Asset management

Quant Equity Researcher

Would you like to contribute to high quality pensions for the current and coming generations? And do you have the drive to do investment research that makes a difference for people and the planet? Then we would like to hear from you about this position at APG Asset Management.
 

Location
The Netherlands / Amsterdam
Employment
40-40 hours
Years of experience
2 - 5
Education
Academic higher education

This is going to be your job

Job description
We offer a position in APG’s Quantitative Equities investment team in Amsterdam which is currently looking for several researchers. Together with the team you are responsible for the research, development and portfolio management of systematic investment strategies. The strategies are based on insights from the fields of quantitative and behavioral finance and our industry experience. The team’s strategies will run on the investment insights you develop.

APG manages over €600 billion in assets for pension funds. APG plays a leading role in the pension sector, and focuses strongly on the transition towards sustainable investing. You will join a diverse and growing team of 15 professionals of various nationalities and be part of the broader business unit Quantitative Strategies. Our core belief is that our ability to integrate long-term stakeholder value and to deliver alpha uncorrelated to traditional quant factors, using data and digital technologies will define our future success. We are on an ambitious multi-year innovation journey, and need talent to drive that further.

This is what you offer

We ask for:

  • An MSc or PhD degree in (quantitative) finance, mathematics, data science, or related fields;
  • At least 3 years of experience as a Quantitative Researcher in Finance;
  • Experience in extracting alpha signals from large traditional and/or alternative datasets;
  • Experience with machine learning and/or asset pricing;
  • Strong programming skills (e.g. Python, Matlab, Spark);
  • You like working in a cooperative research environment;
  • You can clearly communicate your research outcomes in writing and in person in English;
  • You have a focus on results and you are eager to improve systems and processes.
Which responsibilities will you get?
  • Initiate and execute research projects focused on enhancing the investment strategy;
  • Communicate, document, and implement research results;
  • Contribute to APG’s custom built IT platform for research and portfolio management;
  • Stay up to date on quantitative equity developments in industry and academia.

This is where you'll work

We offer: 
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. Next to this, we provide:

  • Quality pension scheme;
  • Year-end bonuses;
  • Generous training budgets and personal development.

More information

More information?
Please contact recruiter Roy Tholen, via roy.tholen@apg.nl, who can tell you more about the specific position.
 
Please apply by sending us a CV and motivation letter in which you also, in case you come from abroad, clarify why you want to relocate for this job.

I am happy to help you

Roy Tholen

Corporate recruiter