Share this Job

Associate, Trader, Portfolio Execution Group


London, GB

Job Function:  Portfolio Execution Group
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  15032

GIC is one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds. With over 2,000 employees across 11 locations 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 comprises teams involved in a broad range of functional roles including trade execution, treasury management, securities financing, beta replication and asset rebalancing, and applied quantitative research.


Global Trading Unit
You will be the first port of call for GIC’s investment teams and external counterparties in all trading-related matters. You will be part of a team that is passionate about delivering informative and impactful market intelligence leveraging technology and superior research to achieve best execution.


What impact can you make in this role?

You will be part of a team that seeks to deliver top-tier trade execution, to efficiently manage total portfolio liquidity, and to improve asset utilisation for GIC.


What you will do as a Trader

We are looking for a suitable candidate to join our Global Trading Unit team (GTU) as a Trader focusing on Fixed Income trading with good knowledge of financial instruments and markets as well as strong analytical and programming skills.

  • Work in partnership with portfolio management teams to manage execution risks and implement investment decisions across fixed income, including both cash instruments and derivatives in DM/EM Rates, Credit, Securitized Products, Loans, Converts and FX.
  • Analyse themes and insights in order to produce timely and differentiated markets intelligence to stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships both internally and externally.
  • Work closely with quant analysts and technology partners to develop tools that will enhance trading outcomes and optimize transaction costs.


What makes you a successful candidate?

  • 1 - 3 years of relevant trading experience in EMEA financial markets.
  • Strong programming skills, particularly Python, R, SQL, are a plus.
  • Comfortable working with large datasets and the ability to visualize and gain actionable insights from raw data.
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-driven, attentive to details and team oriented. Able to work within an institutional setup and across different teams to deliver results.

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.


GIC is a Great Place to Work

At GIC, we believe sustainable high performance is driven by high expectations and a commitment to excellence, as well as empowerment and flexibility. As such, we currently operate under a hybrid model in which most employees spend 3-4 days in office and 1-2 days working from home each week. This balance allows us to preserve the ‘office as a hub’ for ideation, professional growth, and interpersonal connection, while giving our employees the flexibility to do their best work and be their best selves.


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 at any point of the application or interview process if adjustments need to be made due to a disability.  


Learn More

Learn more about our Infrastructure Department here:



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.