CPP Investment Board case study

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I'm interviewing for an analyst position in the infrastructure team of the CPP Investment board and am due to do a case study next week. Does anyone have any advice/has anyone done one before? Also, does anyone have any idea about compensation there?

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Sep 5, 2010

Comp is in line with the Street.

I'm assuming this is for a final round interview? If so, the case isn't impossible, as long as you're able to provide reasonable explanations for all your assumptions. It's fairly early for campus recruitment, so I'm guessing you're an experienced hire; so you should have no problem with the technicals.

Sep 5, 2010

in line with ibd in toronto in terms of all in comp?

Sep 5, 2010

Toronto IBD just raised base by 15K for analysts (making base come to 80K), so I imagine CPP will follow suit. I'm unsure about the bonus, but it's definitely less than sell-side, given it's a public pension plan (i.e. Canadian Federal Government). So bonus may be 100% of base during an epic year, which CPP hasn't really had (someone please correct me if I'm wrong).

Sep 6, 2010
JCI:

Toronto IBD just raised base by 15K for analysts (making base come to 80K), so I imagine CPP will follow suit. I'm unsure about the bonus, but it's definitely less than sell-side, given it's a public pension plan (i.e. Canadian Federal Government). So bonus may be 100% of base during an epic year, which CPP hasn't really had (someone please correct me if I'm wrong).

Not sure what school you go to but not all banks raised base to 80k, and comp is not inline with street... approx 15%-20% bellow.
The interview can be very technical, be prepared and know the details. gl

Sep 5, 2010

Thanks for the advice and you're right, it is for an experienced hire position.

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Sep 5, 2010

I've now completed the case study and can give you an update on what it was like. In essence it was evaluating an investment opportunity (in my case a grocery company) and the corresponding returns one might get on their equity investment. It wasn't overly taxing, but was arduous.

Sep 5, 2010
TomLondon:

I've now completed the case study and can give you an update on what it was like. In essence it was evaluating an investment opportunity (in my case a grocery company) and the corresponding returns one might get on their equity investment. It wasn't overly taxing, but was arduous.

Still planning to move over to the buy side?

Dec 14, 2017

Can You expand on what it was like?

Jan 25, 2019
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