Job ref no.: CT3126656-01#6980

Investment Associate, Teachers' Innovation Platform

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan


Who you’ll work with

You will work with members of the TIP Asia team, in close coordination with our teams around the world, to develop and execute our go to market strategy for this unique part of the equity investment spectrum. You will work collaboratively across the organization and in partnership with other asset classes including Equities (Private Capital, High Conviction Equities), Infrastructure & Natural Resources (“INR") to help drive improved sector and investment stage specialization and regional coordination. Partnering with Teachers’ regional and asset class colleagues and external relationship management capabilities will be vital to success.

What you'll do

  • Play a meaningful role in the research, analysis and evaluation of direct minority growth equity investments as well as active participation in fund investments in conjunction with colleagues from our funds team
  • Develop sophisticated dynamic financial models to analyze investment opportunities
  • Analyze holdings within our fund’s portfolio for potential direct investment / co-investment and emerging industry trends
  • Develop analytics, driving meaningful insights and developing recommendations to leadership
  • Support investment recommendations based on the results of the team’s due diligence findings and analysis
  • Prepare and present investment recommendations and memos to internal committees, as required
  • Responsible for supporting internal processes including critical aspects of the valuation process, ongoing monitoring and administration of investments
  • Contribute to other initiatives defined as critical by senior leaders within TIP including initiatives crafted to share key insights with the broader Investment division
  • Engage with key partners globally including like-minded investors, entrepreneurs, VC and growth equity-focused banks and other service providers
  • Represent TIP at annual meetings and industry conferences
  • Partner and connect with colleagues across all offices ensuring appropriate parties are updated and engaged on transactions or initiatives
  • Verify information that is essential to our investing activities, maintaining an eye for detail but able to see the big picture
  • Develop a strong and intuitive grasp of the strategic objectives that TIP uses to anchor its investment decision-making
  • Work cross-functionally and collaboratively with other teams to ensure continued alignment with our mission, vision and values. This includes supporting and sharing knowledge with other areas of Investments and responding to ad-hoc requests from other departments

What you'll need

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, graduate degree, MBA, CFA or CPA an asset
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant financial experience in Greater China (preferably gained in (a) investment banking/ corporate finance, (b) growth equity investing in either principal or in a fund, (c) transaction services experience in a Big 4 firm or (d) within an operating business or entrepreneurial start-up)
  • Keen interest in disruptive / innovative technology trends. Experience investing in technology companies would be advantageous.
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills and ability to perform in-depth analysis
  • Entrepreneurial, self-motivated, results-oriented
  • Possess a global mentality approach to working on opportunities
  • An ability to balance priorities, work independently with minimal guidance, lead projects and thrive in a high-performance team environment
  • Fluent skills in English and Mandarin Chinese, both oral and written.
  • Sophisticated skills in Excel and PowerPoint. Experience in organizing and analyzing structured and unstructured data would be an asset.
  • Ability to travel as required

What we're offering

  • Pay for performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentives
  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Exposure to diverse and intellectually sophisticated investment situations across a number of geographies, asset classes and sectors
  • Comprehensive benefits coverage
  • Competitive time off
  • Degreed: a digital platform that helps you quickly and easily discover; share and track ALL kinds of learning resources - from courses to videos to articles and more.

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Job ref no. CT3126656-01#6980
Job Function
Employment Term
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 3 years - 5 years
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • Degree
  • Master's degree
Require to Travel
  • Travel occasionally