AVP, Quantitative Strategist (Sustainability Office), Investment Insights Group

Location: 

Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Enterprise Strategy
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  15663

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.

 

Investment Insights Group

We use advanced quantitative techniques and cutting-edge technological tools to generate insights that drive outstanding investment outcomes for GIC.

 

Sustainability Office (SO) 
The Sustainability Office at GIC is at the forefront of driving sustainability initiatives. As part of this team, you will be responsible for conducting sustainability-related investment research and developing investment strategies to address sustainability issues that have a significant impact on the overall GIC portfolio. Additionally, you will collaborate with GIC's investment teams to integrate sustainability considerations into the investment processes. By working closely with both internal investment teams and external experts, we develop cutting-edge sustainability integration tools that enable us to identify, measure, and effectively manage sustainability-related investment risks and opportunities across our entire investment portfolio.

 

 

What impact can you make in this role?

You will be part of a team that uses advanced quantitative methods, alternative data, and technology to generate superior investment performance.

 

What will you do as a Quantitative Strategist?

  • Conduct research in one or more asset classes to understand how various sustainability themes impact their risk/return drivers in different markets. Derive insights/alpha through quantitative methods and communicate the findings to key stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain robust quantitative models to support market monitoring, idea generation, back testing and total portfolio management. This include data sourcing internally and externally, cleaning and preparing the required underlying data in a systematic fashion.
  • Build out next generation sustainability investment analytics capability to promote efficiency in supporting senior management and for wider usage among various investment teams within GIC.
  • Conduct detailed analysis on business requirements and develop solutions to enhance or add new analytical capabilities whilst ensuring quick time-to-market and code reusability.
  • Build close partnership and actively collaborate with asset class specialist for the furtherance of sustainability investment analytics.

 

What makes a successful candidate? 

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in quantitative discipline like Economics, Statistics, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
  • 3 - 7 years relevant experience in Sustainability application for investing, Financial Modelling or Quant Research role
  • In depth data knowledge of sustainability datasets used for insights generation and total portfolio management
  • Knowledge and practical application of Machine Learning and Quantitative methods.
  • Proficiency in the following programming languages - R, Python, SQL.

 

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 about our Investment Insights Group Department here:

https://gic.careers/group/investment-insights-group/

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.