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Internship Mandate Research

  • Type Internship
  • Degree Master
  • Location Heerlen, NetherlandsOude Lindestraat 70HeerlenNLHeerlen6411 EJ
  • Posted
  • Start date -
  • Deadline -
  • INTERNITFinance & banking

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Within APG a Fiduciary department was set up in 2017. One of the teams within this department is Mandate Management. This team consists of Mandate (or Fiduciary) Managers and a team of Mandate Research.

The Mandate Managers are specialized in asset classes, Responsible Investing (RI) or a top down client portfolio focus. The Mandate Research team is responsible for supporting the Mandate Managers in the execution of their duties. Among other things this includes providing assistance with the development and realization of investment mandating advice through quantitative research in order to contribute to the successful realization of the clients investment and RI strategy.

Are you drawn to this vision? Please apply!

Students can make a valuable contribution to the research agenda of the team in the form of a work internship. Assignments can range from assisting in developing (peer) benchmarking tools for the purpose of reviewing the performance of APG AM’s portfolio management teams to performing simulation studies that provide insight in setting return targets for client specific mandates.

This internship is a unique opportunity for an insider’s look into APG asset management and the world of Fiduciary Management and quantitative analysis for mandating decisions in particular. The Mandate Research team has a lot of experience in supervising students and trainees, and has strong academic ties. A market conform internship salary will be provided.


We are looking for a:

  • Master student in a quantitative field with good grades (average of 7,5 Dutch system);
  • Programming and data-handling skills (preferably experience with Matlab or R Studio);
  • At least 4 months full-time (38hrs) available;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Dutch.


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 title since 2008.

We believe that diversity promotes a broader vision and better decision-making. Engagement and respecting cultural differences contribute to our corporate objectives. Everyone is welcome to apply.

Wie zijn wij?

For more information about this position, please contact Willemijn de Moor, corporate recruiter, at +31 (0)6 19 26 68 31. If you are the person we are looking for, click on the apply button, complete the form and upload your CV and covering letter.

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