Principal, Teachers’ Venture Growth - Funds
Ontario Teachers'
Hong Kong

Our Company

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board ( OTPP ) is the administrator of Canada's largest single-profession pension plan, with CAD 241.

6 billion in net assets as of December 31, 2021. We hold a diverse global portfolio of assets, approximately 80% of which is managed in-house.

The defined-benefit plan, which is fully funded as of January 1, 2021, invests, and administers the pensions of the province of Ontario's 333,000 active and retired teachers.

OTPP is an independent organization headquartered in Toronto and our other investment offices are based in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and soon-to-be India.

We employ more than 1,200 employees globally.

About Teachers’ Venture Growth

Teachers’ Venture Growth ( TVG ), formerly known as Teachers’ Innovation Platform, focuses on late-stage venture and growth equity investments in innovative technology companies worldwide.

We partner with founders with ambitious missions, looking to expand their product offering, scale geographically, and become the leaders in their markets.

TVG also care about building sustainable companies with good governance, set up to successfully go public if they choose to.

TVG has grown significantly since being established in 2019 where we first began with an initial investment in SpaceX in June 2019, TVG now holds a CAD 7.

1 billion portfolio comprised of 20 direct investments and several partnerships with some of the world’s top venture funds.

TVG plans to more than double the size of its portfolio to comprise seven to 10 per cent of OTPP’s net assets over the next five to ten years, up from approximately three per cent today.

We think globally and act locally through our direct presence in Toronto, London, Hong Kong, San Francisco, and soon-to-be India.

The opportunity

Based out of Hong Kong, you will play a meaningful role as an integral part of its dynamic and successful fund investing team.

You will provide coverage of all external manager relationships in Asia Pacific, working closely with the Head of TVG Funds to support the execution of TVG’s Funds strategy and other key strategic initiatives.

This role will involve building strong ties and engagement across TVG’s existing in-region fund partners, helping identify and evaluate prospective relationships, and working to drive direct investment opportunities (co-invest / follow-ons), knowledge sharing and insights for the broader TVG team.

You will be responsible for all aspects of execution of commitments (conducting diligence, preparing investment memorandums & supporting analysis, generating investment recommendations, and reviewing and negotiating legal documentation), and post-investment management.

Who you'll work with

In your new role, you will report to the Head of TVG Funds and via a matrixed reporting, to the Managing Director, TVG Asia who is based in Hong Kong.

You will also work closely with other members of the TVG Funds team globally and collaboratively with TVG’s APAC direct investment team, as well as with other investment teams (Private Capital - Global Funds, Total Fund Management, Strategy & Risk) more broadly, to drive sector and investment stage specialization and regional coordination.

What you'll do

Day-to-day, you will help to lead existing and prospective portfolio activity, including relationship management, deal origination, and post-investment monitoring.

Specific activities in support of generating accretive fund returns and engagement on direct opportunities with our partners will include :

  • Evaluating new and follow-on fund investment opportunities by leading due diligence on fund managers, including detailed work on team, track record, investment strategy, market opportunity for fund strategy, alignment of interests, and the validation of the overall opportunity fit for TVG
  • Preparing investment committee materials and supporting analysis, drafting recommendations, leading transaction structuring, reviewing / negotiating legal documentation, and presenting findings to internal committees as required
  • Building strong relationships with existing and prospective fund partners in the Asia Pacific region and working closely with TVG’s APAC direct investment team to increase opportunities for direct partnership alongside our existing fund relationships
  • Fostering strong relationships generally for OTPP’s in the region (limited partners, advisors, SWFs, industry associations)
  • Partnering and communicating with the team across all offices ensuring appropriate parties are kept informed and engaged on transactions or initiatives
  • Developing and maintaining fund sector coverage maps
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with VCs, limited partners, and various industry organizations
  • Serving on Limited Partner Advisory Committees, taking a leadership role, consistent with TVG’s desire to promote strong alignment of interest, transparency, and good governance with its fund partners
  • Representing TVG at annual meetings and industry conferences
  • Responsible for all aspects of the valuation process, ongoing monitoring, and administration of fund investments, including analyzing fund holdings for potential investment / co-investment opportunities and key industry trends
  • Identify potential co-investment opportunities from GP networks and participate opportunistically on supporting execution in partnership with the TVG APAC direct investment team.
  • Staying abreast of regulatory issues specific to the region
  • Contributing to other OTPP initiatives defined as critical by senior leaders within TVG including initiatives crafted to share the insights of TVG with the broader Investment organization
  • What you'll need

  • At least 5 to 7 years of relevant financial experience from within a similar role (preferably in FoFs, VC / growth equity principal / fund investing or investment banking)
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field. A graduate degree, MBA, CFO or other is a plus
  • Strong communication skills with high proficiency in English and Mandarin, both written and oral
  • Demonstrated experience, relationships, and interest in the region / markets
  • Keen interest in disruptive / innovative technology trends
  • A strong teammate and relationship builder, with the ability to negotiate, influence, make recommendations and facilitate decision making processes with senior management
  • Outstanding interpersonal and presentation skills, with the ability to synthesize sophisticated concepts into plain language tailored to specific audiences
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills and ability to perform in-depth analysis with a high degree of attention to details
  • A global mindset-oriented approach to working on opportunities
  • An ability to balance competing priorities, work independently, handle projects, and thrive in a high-performance team environment
  • Advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Significant travel, both regional and sometimes, global, is required
  • What we’re offering

  • Pay for performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentive
  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage
  • A flexible / hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working
  • Competitive time off
  • Degreed : a digital platform that helps you quickly and easily discover, share, and track various learning resources from courses to videos to articles and more.
  • At Ontario Teachers', we are a globally minded organization and take pride ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create reflects and celebrates diversity of thought, background, and experience.

    Through our Inclusion & Diversity Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) events, celebrations, we offer a variety of opportunities for colleagues to connect for the purposes of professional development and networking & mentoring.

    Accommodations are available upon request (talent acquisition for candidates with a disability taking part in the recruitment process and once hired.

    How to apply

    Are you ready to pursue new challenges and take your career to the next level? Apply today!

    Note that candidates must be legally entitled to work in the country where this role is located.

    Functional Area : Investments

    Requisition ID : 4338


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