AVP, Portfolio Manager, Total Portfolio Strategy Management


Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Economics & Investment Strategy
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  15391


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.


Economics and Investment Strategy Department

We manage the Total Portfolio to earn sustainable returns over the long-term, and enable the flexibility to navigate the path over the shorter term.


Total Portfolio Strategy Management

You will help to manage top of the house investment strategies for the total GIC portfolio which are designed to improve the overall risk-adjusted returns of the portfolio by opportunistically taking advantage of market dislocations and mitigating drawdown risk.


What impact can you make in this role?

You will articulate GIC’s strategic outlook, determine asset exposures and benchmarks, implement new return streams and investment models, and optimise the risk-reward of the GIC Portfolio.


What will you do as a Portfolio Manager with this team?

This is an opportunity to join an experienced macro, investment strategy, and asset allocation team that works closely with Senior Management of GIC as well as the firm’s Executive and Investment Committees, and plays a critical role in managing the total portfolio. You will analyze and communicate key investment topics to senior management and portfolio managers.

  • Contribute directly to the team’s management of the total portfolio strategies
  • Support the asset allocation and investment mandate by conducting macro-oriented market research, building and maintaining risk and return models, and monitoring markets and macro themes
  • Contribute to global equity coverage and other asset classes as needed
  • Help to manage and refine team’s overall investment framework and processes
  • Develop actionable investment recommendations
  • Work with team members to conduct scenario analysis and advise on optimal asset allocation


What qualifications or skills should you possess in this role?

You are required to have experience working on portfolio mandates, conducting market research, monitoring markets and investment themes, as well as generating investment ideas across asset classes.

  • 2-5 years' investment experience analysing equity markets, preferably in a cross-asset role.
  • Direct experience in testing market and economic variables, and building top-down market models.
  • Strong analytical abilities, proficient with MS office products, market data services (e.g. Bloomberg, Datastream, etc.). R/python experience a plus.
  • A solid understanding of fundamental investment concepts and return drivers, sound economic and market judgment, and an ability to anticipate key issues that will impact the portfolio.
  • Able to formulate independent views and investment recommendations.
  • A good Degree in Economics/Finance/Mathematics etc, with a keen interest in economics and financial markets research.
  • Able to link the dots, with strong written and spoken communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills. Able to work collaboratively and foster internal debate.


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

GIC is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Please email grphrodtaops@gic.com.sg 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 Economics & Investment Strategy Department here: https://gic.careers/group/economics-investment-strategy/





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.