APG’s Quantitative Equity team manages one of the largest systematic equity portfolios in the world with more than €80 billion assets under management. The team’s challenge is to manage a portfolio of stocks that outperform the market at a similar level of risk and integrates responsible investment principles. The investment strategies are based on insights from academic literature in the fields of quantitative and behavioral finance. Our ambition is to become a leader in long term and responsible quantitative equity investing for pension funds. Our vision is that research and innovation will be a key enabler to realize this ambition.
Are you drawn to this vision? Students can make a valuable contribution to the research agenda of the team in the form of an (thesis) internship. Assignments can range from new investment signals to developing performance attribution tooling to transaction cost analysis. The work typically involves the use of large historical, possibly unstructured, datasets and/or the design of smart algorithms, including machine learning. Apart from our internship ideas we also welcome your suggestions.
- Master student in a quantitative field with good grades
- Programming and data-handling skills (preferably experience in Matlab)
- Availability of at least 4 months full-time
- Written and verbal communication skills in English
This internship is a unique opportunity for an insider’s look into APG asset management and the world of quantitative investing in particular. The Quantitative Equities team has a lot of experience in supervising students, and has strong academic ties. After graduation there are career opportunities in the form of the APG (quant) traineeship program. A market conform internship salary will be provided.
APG is a pension provider that organizes the pensions for 4.5 million people on behalf of several pension funds. We provide the pensions of one in every five families in the Netherlands.
APG Asset Management is one of the largest pension asset managers in the world. We leverage all our experience, expertise and innovative power to invest the pension assets of our clients and their participants cost effectively. We contribute to a quality, affordable pension by achieving a stable, sustainable long-term return with responsible risks. For APG Asset Management, innovation and personal development are the way to keep a leading edge in pension asset management. Do you love your profession as well as a challenge? APG Asset Management offers plenty of challenges.
APG believes good employment practices are essential. In addition to a market level salary, a quality pension scheme and a year-end bonus, we also offer extensive opportunity in training and personal development. APG is proud to have earned the Top Employer and Top ICT Employer titles since 2008.
We believe that diversity promotes a broader vision and better decision-making. Engagement and respecting cultural differences contribute to our corporate objectives. We like to invite you to apply.
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