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Associate, Private Equity (Global Investments, Strategy & Risk) - Credit-focus

Location: 

Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Private Equity
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  9501

 

GIC Private Equity
 

GIC is a global investment firm and has one of the largest and broadest private equity programmes amongst all institutions.  GIC PE invests across the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific in a range of sectors including healthcare, consumer, financial services, TMT, industrials, infrastructure, energy and natural resources. GIC PE also invests through private equity fund managers.  GIC PE invests across the capital structure in equity, senior and junior debt, besides investing in secondary PE deals, restructuring & opportunistic credit and special situations. We currently have over 100 active relationships with fund managers and have invested directly in more than 1000 companies globally across multiple sectors.

 

The Global Investments, Strategy and Risk (GISR) group is based in Singapore and plays a key role in supporting the Infrastructure Chief Investment Officer (CIO), Private Equity CIO and senior management as they evaluate investments, develop investment strategy, and define the role of Infrastructure and PE within the broader GIC portfolio.  The GISR team is comprised of a diverse range of nationalities and backgrounds, including individuals with prior experience in investment banking, consulting, operations and private equity investing.   

 

We are looking for an Associate to join the team in a private credit-focused role. The incumbent will support Vice Presidents/ Senior Vice Presidents in the team primarily in private credit to PE-sponsored companies via direct investments as well as fund investments, private credit market landscaping and go-to-market strategy, portfolio management, and risk projects. Geography for investments is primarily US and Europe.

 

The role will involve:

  • Deal evaluation: Develop an independent view of investment proposals, based on primary and desk research, and working with Vice Presidents/ Senior Vice Presidents.  Highly developed skills in the areas of sector analysis, business evaluation, financial analysis, and writing are required.
  • Strategy: Develop and articulate private credit investment strategy. Monitor private credit landscape. Develop and maintain models for commitment targets and capital needs. Work with investment teams and CIO on portfolio construction, sector and deal selection, and go-to-market strategy.
  • Portfolio: Monitor and evaluate performance of the overall portfolio and investments in context of investment strategy. Conduct analysis and recommend portfolio actions.
  • Risk: Develop and maintain pricing models to set hurdle rates for investments. Stress testing of portfolio returns. Monitor concentration risks. Managing currency risks in the portfolio.

 

Requirements:

  • Candidate should ideally have worked 2 – 3 years in either of the following:
    • Private equity or private debt investment firm
    • Leveraged finance or investment banking
  • Strong technical skills - experienced in building financial models to evaluate businesses and investments, comparables analysis, debt capacity analysis, scenario modelling, and to compile and analyse portfolio data.
  • Strong research skills – conduct independent, outside-in desktop analysis using broker research and other source of information on sectors and companies.
  • Strong analytical skills – isolate key drivers and issues and make well considered recommendations
  • Positive work attitude, high energy candidates with drive and initiative
  • Able to collaborate and work effectively with different business groups and stakeholders
  • Demonstrate maturity and integrity to interact confidently with senior colleagues
  • Good writing and presentation skills

 

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.