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(Senior) Analyst Agriculture & Timber, Asia Pacific
APG Asset Management Asia
March 5, 2020
About APG Asset Management APG Asset Management is an asset manager for a number of Dutch pension funds and one of the largest institutional investors globally. For its pension fund clients and their 4.5 million active and retired participants from the public and private sectors, APG Asset Management manages pension assets of more than US$550 billion. In addition to the office in Hong Kong, APG Asset Management operates offices in Amsterdam, New York, Shanghai and Beijing.
APG Asset Management Asia is the Hong Kong subsidiary of APG Asset Management. The company currently manages a portfolio in global emerging markets equities, China fixed income, and Asia Pacific listed and private real estate, infrastructure, natural resources and private equity investments with a combined value in excess of US$22 billion. In addition, the company operates a trading desk responsible for trade execution in Asia Pacific.
APG Asset Management Asia's team currently comprises 67 talented professionals who think creatively and work collaboratively in a dynamic, open and transparent environment with an embedded risk awareness to deliver results and drive innovation. We value mutual respect and empathy. Direct feedback and debate on content is encouraged.
About APG Asset Management's Natural Resources Portfolio and Team The Natural Resources team at APG Asset Management currently comprises 6 investment professionals, based in Amsterdam and in Hong Kong, managing a global portfolio of natural resources investments with a combined value of approximately US$3.1 billion spread across farmland, timberland, mining and energy (upstream oil/gas). Approximately US$1 billion comprises investments in Asia Pacific managed from the Hong Kong office. The portfolio comprises a mix of fund investments and co-investments, and is set to expand further with additions of funds, co-investments, joint-ventures and investor-led platforms with a focus on farmland and timberland.
Position APG Asset Management Asia is looking to recruit a (Senior) Analyst who is capable of supporting the investment management activities of the Agriculture & Timber investments team in Asia Pacific. The highly experienced team requires innovative and technically capable analytical support to ensure that the many demands of APG Asset Management's perpetual investment programme are met in a timely and accurate manner. You will report to the Head of Infrastructure & Natural Resources, Asia Pacific.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Working with other team members to research and analyse potential new investment opportunities in agriculture and timber;
Assisting in due diligence and execution of transactions;
Assisting in the preparation of investment papers, including financial models;
Assisting in the preparation of presentation material for internal and external audiences;
Attending meetings with potential investment partners and conferences to stay up to date with latest developments in the relevant markets;
Working with other team members on portfolio and asset management by attending regular portfolio update meetings with managers and partners;
Assisting in the preparation of internal reporting documents;
Assisting and contributing to various investment management functions, such as performance measurement, forecasting, strategy and portfolio construction; and
Maintaining relevant portfolio databases, portfolio summary sheets and other relevant information in relation to the Agriculture & Timber markets in Asia Pacific.
Graduate degree in related field (e.g. Agro Economics or Forest Economics);
First class numerical and (data)analytical skills;
Approximately 2-5 years of relevant working experience;
High affinity with sustainable farm and timberland strategies focused on the improvement and/or preservation of natural capital;
Experience in transaction modelling/underwriting, forecasting and conducting due diligence;
Broad minded, creative and forward-thinker with the ability to look outside the normal sources of information and develop independent perspectives;
Strong team player and communicator with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including the APG Asset Management Asia risk, legal and ESG teams;
Adaptable and able to apply themselves to a broad range of demands;
Excellent English communication skills;
Culturally sensitive and capable of working in a diverse team of individuals from different backgrounds; and
Willingness and ability to undertake regional travel.
To apply online, please click the Apply button. For more information about this position, please contact Hans-Martin Aerts at email@example.com
APG Investments Asia Limited is an equal opportunity employer.