Rani Piputri appointed as Head of Automated Intelligence Investing


NN Investment Partners (NN IP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rani Piputri as Head of Automated Intelligence Investing, as of 1 September 2018. The appointment of Piputri underlines NN IP’s commitment to continuously invest in the next generation of research which utilizes digital technology, new data sources and further innovation of our investment approach.

With over 18 years of experience as a research and investment professional, Piputri joins NN IP from Aspect Capital, a London-based CTA and quantitative multi-asset solutions provider, where she was Principal Equity Strategies. Prior to this, she held the roles of Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager at Saemor Capital. In addition, she was Board member of the CFA society Netherlands for four years.

Piputri has extensive experience in portfolio management, risk management, systematic investment styles, quantitative analysis, data and technology infrastructure. She holds a MSc. Degree in Financial Econometrics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and is a CFA charter holder.

In her new role based in The Hague, Piputri will focus on extracting behavioural premia from financial markets, by implementing data-driven strategies largely based on factor research and artificial intelligence techniques. The Automated Intelligence Investing team covers factor investing across asset classes, while also exploring alternative data and further application of Artificial Intelligence techniques in equity markets. In this capacity, Piputri will be working alongside 16 investment professionals, data scientists and next-generation researchers, managing EUR 11bn in Assets under Management, and reporting into the Chief Investment Officer of NN IP.

Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen, Chief Investment Officer at NN Investment Partners: “We are very pleased to appoint Rani Piputri as Head of Automated Intelligence Investing and welcome her to NN IP. Her appointment emphasizes the focus we as an asset manager put on integrating data analysis and machine learning into our investment process, to reap benefits of untapped sources of return. She is a well-rounded investment professional with extensive experience in asset management and quantitative equity research and portfolio management, that will make her a valuable addition to the organisation.”

Rani Piputri, Head of Automated Intelligence Investing at NN Investment Partners: “We have entered a new era of abundance and democratisation of data, computing speed and analytical techniques. This provides a rich environment for new and enhanced investment strategies, where the scope to systematize and automate processes is substantial. The potential synergy of man and machine has never been more powerful. I believe that embracing this reality will lead us to a competitive advantage and enable us serve our clients better.”

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Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen

Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen

Chief Investment Officer of NN Investment Partners

Experience since 1998

Previous work experience: Valentijn has substantial experience working in financial markets and joined the firm in 1999. Prior to becoming Chief Investment Officer, Valentijn held the role of Chief Strategist and Head of Multi-Asset from 2013 to 2017 and from 2010 to 2013 he was Head of Strategy within Multi-Asset. He is a key spokesperson for the company and appears frequently at client events and in the media.

Education: MSc in Economics from the University of Amsterdam

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