Manager, Natural Resources Investments
City : Montreal, Quebec
Category : Natural Resources
Industry : Financial Services
Employer : PSP Investments
We’re one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, with CAD$243.7 billion of net assets as at March 31, 2023.
We invest funds for the pension plans of the federal public service, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Reserve Force. Headquartered in Ottawa, PSP Investments has its principal business office in Montréal and offices in New York, London and Hong Kong.
Capturing and leading complex global investments requires us to work as one to seize valuable opportunities, in close collaboration with some of the world’s top companies. At PSP, you’ll join a team of motivated and engaged professionals, dedicated to propelling our organization further than ever before.
EXPERIENCE THE EDGE
At PSP, we encourage our employees to grow, forge powerful relationships, contribute and fuel inspired investment launchpads. We are committed to a culture that fosters collaboration and allows us to think beyond, in an interconnected way. We advocate for our employees to speak-up, learn, experiment, share, and be part of an inclusive work environment where diversity is embraced.
ABOUT YOUR ROLE
We are looking for a Manager, Natural Resources Investments ("NR") who will be closely involved in the development and investment management of the NR portfolio (C$12.3 billion in net assets under management as of March 31, 2023), through his/her involvement in the execution and monitoring of direct investments and strategic partnerships in the natural resources sector, more specifically in Europe and Australia. The person hired will be directly involved and responsible for activities related to deal sourcing, investment selection, financial analysis, sector analysis, transaction due diligence and asset management of portfolio companies. The Manager will participate in the investment decision-making process, the preparation of investment recommendation memoranda, as well as the research of industry trends within a dynamic and industry-leading group.
As a Manager, Natural Resources Investments you’ll:
Lead investment analysis and execution of transactions
Prepare screening and analysis of investment opportunities, identify key investment merits and risks
supervise financial modeling, run various analysis and coordinate business due diligence alongside industry experts
Perform in-depth due diligence of potential investments, coordinate advisors and workstreams, meet with management teams, industry experts and review documentation
Coordinate closely with internal business partners and advisors including operational, ESG, legal and tax matters
Draft presentation materials and prepare investment recommendation memorandums for approval by internal committees
Participate in investment recommendation presentations to various internal committees and PSP’s Board of Directors as required
Actively participate in NR Group’s growth and value creation process
Meet with prospective partners and industry experts,
Perform active networking with experts, consultants, peers and other industry players
Attend conferences, organize meetings and keep abreast of industry and sector trends
Interact with management and operating partners. Coordinate monthly update calls and pipeline meetings with portfolio companies
Review board and budget materials of portfolio companies as well as make recommendations when required
Participate in portfolio company board meetings and/or other advisory committees
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Bachelor’s degree in business, Finance or related fields; Graduate degree or MBA an asset
Professional designation: CFA an asset
Minimum of four (4) years of experience in private investments, investment banking, consulting, corporate finance, equity research or in a natural resources company
Interest in the agriculture sector; prior knowledge in natural resources an asset
Excellent financial and analytical skills; superior proficiency with business software and analytical tools
Strong communication and presentation skills
Project management skills and ability to meet tight deadlines
Good attention to detail and presentation of information
Ability to demonstrate leadership and sound business judgement
Experience working on private investments in Australasia and/or Europe will be considered an asset
Good communications skills in English and French (or willingness to learn) *Regular interactions in English with investment partners based outside of Quebec Example: peers, bankers, brokerage firms, etc. and PSP employees in our offices in Hong Kong, London and New York, and interactions in French with employees in our local offices in Montreal and Ottawa..
Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese an asset
We offer a tailored employee experience and competitive total rewards and benefits package* designed to attract and retain global diverse talent, reward performance, and reinforce business strategies and priorities. Beyond salary and incentive pay eligibility, you have access to:
Investment in career development
Comprehensive group insurance plans
Unlimited access to virtual healthcare services and wellness programs
Competitive pension plans
Vacation days available on day one with additional days on milestone service anniversaries, and summer Friday afternoons off
Inclusive paid parental leave policy: up to 26 weeks for primary caregivers, 5 weeks for secondary caregivers
A flexible hybrid work model with a mix of in-office and remote days based on business groups, teams, and roles
*Benefits package may vary based on your employee type.
At PSP, we aim to provide an inclusive workplace where we leverage diversity and where everyone feels valued, safe, respected and empowered to grow. As part of this leadership commitment, we strongly encourage applications from all qualified applicants and strive to offer an inclusive and accessible candidate experience. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, please let us know.
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