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Portfolio Manager Private Debt - NN

Location: The Hague
Employment: Full-time
The main responsibilities of the role are to identify attractive opportunities, assess and enhance the current portfolio, coordinate mandates and set, with the team, the strategy for the overall private debt portfolio.

Your impact as a Portfolio Manager Private Debt at NN

The NN Investment Office Private Markets team is currently looking for a Portfolio Manager Private Debt, to enhance and expand NN Group’s private market debt portfolios. As a Portfolio Manager you combine strong analytical abilities, an independent and critical mindset with excellent communicational skills to ensure that NN Group delivers upon its promises.

Realistic results

Your added value as Portfolio Manager Private Debt
The responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Identify attractive opportunities, assess and enhance the current portfolio, coordinate mandates and set, with the team, the strategy for the overall private debt portfolio
  • Work with and further develop the quantitative and qualitative frameworks to assess the portfolio and investment opportunities
  • Perform the analysis for individual transactions, portfolios and fund propositions, assess investment proposals, coordinate any external parties on the analysis, advise on investments and coordinate approval processes
  • Support and coordinate reporting and communication by the Asset and Fund managers to the stakeholders within NN Group and to NN Group insurance companies 

The NN Investment Office (NNIO) within NN Group is a Shared Service and Centre of Expertise for the Insurance Companies of NN Group with the objective to create and coordinate investment opportunities. Within NNIO, the responsibility for determining/proposing the Private Markets strategy and proper and solid implementation of this strategy is allocated to the NNIO Private Markets team. This is a small and highly skilled team of 6 FTE’s accountable for the results, coordinating the investments in real estate, private equity, infrastructure equity and private debt. For this team we seek a new colleague to strengthen and expand our strategies in the private debt space. The private debt portfolio ranges from government related debt exposures to infrastructure debt, corporate debt, commercial real estate debt, within a wide risk spectrum from investment grade to below investment grade, accessed directly or through funds and partnerships. 

We also care about you

Just as you care for our customers, we also care for you. With great development opportunities, a pleasant working environment and a good balance between work and life, you will enjoy working for NN. For your career development, we facilitate:

  • On-the-job training and vocational training via our Learning & Development Center
  • Industry-specific conferences (both in the Netherlands and across the border)
  • In-house training and personal skills training

Whatever we do, we do it together in an environment where your personality, talents and ideas count. Collaborating with other teams is the norm to achieve better outcomes and we have no thresholds; everyone is accessible and willing to help each other.

Our purpose

The main purpose of the position is to provide the NN Group insurance companies as efficient as possible access to private loan investments and coordinate the investment portfolios, in particular:

  • Co-manage and further improve the integrated value chain between the different stakeholders within NN Group for Private debt: NN Group, the NN insurance companies and the Fund-, Asset managers and Advisors
  • Sharpen and optimize the investment strategies, mandates and investment process on private debt in close cooperation with all relevant stakeholders
  • Coordinate (fund) investments from identifying attractive opportunities up to the actual commitments, coordinating due diligence and steering investments through the approvals
  • Manage the investment portfolios in line with the NN Group objectives amongst which the transition to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

Critical skills of a Portfolio Manager Private Debt

You have excellent analytical skills, are dedicated and result oriented, organization sensitive and a real team player. You have the right seniority to be a strong counterpart to the external and internal parties and have the ambition and motivation to strengthen and improve the private market portfolios of our company. You have a high sense of integrity and a drive to achieve the ambitious ESG goals of NN. Furthermore you bring:

  • Relevant Masters’ degree and strong analytical skills
  • Fluent in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Proactive and capable to independently take charge of your responsibilities
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant working experience
  • Expert knowledge of the investable universe, debt products and key market drivers with a demonstrable track record in private debt fund investing including direct lending funds
  • A drive to achieve the ambitious ESG goals of NN
  • Strong analytical skills to analyze the asset class top down and individual investments bottom up, combined with the ability to express and communicate views, in writing and verbally

Clear conditions

  • We offer you modern employment conditions and generous employee benefits, such as the ability to take extra vacation days. You will receive your holiday allowance and year-end bonus with your salary every month, without restriction and readily available to you. As Portfolio Manager Private Debt your workplace is situated in The Hague. Due to the coronavirus, most of the NN colleagues work from home and all meetings are held via video conferencing. As a team, we are well organized to work from home.
  • A stimulating and pleasant international working environment with a competitive remuneration package
  • You will be part of a diverse and international lean team of professionals, with a joint drive to optimize the NN investment portfolios
  • You can take a role in NN’s commitment to society: contribute to the well-being of people and the planet

Commit to NN

Are you seeking a dynamic position in an organisation where you are constantly challenging yourself? Then we would like to meet you. Upload your resume via the apply button.

Just to be Clear, because we Care and Commit

This is a permanent position. A candidate will receive a NN contract and we are not open to interim/ freelance assignments,- candidates or an introduction of profiles by any type of agency. Thank you for your interest and understanding!

The Hague

Information and application:


Please send your application for Portfolio Manager Private Debt at NN Group in The Hague including your CV via our website.

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Job posted

26 november 2020
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Questions about the application process? Please contact Mina Bahaj.

Mina Bahaj
m. +31 (0)6 150 662 45

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