Asset management

Junior Quant Researcher Quant Solutions

Are you passionate about using modelling to solve investment challenges as well as sustainability? Do you combine modelling skills with a consultancy mindset, and are you drawn to make a difference for our investment teams? Then this junior researcher vacancy at APG Asset Management will suit you!

The Netherlands / Amsterdam
40-40 hours
Academic higher education

This is going to be your job

The Quant Solutions team brings high quality analytical and quantitative research solutions to the investment teams and contributes to advancing APG as a digitalized long-term responsible investor. In close collaboration with APG’s global investment teams, the Quant Solutions team turns unstructured investment problems into quant solutions and transforms data into investment insights. With our knowledge on investing, we service the investment teams both with advisory and by offering Models as a Service (MaaS), which means that we take care of a full-fledged model management service during the entire model life cycle.

As a junior Researcher you will work on projects in joint effort with the investment teams and a senior researcher. The outcome of a project is either a model that will be implemented by Quant Solutions or an advisory report. As such the ideal candidate will have good modelling knowledge and communication skills in combination with a passion for responsible investing.

The Quant Solutions team within APG is part of the Investment Management Services (ISM) in the Investment department. IMS has about 25 employees located in Amsterdam and works with all investment teams to create synergy and efficiency across the investment teams in relationship to modelling, digitalization, Operational Due Diligence, Investment Specialists and Business Management.

As junior Researcher you will be part of a team of four researchers and report to the head of Investment Solutions. You will work closely with the other three researchers, the IT Value Stream and portfolio managers of the investment teams. Our core competences are in the field of Asset Pricing, Optimization, Empirical Research, Machine Learning and Cryptography.

The Quant Solutions team is based in Amsterdam. However, the team has a global scope and supports the Investment organization in Hong Kong and New York offices as well. The Quant Solution team will also be digital enablers, i.e., they contribute to the execution of the digitalization roadmap within the Investment department.

This is what you offer

As a junior Researcher you have a self-starting attitude. You have a pro-active, hands-on, and pragmatic mindset combined with strong modelling and coding skills. 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 modelling skills are more than well-developed. You ask the right questions at the right moment and you are not afraid to ask for more information when necessary.
Additionally, you have:

  • A Master or PhD degree in econometrics, data science or an equivalent qualification; You are willing to study for the CFA charter or an equivalent degree (e.g., VBA Investment Management, CAIA, etc.).
  • Around 0-3 years relevant working experience within asset management or investment consultancy.
  • You have a passion for investing, are ambitious and comfortable operating in a demanding, performance-oriented work environment.
  • A digital mindset: coding skills and digital competencies to implement models and to support our 2025 digitalization roadmap. 
  • A passion for research and new developments.

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

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, covering letter and a university grade lists before March 17th, 2021.

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Andre Komaromi

Corporate recruiter