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Locations                                             London

time type                                             Full-time

job requisition id                               R02982

Job Description

About CDPQ

Founded in 1965 and headquartered in Québec, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) is a long-term institutional investor that manages funds primarily for pension and insurance plans in Quebec. CDPQ is one of Canada’s leading institutional fund managers, holding CAD 424 billion in net assets as of June 2023 and ultimately serving over 6 million people.

CDPQ invests globally in major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and private debt. We employ over 1,500 professionals across our network of 10 offices, with presence in Quebec, New York, London, Paris, Singapore, New Delhi, Mexico, Brazil and Sydney. With CAD 82 billion of net assets in the private equity portfolio, CDPQ is among the 10 largest investors in the world based on annual private equity commitments.

About CDPQ’s Private Equity team in London

CDPQ’s European Private Equity team is based in Soho, London, and currently consists of 14 investment professionals and operating partners. European presence was established in 2016 and scaled quickly through investments in the fields of business services, financial services, healthcare and technology. Our strategy is active and collaborative, working alongside management teams and investor partners to shape the future of our investments.

As a new member of the team, you will be involved from the outset in the management of our existing investments, as well as helping identify and analyze potential new investment opportunities to complement our portfolio.

Job description

  • Work within the London private equity team alongside experienced professionals and assist them in their day‐to‐day tasks
  • Support the team with management of the existing investment portfolio, including strategic and financial analysis for key decisions
  • Assist the team in identifying and analyzing potential markets and companies of interest, including development of investment theses for selected opportunities
  • Prepare documents for internal stakeholders summarizing key findings from these tasks


  • Penultimate/final year student or recent graduate from a top university with excellent academic track record
  • Prior internship experience in investment banking, strategy consulting or private equity within a leading international institution
  • Dynamic, curious, rigorous with strong analytical abilities and good interpersonal skills
  • Financially numerate with good Microsoft Office skills and knowledge of key professional databases (Capital IQ, MergerMarket etc.)
  • Fluency (both spoken and written) in English and French (a third language would be strongly appreciated)

Practical information

  • Full-time internship applications only
  • Start date: March 2024
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Location: London
  • Attractive remuneration package

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 CDPQ wants to offer equal employment opportunities to everyone. It encourages women, visible and ethnic minorities, aboriginal people and people with disabilities to apply. CDPQ is also committed to further incorporating diversity into the organization and making it a source of enrichment and pride for all its employees. Please inform us if your current condition requires an accommodation during the recruiting process.

Studies show that women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups tend to apply for a position only when they meet all the requirements.

If you are motivated by this opportunity, but don’t meet all the requirements, contact us anyway!


About CDPQ

At CDPQ, we invest constructively to generate sustainable returns over the long term. As a global investment group managing funds for public retirement and insurance plans, we work alongside our partners to build enterprises that drive performance and progress. We are active in the major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure, real estate and private debt. As at June 30, 2023, CDPQ’s net assets totalled CAD 424 billion.

CDPQ is a registered trademark owned by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and licensed for use by its subsidiaries.