Senior Investment Risk Manager

You will receive

  • Competitive salary and a package of employment benefits
  • A stimulating and pleasant working environment

You will bring with you

  • A master’s degree, in investments, econometrics or similar;
  • A CFA, FRM or equivalent qualification is considered to be a plus
  • At least 10 years of experience in Investment Risk Management or Asset Management

Senior Investment Risk Manager

The Financial Risk Management department of NN Life is currently looking for a Senior Investment Risk manager, with extensive knowledge of financial markets, deal assessments and strategic asset allocation. As a Senior Investment Risk manager you combine strong analytical abilities, an independent and critical mindset with excellent communicational skills to ensure that NN Life will stay in control and deliver upon its promises.


Your added value as a Senior Investment Risk Manager at NN

As a Senior Investment Risk manager you will be part of the Financial Risk Management team of NN Life which is responsible for SCR consolidation, managing market risks and investment risks. This team is part of the risk department of NN Life.

In this position you will act as the main sparring partner for the management of Life and Pensions on investment risks and strategic asset allocation. You will be responsible for providing an independent second line challenge and review opinions on investment deals in predominantly illiquid asset classes (real estate, private equity, infra equity and private debt), that are discussed and approved in the Asset & Liability Committee of NN Life. Furthermore, you will play an important role in the strategic asset allocation of NN Life: you will challenge the main results, ensure all risks are adequately addressed and help shaping the future SAA strategy.

As a Senior Investment Risk manager you need to make sure that all risks are adequately taken into account in the investment decisions made for the general account of NNL as well as for the separate account portfolio. As such you will represent NN Life in several committees and you need to closely cooperate with various departments within NN, such as  NN Group Investment Office, NN Investment Partners, NN Group Risk, NN Life Finance and NN Life Pensions New Business. In doing so, it is important that you can clearly demonstrate the added value of sound risk management.  


The objectives on the agenda

As a specialist in your field of expertise, you like to achieve good results:

  • You will provide substantiated, critical and independent second line reviews on investment proposals, investment mandates and investment manager evaluations and you are able to clearly communicate the main findings to all stakeholders
  • You will advise the management of Life and Pensions on investment risk and strategic asset allocation
  • You will contribute to the implementation of the strategic leadership agenda (SLA), and coach colleagues of the FRM team


We care

As an experienced professional, you strive for continuous development. We offer extensive development opportunities and a pleasant working environment. We offer you:

  • On-the-job training and vocational training via our Learning & Development Centre.
  • A comprehensive network of national and international professionals.
  • Industry specific conferences (both in the Netherlands and across the border).

A role where you will become the main sparring partner for the management of Life and Pensions on investment risk and strategic asset allocation

Whatever we do, we do together in an environment full of freedom where your personality, talents and ideas count. For example, collaborating with another team is quite the norm and regularly leads to better outcomes. We have no thresholds within NN; everyone is readily accessible and willing to help each other.

Financial Risk Management (FRM) reports to the head of FRM and is part of the Risk Management department at NN Life. The FRM team consists of in total ten experts, with a background in asset management, investments, econometrics and actuarial science. In the FRM team investment risk, market risk and SCR consolidation are combined in one team. The team has a mentality to deliver on promise with high quality standards and provides an environment to also work on own initiatives and innovative ideas.


Our purpose

We make our financial services relevant and more personal. You help us go above and beyond when providing the very best service. We believe in the importance of customer satisfaction and consistently serving our customers to the best of our abilities. They are the core of our company values and our most important motivator. As a company, we have set up a number of subsidiaries as we have grown: NN, NN Investment Partners, Nationale-Nederlanden, OHRA, ABN AMRO Insurance, BeFrank, Zicht, AZL and Movir.


Clear conditions

At every stage of your career employment conditions play a significant role. Therefore, we are financially well arranged: you will receive your holiday allowance and 13th month with your salary every month, without restriction and readily available to you. As a  Senior Investment Risk Manager your workplace is situated next to Rotterdam Central train station, above the DE Café. An ideal spot for a good cup of coffee.

Due to the coronavirus, most of the NN colleagues work from home. At the moment it is unclear when we can return to the office. The official location for this position is Rotterdam. As a team and as a risk department, we are quite well organized to work from home and have successfully onboarded several new colleagues. A good team spirit is important to us and therefore regular corona proof events are organized to also keep in touch and making working from home a bit more fun.


Critical skills of a Senior Investment Risk Manager

You have excellent analytical skills and you are able to explain complex matters to all stakeholders in a transparent way. You can easily adapt and absorb new information in a changing environment and independently form a critical an well substantiated opinion and effectively stand-up for this opinion in meetings with senior management. You are organization sensitive and a real team player.

Furthermore you bring:

  • A master’s degree, in investments, econometrics or similar. A CFA, FRM or equivalent qualification is a plus;
  • Extensive knowledge of financial markets, deal assessments and strategic asset allocation
  • At least 10 years of experience in Investment Risk Management or Asset Management


Commit to NN

We truly value your knowledge and expertise. We believe you will bring our organisation to the next level. Therefore, we would like to meet you. Upload you resume via the apply button.

Do you have any questions about the application process? Please contact Mina Bahaj via +31 (0)6 15066245.


Just to be Clear, because we Care and Commit

This is a permanent position. A candidate will receive a NN contract and we are not open to interim/ freelance assignments,- candidates or an introduction of profiles by any type of agency. Thank you for your interest and understanding!

Application procedure


If you are enthusiastic about the job we encourage you to apply online. We will then carefully look at your profile and let you know whether you’ll be invited to an interview within two weeks.


We are curious who you are, what motivates you and what you are looking for. But it is just as important that you get to know NN better. We aim for a maximum of two interviews in which you will meet the manager of the department, a direct colleague and a recruiter from NN.

Online assessment

The assessment consists of a personality test, a driver test and an intelligence test. We believe your personal qualities are very important and use this assessment to test whether you meet the NN Mindset. This will be an online test and the results will be shown  immediately.


Are we both enthusiastic after the interviews and the online assessment? Then we will gladly make you an offer to join NN. Click here for more information about our employment benefits.

Welcome new colleague

Congratulations with your new job! We will now start our onboarding procedure to secure a smooth start at NN.


We realize that applying for a job is an important moment for you. What matters to you, matters to us. That is why, after the application procedure, we invite you via e-mail to let us know how you experienced applying at NN. Thanks to your feedback we can make improvements to the way we work.

Meet our people

Would you like to learn more about working at NN? Read the testimonials and find out!

NN has a focus on responsible investment which, personally, I find very important.

Ralf Kooken

Investments Trainee

What I mostly appreciated was the focus on personality.

Claudiu Ghiuzan

Investments Trainee

It was quite impressive to see how soon I would be doing key tasks in the team.

Steven Galea Pace

Investments Trainee

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