Julian Steenman, Quant Trainee
“I see APG Asset Management as a knowledge library with many highly educated colleagues. I’m still amazed by the enormous amount of knowhow and experience at our Asset Management division.
For a long time, I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do for a living. At high school I chose a technical subject combination out of interest and technical business administration for a broad, university study program. An elective course on investment immediately caught my interest. I was so intrigued by the model-based and complex choices you have to make when investing that I made the switch to technical mathematics.
I wrote my thesis at APG, which struck me as an interesting organization as the Netherlands’ biggest asset manager. APG invests in virtually anything you can think of. I wouldn’t necessarily say I have an affinity with pensions, but I do with asset management, social relevance and APG's higher goal: to contribute to the pensions of millions of Dutch people.