Associate, Compliance Operations


Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Legal & Compliance Department
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  15447


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 govern, 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 Compliance Controls team as an Associate. 


What will you do as an Associate, Compliance Operations?


  • Review and investigate electronic communications alerts from emails, internal and external communications platforms on various regulatory and compliance risk scenarios.   
  • Perform Financial Crimes Compliance monitoring, and review alerts generated from the Dow Jones system.
  • Implement control processes and monitoring to ensure compliance with GIC’s Gifts & Entertainment Policy. 
  • Advise on GIC’s Personal Investments Policy, and respond to system related queries to support the personal investment requests of GIC staff. 
  • Support the ex-ante approval and ex-post periodic review of the personal investments of GIC staff. 
  • Update the Chinese Wall status of GIC staff and manage our Compliance checklists whenever there are staff movements across GIC.
  • Maintain Compliance dashboards, and support system enhancements for the implementation of robust and effective controls.
  • Support the Compliance Controls teams in process improvement initiatives.


What qualifications or skills should you possess in this role?  


  • Degree holder, preferably in Accounting, Business, Finance or a related discipline.
  • 2 to 3 years’ Compliance experience in banks/financial institutions. Experience in using and/or implementing Compliance monitoring platforms (either in-house or third-party vendor) will be preferred.
  • Working knowledge of financial products, securities trading in public markets and/or investments in private markets.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and clear thought process abilities.  The candidate must demonstrate the ability to identify key compliance risk issues and obtain additional relevant information for further analysis. 
  • Effective and clear verbal and written communication skills, including communicating effectively with stakeholders of varying levels of seniority.
  • Confident, driven, proactive, able to work independently and being a strong team player at the same time.
  • Keen interest in managing system implementation and enhancements projects with a passion to identify areas of automation and process improvements.


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.


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.


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.