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Junior Economist At Mackenzie Financial Corporation

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Job Description

Job Description:[
Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967 and is a leading investment management firm providing investment advisory and related services to retail and institutional clients. The company has $69.99 billion in assets under management, and as part of IGM (a subsidiary of the Power Financial Group of Companies), is the largest independent asset manager in Canada, with $166.44 billion. We are committed to the financial success of investors, through their eyes.

Our Vision
Everything we do starts with the needs of investors, whether they are saving for a child’s postsecondary education, setting money aside for the future needs of a family member with a disability, or funding their own retirement. In fact, our focus is summed up in our Vision statement: We are committed to the financial success of investors, through their eyes.

Our Values
Our growth and success are the direct result of our employees, and we strive to create a workplace supported by the following core values: Creativity and Innovation, Strong Decision Making, Collaboration, Courage, Honesty and Integrity, Confidence and Pride.

At Mackenzie Investments you can Build Your Career with Confidence by:
Changing the Game: We have a vision and a strategy that will challenge the way business in this industry is done and help Canadians be successful in the ways that mean the most to them.
Making a Smarter World: We believe in continuous learning, understanding what is most important and sharing the benefits of that knowledge.
Being Proud: As a part of our team you will do some of your best work, develop some of your most valuable skills and give back in ways that make a difference in the lives of Canadians.
Joining an Unstoppable Team: We build teams that look out for each other, ask the best of each other and deliver the finest work.
Learning and Growing: We offer an environment where you can indulge your curiosity to learn; getting the challenges and feedback you need to refine your skills and abilities.
Thriving in a Supportive Environment: We have created a workplace where your efforts and career are supported by your team and your leader.

The Role:
Mackenzie Investments is looking to add a Junior Economist to its Multi-Asset Strategies team in the Investment Management department. Working closely with the Chief Economist, the candidate will be responsible for conducting research in global macroeconomics and asset allocation. The candidate will conduct data analysis, update and maintain models, prepare chart packs and develop original and differentiated macroeconomic views, helping in the asset allocation investment process.
The ideal candidates are passionate about macroeconomics and finance, innovative, intellectually rigorous, curious, productive, and humble, and have the highest standard of honesty and integrity. They are motivated by achieving excellence and by being part of a team that strives continuously to be the best in its field. The successful candidate will gain valuable knowledge and skills by being part of an experienced team that makes investments decisions on a large breadth of asset classes, geographies and investment strategies.

The main responsibilities of the role:
  • Conduct research on global macroeconomic developments in developed and emerging markets;
  • Conduct research to forecast the risk and returns of all major asset classes such as stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities and related derivatives;
  • Analyze a variety of macroeconomic data points;
  • Systematize the use of global macroeconomic data by using computer programming to automate chart generation and data analysis;
  • Support the Chief Economist by assisting in the writing of reports and the generation of marketing materials;
  • Present at external meetings, both in small groups and for large client audiences, explaining complex material to meet audience needs
  • Share findings internally to help other team members make investment decisions
Minimum requirements for this role include:
  • Fluency in both English and French required
  • MA, MSc or PhD in economics with specialization in macroeconomics (exp. in applied econometrics)
  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience in a macroeconomics or finance-related field (asset manager, central bank, finance department or Treasury, independent research firm, broker-dealer or bank);
  • Strong understanding of macroeconomics and its link to financial markets;
  • Passion for markets and top-down investing;
  • Research skills - empirical & analytic work in macroeconomic & financial sectors
  • Presentation skills - interact internal and external stakeholders
  • Writing skills - prepare research publications
  • Functional knowledge of programming (e.g. Python, R) and MS Office;
  • Ability to produce work with a high degree of accuracy within tight deadlines;
  • High degree of attention to detail;
  • Strong team spirit and ability to work collaboratively;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
Internal Applicants:
If you are interested in applying for this position please direct applications on-line using the “apply for this job” icon located at the bottom or to the left of the posting. If you would like to refer someone for the position please email the posting using the “email this job” option and have your referral indicate that they were referred by you when completing the application. All resumes should be received by January 11, 2020 If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Human Resources. Please record your extension number on your resume and cover letter.

External Applicants:
We thank all applicants for their interest in Mackenzie Investments; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Mackenzie Investments is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment accommodations in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.

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