Investment Manager SME and Midcap Lending
The Hague, Netherlands
4 dagen geleden

Aegon Asset Management is a global, active investment manager. Investors worldwide entrust our organization to manage approximately €345 billion on their behalf.

Aegon Asset Management has operations throughout the UK, Continental Europe, North America and Asia.

The Alternative Fixed Income team focusses on delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns, by investing in less traditional or less liquid assets within the Fixed Income universe.

The team covers a broad spectrum of investment opportunities and manages a range of investment funds for its clients, such as Asset Backed Securities, Residential Mortgages, Impact loans with Government Guarantees, Trade Finance, Insured Private Debt, Corporate Private Placements and SME / Midcap loans.

The team manages €40bln+ in assets, predominantly for external clients, such as pension funds, insurance companies, banks and wholesalers.

We are looking to extent the team by an Investment Manager who will be responsible for our subordinated Dutch SME / Midcap Loan Fund.

Activities include originating investment opportunities from banks, corporate finance advisors, private equity firms etc.

  • extensive credit analysis of investment opportunities; building and maintain relations with relevant market parties; portfolio management of investments made, including possible restructuring activities;
  • and give presentations to institutional clients in the Fund.

    Reporting into the European Head of Alternative Fixed Income, the responsibilities of this role will entail :

  • In-depth credit analysis of SME and Midcap companies, with focus on Dutch companies
  • Negotiation of financing structures with counterparties
  • Negotiation of loan documentation with counterparties
  • Management of the loan portfolio, including periodic review and turn around management in case of a delinquent loan
  • Building excellent relations with sourcing parties such as banks, private equity firms and corporate finance advisors with the aim to source good investment opportunities for the Fund.
  • Commercial activities, including giving presentations to investors in the Fund. And help with future fundraisings
  • Requirements

    As an Investment Manager, you are a dedicated team player with a hands on mentality and result oriented. You have very strong communication skills with ability to communicate technical topics to non-technical stakeholders.

    You also have proven influencing and relationship management skills and you are able to challenge conventional practices and pursue continuous improvement.

    You have in-depth knowledge of SME / Midcap lending. You are analytical, optimistic and you like to work within a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment.

    Moreover, you have the following qualifications :

  • Master’s Degree, preferably in Finance, Economics or Econometrics.
  • 6+ years’ experience in (one of) the field(s) of SME / corporate lending, acquisition / growth finance, corporate finance or private equity in the Netherlands
  • Preferably some experience in debt restructuring / distressed loan management
  • A high level of drive and be achievement oriented, with a deal maker mentality.
  • Excellent people skills, in order to build strong relationships with sourcing parties, and with portfolio companies.
  • Excellent analytical skills, and ability to negotiate financing structures and loan documentation.
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills and able to give pitches to potential investors.
  • Native in Dutch, since most loan documentation and corporate information is in Dutch, and preferably fluent in English.
  • You are DSI certified or willing to register with the DSI and meet the compulsory Guidelines of the European Securities Markets Authority (ESMA) on knowledge, skills and expertise.
  • Diversity & Inclusion

    At Aegon Asset Management, we are committed to fostering a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We are more than a global Asset Management firm we are a people business, and we recognize that delivering excellent client outcomes comes from harnessing diverse perspectives.

    We value diversity in the full range of human uniqueness without limitation including race, gender, ability, language, culture, beliefs, age, origin, background, perspectives and experiences.

    Terms and conditions of employment

    We offer you an interesting position where you work independently and professionally in an ambitious and dynamic organisation.

    Growth and development are important to us, that is why we invest amply in our employees in the form of development and career possibilities.

    In exchange for your commitment and efforts we offer you an extensive and excellent package of pay and benefits, e.g. :

  • a competitive monthly salary;
  • in addition you receive a fixed 13th month’s salary and holiday allowance in the form of a monthly flexible budget of 16.
  • 7% of your monthly salary;
  • good balance between work and private life with at least 27 holiday days;
  • an appropriate commuting allowance;
  • excellent pension scheme and discount on Aegon products.
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