Executive Director - Investments (5071)

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Executive Director - Investments
Organization:  University of British Columbia Faculty Pension Plan
Province:  British Columbia
Location:  Vancouver

An exciting opportunity is available as the Executive Director of Investments for the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty Pension Plan (FPP). The UBC FPP is the largest defined contribution plan in British Columbia and third largest in Canada with 6300 members, $2.4 billion in assets, 12 external investment managers, 13 investment mandates, and 5 investment fund options. Plan members are highly educated and sophisticated, and are above average income earners.

Reporting to the UBC FPP Board of Trustees, this position manages all activities relating to investments for the Plan, including:

  • Monitoring the performance of the Plan’s fund options and external investment fund managers, and recommending changes when necessary.
  • Keeping abreast of trends and new ideas in the investment industry.
  • Monitoring compliance of investment administration.
  • Providing advice, guidance and support to the Board of Trustees and Pension Administration Office.
  • Educating Plan members about investment choices and fund performance.

Additional information about the Plan is available at faculty.pensions.ubc.ca .


The ideal candidate will have a broad-based knowledge of investments and portfolio management, and will be closely connected with the institutional investment community.  A Chartered Financial Analyst or similar designation, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience is required. Ten or more years’ experience in the institutional investment industry, including experience with Boards and pension plans would be a definite asset.

The successful candidate should possess strong written and oral communication skills, well developed analytical and decision-making skills and function well working independently.

How to apply

Please forward your resume and a brief covering letter by September 16, 2019 to:

Mr. Joost Blom

Chair of Board of Trustees

UBC Faculty Pension Plan

201 – 2389 Health Sciences Mall

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Or by email to orla.cousineau@ubc.ca .