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Operational Due Diligence Specialist - APG

Location: Amsterdam
Employment: Full-time

Do you have affinity with investment governance and process control? And are you willing to step out of your comfort zone? Do you feel inspired to actively contribute to the retirement provision of one in five Dutch households? Do you want to work for one of the largest asset managers in Europe that manages more than € 600 billion? Then this vacancy for an Operational Due Diligence Specialist at APG Asset Management suits you!

This is going to be your job

Job desription
Operational Due Diligence (ODD) is about monitoring the outsourcing risk on APG AM’s external investment parties, with special focus on their operational risk profile. An ODD has a very broad scope and focuses on assessing the governance and internal control of organizations. We thereby speak with senior management, but also with Finance, Operations, IT, Risk, Compliance, and Audit. As a Operational Due Diligence Specialist you will be part of the 1st line ODD Desk, a 7 person specialist team based in Amsterdam, which is centrally positioned in the investment department of APG Asset Management. The team has a global scope and looks at all externally managed asset classes. This gives you a quick insight into the different asset classes and you work closely with portfolio managers from our offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong and New York. The role offers unique learning opportunities by working together with experienced (investment) professionals.

The essence of your work is to conduct global due diligence activities on our existing 300 external asset managers and on new investments. You will work closely together with the global investment teams to support and facilitate the portfolio managers in their ODD efforts covering a wide range of asset classes: from public (equity, fixed income) to private markets (infrastructure, private equity and real estate).

The position requires the flexibility to travel on a frequent basis, ranging from one day (Europe) to several days (US and Asia), considering COVID-19 travel restrictions. The role may also include temporary deployment to APG's offices in Hong Kong and New York.

You will work under the guidance of a senior specialist and have the following responsibilities:

  • Participate in due diligence activities on APG's external asset managers and direct private investment worldwide. Typical activities include:
    • Conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the policies and procedures of the external asset managers and direct private investments;
    • Conducting onsite or virtual ODD interviews (often with senior management) to evaluate the operational risk profile of the external company;
    • Writing ODD reports and discussing the conclusions and recommendations with portfolio managers.
  • Consider and monitor integrity risks for external asset managers and direct private investments;
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of 1st line risk management frameworks, guidelines, tools, systems, standards, formats, models, methods, etc.;
  • Participation in the digitization roadmap within the ODD team.

This is what you offer

We ask for
As a ODD Specialist you have a self-starting attitude and a pragmatic, customer-oriented mindset. You know how to organize your internal network and you are a team player. You are analytically strong and very accurate. You are able to form an independent opinion, willing to challenge and ask the right questions at the right time. You are also not afraid to ask for more information when necessary.

In addition, you have:

  • A master degree;
  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience;
  • A helicopter view, but also an eye for detail;
  • Basic knowledge of asset management and related business processes. This is a plus but not a requirement;
  • Preferably some specialist knowledge or expertise, for example in the field of information security, digitization, compliance or psychology;
  • Affinity with digitalization;
  • Affinity with governance and process control;
  • Willingness to develop yourself further and to obtain professional qualifications (CFA, CAIA or similar);
  • Willingness to travel internationally. This may mean that you will be sent to our offices in Hong Kong or New York for a few months;
  • Healthy ambition and you feel comfortable in a demanding, performance-oriented work environment;
  • Excellent command of English, spoken and written.

This is where you'll work

We offer
We offer you a competitive monthly salary based on a 40-hour working and attractive terms of employment with a focus on flexibility
•             A guaranteed year-end bonus of 8.33% 
•             Ample attention to your vitality and personal development 
•             Hybrid working: at home and in one of our superb offices 
•             And of course a well organized pension.  
For pension provider APG, pensions are about people, life and how we live together. Through careful asset management, pension administration, communication and advice, APG wants to help build a decent future in which we share our well-being and prosperity honestly and sustainably. For present and future generations. For today, tomorrow and beyond. 
APG is committed to serving 4.7 million people in the Netherlands. That explains the importance we attach to reflecting Dutch society. To that end, APG strives for an inclusive work environment in which everyone can be themselves and their unique qualities are embraced. 
Choosing APG means choosing a job in which you contribute to a bright future. Don’t delay, apply today! 

 More information

More information? Please contact recruiter Roy Tholen via +31-6-13781418 or, who can tell you more about this specific position.

Do you see a future with APG? Apply with an English CV and cover letter and show us what motivates you!


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Please send your application for Operational Due Diligence Specialist at APG in Amsterdam including your CV via our website.

Job posted
22 april 2022
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More information:

More information? Please contact recruiter Roy Tholen via +31-6-13781418 or, who can tell you more about this specific position.

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