis on selecting the best qualified person for the job. PSP Investments does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability or any other status or condition protected by applicable law.


The Senior Analyst, Private Market Risk, is responsible in performing fundamental analysis on all private market investments, as well as assigning an internal rating to each transaction. He/she will also prepare reports, which will be presented to Management and the Board of Directors. Furthermore, the incumbent will participate in the annual review and continuous monitoring of existing investments’ credit profile.


  • Prepare risk reports for potential new investments
  • Perform a fundamental analysis, which includes reviewing the business and financial (e.g. historical and projected financial results) profiles of the underlying company.
  • Identify and mitigate the main risks for a given investment.
  • Attribute internal ratings based on existing methodologies and assign covenants, which will be monitored on a quarterly basis.
  • Review the potential impact of the transaction on PSP’s total portfolio.
  • Participate in the annual review and continuous monitoring of existing investments’ credit profile
  • Monitor financial markets for any event that could impact the value or the credit profile of each investment and assess the impact on the total portfolio.
  • Ensure that internal ratings reflect the current credit profile of each investment and contribute to the annual review process of each internal rating.
  • Participate in the monthly and quarterly risk reporting, including the monitoring of internal covenants.
  • On a quarterly basis, review, analyze and provide an opinion on variations in the value of investments.



  • Bachelor’s degree (Finance/Economics/Accounting)
  • Professional title such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), an asset


  • Minimum of three (3) to seven (7) years of relevant experience with credit rating methodologies
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), Capital IQ and Bloomberg
  • Experience in the credit/risk department of a financial institution or in a credit rating agency, an asset

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent analytical and technical skills (e.g. read and interpret financial statements)
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Responsible, self-reliant, curious and focused on results
  • Holistic approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Professional attitude and foster good working relations with co-workers and all PSP business units

Skills Required

  • Education level: University
  • Work experience (years): 3-5 years


Salary: N/D

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