AVP/VP, Trader, Portfolio Execution Group - Fixed Income


London, GB

Job Function:  Portfolio Execution Group
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  15830

GIC is one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds. With over 2,000 employees across 11 offices around the world, we invest in more than 40 countries globally across asset classes and businesses. Working at GIC gives you exposure to an extraordinary network of the world’s industry leaders. As a leading global long-term investor, we Work at the Point of Impact for Singapore’s financial future, and the communities we invest in worldwide.


Portfolio Execution Group (PEG)

Portfolio Execution Group encompasses multiple teams that perform a range of functional roles including trade execution, funding & liquidity management, securities financing, and applied quantitative research. This group comprises three sub-teams – Global Trading Unit (GTU), Balance Sheet Management Group (BMG), and Applied Research Unit (ARU).


Global Trading Unit (GTU)

The Global Trading Unit (GTU) is responsible for the implementation of GIC’s investment decisions across the entire public markets. GTU is one global team with desks in New York, London, and Singapore, and executes trades in equities, fixed income, currencies, and commodities. GTU’s main goals are to provide best execution to all of GIC’s portfolio managers, and to harvest & deliver differentiated market intelligence that is additive to the investment process. We are continually striving to be world-class in terms of our talent, technology platforms, and external relationships.


We are looking for a candidate with a background in macro trading to join the GTU team in London as a Trader that focuses on fixed income trading.


What will you do as a trader?

  • Partner closely with GIC’s portfolio managers across the globe to solution for and execute trades during the London timezone across cash, credit, bonds, EM, FX, swaps, futures and options.

  • Harvest and deliver differentiated market intelligence on specific markets, as well as macro themes to GIC’s portfolio managers and senior management, taking part in conversations across departments.

  • Work closely with colleagues from the Applied Research Unit (ARU) and Technology Group (TG) to (A) gain insights from GTU’s trading data in order to continuously sharpen execution, and (B) further improve upon GTU’s trading technology suite in areas such as automated trading, pre- and post-trade checks, and market surveillance.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with GIC’s counterparties and liquidity providers using strong interpersonal and communication skills.


What qualifications or skills should you possess in this role? 

  • 4-8 years of trading experience with a preference for Macro products.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both verbal and written form.

  • Enjoy problem-solving and has strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, filter information overflow at all times.

  • Affinity to take intra-day and inter-day market timing risks in order to deliver strong execution outcomes and be accountable for one's decision.

  • Enjoy working as part of a diverse team to bounce ideas on execution strategies, market colour, views and projects to reach optimised solutions.

  • Ability to program in Python, and passion for gaining insights from data would be a plus.


Work at the Point of Impact

We need to be forward-looking to attract the right people to help us become the Leading Global Long-term Investor. Join our ambitious, agile, and diverse teams - be empowered to push boundaries and pursue innovative ideas, share your views, and be heard. Be anchored on our PRIME Values: Prudence, Respect, Integrity, Merit and Excellence, which guides us in how we make our day-to-day decisions. We strive to inspire. To make an impact.


Flexibility at GIC

At GIC, our offices are vibrant hubs for ideation, professional growth, and interpersonal connection.  At the same time, we believe that flexibility allows us to do our best work and be our best selves.  Thus, our teams come into the office four days per week to harness the benefits of in-person collaboration but have the flexibility to choose which days they work from home and adjust this arrangement as situational needs arise.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

All applicants who qualify for the role will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio economic background or disabilities. GIC (Europe) is signed up to the Halo Code and a Disability Confident Employer. Please email grphrod_ldo@gic.com.sg at any point of the application or interview process if adjustments need to be made due to a disability. 

Our PRIME Values

Our PRIME Values

GIC is a values driven organization. GIC’s PRIME Values act as our compass, enabling us to fulfil our fundamental purpose and objectives. It is the foundational bedrock which governs our behaviors, our decision making, and our focus. It informs both our long-term strategy as a firm, and the way we relate to our Client, business partners and employees. PRIME stands for Prudence, Respect, Integrity, Merit and Excellence.