Quant Professional Private Equity

About Robeco

Robeco is a global asset manager and offers a mix of investment solutions within a broad range of strategies to institutional and private investors worldwide. Robeco’s head office is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The company has a strong presence in the US, Europe and Asia and a developing presence in key emerging markets such as India and Latin America. Robeco was founded in 1929 in the Netherlands as Rotterdamsch Beleggings Consortium. Today, Robeco is the centre of asset management expertise for ORIX Corporation, Robeco’s majority shareholder based in Tokyo, Japan. Robeco Group N.V. is the holding company for the following subsidiaries and joint ventures: Robeco, Boston Partners, Harbor Capital, Transtrend, RobecoSAM and Canara Robeco.

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Robeco Private Equity, situated in Rotterdam and London, is an experienced alternative asset manager and leader in sustainability and ESG integration since 2004. Robeco Private Equity invests in funds (primaries and secondaries) and selectively co-investments and has a strong focus on small and medium-sized companies. Robeco Private Equity offers products and customized investment programs, mainly for institutional clients. The team consists of 20 professionals from various nationalities and has ambitious plans to expand the business over the coming years. For the reinforcement of the Private Equity team in Rotterdam the team is looking for an analytical Quant Professional Private Equity.

Your role

In the role of Quant Professional Private Equity your prime focus will be on providing portfolio management support. In particular, you will be responsible for maintaining the cash flow model that is being used for risk management and client servicing. This model is an important tool for projecting the pace and size of future investments and divestments and serves as input for allocation discussions and portfolio management. As a Quant Professional Private Equity you will run and maintain the cash flow model and should be able to translate the result in a presentable output.

Besides the specific tasks related to the cash flow model, in the role of Quant Professional Private Equity you will support the senior investment team in conducting investment and monitoring activities.  In this role you will:

  • Screen, analyse and execute fund (primary/secondary) and potentially co-investment opportunities as well as monitor and report on investments
  • Establish and maintain relationships with private equity fund managers, placement agents, investors and other private equity stakeholders
  • Provide support for Sales and Investors Relations activities, including the preparation of marketing materials (i.e. presentations, updates, etc.), client reporting and meeting with (prospective) clients
  • Identify and analyse relevant industry trends and developments, initiate solutions and consolidate the information for internal and external stakeholders
  • Perform various tasks related to portfolio reporting

Requirements

  • A Master’s degree with excellent study results from a top tier university; for example, in econometrics, economics, quantitative finance, finance & investments, financial engineering or business administration
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience, preferably in Private Equity investments, alternative investments, investment banking or corporate finance
  • Ability to programme in a high-level language (preferably Matlab) and excellent modelling skills
  • Proactive self-starter, who can work independently and take responsibility; flexible and hands-on team player at the same time
  • Commercial sense with focus on long-term success; strong analytical skills and communication skills
  • Fluent in English, both verbally and in writing 
  • Top performer mentality and the flexibility to travel internationally

Offer

  • Attractive employment conditions and career development prospects
  • Multi-disciplinary team working in a flat organizational structure
  • A young and dynamic team within an international and ambitious working environment
  • Opportunities for entrepreneurship and personal growth

Application

For more information about this position, please contact Nore van Tongerloo, HR Consultant, e-mail l.van.tongerloo@robeco.nl

Interested? Please send your application by e-mail to l.van.tongerloo@robeco.nl with reference to the vacancy of Quant Professional Private Equity.

All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

An assessment may be part of the selection procedure.