Asset management

Portfolio Manager External Manager Selection and Monitoring Emerging Market Debt

Do you like to analyse emerging market debt and contribute to all elements of the selection and monitoring process of externally managed strategies?  Then we would like to connect with you about this position!   


The Netherlands / Amsterdam
40-40 hours
Academic higher education

This is going to be your job

As a Portfolio Manager, you are an integral part of the team that is responsible for the portfolio management of externally managed portfolios within Emerging Markets Debt. In your role, you will work closely together with the lead of the team and you will visibly contribute to all elements of the selection and monitoring  process of externally managed strategies, which includes performing manager searches, writing investment proposals and presenting these to the management teams, conduct Investment Due Diligence and Operational Due Diligence (ODD), setting-up manager review meetings and writing annual manager review reports. You will be part of the EMD team and will work in close conjunction with the other team members who manage the internal EMD strategies, as well as with Fiduciary Management, and you will contribute to the overall investment process of the EMD team.

The EMD team consists of 10 investment professionals working from APG’s Amsterdam offices. The EMD team is embedded in the Fixed Income platform as well and strongly connected to the other investment disciplines in the APG organization. The team in Amsterdam is an integrated team responsible for both hard and local currency strategies.

The EMD proposition provides exposure to Emerging Markets Debt for our clients. This exposure is built both via allocation towards internally and externally managed strategies. The rapidly changing internal - and external developments regarding government bonds and pension industry topics guarantee a dynamic environment to work in.

This is what you offer

The Portfolio Manager External Manager Selection and Monitoring that we are looking for is a strong team player, who brings excellent analytical and communication skills and has a proactive (working) attitude. Self-motivation is in your DNA and you have a healthy ambition level. You have a hands-on and pragmatic mindset with the ability to constructively challenge ideas and stimulate non-consensus thinking. You know how to organize your internal network with the correct approach. You are analytically strong, your work is accurate, your communication/planning skills are more than well developed, and you know how to manage expectations and deadlines. You ask the right questions at the right moment and you are not afraid to ask for more information when necessary.
Furthermore we ask for:

  • A university degree in either economics or econometrics and/or you have a postgraduate degree relevant to the vacant position (like CFA or VBA);
  •  A minimum of 5 years of experience  in (external) portfolio management / analysis in emerging markets debt;
  • Excellent verbal and written command of the English language;
  • Willingness to travel from time to time for manager visits (once free of Covid-19 limitations);
  • Strong knowledge of financial markets and (external) portfolio;
  • Teamplayer;
  • Digital mindset.

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

For more information about this position, please contact Andre Komaromi, Recruitment, at +31 (0)6 12 41 79 27 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