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ESM Responsible Investment specialist

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Do you want to take your investment career to the next level at a global asset manager? Do you want to help reshape the financial sector of tomorrow with your investment and responsible investing skills? Are you cooperative and prepared to roll up your sleeves? Are you thorough and detailed in your work, and not looking to cut corners? Then we are looking for you!

Dit wordt je functie

APG manages over €500 billion in pension assets for pension funds. APG provides the pension for one in five families in the Netherlands. APG plays a leading role in the pension sector, and focuses strongly on the transition towards sustainable investing.

You will be working within the External Strategy Management team (ESM). 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.

APG is looking for an external manager selector with a passion for Responsible Investing to be the Responsible Investing (RI-) specialist for its ESM team. The RI-specialist is responsible for coordinating, implementing and safeguarding that the external managers in our strategies comply with the RI requirements that are set by the regulator and our clients. The total assets managed by ESM are over $ 100 bln and we work with all asset managers across the world. In your role you will learn all about the diverse aspects of responsible investing applied by asset managers across the world and you will get a chance to work alongside experienced professionals in this area.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support Guide and support the ESM-team in understanding responsible investing and changing regulation & client requirements on this subject
  • Maintain Responsible Investing implementation guidelines for the ESM-team
  • Work together with the portfolio managers in the various ESM asset classes on assessing the quality of the RI implementation at the external managers
  • Work with the portfolio managers to screen and analyze impact-, sustainable investments- and taxonomy aligned- investment products
  • Be pro-active in bringing new developments in your area of expertise to the ESM team and translating these into investment opportunities that combine financial- and positive impact returns
  • Coordinate the implementation of new RI requirements across the ESM team
  • Maintain Responsible Investing implementation guidelines for the ESM-team
  • Represent ESM in the various APG committees and Boards where new policies are drafted and new regulation is interpreted.

Dit breng je mee

Job requirements:

The RI specialist we are looking for is a team player that can also work independently. The ideal candidate should have experience in manager selection in at least one but preferably multiple asset classes and experience with responsible investing. The candidate should be able to communicate clearly and have a critical and hands-on mentality.

Furthermore, we ask for:

  • Academic degree and a CFA or equivalent charter holder;
  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience in the fields of asset management;
  • Preferably excellent communication skills in both Dutch and English, verbally as well as in written form;
  • Working experience in manager selection;
  • Passion for responsible investing in all its aspects.

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 challenging result driven bonus opportunity;
  • An attractive mobility budget;
  • Ample attention to your vitality and personal development;
  • Hybrid working: from home and from our brand-new Amsterdam office;
  • 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!