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Fixed Income Research & Advisory Expert II - ABN AMRO Bank

Locatie: Amsterdam

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Fixed Income Research & Advisory Expert II 

The Global Investment Centre develops investment and other financial solutions & services for the bank’s private banking activities in 6 markets globally, as well as for retail banking operations in the Netherlands. The centre is responsible for delivering high performing investment portfolios for Discretionary Portfolio Management (DPM) and Advisory in the various countries and client segments. Content is a key deliverable, including important elements like the overall outlook for financial markets and instruments, the tactical asset allocation, investment themes and portfolio proposals. These activities are supported by communication and investment risk specialists and in a complex international environment across multiple locations, multiple client segments and in a mix of cultures.The Global Fixed Income team as part of the Global Investment Centre is responsible for managing high quality investment DPM and Advisory fixed income portfolios and provides strong support to client servicing activities. This global team is coordinating on sharing and implementing best practices bAetween the geographical locations.The team works closely together with other global P&S functions (e.g. Asset Allocation Services, Equities, I-Comms, ABN AMRO Investment Solutions) in aligning views and client products. Running DPM portfolios requires a high level of integrity by putting client’s interest first due to the fiduciary character of DPM services. Any investment decision is having a direct and measurable impact on clients’ investment returns. The team is made up by seasoned investment and research specialists with in-depth and detailed knowledge on financial markets and investment products.The Fixed Income Analyst has a key role in the team to service our clients by producing investment policies, integrated fixed income research, advisory and portfolio management products that add value to our client that invest in fixed income products to optimize the return of the business units involved, with a strong focus on  Emerging Markets and High Yield universe. She/he is aware of our clients behavior and their needs, produces fixed income top-down recommendations on these segments and is able to convince our network of bankers of the suitability for the client. The role combines the envisioned integrated approach towards portfolio management, research and advisory.Are you ready for a next step? We will provide you a challenging environment in which you are able to develop yourself both professionally and personally. Tell us your story. We are curious!

Your job

The role provides expertise to fixed income investments, especially in the credit universe, for private clients within the bank, both for Advisory clients as well as for DPM clients. This affects a significant part of the total Assets under Management of ABN AMRO private banking (around EUR 81 billion in total).As our Fixed Income Analyst, you are responsible for the following:

  • Contributing to the Global Investment Committee, responsible for setting the tactical asset allocation for the One Private Bank
  • Delivering top quality fixed income investment recommendations on Emerging Markets and High-yield from a top-down perspective through the use of quantitative tools and with the best portfolio construction techniques
  • Delivering the content of those investment recommendation per Advisory concept and tailored to our different client segments
  • Supporting the developing and enhancing the framework and content of new advisory service concepts, in particular for sustainable investments
  • Communicating the investment views of ABN AMRO, aimed at building up and extending the position of ABN AMRO as leading investment authority in the market
  • Evaluating investment products on characteristics, risk and return, with the customer's interest being paramount for the purpose of building model portfolios

Your working environment

The Fixed Income Analyst is a senior member of the Global Fixed Income Team in the Global Investment Centre. The Global Fixed Income team consist of 9 professionals in three locations: Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris. You will be working in an international team of highly experienced and knowledgeable fixed income portfolio managers and analysts. Together, we invest in all liquid segments of the fixed income market. Each of our experts will cover specific segments and contribute to our joint investment strategy and portfolio allocation decisions.    The Global Investment Centre is the ABN AMRO competence centre for Investments and Asset Management. The centre is essential in realizing the R&PB strategy. The department delivers investment strategy and recommendations that are recognized as best in class which is key for R&PB in the Netherlands to become the “Adviesbank” and to attract new Assets internationally. The fast changing environment and increased complexity of the global economy creates several challenges. The Investment Centre will be responsible to answer to these challenges and deliver the best in class investment strategies and recommendations.For defining the investment strategy, the Investment Centre is responsible for the Global Investment Committee (GIC), this committee is responsible for ABN AMRO’s Investment Strategy. The outcome of the GIC decisions are used in our DPM and Investment Advisory offering to our clients. The Investment Centre will also be responsible for creating and publishing investment research for all investment concepts and clients segments of R&PB, developing and implementing the global investment strategies for Discretionary Portfolio Management (DPM) and Investment Advisory, managing the assets of our clients in our Global DPM portfolio’s and supporting the business and client in the management of investment risk and performance.On regular basis, the Global Investment Centre meets clients to present and discuss proposals and explain the performance of the global investment portfolios. Internally, the centre acts as a hub of expertise in investment strategy and portfolio management and as such can provide business support to other organizational functions within ABN AMRO Private Banking.

Your profile

You embrace change and work best in a dynamic and international environment. You combine your expertise and customer focus in order to build an offer that answers the very actual needs of our customers and stakeholders. You are sensitive to cultural differences and know how to connect and build bridges.  You show the drive to deliver performance in our client portfolios and inspire and allow others in this success. You connect and solve problems through co-operation.You have a strong financial expertise and a strong drive to continuously develop this.  You also want to actively contribute to further developing and are eager to introduce renewal in this field. In addition, you get energy of working together and contributing to a strong team.

Do you think you have a fit with us? Check your profile:You are a corporate specialist who is excited to see her/his recommendations implemented in portfolios within the same team. You are clearly enthusiastic to work in fixed income, though your background may not necessarily be here. Quite possibly you have obtained your knowledge of corporates in a fixed income environment, but you may equally well have a credit lending, credit rating or an equity background.You like to change or continue your career in fixed income credit, because you have an interest in the macro economic and financial market (top down) part, the relation to corporate sectors and individual companies (bottom up) and the quantitative part of fixed income investments and portfolio building. You are a strong team player, who is interested in the international dimension of the work.

Your background:

•  Master degree in (Business) Economics or (Quantitative) Finance; CFA chart holder or equivalent
•  Around 7 years of required relevant and proven investment experience in comparable positions in fixed income credits, investment research and/or portfolio management
• Strong interest in fixed income strategy and development
• Knowledge of applying credit analysis in portfolio asset allocation; ability to be innovative in selection technology
•  Fixed Income top-down strategy and bottom-up selection skills, especially in credits
•  Excellent ability to create your own view but work well in a global team at the same time
•  Ability to thrive in a change-environment
• Good programming skills and techniques to work with large data sets
• Good communication skills, enjoying writing publications and making presentations
• Fluent in English. Fluency in Dutch, German and/or French is not required, but will be an extra advantage

What we offer

You will be part of a renewed global organization in which you will have an opportunity to help to further build and transform one of the leading segments within the One Private Bank. You will have a significant role in achieving the goals of our compelling story; Harmonise, Digitalise, Grow. All of this in a dynamic international environment.At ABN AMRO, we use our knowledge, expertise and network to help our clients within and outside the Netherlands achieve their goals based on responsible decisions. Our clients’ interests always come first. We want clients to understand our products, and we sometimes say ‘no’ if a product involves a risk that is too high for the client. Putting clients’ interests first also means communicating in plain language and craftin12982 à g smart solutions that genuinely make a difference. That is our goal.


Information and application:


Please send your application for Fixed Income Research & Advisory Expert II at ABN AMRO Bank in Amsterdam including your CV via our website.

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02 december 2018
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Do not hesitate to approach us for more details, or apply directly! Please contact Mary Pieterse-Bloem ( or Derkan Atakan (recruitment) ( We look forward to meet you! 

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