Investment Strategist-Aegon AM

Full time
Asset Management
Chicago, Cedar Rapids, Baltimore
Aegon Asset Management

Aegon Asset Management (Aegon AM) is a leading global investor. Our 370 investment professionals manage and advise on assets of USD 447 billion for a global client base of pension plans, public funds, insurance companies, banks, wealth managers, family offices and foundations.
We organize our firm around four investment platforms: fixed income, real assets, equities and multi-asset & solutions, which includes a fiduciary and multi-manager business. Each investment platform has dedicated teams with deep asset-class expertise, organized globally and committed to maximizing client benefit from their specialist areas.
We are an international business: Our 1,200 employees work from 15 locations across Europe, the Americas and Asia. We share a common belief in fundamental, research-driven active management, underpinned by effective risk management and a commitment to responsible investment.

Position Overview:
As the Investment Strategist you will support the Director of Macro Strategy in creating the firm’s macro framework and associated forecasts which is utilized in setting a broad asset allocation view and communicating those ideas as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with AAM's investment teams and the broader organization.
  • Delivering well-thought investment strategy ideas to clients (both internal & external)
  • Monitor the global economic environment and markets to identify trends affecting investment conditions.
  • Conduct independent research with limited guidance and create written material to support the overarching thematic backdrop for the firm’s investments.
  • Communicate views on the market and economy to internal and external business groups as needed.
  • Possess and apply ample knowledge of concepts and principals within the macroeconomic environment.
  • Able to speak publicly on behalf of the Director of Macro Strategy as needed.

Required Qualifications Analyst level:

  • Bachelors degree in Economics or related field required.
  • Generally 1+ years of experience within investment management industry or Graduate degree may be a substitute for experience. .
  • Analytical skills to define long and short-term investment strategies.
  • A disciplined, proactive team player who is an independent thinker that is comfortable deviating from consensus opinion.

Required Qualifications Intermediate level:

  • Bachelors degree in Economics or related field required.
  • 3-5 years of investment experience.
  • Analytical skills to define long and short-term investment strategies.
  • A disciplined, proactive team player who is an independent thinker that is comfortable deviating from consensus opinion.

Preferred Qualifications:

CFA, advanced degree in Economics or MBA

Job and compensation levels depend upon an applicant’s qualifications including the extent of candidate’s relevant experience and other job-related factors and will be determined by hiring supervisors/managers and HR.

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 embracing 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.

We are open to considering flexible working practices. Please talk to us about what this means for you.

Company information

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws. 

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