New job at Wawanesa Insurance (via |

Manager, Investments

July 29 2020
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Financing, Investment, Merger & Acquisition
Winnipeg, MB

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience, advancement on a growing team.

Job Overview

The Manager, Investments is responsible for contributing to external investment manager selection, due diligence and performance monitoring; preparing reports for investment decision makers; researching strategic investment alternatives; and leading investment risk, operations, and compliance staff.

The right candidate will be relied upon to assess opportunities and deliver recommendations that will have a significant impact on the company’s investment portfolio.

Job Responsibilities

• Contributes to the initiation, research, development and implementation of strategic investment initiatives including new asset classes and risk management strategies.
• Reviews and analyses third party investment management performance.
• Contributes to external investment manager selection and due diligence.
• Implements external investment manager transitions.
• Prepares investment performance reports for The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, Wawanesa General Insurance Company and the pension plans of the companies.
• Leads investment risk and compliance, and investment operations staff.
• Responsible for investment compliance with investment policy statements and external regulations.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Undergraduate degree in Finance or a relevant discipline.
• Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, MBA, or equivalent.
• Minimum 7 years investment experience with increasing responsibilities, including supervisory responsibilities.
• Excellent leadership skills with ability to build and develop strong teams, gain respect, credibility and confidence from others.
• Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills with the ability to effectively convey complex ideas in a simple, persuasive and eloquent manner
• Experience with Bloomberg or investment consulting software is considered an asset.
• Able to adapt behavior to meet the needs of a changing environment and multitask effectively.
• Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
• A team player with demonstrated motivation and enthusiasm.
• Willing and able to travel to the U.S.
• Experience in insurance industry would be an asset.

Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, goal achievement plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.

Accommodations are available as needed for all applicants.

Apply now!