Technical Portfolio Manager - Alternative Fixed Income

We are looking to expand the Private ABS and Infrastructure team within Alternative Fixed Income with a Technical Portfolio Manager (“Technical PM”). The Technical PM will work across a broad range of investment strategies including Fund Finance and Renewable Infrastructure Debt.

Organisatie
Aegon
Locatie
Netherlands
Salaris
Marktconform
Gepubliceerd op
18-06-2024

The Alternative Fixed Income team focusses on delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns, by investing in less traditional and/or illiquid assets within the Fixed Income universe. The team covers a broad spectrum of investment opportunities globally, and manages a range of investment funds for its clients, such as Asset Backed Securities, Residential Mortgages, Insured Strategies, Infrastructure debt, (short/long term) loans to Private Equity funds, Corporate Private Placements and Direct Lending to SME & Midcap companies. The ~60FTE global investment team manages around €75bln in assets, predominantly for external clients, such as pension funds, insurance companies, banks and wholesalers.

We are looking to expand the Private ABS and Infrastructure team within Alternative Fixed Income with a Technical Portfolio Manager (“Technical PM”). The Technical PM will work across a broad range of investment strategies including Fund Finance and Renewable Infrastructure Debt. These investment strategies are currently getting increased attention from a large client base and are experiencing rapid growth.  The Technical PM primarily supports the investment managers by assuming responsibility of the operational portfolio management processes. The Technical PM will be the main point of contact for other departments, such as Middle Office, Back Office, Compliance and Risk Management and will be the centre point for processing loan transactions and daily fund and portfolio logistics. Additionally, the Technical PM assists the investment managers with monitoring the existing investment portfolio and will also contribute to reporting, audits, marketing and general portfolio management tasks.

Reporting into the Head of Private ABS and Infrastructure:

  • You are responsible for all aspects of loan transaction execution, such as execution of loan documentation, setting up transactions in our trading systems, coordinating capital calls with investors, valuation and reporting oversight etc. You will be the main point of contact for all relevant Middle Office and Back Office departments.
  • You are responsible for various portfolio management tasks, including monitoring of existing investments, reviewing and static data management, loan covenant monitoring and testing, safeguarding and monitoring investment mandate restrictions, operational tasks w.r.t. periodic payments, cash reconciliation, etc. You will be the main point of contact with agents or counterparties and all relevant Middle Office and Back Office departments and Risk department on these aspects.
  • You are responsible for different kinds of reporting, such as investment and commitment reporting to internal and external counterparties and stakeholders.
  • You are responsible for various governance and audit tasks, such as assisting in annual or ad-hoc audit cycles, contribute to updates of relevant policies and procedures, etc. You will be the main point of contact with external counterparties and the Risk and Compliance departments on these aspects.
  • You are responsible for aspects within the transaction due diligence phase, including CDD/KYC preparation, collecting ESG information, collecting and storing preliminary transaction documentation, etc.
  • You are responsible in assisting the PMs with marketing, such as keeping marketing materials up to date.

Requirements

As a Technical Portfolio Manager, you are a dedicated team player with a hands on mentality and you are results oriented. You have good communication skills. You are accurate and have an eye for detail. You are optimistic and like to work within a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment.

Moreover, you have the following qualifications:

  • HBO or WO (University degree), preferably in Finance or Economics
  • Work experience in (operational) handling of private assets at another asset management firm or at a bank
  • Experience or affinity with loan/bond administration systems and data analysis
  • Fluent in English, and preferably also in Dutch 
  • Good people skills and able to communicate effectively with in variety of teams and stakeholders
  • You are DSI certified or willing to register with the DSI and meet the compulsory Guidelines of the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA) on knowledge, skills and expertise
  • Good sense of humor

What will you be getting?

  • You will be earning a competitive monthly salary
  • A healthy balance between working in and out of the office.
  • Plenty of scope and budget for your personal development
  • A minimum of 27 holiday days
  • Reimbursement of your travel expenses
  • An excellent pension scheme.
  • By Q2 2025 Aegon will move to our new office at Schiphol WTC.

About Aegon Asset Management

Aegon Asset Management (Aegon AM) is a leading global investor. Our 389 investment professionals manage and advise on assets of US $321 billion for a global client base of pension plans, public funds, insurance companies, banks, wealth managers, family offices and foundations.

We organize our firm around four investment platforms: fixed income, real assets, equities and multi-asset & solutions, which includes a fiduciary and multi-manager business. Each investment platform has dedicated teams with deep asset-class expertise, organized globally and committed to maximizing client benefit from their specialist areas.

We are an international business: Our 1,200 employees work from 13 locations across Europe, the Americas and Asia. We share a common belief in fundamental, research-driven active management, underpinned by effective risk management and a commitment to responsible investment.

Interested? Apply!

Are you interested in joining our Team? We look forward to receiving your resume and motivation letter. Then make sure you apply immediately! Do you have some more questions? Send an email to Talent Acquisition via people@aegon.com.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Aegon Asset Management, we are committed to fostering a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We are more than a global Asset Management firm – we are a people business, and we recognize that delivering excellent client outcomes comes from harnessing diverse perspectives. We value diversity in the full range of human uniqueness without limitation including race, gender, ability, language, culture, beliefs, age, origin, background, perspectives and experiences.

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