Director of Public Investments (4698)

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Director of Public Investments
Organization:  Saskatchewan Healthcare Employees' Pension Plan
Province:  Saskatchewan
Location:  Regina

SHEPP is a multi-employer, defined benefit pension plan with over $6.5 billion in assets. We are a high-energy organisation committed to serving the best interests of our members. We do this through engagement, cooperation, accountability, hard work and effective communications. We are committed to providing our employees with a valuable work experience, the opportunity to strike a good work/life balance and a competitive compensation package.

As a valuable member of the investments team, the Director of Public Investments is responsible for providing strong technical leadership within the team. Reporting to the Chief Investment Officer (CIO), this position is responsible for making recommendations on the implementation and oversight of SHEPP’s externally-managed public investments and contributes to the development of investment strategy at the total Fund level.

As a member of the leadership team, the Director of Public Investments will be involved in strategic planning, evaluation and professional development initiatives. In keeping with SHEPP’s values, the Director of Public Investments will work to emulate, encourage and support SHEPP’s culture within the investments team.


Qualified candidates will possess a post-secondary degree in finance, accounting, economics, mathematics, actuarial science, statistics or a related field and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation or enrollment and advancement in the CFA program, as well as eight or more years of experience in a relevant role. A combination of equivalent education, training and experience will be considered. Direct experience as an institutional investor or in a fund manager oversight role and experience overseeing public investments would be considered an asset.

To succeed in this position, you will have extensive knowledge of financial management, capital markets, securities analysis and portfolio management. You have strong knowledge of investment risk principles, and thorough knowledge of defined benefit plan provisions and funding principles and relevant pension legislation and regulation.

You work effectively with others at all levels and with external service providers. You have excellent planning and organisation skills, as well as research, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills. You exercise a high degree of initiative and sound judgement; work with a considerable amount of independence and can escalate issues appropriately, identifying problems and resolutions. You will have knowledge of accounting principles and practices, and computer systems as they relate to investment management functions.

Please submit your resume no later than Friday, July 21, 2017.