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Student Analyst, Economic Research (Summer 2021 4-month Term)

Oxford Properties

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 5, 2021.

Why join us?

Are you looking to join a dynamic pension plan that embodies the strong values of its 500,000 members and is an industry leading global investor? If so, we would love to tell you our story.At OMERS we put our people first and are proud to embrace the diversity of thought and leadership that comes from having locations in Toronto, London, New York, Singapore, Sydney and other major cities across North America and Europe. Our culture is truly one of a kind. We get stuff done, and have fun doing it! We take great pride in contributing to the communities where we live with an ever-constant eye to the global investment markets. OMERS Capital Markets manages the public markets investment portfolio consisting of fixed income (including government bonds, Inflation-Linked Bonds and public and private credit) and equities, including global public equities, intellectual property and structured investments. The team’s approach is focused on generating current income from high-quality assets and generating a consistent capital return with a lower volatility than the broad markets. We also seek to develop strategic partnerships with best-in-class investors to access credit and other opportunities on a global basis. The OMERS Capital Markets’ team is distinguished by its diversity in expertise and experience and its commitment to reliable, lower-risk performance. Our objective is to construct a well-diversified portfolio that will deliver long-term annualized returns in the 6 to 9% range.

As a member of this team, you will be responsible for:

Within the framework of authorized policies, approved budgets and operating goals:
• Maintain databases, PowerPoint presentations, and analytical tools
• Monitor, analyze and produce research on economic and financial developments
• Assist in the preparation of internal and external reports, including collecting, organizing and analyzing information from a variety of sources
• Provide research assistance as needed to Economic Research team
• Responsible for two regular outputs: the weekly COVID-19 Monitor and the bi-weekly Market Movers package
• Ad hoc research projects

To succeed in this role, you have:

• Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Economics or Business
• Knowledge of economics and understanding of the financial sector
• Experience using Bloomberg and Microsoft Office
• Experience working in a research assistant role
• Strong attention to detail
• Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
• Self-starter with ability to work constructively within a team and perform effectively in periodic, higher pressure situations.