Senior Investment Specialist External Managers

38-40 uur
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Dit wordt je functie

As a Senior Investment Specialist External Strategy Management (ESM), you will be part of the external strategy investment team, whilst also being part of a team of ten asset-class oriented Investment Specialists, which are deployed within APG’s investment teams. In February 2020, the ESM team started as a separate team within APG asset management with the objective to ensure an independent assessment of external managers at strategy level. All external manager selectors for liquid asset classes and Alternative Alpha (a.o. hedge funds) have been centralized within ESM since then. The current team is composed of approx. 30 investment professionals. The Investment Specialists work within the global investment teams to provide both internal and external stakeholders with the most relevant and necessary information about the investment portfolios, philosophy, investment process, positions and performance of specific investment products. As an investment specialist you will contribute to the delivery of stakeholders needs, understand and extract needs, and ensure a pleasant experience whilst growing satisfaction through analytics and digitalization. As such, the ideal candidate will have good communication skills, a consultant mindset and client focus in combination with a passion for institutional investing in capital markets.

The main responsibilities of the Investment Specialist External Strategy Management include the following:

  • Work with the ESM team in executing their tasks and activities related to interaction with Fiduciary Management and other stakeholders;
  • Support the ESM team in promoting their investment strategies internally and externally.;
  • Use your writing, presentation drafting and delivery skills to contribute to investment reporting and prepare/give presentations on the investments and investment analysis. Contribute to improved reporting to match or exceed industry standards;
  • Contribute and coordinate workflow with respect to client-related activities such as Business Plans, Mandating Cycle, Annual Portfolio Reviews, New Product Approvals;
  • Assist in refining policies and procedures with an eye towards best practice solutions.


With assets under management of about €550 billion, APG is one of the world's largest institutional investors and leading pension fund manager in the Netherlands. APG has a centralized external manager team that oversees the external managers who manage an EUR 110 bln in assets on behalf of its clients in Listed Equity Emerging and Developed Markets, Emerging Debt, Credits, liquid Commodities, alternative alpha (hedge funds) and Private Equity Impact.

The Senior Investment Specialist External Strategy Management will functionally report to the MD External Strategy Management, whilst hierarchically reporting to the Head of Investment Solutions. You will work closely with APG’s other Investment Specialists to ensure that presentations, RFI/database content, and other relevant materials have a consistent lay-out across investment teams. Conflicts of interest for your colleagues within Investment Solutions have to be prevented by safeguarding that external managers information of ESM is not accessible for colleagues outside ESM. You will serve as back-up for other Investment Specialists within the Team. The External Strategy Management team as well as all Investment Specialists are currently based in Amsterdam.

Dit breng je mee

As a Senior Investment Specialist External Strategy Management you have a self-starting attitude. You have a pro-active, hands-on and pragmatic mindset with a strong client focus,. You know how to organize your internal network and you are a team player with a healthy ambition. Your communication and writing skills are more than well-developed including drafting storylines and presenting. Your work is accurate, you know how to organise your work and you are analytically strong. You ask the right questions at the right moment and you are able to get buy-in at different levels of the organisation.

Additionally, you have:

  • An academic degree in finance, economics, business administration or an equivalent qualification; a CFA charter or an equivalent qualification (e.g. VBA Investment Management, CAIA, etc.) is required;
  • At least 10 years relevant working experience in multiple asset classes within asset management or investment consultancy;
  • A deep understanding of the Dutch pension fund and institutional asset manager market;
  • A passion for investing, ambition to ensure continuous improvement and a drive to operate in a demanding, performance oriented work environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English and Dutch;
  • Excellent client relationship and stakeholder management skills.

Hier ga je aan de slag

We offer you a competitive monthly salary based on a 40-hour working and attractive terms of employment with a focus on flexibility.   

  • A guaranteed year-end bonus of 8.33% 
  • A very attractive mobility budget
  • Ample attention to your vitality and personal development 
  • Ability to grow your professional network, internally as well as externally
  • Working from home for 2 to 3 days, and also working from one of our beautiful offices
  • And of course a well-organized pension.  

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. 
APG is committed to serving 4.7 million people in the Netherlands. That explains the importance we attach to reflecting Dutch society. To that end, APG strives for an inclusive work environment in which everyone can be themselves and their unique qualities are embraced. 

Choosing APG means choosing a job in which you contribute to a bright future. Don’t delay, apply today! 

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