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Junior Investment Manager Achmea Innovation Fund

  • Vakgebied:Finance
  • Locatie:Zeist
  • Salaris:€3417 - €4755
  • Opleidingniveau:WO
  • Uren:34 uur per week
  • Dienstverband:Vast
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Junior Investment Manager Achmea Innovation Fund
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Over deze vacature

Do you want to have a positive impact on the world by investing in and supporting start-ups and scale-ups with Venture Capital and strategic and operational advice? 
Are you interested in the areas of health insurance, mobility, the home and living environment and financial planning? Then read on…

As Junior Investment Manager you actively seek out investment opportunities, examine focus areas, and  manage parts of the investment process. Besides this, you help portfolio companies in the further development of their growth strategy and the development of the organization, and also support the portfolio company with possible add-on acquisitions. 

Your main responsibilities:


  • Helping source deals  in cooperation with the senior investment managers and business (scouts);
  • Screening opportunities from a business/ strategic and investment perspective;
  • Helping to evaluate business plans, management teams and commercial opportunities. In this, you will work closely with the senior investment managers and relevant (internal) stakeholders;
  • The analysis of investment opportunities, including the modelling and structuring of investments, the running of due diligence processes in cooperation with the business and their documentation; 
  • For portfolio companies, you will act as an active shareholder; 
  • Helping portfolio companies in the further development of their growth strategies, organization, operations and commercial plans;
  • Supporting portfolio companies in their M&A strategy;
  • Helping to connect the AIF to various foundations, other insurance companies, corporates and related networks. 
Jouw afdeling

Achmea Innovation Fund

Achmea Innovation Fund (AIF)
Achmea is launching a corporate strategic venture capital fund that will provide early stage and growth capital to companies that are active in the areas of healthcare, the safe living environment and income provision. The fund will also focus on emerging technologies in Fintech and Insurtech, with the aim of:

•    Gaining access to emerging/disruptive and competitive business models;
•    Creating insights in new technologies, customers and channels;
•    Creating financial returns for Achmea.

AIF is focusing on innovative companies that:
  • Are active within the following five domains: healthcare, mobility, the living and home environment and personal financial planning; 
  • Innovate in the areas of customer contact and efficient operations, both with regards to insurance products and related services; 
  • Provide access to disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, Mobile solutions, cybersecurity, blockchain and augmented reality;
  • Have a clear growth path (business model) and a driven management.

The ambition is to grow the fund to an initial size of EUR 100 million. AIF will mainly focus on minority investments in the Netherlands, its neighboring countries, Scandinavia and Israel, and possibly on fund-of-fund investments. Investment sizes will vary between EUR 500,000 and EUR 5 million per investment (inclusive follow-on investments). Investments above EUR 5 million will need to be approved by the board of directors of Achmea. AIF will also act as a partner to its portfolio companies and be co-responsible for their societal impact and commercial success. 

About Achmea
Achmea is the #1 insurance company in the Netherlands. With its approximately 14,000 employees, it is managing brands such as Centraal Beheer, Interpolis and Zilveren Kruis in the areas of health, property and life insurance. Originally a cooperative company, and majority owned by a foundation, its socially responsible background continues to influence the company’s mission and strategy. Achmea strives to balance the interests of its customers, partners, employees and shareholders in a responsible way, with a special attention to a number of Sustainable Development Goals. 

In 2018, total premiums amounted to EUR 20 billion. Achmea is the market leader in the area of property and health insurance in the Netherlands. With Centraal Beheer APF, Achmea also provides pension related services and has more than EUR 129 billion of assets under management. Furthermore, via its brands Centraal Beheer and Woonfonds, Achmea is also offering mortgages. While the Netherlands is Achmea’s home market, it is also active in five other countries.

The organization 
AIF is structured as an independent entity (100% subsidiary of Achmea) with a separate investment committee (IC) and board of directors. The aim is to cooperate intensively with the various divisions of Achmea, in order to fully benefit from working with a large insurance company like Achmea. Furthermore, through close cooperation with the different parts and subsidiaries of Achmea, the fund will benefit from the knowledge, networks and functional resources of the insurer. AIF will have short lines to various senior managers of Achmea and its board of directors. 

The Head of the AIF leads a small team of investment professionals (two Senior Investment Managers and one other Junior Investment Manager/ Associate, as well as a general administrative employee).  The investment team also cooperates closely with Achmea’s innovation scouts, in order to identify relevant trends, innovative business models and technologies.  

The fund is supported by various staff functions of Achmea (Finance, Legal and Communication) that will also assist the decision-making process of the IC and can also help the portfolio companies of the fund.
Jouw achtergrond

Wat jou uniek maakt als Junior Investment Manager Achmea Innovation Fund

  • You have a background in subject areas such as business administration/ econometrics/ economics/ law, with a possible focus on innovation and strategy;
  • You have two to four years’ work experience in private equity, venture capital, M&A or (strategy)consulting, with preferably some operational experience within an innovative company; 
  • You have experience in the area of emerging technologies, healthcare and insurance are a plus;
  • You have affinity with strategy, modelling and valuation;
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills. You are able to formulate analyses clearly and succinctly to the other members of the team, the investment committee and (potential) portfolio companies;
  • Speaking Dutch is preferred.


You have strong analytical skills and easily recognize patterns and connections. You are open to different views and interested in different subjects. At the same time you have strong interpersonal skills, you adapt your way of communicating to others. Diplomacy is important for the work we do, you know what to say to who and when. You are creative, see the work that needs to be done and take action when needed. 

This position is open to applicants of all nationalities; however, we can only consider candidates who have or do not need a work and residency permit for the EU. 
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Wat wij bieden

  • Opportunity to work at a strategic level for a major Dutch corporate in the area of innovation, Venture Capital, M&A
  • A position with impact: in line with Achmea’s general social and environmental responsibility
  • International scope/exposure
  • Competitive starter package 
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive pension package
  • Variable compensation/ bonus
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