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Associate/VP – Manager Research Solutions – Fixed Income & Alternative Credit

  • Amsterdam
  • 40 hours
  • Master
  • Expertise
  • Customer focus
  • Market focused

Your job

  • Kempen’s Manager Research Solutions (MRS) team consists of 14 dedicated professionals and is responsible for external investment manager selection. The MRS – Fixed Income & Alternative Credit group covers government, corporate, and consumer debt. Specific asset classes include high grade traditional fixed income, high yield corporates and EMD, as well as alternatives such as distressed debt, structured credit, direct lending, mortgages, and reinsurance/ILS;
  • Next to maintaining a list of approved funds for almost € 60 billion in fiduciary and private banking assets, the MRS team offers actively managed high quality commingled and bespoke multi-manager portfolios in non-traditional asset classes for institutions, family offices, foundations, and high net worth individuals;
  • The team is characterized by a combination of (a) intellectual curiosity enabling us be an expert trusted advisor to clients across asset classes and (b) an entrepreneurial mentality with the ambition to beat international competition;
  • ESG/Sustainability and efficient use of data & analytics are core elements in the team’s offering and investment process;
  • Your role within the team will be to cover a dedicated set of Fixed Income / Alternative Credit asset classes together with colleagues, whilst simultaneously being involved in the management of multi-manager portfolios. Coverage responsibilities include both sourcing new managers based on thorough qualitative due diligence as well as ongoing monitoring of existing managers through an active dialogue. Collaboration with other teams within the group (e.g. Fiduciary Management & Institutions, Private Client Solutions, Sustainability Center, and the sales organization) is an important element in the job;
  • You will join a team that is recognized for its high quality due diligence as well as award winning alternatives multi-manager portfolios. The MRS team forms an essential part in Van Lanschot Kempen’s strategy objective to continue to grow across private banking, fiduciary management, and specialist/alternatives investment solutions.

Your experience

  • You have a broad interest in capital markets in general and fixed income / alternative credit in particular;
  • You have 3 to 8 years of relevant work experience, ideally in manager selection;
  • You are expected to combine sharp and forward-looking analysis (combining qualitative and quantitative factors) with excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • The candidate combines a strong understanding of capital markets with a solid academic background and is mature enough to challenge external managers during interviews and to build long-term relationships with them;
  • Effective collaboration skills are required as well as an affinity with sustainability and data;
  • MRS is team-managed (meritocracy-based decision making) so the candidate should be open to a culture where giving and receiving feedback is expected to contribute to continuous improvement.

Our company

Van Lanschot Kempen:

Van Lanschot Kempen is specialized in the future. Since 1737. Today, about 300 years later, our story - about the oldest independent financial institute in the Netherlands - continues. We are proud of our history and are excited for the future with labels such as Kempen (Merchant Bank & Asset Manager), Van Lanschot (Private Banking) and Evi (online investing). We do this with about 1,700 colleagues, divided over the 3 labels and the holding company. We have been working with great dedication and financial craftsmanship on our customers' progress for almost 3 centuries.

Kempen:

Kempen is an international investment bank, headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We are part of Van Lanschot Kempen and employ around 450 people in our offices in Amsterdam, New York, London, Antwerp and Paris. We are specialised in Corporate Finance, Securities and Asset Management. Kempen represents professionalism, entrepreneurship and drive.

Evi:

Thanks to Evi everyone can invest. Our customers do it online, with the help of your 25 future colleagues. Everyone can increase their wealth through the dedication and expertise of our financial professionals. An expensive tailored suit? A second home in Ibiza? No, our customers do not necessarily need that. Because everyone deserves Evi. Evi is a small, close-knit and ambitious team within Van Lanschot Kempen. We regularly win prizes and we are proud of that. Celebrating successes is therefore regularly on our agenda.

Van Lanschot:

Personal attention has been a priority at Van Lanschot since 1737. We are a private bank that puts people at the center and flawlessly senses what the customer really needs. We do this with more than 700 (financial) professionals who, with their specialist knowledge and dedication, add daily value to our customers. Next to our rich history we are also proudly looking into the future.

 

We offer

Turning talent into value. That's what we do! The fact is, if you add value, you can obviously expect the same from us in return. Our employees are our most important asset, so they have countless opportunities to grow both as individuals and in their professional fields. We offer you:

  • A salary that matches your knowledge, experience and background;
  • With a flexible budget (consisting of vacation pay, 13th month and 7 non-statutory vacation days) you can partly put together your secondary employment conditions with us. Think of extra leave, discover the world with a sabbatical, a subscription at the gym or a new bicycle; it's all possible;
  • A training costs scheme for personal and professional training opportunities.

Interested?

Are you ready to join us and make the difference? Do you want to acquire skills and experience at our leading firm? And are you committed to growing alongside us and our clients? If you can answer a resounding yes to all three questions, we’d love to meet you.

Do you have questions or do you want to have more information? Please contact Tanja Schraders via t.schraders@vanlanschotkempen.com.

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