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Analyst, Investor Relations

Job ID : 5982
Category : Finance
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Toronto, Canada

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Definity includes some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. With strong roots that date back to 1871, we’ve grown to become a digital leader in the insurance industry. We’re proud to help our clients and communities adapt and thrive in a world of constant change.

Our promise to you: It’s better here. Why? Because we CARE, and we provide an employee experience that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative P&C insurers. Come be a part of our journey, and love what you do.

Starting in September, Definity employees move to a hybrid work model so we can collaborate, build mentoring relationships, and solve complex or cross-functional business opportunities together. Our teams work in whichever environment best supports what they're working on and who they're working with. We're actively reinventing our offices as welcoming workspaces that optimize collaboration and empower leaders to use our space to strengthen team dynamics. Our tools and processes seamlessly connect employees from multiple locations, and our culture encourages respectful engagement and flexibility. Leaders work with their teams to determine the right balance of on-site and remote work that best meets the needs of their team, cross-functional engagement, responsibilities and timelines, plus those of our customers, our broker partners, and the company culture.

 

What can you expect in this role?

  • Have the unique opportunity to support the activities of the Investor Relations  function, with exposure to our Corporate Development, Capital Management and Reinsurance initiatives
  • Work closely with executive leadership, corporate finance, investments, and other functions
  • Support our efforts to build the company’s profile and support our valuation
  • Assist with preparation of external investor-related external communication and disclosure materials, including investor presentations, and identify best practices to ensure quality and consistency of IR materials
  • Support with researching and coordinating information gathering and analysis for ad hoc inquiries and disclosure; including background notes and Q&A speaking notes for regular and ad-hoc investor calls, conferences and meetings, news releases and scripts, and board reports.
  • Update quarterly on company’s share price, sell-side analysts’ forecasts, investor perceptions, peer company and industry performance.
  • Conduct investor targeting analysis for conferences to provide proactive insight into current and prospective shareholders.
  • Develop and enhance relationships with institutional shareholders, fund managers, sell-side analysts, corporate access and institutional sales desk contacts.
  • Coordinate investor road shows, conferences, and investor meetings
  • Monitor activity in the Canadian P&C industry, including development and maintenance of industry benchmarking databases and presentations
  • Develop and/or maintain financial analysis to identify and assess acquisition targets and assess other corporate initiatives, as well as perform credit analysis, covenant monitoring, and other recurring reporting duties required for new and existing broker investments
  • The incumbent may also be called to provide ad hoc assistance to our capital management, treasury, and reinsurance teams.

 

What do you bring to the role?

  • Completed university degree, preferably within actuarial science, accounting, business or finance, with high proven achievement
  • Enrolled in CPA / CFA designation or completed one of the designations
  • 0-4 years work experience (including co-op or internships), in an accounting or finance-related role, preferably with experience in the areas of investor relations, financial statement analysis, corporate development and budgeting/forecasting
  • Strong knowledge of financial accounting practices and an ability to analyze and understand the implications of business activities on the financial statements
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and investigate problems, identify issues, and propose solutions
  • Interest and/or prior experience in financial services industries in general, and insurance specifically, would be an asset
  • Strong excel and modelling skills, with excellent attention to detail and strong analytical skills
  • Ability to produce clear reports and presentations, including strong working knowledge of PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of Bloomberg, FactSet and/or S&P CapIQ
  • Ability to operate with a flexible work schedule
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of the organization, including C-level executives

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it, and we’ve got it: 

  • Hybrid work schedule for most roles
  • Company share ownership program
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Focus on inclusion with employee groups, support for gender affirmation surgery, access to BIPOC counsellors, access to programs for working parents
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounts on products and services

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: [email protected]

Background checks
This role requires successful clearance of a background check (including criminal checks and leadership references).

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