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(Senior) Investment Manager Return Seeking Assets

  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederland


Are you interested to become part of an investment team of an international insurance group? if so, we  are looking for you ! The Athora Investment Office is looking for an Investment Manager with focus on return-seeking assets

About Athora

Athora Netherlands is one of the largest pension insurers in the Netherlands. With our brands Zwitserleven and Reaal, we take care of the financial security of our customers. So that they can live carefree when they stop working, or start something new. We are a partner for life.

We invest in a culture that brings out the best version of ourselves. Every day we go for it: Get the most out of yourself (and bring out the best in others), Stand up for what you do (and do what you stand for), Go for the best (and make better what is good), Focus on results (because results give direction).

We work together in and to create an inclusive work environment where everyone can flourish. And on the basis of responsibility and trust: you are in charge of a healthy work-life balance that is best suited for you and your team to achieve your team results.

What are you going to do?

Athora has developed a unique investment strategy and, in executing this strategy, we utilize our strategic relationship with Apollo Global Management. We leverage Apollo’s expertise, dedicated infrastructure and access to differentiated investment opportunities, which ultimately supports the delivery of superior investment return outcomes for our customers and shareholders.

Our return seeking portfolio seeks to support the yield of our overall portfolio whilst carefully managing exposures through strong diversification across different idiosyncratic asset risks. Of the total value invested in return seeking assets, the majority focuses on privately originated, fixed income assets, with granular allocation between sub-categories and types of collateral. A small portion is allocated towards alternative (majority towards platforms) and real estate assets, with a focus on cash-generating and downside-protected investments.

The Investment Office team consists of 20 investment professionals involved in various aspects of the portfolio and operates from the Athora Netherlands’ head office in Amsterdam.

You are (jointly) responsible for executing Athora’s investment strategy. As experienced professional you will be managing third party managers (including our strategic asset management partner), and specifically the deal origination and portfolio management processes. You will be monitoring the investment opportunities within the market and the portfolio, develop insights, conduct reviews and ensure delivery of expected financial performance. Furthermore you will be responsible for the preparation and presentation of return-seeking investment proposals and portfolio reviews to management and investment committees.

Main responsibilities: 

  • Conduct due diligence investigations, financial analyses, and market updates
  • Prepare investment proposals and presentations for investment committee and management team
  • Liaise with internal risk management, legal, finance, and operation teams on new transactions
  • Maintain relationships with external parties, such as investment funds and advisors
  • Contribute to the development of Athora’s investment policy


What do we ask?

  • At least 7 years of experience in structuring and underwriting structured credit, fixed income and / or alternative investments, preferably in an asset management or investment banking environment
  • A master degree in economics / business studies
  • Strong entrepreneurial drive with developed interpersonal skills and commercial sense next to attention to detail, diligent, accurate and proactive
  • Ability to work independent and as part of a multi-disciplinary team identify and analyze new investment opportunities in private credit and equity
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in Dutch & English

What do we offer

  • A dynamic working environment with enthusiastic and driven colleagues where you quickly feel at home
  • Plenty of room for training and courses (technical and personal development), attention to leadership development and an annual personal growth budget
  • A good balance between working in the office and from home (Hybrid Working)
  • Working in our sustainable building EDGE Amsterdam West, within walking distance of Sloterdijk station 
  • A 36-hour working week with the possibility of working 40 hours
  • A 13th month
  •  Good fringe benefits
  •  Attention to vitality and health.
  •  Weekly drinks and fun company parties.

Are you Interested?

If you have any questions, please contact Eveline via Recruitment@athora.nl

A Pre-Employment Screening is part of the Athora onboardingsproces.