Asset management

Mandate Researcher

Do you have strong analytical and problem-solving skills and experience with defining investment strategies? And do you enjoy working in a challenging environment with a driven team of professionals with the ability to make a difference for our clients? Then we would love to hear your story.

The Netherlands / Amsterdam
Years of experience
5 - 10
Academic higher education

This is going to be your job

In 2017 APG Asset Management created a Fiduciary Management (FM) department with the objective to provide pension fund clients with independent advice on their investment mandates and keep oversight on the appropriate implementation of client mandates and assignments.

In this position of Mandate Researcher you will provide support to all Fiduciary Managers on the development and realization of mandating advice, decision-making and decision evaluation thereby contributing to the setting of a mandate and reviewing this against the top class asset managers in the world.

Your daily work includes:

  • Performing a variety of quantitative analyses like factor analyses, peer group analyses, or simulation studies;
  • Contributing to and reviewing asset-class specific investment cases for a specific set of asset classes, that will be used as input for mandating client advice;
  • Working on performance & risk analyses for a number of different asset classes throughout the investment process (from strategic level to detailed mandate level);
  • Gaining insights in the top class worldwide asset managers by being involved in the evaluation of asset managers
  • Close contact, together with the Fiduciary Manager, with Portfolio Managers and Risk Management colleagues;
  • Monitoring risk-exposure and performance and conduct stress tests across the client portfolio and flag issues so they can be resolved;
  • Acting as a point of contact in absence of the Fiduciary Manager.


The department of the Chief Fiduciary Officer is designed to act as a trusted and independent advisor of our pension fund clients. It advises clients on strategic balance-sheet and investment management strategy, and translates the client strategy into a tangible set of mandates. CFI  evaluates the performance of selected internal and external asset managers and keeps oversight over the risk and return of the total client portfolio. Within the CFI department, based in Amsterdam, you will be a member of the new Mandate Management department. You report to the Manager Mandate Research.



This is what you offer

As Mandate Researcher you are a result-oriented team player with strong analytical and problem-solving skills. High standards for the quality of your work and your organizational sensitivity are well developed. You focus on a specific set of asset classes (equities is a pre) or field of expertise for which you remain on top of the latest developments and available products and services.

Furthermore we ask for:

  • A university degree in econometrics, mathematical economics, quantitative finance or similar. Moreover, (willingness to acquire) a relevant post-academic qualification like CFA, CAIA or VBA.
  • Minimum of 4-8 years of relevant experience within asset management, including experience a.o. with defining investment strategies, asset manager selection, evaluation, portfolio overlay and/or active asset allocation;
  • Strong programming skills (e.g., Matlab, R, Python);
  • Strong inquisitive skills and a curious mindset;
  • Proactive approach as this role leaves ample room for personal development, out-of-the box conceptual thinking and analyses;
  • Preference for someone who has experience with conducting performance and risk activities, including benchmarking and peer group analyses;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Dutch (fluent) and English.

This is where you'll work

Who are we?
APG Asset Management is part of pension provider APG and one of the largest pension asset managers in the world. As a member of our organization you’ll contribute to the pensions for 4.7 million people. Our core belief is that our ability to improve investment decision making using data and digital technologies will define our future success. We have been engaging on an ambitious multi-year digitalization journey, and need talent to drive that further.

Our salary and benefits are competitive in the Dutch labor market. As a certified Top Employer we offer you a challenging and appealing work environment with excellent benefits, so you are able to continually grow on a personal and professional level, maintaining a healthy work-life balance at the same time. We believe that diversity promotes a broader vision and better decision-making. Engagement and respecting cultural differences contribute to our corporate objectives. Everyone is welcome to apply.

More information

For more information about this position, please contact Andre Komaromi, 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.

I am happy to help you

Andre Komaromi

Corporate recruiter