Hub International

Investment Analyst (BB-1A830)

Found in: Neuvoo Bulk CA

Description:

Position Overview:

HUB International’s vision is to be everywhere risk exists – today and tomorrow. Helping protect what matters most.

HUB|Proteus, a growing Toronto based institutional investment consulting firm, is seeking an Investment Analyst to join their dynamic team. This established firm is a premier provider of pension governance and investment consulting to Canadian Pension and Investment Funds. We are a premier provider of pension governance and investment consulting to Canadian Pension and Investment Funds. Proteus was ranked in the Top Quartile for overall quality of investment consulting services in the 2019 Greenwich Associates Survey. This role reports to the Director, Investment Operations.

If you are client focused, possess strong attention to detail and are innovative in driving efficient results, this is a great role for you! In this position, you will be mentored as an Investment Analyst, providing the opportunity to refine and leverage your analytical skillset to deliver high quality client deliverables. There are several career development opportunities with a potential career path into a consultant position. As an Investment Analyst, you will gain exposure to both the client consulting function as well as manager research. The work environment is fast-paced and requires exceptional time management and communication skills. The culture at Proteus is entrepreneurial, encouraging thought leadership, teamwork, and participation; all centered around delivering client excellence.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Investment Operations who is responsible for day-to-day management of reporting workflow, periodically assigns client reporting and ad-hoc client projects to the Investment Analyst, participates in peer reviews of said deliverables, and provides ongoing training and mentorship; this individual will also collaborate with other Investment Analysts, Consultants, the Vice President of Investment Operations, and Research Analysts;

  • Prepares comprehensive monthly and quarterly performance client reports on timely basis with high level of accuracy by conducting performance measurement for client portfolios, collecting and verifying other relevant inputs, summarizing key observations as required, and communicating reported results to Consultants and clients;

  • Routinely performs quality checks on deliverables and also supports other team members through peer reviews of their respective report deliverables to maintain high standard of quality and accuracy;

  • Develops and maintains effective lines of communication with Investment Managers, Custodians, and insurance company Recordkeepers in requesting required data to complete client performance reporting and project work;

  • Assists with the preparation of quarterly economic summaries incorporated within Hub|Proteus quarterly client performance reports;

  • In partnership with the Consulting team, supports client relationships by providing expertise and value-added solutions in a timely and effective practical manner when addressing client needs;

  • Logs all completed reporting and project work for other colleagues to leverage in applicable project tracking tools;

  • Collects and analyzes qualitative information stored on investment managers from proprietary due diligence questionnaire responses and 3rd party databases such as eVestment and Morningstar;

  • Prepares comprehensive manager search & review reports, as well as fund manager line-up reviews for defined contribution pension plans, by analyzing performance, portfolio characteristics, other drivers of returns, validating if an investment manager’s style and portfolio attributes adhere to their stated mandates and objectives, prepares Investment Manager Summaries, reviews investment fees, and documents key observations and interpretations to support client fiduciary decision making;

  • Working collaboratively with the Vice President of Investment Operations who has overall responsibility for the Investment Analyst and Research Analyst teams and who sets the overall manager research agenda, periodically assigns research priorities to Investment Analysts and Research Analysts, and who also provides ongoing investment training and mentorship;

  • Collaborating with Research Analyst team on a variety of manager research activities including issuing due diligence questionnaires to managers, preparing manager analysis in advance of manager meetings, assisting with development of interview questions, participating in manager interview process and debriefing discussions, preparing meeting notes, coordinating with Research Analysts in identifying most suitable candidates to include in manager searches, and coordinating with Research Analysts to ensure manager search and review reports reflect Hub|Proteus’ most current understanding of managers;

  • Supporting Consultants in delivering additional investment consulting and governance services such as writing memos for rebalancing instructions, assisting with recordkeeper searches & reviews, determining strategic asset mixes for clients using asset allocation modelling software where applicable, and conducting other ad-hoc project analysis as required.

  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Business Program with emphasis on Finance, Economics, and/or Accounting is desired

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong prioritization, time management, and multi-tasking skills

  • Objective-minded, detailed oriented and an analytical thinker

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team setting

  • Completion of the 1st level of the CFA program is desired

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, and Outlook

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel function knowledge and experience is desired

  • Core Values:

    Entrepreneurship – encouraging innovation and educate risk-taking

    Integrity – doing things right every time

    Teamwork – working together to maximize results

    Accountability – measure and take responsibility for outcomes

    Service – serving customers, communities, and colleagues

    HUB International offers a full spectrum of insurance and related services, including Property/Casualty, Home & Auto, Employee Benefits, Wealth Management and Risk Services, to a large and diverse client base. Internationally we are a leading insurance brokerage offering products and services with offices in Canada and the US. Take the first step toward creating a future that combines a diverse and challenging work environment in a rapidly growing company that offers significant opportunity for advancement and growth.

    Department Account Management & Service

    Required Experience: Less than 1 year of relevant experience

    Required Travel: No Travel Required

    Required Education: Bachelor's degree (4-year degree)

    Hi, we’re HUB.

    In a rapidly changing world, we advise businesses and individuals on how to prepare for the unexpected.

    When you partner with us, you're at the center of a vast network of experts who will help you reach your goals through risk services, claims management, and compliance support.

    And this gives you the peace of mind that what matters most to you will be protected — through unrelenting advocacy and tailored insurance solutions that put you in control.

    About HUB International

    Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HUB International Limited (HUB) is a leading full-service global insurance broker providing property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services. From offices located throughout North America, HUB’s vast network of specialists provides peace of mind on what matters most by protecting clients through unrelenting advocacy and tailored insurance solutions. For more information, please visit hubinternational.com.

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