Company: Shell
Skills: Financial Analyst
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Rijswijk, South Holland, Netherlands
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Job Description

Are you interested in becoming a member of our dedicated team of fixed income specialists focussing on quantitative investment strategies? This is a role that will grow your skills and provide you with the set of experience you need to accelerate your career in finance, as you contribute to SAMCo's future success.

About SAMCo and the Fixed Income team

Shell Asset Management Company B.V. (SAMCo) is the dedicated in-house asset manager and a centre of excellence of the Royal Dutch Shell Plc group. We manage over USD 85 billion in assets for the largest Shell Pension Funds, the majority of which is managed in-house. Based in Rijswijk, SAMCo employs around 170 people and invests in fixed income, equities as well as alternative asset classes.

The 15-people strong fixed income department manages the developed market sovereign, emerging market and corporate credit debt portfolios. We strongly believe that our ability to deliver such success is down to our committed people, strong processes and the flexibility provided by the wide range of markets, asset classes and instruments. Our growing focus on quantitative research and machine learning should help ensure we continue to deliver on our strong financial performance.

Within the team, six people focus on the EUR 13 billion global portfolio of both investment grade and high yield corporate debt. Through inhouse research, the team develops a diversified set of fundamental and algorithm-based strategies. We are now looking to add a seventh colleague to focus on this area.

What's the role?

You will be assisting the portfolio management process from day one and thus gain immediate hands-on experience. As a portfolio manager you will:
  • Contribute to the development of new investment strategies using econometric and machine learning techniques, based on opportunities and trends spotted in the market.
  • Improve existing quantitative models and other tools to optimize portfolio implementation.
  • Run various strategies across the corporate credit portfolios, like rebalancing portfolios in line with agreed-upon risk-return profiles and subscribing to new bonds.
  • Build your network of contacts in the fixed income market, which includes representatives of banks and brokers, research providers and other asset managers.
In this role you will have a comprehensive on-boarding program, with guidance and support from senior portfolio managers to enhance your professional development and help shape your career path. Naturally, SAMCo will facilitate a VBA or CFA education, as well as provide various hard and soft-skill courses. SAMCo provides these opportunities, while at the same time supporting its employees to maintain a good work-life balance.

Company Description

Shell Nederland BV is a platform for international collaboration, with Shell offering direct employment to around ten thousand people in the Netherlands alone, including roughly 2,800 non-Dutch employees from around 80 countries. Diversity is key at Shell Nederland, and our employees reflect the innovation that stems from a diverse workforce. By joining Shell Nederland, you will benefit from an unrivalled industry-leading development programme that will see you tap into a pool of expert knowledge that will help propel your career. Shell Nederland is the holding company of most Shell companies operating in the Netherlands. Shell Nederland also has an advisory and coordinating role in numerous areas.

An innovative place to work

There's never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you'll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future - whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we're nurturing an inclusive environment - one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential...
  • We're creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply and we'll take it from there.
  • We're closing the gender gap - whether that's through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We're striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We're huge advocates for career development. We'll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.


What we need from you

We're keen to hear from men and women who currently are in an analyst, portfolio or risk management, data science or similar quantitative position. A finance background is not required, just a willingness and desire to learn about investing We hope to see the following on your CV:
  • A Master's degree in financial mathematics, quantitative economics, the beta sciences or similar education.
  • Proficient knowledge of quantitative techniques and data science combined with good programming skills in Python.
  • A pro-active, hands-on mindset allowing you to translate theoretical research in implementable strategies.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate well in a team environment with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures.


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