Analyst, Trading and Financial Risks (Temporary 18-month)

January 10 2021
Industries Real Estate
Categories Accounting, Finance, Trading, Asset management, Economy, Econometrics, Modelling, Credit, Risk, Financial Analysis, Accounting, Finance
Montreal, QC

Ivanhoé Cambridge develops and invests in high-quality real estate properties, projects and companies that are shaping the urban fabric in dynamic cities around the world. It does so responsibly, with a view to generate long-term performance. Ivanhoé Cambridge is committed to creating living spaces that foster the well-being of people and communities, while reducing its environmental footprint.

Ivanhoé Cambridge invests internationally alongside strategic partners and major real estate funds that are leaders in their markets. Through subsidiaries and partnerships, the Company holds interests in more than 1,000 buildings, primarily in the industrial and logistics, office, residential and retail sectors. Ivanhoé Cambridge held close to C$64 billion in real estate assets as at December 31, 2019 and is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (, one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers. For more information:

Department : Financial Planning & Analysis

Position type : Contract

Specific accountabilities

Reporting to the Manager, Treasury Management, you will be in charge of negotiating and executing financial instruments on currency, interest rates and short-term investments. You will also be responsible for analyzing financial risks for the organization, proposing risk mitigation strategies, preparing a variety of financial reports and tracking key performance indicators.

Main duties include the following:


  • Negotiate and trade foreign exchange and interest rate-based financial instruments (spots, forwards, swaps, cross-currency swaps, options) and money market instruments (bank credit lines and short-term investments) in compliance with the Corporate Policy;
  • Track inflows and outflows of funds in foreign currencies and put forward the required adjustments to currency hedging when the Company begins a new transaction;
  • Monitor hedging levels by strategy type (dynamic, strategic, discretionary and operational) and changes in foreign holdings by currency; monitor the benchmark portfolio;
  • Monitor exposure to various financial counterparties;
  • Track derivatives and enter them into Finlogik;
  • Assist in implementing new benchmark interest rates, given that LIBOR is being discontinued.


  • Monitor the world economy for events that might impact the Company's performance and financial risks;
  • Conduct and review complex financial analysis;
  • Develop analytical tools to aid decision-making;
  • Produce and distribute a variety of periodic management analyses related to financial risk management (currency hedging costs, transactional volume per counterparty, VaR, sensitivity analysis);
  • Contribute to and assist with the modelling required when proposing a hedging strategy for the management of interest rate, currency and credit risks;
  • Help develop and implement a new treasury management system;
  • Assist internal and external audits as required.

Key requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in finance or another relevant field; master's degree in a relevant field, an asset;
  • CFA, FRM or PRM designation, significantly preferred;
  • Minimum seven years of experience, including three to five years of relevant experience in a corporate environment;
  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English;
  • Experience in a multi-currency environment with complex legal structures;
  • Experience in negotiating foreign currency transactions, foreign exchange and interest rate derivatives;
  • In-depth knowledge of quantitative methods, modelling tools and market conventions for derivatives;
  • Knowledge of one or more trading platforms, an asset;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite as well as Bloomberg and Finlogik;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines;
  • Disciplined, energetic, organized and self-directed.


You have everything to gain!

When you join the Ivanhoé Cambridge team, you are eligible for employment benefits and a pension plan that are among the best in the industry. Our many health and wellness programs encourage you to balance your work and personal lives and fulfil your desire for social involvement, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. At Ivanhoé Cambridge, you will have many opportunities to develop your skills and thrive professionally, in Canada or elsewhere in the world. Our initiatives aimed at creating an exceptional working environment that inspires our employees to give the best of themselves elevated Ivanhoé Cambridge into the ranks of 100 Top Employers in Canada.

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