Investment Associate, Capital Markets - Private Credit

  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Jun 05, 2024
Full time Executive Finance

Job Description

The opportunity

We are looking for an Associate to join our Private Credit team. Based in Toronto, you will be an integral part of the team focused on direct private credit investments globally, and play a key role in evaluating investment opportunities, executing transactions, and monitoring existing portfolio investments. Get the chance to define and differentiate yourself as an investor and build strategic relationships with investment banks, private equity sponsors and industry executives.

Private Credit is a dynamic and fast-growing team with an excellent track record in deploying capital in unique and complex credit opportunities. Private Credit has built a multi-billion global portfolio of investments with a path to triple the AUM in the next few years targeting high-single digit to mid-double-digit returns.

Who you’ll work with

The Credit team is a group of approximately thirty professionals who invest across the full spectrum of credit products employing a wide variety of investment styles including deep dive fundamental analysis, structured credit, thematic strategies, enhanced indexing, quantitative and systematic strategies, and fund investments.

The Private Credit team’s broad mandate enables collaboration with professionals across OTPP’s investment teams in Equities, Infrastructure, Teachers Venture Growth, and Real Estate globally.

Reporting to the Director, you will help support the Private Credit team’s efforts to significantly grow the portfolio. As part of a dynamic Capital Markets environment, you will be exposed to the different strategies and risk-taking styles within the broader group through regular interactions.

What you’ll do

  • Work closely with the Private Credit team, supporting the evaluation, diligence, and execution of a wide variety of opportunities

  • Develop investment theses and create memos to be presented to the underwriting committee

  • Perform financial modeling and analysis (financial projections, sensitivity analysis, valuations, and returns)

  • Evaluate and monitor the ongoing performance of the portfolio

  • Support ongoing strategic initiatives and reporting requirements

What you’ll need

  • Minimum 2 years of investment or transaction work experience (investment banking, private credit, private equity, or transaction advisory services)

  • High proficiency in financial modelling, valuation, and quantitative analysis

  • Strong work ethic, team mindset, communication & presentation skills

  • Ability to balance priorities, work independently, meet tight timelines with limited supervision

  • Experience in the deal execution process, including conducting due diligence

  • High commitment to being a team player, with an ability to build relationships


What we’re offering

  • Pay-for-performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentive

  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development

  • Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage

  • Retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan

  • The opportunity to invest back into the fund through our Deferred Incentive Program

  • A flexible/hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working

  • Competitive time off

  • Our Flexible Travel Program gives you the option to work abroad in another region/country for up to a month each year

  • Employee discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis

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How to apply

Are you ready to pursue new challenges and take your career to the next level? Apply today! You may be invited to complete a pre-recorded digital interview as part of your application.

Accommodations are available upon request ( for candidates with a disability taking part in the recruitment process and once hired.

Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the country where this role is located.

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