Senior Principal, Capital Markets - Emerging Markets Fixed Income & Currencies

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Toronto, Canada
$170,000 - $190,000
Oct 06, 2017
Nov 06, 2017
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time



The Emerging Markets Fixed Income & Currencies group is part of the Capital Markets department. This department has a number of Fund wide responsibilities including the execution of capital market transactions, optimizing funding decisions, managing the passive component of the policy portfolio, and managing a diversified, multi-strategy internal value add program.

Within the Capital Markets department, the Emerging Markets Fixed Income & Currencies group is responsible for managing an emerging market local debt policy portfolio and making discretionary alpha investment decisions, with the goal of generating annual value-add targets within defined risk limits. The group is involved in various Fund wide initiatives specifically focusing on EM collaborative opportunities. As a Senior Principal in this team, you will have direct experience in risk taking and portfolio management from a top down macro, and bottom up micro perspective across all EM assets excluding equities.


  • Identifying significant macro narratives and constructing efficient, asymmetric trading approaches to exploit these views
  • Constructing and implementing optimal strategies in EM rates and credit (sovereign) to achieve high risk-weighted returns
  • Assisting the group in achieving return-on-risk targets on a sustainable basis
  • Contributing to Fund-wide initiatives on a variety of EM- (and non-EM) related topics
  • Coaching junior team members


  • Very strong fundamental and economics skillset, primarily focused on EM countries
  • 10+ years of market experience in risk taking with a proven track record in EM. Background in research, complimenting risk taking skillset is also a plus.
  • Experience in dealing with local currency assets  in major EM countries (Brazil, Mexico, Poland, Turkey, South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia)Extensive understanding of fixed income rates and currency derivatives with respect to pricing, risks and portfolio construction
  • Master's degree or equivalent in Business Administration or Economics, or CFA would be an asset


  • A strong set of business ethics and keen awareness of evolving market regulations
  • Collaborative and team-oriented with strong leadership skills
  • An independent thinker and self-starter
  • Ability to direct and mentor team members, such as Investment Analysts and Principals
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate recommendations effectively
  • A passion and enthusiasm for emerging markets
  • Spanish language skill would be an asset


How to Apply: Job ID: 357

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OTPP is located at:

5650 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M2M 4H5


Salary Range: $170,000.00 - $190,000.00


Benefits Include:

  • Bonus (Discretionally Pay for Performance)
  • Other Benefits (Employee Assistance Program, Vacation and New Hire Relocation)
  • Medical Benefits
  • Dental Benefits
  • Disability Benefits
  • Life Insurance Benefits
  • Group Insurance Benefits
  • Pension Benefits
  • Vision Care Benefits
  • 20 Vacation Days


Work Location:

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

5650 Yonge Street

Toronto, Ontario

Canada, M2M 4H5



Marcia Hogg, Senior Recruitment Specialist


Phone number: 416-730-6647