Senior Investment Strategist

Toronto, ON, CA

May 16, 2019
Be Vanguard’s local voice of Investment Expertise and Thought Leadership

In this role you will perform the ongoing research necessary to support and enhance Vanguard’s Investment Methodology, serve as resource for internal investment groups (e.g., Fixed Income, Asset Management and Trust Services), and participate in generating department-initiated topics that will be used by both internal and external clients/prospects. The position will be part of a small group responsible for establishing and maintaining a coordinated investment research effort for Vanguard Canada.

How you’ll spend your days:

  • Analyzing complex investment research issues by utilizing both internal and external resources. The topics would primarily focus on portfolio construction and investment advice. Performs quantitative and qualitative analysis and offers opinions and recommendations. Prepare written and statistical analyses as needed for clients, prospects, senior management and the media. Includes pros and cons surrounding different portfolio construction options and constructs Vanguard’s opinion on subject matter.
  • Represents Vanguard Investment Strategy as a (Senior) Investment Strategist and ambassador at high-profile internal and external intermediary events, the financial media, consultants, and clients on all topics related to the body of research that Vanguard’s Investment Strategy Group produces. The topics would primarily focus on the practical application of Vanguard’s Advisor’s Alpha franchise, our market and economic outlook, portfolio construction, active, index, factor, ESG implementation, TRFs, and ETF models. The position will be part of a global team responsible for establishing and maintaining a coordinated global investment strategy and research effort at Vanguard.
  • Will participate in managing research budget, which will include a production component. Must be capable of being a significant contributor to enhancing Vanguard’s image as an investment “thought leader” in Canada.
  • Demonstrates foresight by initiating research projects that will be viewed both internally and externally as enhancing Vanguard’s role as an investment leader.
  • Participates in the ongoing review and enhancement of Vanguard’s investment methodology. Performs detailed methodology audits and makes recommendations on changes.
  • Assists in the building and maintenance of on-line research library and instructs internal clients on its use.

What it Takes:

  • Undergraduate degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. PhD and/or CFA preferred.
  • Minimum eight years business experience including a minimum of five years investment experience with specific responsibility for investment research and/or determining investment policy. Knowledge of capital markets and investment concepts.
  • Exceptionally strong technical and analytical skills.
  • Exceptionally strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Excellent computer skills, including broad knowledge of all MS Office software.
  • Will be asked to submit a writing sample.

About Vanguard:

We are Vanguard. Together, we’re changing the way the world invests. For us, investing doesn’t just end in value. It starts with values. Because when you invest with courage, when you invest with clarity, and when you invest with care, you can get so much more in return. We invest with purpose – and that’s how we’ve become a global market leader. Here, we grow by doing the right thing for the people we serve. And so can you. We want to make success accessible to everyone. This is our opportunity. Let’s make it count.

Inclusion at Vanguard:

Vanguard’s continued dedication to diversity and inclusion is firmly rooted in our culture. Every decision we make to best serve our clients, crew (internally employees are referred to as crew), and communities is guided by one simple statement: ‘Do the right thing.’ We believe that a critical aspect of doing the right thing requires building diverse, inclusive, and highly effective teams of individuals who are as unique as the clients they serve. We empower our crew to contribute their distinct strengths to achieving Vanguard’s core purpose through our values. When all crew members feel valued and included, our ability to collaborate and innovate is amplified, and we are united in delivering on Vanguard’s core purpose. Our core purpose: To take a stand for all investors, to treat them fairly, and to give them the best chance for investment success.