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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Managing Director/CIO

Location: London, United Kingdom

Salary: £302K - £402K

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) is a Canadian Crown corporation established by an act of Parliament in September 1999. PSP Investments is one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, with CAD $244 billion of net assets under management as at March 31, 2023. It invests funds for the pension plans of the Public Service, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Reserve Force. Details below.

ABOUT THE TEAM

The infrastructure asset class was introduced at PSP Investments in April 2006, with an investment strategy focused on a long-term investment horizon (greater than 10 years) while seeking adequate liquidity and a viable exit strategy. As at March 2023, net Infrastructure assets under management stood at CAD$29.4bn, with 10.5% 5-year annualized portfolio returns per fiscal year. The target size of investments typically ranges from $1.0bn to $2.0bn through direct investments in private companies, however there is flexibility to make smaller equity investments through one of our platform investments. With over 30 direct investments across the globe, PSP Infrastructure invests 40% in Europe, 40% in the Americas and 20% in Asia-Pacific.

The infrastructure team invests across multiple investment strategies:

  • Platforms in airports, roads, renewables and data centers
  • Direct investments ranging from minority to majority positions alongside strategic/financial partners
  • Strategic GP fund relationships

Targeted infrastructure sectors include:

  • Power: primarily hydro, wind and solar
  • Regulated utilities: electric, gas and water
  • Transportation: toll roads, rail leasing, airports and ports
  • Data infrastructure: telecommunication towers, fiber networks, data centers and land registries

Size of team: The global team currently consists of 43 investment professionals with 23 sitting in Montreal and 20 in London.

ABOUT YOUR ROLE

As a Senior Director, Infrastructure Investments, the role will be primarily focused on European and Asia Pacific markets, with regular involvement in our global portfolio which will entail extensive involvement with the asset management phase and some involvement with the investment process throughout the life cycle of the asset.

This will include:

  • Key focus will be managing portfolio investments, executing value creation plans and disposition of portfolio investments as required (will involve taking board seats and exercising governance rights at the investment level
  • Participating in the execution of investment opportunities, collaborating closely with senior members of the team and managing junior members of staff across multiple workstreams, including due diligence, negotiations and presenting to internal committees
  • Managing relationships with key internal (risk, tax, legal, HR) and external stakeholders
  • Actively contributing to team management and team development of junior team members

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • A well-rounded investor, with at least twelve (12) years of relevant experience either from infrastructure investing, investment banking/corporate finance, corporate development, consulting, or a related field
  • Execution skills across investment analysis, structuring and negotiating financing, due diligence (commercial, financial, strategic, operational, legal)
  • Ability to create value through financial, commercial and operational excellence as well as track record assisting exit activities
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Master’s degree in a relevant field, an asset
  • CAA (Chartered Asset Allocator), MBA, CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), CBV is an asset
  • Intellectual curiosity and strong investment judgement and analytical skills
  • Highly collegial and collaborative and comfortable with shared decision-making processes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

We offer a tailored employee experience and competitive total rewards and benefits package* designed to attract and retain global diverse talent, reward performance, and reinforce business strategies and priorities. Beyond salary and incentive pay eligibility, you have access to:

  • Investment in career development 
  • Comprehensive group insurance plans
  • Unlimited access to virtual healthcare services and wellness programs
  • Competitive pension plans
  • Vacation days available on day one with additional days on milestone service anniversaries, and summer Friday afternoons off
  • Inclusive paid parental leave policy: up to 26 weeks for primary caregivers, 5 weeks for secondary caregivers
  • A hybrid work model with a mix of in-office and remote days

*Benefits package may vary based on your employee type.

At PSP, we aim to provide an inclusive workplace where we leverage diversity and where everyone feels valued, safe, respected and empowered to grow. As part of this leadership commitment, we strongly encourage applications from all qualified applicants and strive to offer an inclusive and accessible candidate experience. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, please let us know.