AVP, Control Room


Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Legal & Compliance Department
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  15473


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.


Legal and Compliance Department

We structure, negotiate and execute the largest and most complex deals globally, across all asset classes.



You will gate-keep and escalate material regulatory, compliance, reputational risks and incidents to the GIC Board and senior management. You will help to monitor the constantly evolving regulatory landscape to advise our stakeholders of the potential implications and to implement the requisite controls. You will also promote and reinforce staff awareness of the applicable regulatory and compliance policies and procedures.


What impact can you make in this role?

You will be part of a team that manages the legal, regulatory, compliance, and reputational risks of GIC. 


We are looking for a highly motivated, high calibre candidate to join our Control Room team as an Assistant Vice President.


What will you do as an AVP, Control Room?


  • Advise on GIC’s Chinese Wall Policy, Expert Networks Policy, Research & Alternative Data Providers Policy, Personal Investments Policy, and applicable laws and regulations on insider trading and market abuse
  • Perform all aspects of the daily operations of the Control Room, including but not limited to reviewing insider lists, wall crossings, advising on the assessment of material non-public information, imposing dealing restrictions and approving requests for personal investments by staff
  • Work closely with the Technology Group and our vendors to enhance our existing systems to ensure that our controls remain robust and effective
  • Monitor and identify changes in GIC’s investment/trading and operational activities and global regulatory developments that warrant an update to existing policies or the development of new processes to ensure that GIC’s Chinese Wall and Personal Investments Policies remain updated and effective
  • Respond to regulatory inquiries, including working with the Technology Group and Asset Departments to retrieve information, and with external legal counsel on preparing the responses to regulators
  • Conduct periodic policy and process reviews and consultation with stakeholders, and present proposed policy changes to GIC’s Group Executive Committee and/or Group Risk Committee
  • Conduct training for stakeholders
  • Advise on other general compliance policies, which includes conflicts of interest, gifts & entertainment and external personal appointments/activities. Review staff’s declarations on conflicts of interest, gifts & entertainment, and external personal appointments/activities
  • Assist in Compliance Risk Assessments, and implement additional Compliance processes, where required
  • Track, analyze and report management information and key Compliance risk metrics, and identify areas for improvement to existing policies, processes and controls
  • Conduct ex-post monitoring and communications surveillance on selected market abuse scenarios.  Investigate and enforce any policy violations that are detected


What qualifications or skills should you possess in this role?  


  • At least 6-8 years of relevant working experience in the financial services industry, preferably in a Control Room function, or with a securities exchange or securities regulator
  • An interest in and awareness of the global regulatory and enforcement landscape and an understanding of securities laws and regulations
  • Strong understanding of information control and conflicts of interest issues
  • Ability to interact with senior front office personnel and confidence to uphold compliance positions under pressure
  • Good knowledge about financial markets and experience in at least one or more asset classes such as Equities, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Commodities and FX
  • Attention to details and able to manage large data sets and detect patterns / inconsistencies
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and investigative skills
  • Ability to multitask, perform processes via systems and handle multiple compliance reviews and projects at the same time and meet deadlines
  • Familiarity with using platforms by market data vendors (Bloomberg, Reuters, etc.)


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.


GIC is 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.


Learn more about our Legal & Compliance 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.