Do you have a strong interest in the ins and outs of investment products and asset management? Are you able to find complex information quickly and transform that into understandable knowledge? Can you easily analyze data and compose client-friendly overviews?
If the answer to all three questions is a resounding 'yes', then the position of RFP Data Specialist at Robeco may be just right for you.
RFP Writing is a department within Global Marketing that writes Requests for Proposals, Requests for Information and Due Diligence Questionnaires. These are comprehensive and complex lists of questions used by prospects and clients to request information on Robeco and its products. Such questionnaires are often the first step in the sales process. The department is also responsible for answering any ad-hoc questions for the institutional and wholesale markets. Furthermore, RFP Writing ensures that basic information concerning Robeco is stored, maintained and made accessible via Robeco’s Intranet platform Content Plaza.
Position & Requirements
You will be part of our client-driven team, which is the first point of contact for the national and international sales teams. You will give content-related support for client acquisition. This position is focused on data requested in RFPs and due diligences such as personnel details, Assets under Management and portfolio characteristics covering all asset classes.
You will deal with requests for information for the institutional and wholesale markets and will seek to find information pro-actively from sources within Robeco. You will apply your knowledge and experience in advising Sales, as required. You work with Robeco offices in Europe, Asia, Australia and the US.
In this function you will Interact with many different disciplines of Robeco, including portfolio management, risk management, compliance, back office and legal affairs. With this you will obtain knowledge of the different facets of asset management and benefit from the opportunity to build an extensive network within the organization.
What we are looking for
In order to succeed in this function, you must have an understanding of or a demonstrable affinity with investment products. You must also be a proficient user of specific kinds of software such as Excel, Factset as well as Microsoft Word.
You will require good communicative and organizational skills and the ability to work with tight deadlines. In addition, you must be able to critically assess the presentation of content and the structure of information processes, and be able to indicate necessary ways of improving these in concrete terms. Furthermore, you:
Robeco is a pure-play international asset manager founded in 1929 with headquarters in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and 17 offices worldwide. A global leader in sustainable investing since 1995. At Robeco, we have a unique integration of sustainable as well as fundamental and quantitative research that drives investment strategies for a broad range of asset classes. Robeco has more than €200 billion assets under management as of October 2021.
During my internship I had the opportunity to learn more about how sustainability impact companies and why it matters to investors. As an intern you are carrying out research on companies, whilst preparing and joining engagement calls to nudge companies to improve their sustainability practices.
I worked on different projects covering the ESG spectrum, such as gas pipeline developments and fair drug pricing. I also did a research project on the agrochemicals industry. This internship program provides a glimpse how asset managers engage with stakeholders to pursue sustainable investing.