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AVP, Strategic Research Initiatives


Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Others
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  6182


Strategic Research Initiatives


The function of Strategic Research Initiatives (SRI) is to encourage and catalyze research across the GIC in investible long-term themes, including follow-up into investment actions at the right time.  While recognizing that many of these themes are best researched by bottoms-up teams, SRI would function as a research post for themes that may not be adequately covered or immediately actionable.  SRI also works closely with the EIS (Economics & Investment Strategy) department and external resources in understanding macroeconomic & policy backdrops relevant to the themes.  SRI’s aim is to impact the overall GIC portfolio through actions taken up by bottoms-up GIC teams and investment committees.  SRI currently sits within the CEO’s Office and reports to the Group Chief Investment Officer.


We are looking for a suitable candidate to join SRI as an Assistant Vice President, to be based in Singapore.



  • Research into themes generated from both top-down and bottoms-up approaches.  Use available internal & external resources, across different asset classes & regions, and collaborate with internal teams to understand exposure/positioning at the GIC level.
  • Generate summaries & investment recommendations based on synthesis of both the research and internal collaboration.  Present findings at various forums and encourage / help implementation of the ideas across the GIC portfolio.
  • Help systematize SRI efforts through creation of a tech platform where various investment professionals and management can contribute, monitor key metrics & progresses, and archive research & results to further enable institutionalization.



  • Competency in business analyses & financial modeling and ability to learn new subject matters quickly in order to generate effective/efficient research conclusions and action plans.
  • Investor mindset with high interpersonal & communication skills in working with many different teams and perspectives.
  • Self-driven and disciplined – need to work independently and be able to sift through a large amount of materials under time sensitivity at times.

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.