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Associate, Private Equity, Special Opportunities Group


New York, US

Job Function:  Private Equity
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  14986



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.


GIC Private Equity
We deploy capital in areas where we can utilise our comparative advantages, namely, a long investment horizon, global presence, sector expertise, as well as skilled, and experienced teams.


Special Opportunities Group
You will be empowered to invest in all-weather, multi-assets focus on uncorrelated investments. These include stressed or distressed debt, real assets, royalties, insurance, structured credit, and opportunistic special situations.


What impact can you make in this role?
You will be part of a team that is one of the largest, and most established private equity investors in the world today.


What will you do as an Associate?

  • Participate in all aspects of the underwriting process for direct investments and co-investments. Due diligence will involve evaluating key risk/return drivers, market dynamics, historical and projected financial performance, management teams, capital structures and deal terms
  • Participate in all aspects of the underwriting process for fund investments. Due diligence will involve evaluating the fund manager’s strategy, track record, investment and execution capabilities, as well as culture and alignment. It will involve meeting and appraising senior management at top investment firms
  • Research and develop investment themes and strategy
  • Monitor macro environment and portfolio performance


What qualifications or skills should you possess in this role? 

  • 2-4 years of work experience at an investment bank, buy-side firm, or consulting firm
  • Strong quantitative skills and proficient in financial modelling
  • Responsible, proactive and intellectually curious
  • Prior experience and/or interest in the investment mandate is 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.


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
As an employer, we passionately believe every individual brings with them unique diversity of thought and perspectives to meaningfully enrich perspectives of GIC teams to drive competitive performance. An inclusive environment yields exceptional contribution.


Our compensation philosophy reflects several principles. We strive to provide a competitive compensation package to attract and retain talent globally. We pay for performance, and reward sustainable results. Total pay for this position comprises base pay and bonus. The anticipated base salary range for this role is between $111,500 and $148,700. Bonuses, which may form a meaningful proportion of the total pay package, are determined based on company and individual performance.


Learn More
Learn more about our Private Equity 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.