Innovation Internship at APG Asset Management US Inc.

Job description

APG Asset Management US Inc.

Department:  Innovation

Title:  FinTech Innovation Intern

Reports to:  Innovation Manager – NY

 

Company Description:

APG is a Dutch asset management company that manages pension assets of approximately $500 billion for various sectors. The Fund works for over 30,000 employers and provides for the income of around 4.5 million participants in the Netherlands. In our NYC and Netherlands-based innovation labs, we conduct experiments on new business models, new technologies, building technical prototypes, etc. in the fields of Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, alternative data, sustainable investing, natural language processing, machine learning, etc. The main goal is to continuously reinvent ourselves and stay ahead of the curve. An important factor of our experiments is an outside-in view and co-creation. We experiment in an environment in which people of different backgrounds and complementary skillsets are working on the same experiment.

Essential Responsibilities:

Our New York lab is looking to grow in capacity and needs your help with the following essential activities, which are derived from the overall goals of the New York and Netherlands labs.

  • Desktop research on Fintech startups (both qualitative and technical) for purposes of deal flow management and external partnerships
  • Derive market trends and recommendations based on research
  • Participate in and guide experiments using Lean Startup methodology
  • Develop programs for internal and external events
  • Business analyst activities for software development: Collecting Voice of Customer, user research and analysis, designing wireframes, some project management as necessary

 

Qualifications:

BA/BS or other advanced degree in progress in STEM, Finance, Economics or related field required.  Progress towards a Masters/MBA preferred.

  • Background or keen interest in Financial services, FinTech, technology OR Startup background.
  • Team player who is a self-starter, proactive and self-starting
  • Passion for emerging technologies such as Blockchain, AI, NLP, crypto, machine learning, etc.
  • Experience with project management preferred.
  • Good organizational and written communication skills (PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Availability for 25-29 hrs per week. Potential long term opportunity.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit

APG Asset Management US Inc. (APG) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by applicable law.

 


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