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Associate, Investment Structure Management (18 Month Contract)

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted December 16, 2021.

Company Description

Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization

When you invest your career in CPP Investments, you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of $450 billion, CPP Investments is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to help ensure long-term sustainability. The CPP Fund is projected to exceed $1.5 trillion in the next two decades. CPP Investments invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sydney.

CPP Investments attracts and selects high-calibre individuals from top-tier institutions around the globe.  Join our team and look forward to:

  • Diverse and inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
  • Stimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment
  • Accelerated exposure and responsibility
  • Global career development opportunities
  • Being motivated every day by CPP Investments’ important social purpose and unshakable principles
  • A deeply rooted culture of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance

If you share a passion for performance, value a collegial and collaborative culture, and approach everything with the highest integrity, here’s an opportunity for you to invest your career at CPP Investments.

Job Description

The Investment Structure Management (“ISM”) team provides investment structuring support to investment teams and manages the operating risks of CPP Investments group entities throughout the full investment life cycle working with other partners in Legal and Finance, Analytics & Risk.

We are currently recruiting an Associate, Investment Structure Management, reporting to Manager, Investment Structure Management for an 18-month contract opportunity. The role is twofold and will involve:

  • Providing investment structuring support across various investment departments (Private Equity, Active Equities, Credit Investments).
  • Supporting business operations functions such as reporting on CPP Investments’ legal entities’ compliance with local regulatory, reporting and other operational requirements.

You will work collaboratively with investment teams, Core Services groups and external advisors in the following areas:

Investment Structuring Support

  • Support the Manager and other ISM team members in the pre-close/structuring and ongoing maintenance phases of new investments, exits and restructurings, which include:
    • Work with internal partners to identify and address structuring and operational complexities of CPP Investments’ investment structures
    • Coordinate the establishment of new legal entities and address legal and governance requirements in support of CPP Investments’ investment structures in partnership with investment teams and Core Services teams
    • Provide support for structuring activities (e.g., assisting in maintaining minutes and tracking deal timelines, project-managing completion of activities amongst internal partners, such as collaborating with various groups to ensure accurate recording of transactions in CPP Investments companies’ investment ledgers and financial statements)
    • Provide ongoing support to maintain and manage CPP Investments’ investment structures post-closing
    • Maintain ongoing operational activities of wholly owned CPP Investments entities to ensure compliance with local legal and regulatory requirements
  • Liaise and maintain relationships with investment departments, Core Services and other service providers.
  • Through innovation, assist the Manager to develop and enhance internal controls and monitoring procedures related to the deal closing process and how CPP Investments entities are managed on an ongoing basis. 

Ongoing Legal Entity Management

  • Support the Manager leading the Business Operations function to:
    • Maintain and monitor CPP Investments’ legal entity compliance program
    • Coordinate ongoing operational activities of CPP Investments’ legal entities such as the operating, financial, and compliance deliverables of these entities
    • Ensure external and internal compliance deliverables are completed and such requirements are communicated to appropriate internal and external partners
    • Assist with workstreams relating to CPP Investments’ legal entity management system functionalities 
  • Contribute to materials related to legal entity compliance reporting (e.g. OMM reporting) to senior management for regular compliance review meetings. 
    • Partner with other internal CPP Investments internal partners to work on cross-functional workstreams and initiatives
    • Assist in various special projects and initiatives as CPP Investments works towards our CPP Investments 2025 vision


The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about problem solving, solutions oriented, and comfortable dealing with complex and fast moving tasks with varying timelines. You must be a self-starter who works well under pressure. You must have strong interpersonal and business relationship skills, and enjoy working across Core Services and the Investment Departments. 

  • 3-5 years of related work experience (e.g. finance, consulting, private equity, accounting firm etc.)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and consistently high levels of accuracy
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills – ability to identify issues and determine course of action in situations with little or no precedent, analytical and holistic thinking is required.
  • A continuous learning mindset with a desire to learn about CPP Investments’ business and recommend innovative solutions to business problems
  • Willingness to actively contribute to a positive and highly effective and collaborative team culture
  • A professional designation such as CFA, CA, CMA, CBV is considered an asset
  • M&A operational experience is an asset
  • A track record of academic achievement and professional advancement
  • Exemplification of our Guiding Principles of partnership, integrity and high performance

Additional Information

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At CPP Investments, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process.

Our Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity:

In addition to being dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diverse talent, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible experience. If you require an accommodation for any part of the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms, etc.), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.


CPP Investments does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a formal contractual arrangement with us. Our recruitment supplier arrangements are restricted to specific hiring needs and do not include this or other web-site job postings. Any resume or other information received from a supplier not approved by CPP Investments to provide resumes to this posting or web-site will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered.  CPP Investments will not pay any referral, placement or other fee for the supply of such unsolicited resumes or information.