Asset management

Junior Portfolio Manager Hedge Funds and Alternative Alpha

Do you want to jumpstart your career at a global asset manager? Do you want to help reshaping the financial sector of tomorrow with your quantitative skills? Are you ambitious and prepared to roll up your sleeves? Are you thorough and detailed in your work, and not looking to cut corners? Then we are looking for you!

 

Location
The Netherlands / Amsterdam
Employment
40-40 hours
Education
Academic higher education

This is going to be your job

APG manages over €500 billion in pension assets for pension funds. APG provides the pension for one in five families in the Netherlands. APG plays a leading role in the pension sector, and focuses strongly on the transition towards sustainable investing. We strongly believe that our increasing ability to combine data with state-of-the-art technologies improves the investment decision-making process and defines the future success of our clients. We have been engaging on an ambitious multi-year digitalization journey, and need talent to drive that further.
 
As one of the two Junior Portfolio Managers in Amsterdam you will be working within the Hedge Funds and Alternative Alpha team (HFAAT) that manages a diverse portfolio of hedge fund investments and absolute return strategies. In your role, you will work in a team to constantly enhance the investment decision-making process. By designing, testing and developing quantitative solutions with the rest of the team, you will also work on the implementation of innovations. Beyond the described below technical skills, you bring ambition, creativity, and open-mindedness to the table.
The expanding team is presently composed of eight people split between New York (Head of Hedge Funds and Alternative Alpha, Head of ODD and one junior analyst) and Amsterdam (three sector heads, Director of Research and a junior portfolio manager).

This is what you offer

  • Contribute to the digitalization efforts within the team by designing, coding, testing and developing both data-heavy and data-lean quantitative solutions that drives our manager selection and monitoring process forward.
  • Work on the implementation of other automated solutions related to our (cloud) databases, portfolio management systems and client reporting.
  • Perform thorough financial data analyses.
  • Collaborate with the HFAAT team on primary research on existing and new managers in the portfolio. Support them in writing reviews, notes and feedbacks and back them up.
  • Work with other teams in the organization among others: Risk, Responsible Investing, Operations and  Research.
  • Become knowledgeable about sectoral, industry and micro, macro trends, themes, opportunities and threats.
  • Contribute to the aspirations of the team and APG to be a global leader in responsible investing.



Your requirements among others are:
 
  • Degree in econometrics, quantitative finance, mathematics, and/or statistics or an equivalent qualification with mathematical/quantitative background and interests (e.g, financial modelling). CFA charter holder or equivalent or willingness to pursue.
  • 0-3 years minimum investment related work experience.
  • Experience with a general-purpose programming language (R or preferably Python) and data wrangling libraries (e.g. NumPy, pandas, etc.).
  • Affinity with data in any format. Comfortable in working with relational as well as non-relational database management systems (e.g. SQL-like DBMS, MongoDB)

This is where you'll work

APG is a pension provider that organizes the pensions for 4.7 million people on behalf of several funds. We provide the pensions of one in every five families in the Netherlands.

APG Asset Management is one of the largest pension asset managers in the world. We leverage all our experience, expertise and innovative power to invest the pension assets of our clients and their participants in a cost efficient way. We contribute to a high quality, affordable pension by achieving a stable, sustainable long-term return with responsible risks. For APG Asset Management, innovation and personal development are the way to keep a leading edge in pension asset management. Do you love your profession as well as a challenge? APG Asset Management offers plenty of challenges.

APG believes good employment practices are essential. In addition to a market level salary, we provide

  • Quality pension scheme;
  • Year-end bonusses;
  • Training and personal development.

APG is proud to have earned the Top Employer title 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.

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More information

More information? Please contact recruiter Andre Komaromi 06 12 41 7927, who can tell you more about the specific position. 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