Asset management

Investment Specialist Private Equity

Are you passionate about Private Equity investing as well as Sustainability? Are you drawn toward communication and making a difference for our investment clients?  Then this Investment Specialist vacancy at APG Asset Management will suit you!

The Netherlands / Amsterdam
Years of experience
2 - 5
Academic higher education

This is going to be your job

As Investment Specialist Private Equity you will be part of a team of seven investment specialists, which are deployed within APG’s investment teams. The investment specialists work within the global investment teams to provide both internal and external stakeholders with the most relevant and necessary information about the investment portfolios, philosophy, investment process, positions and performance of specific investment products. As an investment specialist you will contribute to the delivery to fulfil stakeholders needs, understand and extract needs, and ensure a pleasant experience whilst growing satisfaction through digitalization. As such the ideal candidate will have good communication skills, a consultant mindset and client focus in combination with a passion for investing.

The main responsibilities of the Investment Specialist Private Equity include the following:

  • Work with the Global Co-Heads of Private Equity and Private Equity Analytics/Middle Office teams in executing their tasks and activities related to interaction with Fiduciary Management and other stakeholders;
  • Support the Private Equity teams in promoting their investment strategies internally and externally and serve as a point of contact for Fiduciary Management;
  • Use your presentation drafting and delivery skills to contribute to investment reporting by the Fund Control team and prepare/give presentations on the investments and investment analysis. Contribute to improved reporting to match or exceed industry standards;
  • Contribute and coordinate workflow with respect to Business Plans, Mandating Cycle, Annual Mandate Review;
  • Build a database of presentations, RFP Q&As, signature investment examples;
  • Assist in refining policies and procedures with an eye towards best practice solutions;
  • Support the digitalization roadmap within the CIO cluster.

You will work closely with APG’s other investment specialists to ensure that presentations, RFI/database content, and other relevant materials are centrally stored and have a consistent lay-out across investment teams. You will be the back up of the Investment Specialist Real Assets. You will also work in close cooperation with the Analytics and Middle office teams (that will consist of a total of 8 people), which is responsible among other areas, for the maintenance and further development of an internal reporting and operations platform of the Private Equity asset class. This platform serves our stakeholders for their information needs.

Although based in Amsterdam, mainly due to the proximity to Fiduciary Management and Clients, the team has a global scope and supports the CIO organization in Hong Kong and New York offices as well. The investment specialists will also be digital enablers; i.e. they contribute to the execution of the digitalization roadmap within the CIO cluster.

You will functionally report to the leader of the PE Analytics team in the Netherlands, whilst hierarchically reporting to the Head of Investment Specialists. 

This is what you offer

As an Investment Specialist you have a self-starting attitude. You have a pro-active, hands-on and pragmatic mindset with a strong client focus, and the right mind-set to represent a long-term and responsible investor. You know how to organize your internal network and you are a team player with a healthy ambition. You are analytically strong, your work is accurate and your communication skills are more than well-developed including drafting storylines, presenting and writing skills (Dutch and English). You ask the right questions at the right moment and you are not afraid to ask for more information when necessary.

Additionally, you have:

  • An academic degree in finance, economics, business administration or an equivalent qualification; Preferably you have acquired your CFA charter or an equivalent degree (e.g. VBA Investment Management, CAIA, etc.);
  • Around 2-5 years relevant working experience within an asset management or investment consultancy environment in Private Equity;
  • You have a passion for investing, are ambitious and comfortable operating in a demanding, performance oriented work environment;
  • A digital mindset; affinity with IT and digital competencies to support the digitalization roadmap within CIO;
  • Excellent client relationship and stakeholder management skills.

This is where you'll work

For pension provider APG, pensions are about people, life and how we live together. Through careful asset management, pension administration, communication and advice, APG wants to help build a decent future in which we share our well-being and prosperity honestly and sustainably. For present and future generations. For today, tomorrow and beyond.

APG is proud to have earned the Top Employer and Top ICT Employer titles since 2008. Read more about the attractive terms of employment with a focus on flexibility on our career site.

We believe that diversity promotes a broader vision and better decision-making. Engagement and respecting cultural differences contribute to our corporate objectives.

We offer a competitive salary and attractive terms of employment with a focus on flexibility.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact Andre Komáromi, Corporate Recruiter, at +31 (6) 12417927. If you are the person we are looking for, click on the apply button, complete the form and upload your CV and covering letter.

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Andre Komaromi

Corporate recruiter