Investment Analyst

Posting Date: Jul 3, 2024

Location: New Brunswick, CA Nova Scotia, CA ON, CA NL, CA Prince Edward Island, CA Quebec, CA

Company: Medavie Blue Cross

Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada is a federally licensed company that distributes its products through a network of Blue Cross Plans. Blue Cross Life specializes in life insurance, living benefits and disability income protection products to supplement and enhance the portfolio of health and dental products distributed by the Blue Cross Plans. 

 

Our employees are the key component in enabling us to deliver competitive life and disability products nationally; we value their knowledge and integrity and are dedicated to their professional development by providing an environment of continuous learning and growth. We seek creative problem solvers who care about the work they do while helping to drive responsiveness and insight throughout our organization. 

 

If you are looking for an opportunity in a challenging, fast-paced, and collaborative work environment, the career you have been looking for may be waiting for you at Blue Cross Life.

 

Job Title: Investment Analyst
Department: Finance
Competition: 87192
Internal/External: Internal/ External
Employment Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Remote or Hybrid in Ontario, Quebec or Atlantic
Salary: Competitive Compensation
Reports To: Manager
   
   

Role

As a member of the Investment Team, you will play a key role in the department’s goal of maximizing investment returns subject to the risk appetite and investment constraints of the Company. You will be responsible for modeling, calculating performance, reporting, and continuous monitoring of investment activities. This is a great opportunity to fulfill your passion for working on process improvement and automation initiatives.

 

Responsibilities

  • Compile data related to investment holdings and performance of external portfolio managers.
  • Calculate Assets, Asset-Liability, and investment performance.
  • Research market trends and regulatory changes.
  • Analyse interest rate impact on the Company’s financial results.
  • Monitor performance and allocation of investment strategies managed by external portfolio managers.
  • Develop and maintain the existing performance calculation tool.

 

Requirements

  • University Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Finance, Information Technology, or another closely related field.
  • 1-3’ years of relevant work experience in consulting, pricing, back/ middle office, or valuations.
  • Well-versed in investment, insurance, and statistical concepts/ practices.
  • Experience building and maintaining business process models and documenting business process changes.
  • Advanced skills using Excel in combination with Power Query, VBA, Python, or C# .Net programming to work with large amounts of data.
  • Self-motivated and successful at multi-tasking to meet deadlines and budgets in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional analytical skills with high attention to detail.
  • English is requirement, written and verbal, to provide services to our customers and communicate with internal stakeholders

 

Assets

  • Working towards an actuarial designation with the CIA or towards a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA).
  • Previous work experience in investment consulting.
  • Working knowledge of advanced data warehouse reporting (using SQL).
  • Knowledge of the AXIS actuarial software.
  • Bilingualism (ENG/FR).

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Blue Cross Life is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to foster a culture where everyone is enabled to achieve their full potential - a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Accessibility is a top priority.
 
For applicants with disabilities, we provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation. 
 
We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest.  Please note that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 


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