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Master Graduation Internship - Alternative Risk Premia

  • Type Internship
  • Degree Master
  • Location Den Haag, NetherlandsAegonplein 50Den HaagNLDen Haag2591 TV
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  • INTERNFinanceInsurance

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Would you like to gain work experience at an international asset manager and write your Master’s thesis under the supervision of the investment experts at Aegon Asset Management? Then we might have the perfect opportunity for you!

We are looking for a motivated MSc. student with an interest in financial markets who would like to explore “Alternative Risk Premia” (ARP), a highly relevant topic currently within the investment management industry. The research that you will be conducting will be important to our business and will be academically challenging. You will investigate the quantitative properties of ARP: How do they perform and why do they exist?  What do they add in a portfolio context? Moreover, the behavioral perspective is to be studied: what is the interaction between behavioral finance and ARP and how persistent are those relationships? Finally, the broader perspective is to be considered, such as the history of ARP and the viewpoints of academics versus market practitioners.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity from day one to join the multi asset team in numerous activities and meetings. As such, you can deepen your understanding of how we analyze financial markets, make investment decisions, develop new products and generally how it is to work for a large international investment manager that is part of the wider Aegon Group. You will be located at Aegon's headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands.

You will be working under the direct supervision of the Multi Asset Team. The team is responsible for Aegon asset management’s long term financial outlook and the strategic asset allocation of mix funds on the basis of that outlook. Moreover, the team manages numerous mix funds on a daily basis, is responsible for the tactical overlay vehicle and finally also manages a dedicated listed real estate and commodity fund.

Profile - Who are you?

  • MSc. students that has an interest in financial markets and affinity with statistical methods. This can include a study in econometrics, finance, or economics but it can also be a study in a non-economic field, provided that you are comfortable with numbers and that you have an intrinsic motivation for researching Alternative Risk Premia.
  • Eager to learn and to conduct research that will be both relevant for Aegon as well as for academia.
  • Interest in both the quantitative details of Alternative Risk Premia as well as in the qualitative aspects.
  • You are someone who takes initiative, asks questions and who wants to deliver a quality research report.
  • Available for 4 to 6 months.
  • 3 to 5 days per week available.
  • Start before October 1st 2019.

Important note:

It is required to be enrolled at a university to take part in this internship. Next to that you will need a Dutch BSN-number and Dutch bank account. If you are a non EU/EER student, you will need a valid residence permit stating that you may work ('arbeid vrij toegestaan'). Applications that do not fulfill this criteria cannot be taken into consideration.

What we offer

We offer you an exciting internship in which you work independently and professionally in an ambitious and dynamic organization. We believe growth and development are important, which is why we invest a lot in our employees in the form of development and growth opportunities. Within this internship you will receive a competitive internship compensation. There is also room besides the research to work along with the team and gaining work experience. 


Do you have what it takes to become our intern at Aegon Asset Management, then we look forward to receiving your application and CV via this webpage. For more information, please contact Emily van der Werff at or via +31683041623.

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