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Manager, Investments (Remote)

Date: May 6, 2022

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8 Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7 Moncton, New Brunswick, CA, E1E-4R5 Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3

Company: Wawanesa Insurance

 

We’re proud to give our employees the flexibility to choose how and where they want to work. In this role, you will decide whether your preference is to work from home (remote), work from the office or a hybrid of time spent at both. You may live and work anywhere that Wawanesa operates in Canada. 
 

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is Canada’s largest mutual insurer, with $3.9 billion in annual revenue and assets of $10.5 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon; Wawanesa Life, which provides life insurance products and services throughout Canada; and Western Financial Group, which distributes personal and business insurance across Western Canada. With more than 5,700 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves more than two million policyholders in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.
 

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience and advancement on a growing team.

 

Job Overview

The Manager, Investments is responsible for contributing to external investment manager selection, due diligence and performance monitoring; preparing reports for investment decision makers; researching strategic investment alternatives; and leading investment risk, operations, and compliance staff.
The right candidate will be relied upon to assess opportunities and deliver recommendations that will have a significant impact on the company’s investment portfolio.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the initiation, research, development and implementation of strategic investment initiatives including new asset classes and risk management strategies.
  • Reviews and analyses third party investment management performance.
  • Contributes to external investment manager selection and due diligence.
  • Implements external investment manager transitions.
  • Prepares investment performance reports for The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, Wawanesa General Insurance Company and the pension plans of the companies.
  • Leads investment risk and compliance, and investment operations staff. 
  • Responsible for investment compliance with investment policy statements and external regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Finance or a relevant discipline.
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, MBA, or equivalent.
  • Minimum 7 years investment experience with increasing responsibilities, including supervisory responsibilities.
  • Excellent leadership skills with ability to build and develop strong teams, gain respect, credibility and confidence from others.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills with the ability to effectively convey complex ideas in a simple, persuasive and eloquent manner  
  • Experience with Bloomberg or investment consulting software is considered an asset.
  • Able to adapt behavior to meet the needs of a changing environment and multitask effectively.
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • A team player with demonstrated motivation and enthusiasm.
  • Willing and able to travel to the U.S.
  • Experience in insurance industry would be an asset.

 

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Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our full-time permanent employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, annual bonus plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets. 


Wawanesa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is equitable and inclusive for all. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, colour, religion, creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status. Accommodations are available upon request throughout all aspects of the selection process. Candidates requiring accommodations may contact, in confidence, jobs@wawanesa.com.


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