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Associate, Trader


Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Portfolio Execution Group
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  8762


Portfolio Execution Group (PEG)


The Portfolio Execution Group (PEG) comprises of teams involved in a broad range of functional roles including trading, balance sheet management, beta replication and asset rebalancing, and applied quantitative research.


Global Trading Unit (GTU)

The Global Trading Unit (GTU) sits within PEG and is responsible for the implementation of GIC’s investment decisions across all public markets. GTU’s two main objectives are to provide specialist trading services to all GIC investment units; and to harvest and deliver differentiated market intelligence useful to the investment process.


We are looking for a suitable candidate, with a good understanding of financial instruments and markets as well as strong analytical and programming skills; to join the GTU team in Singapore as a Trader focusing on equities.



  • Work in partnership with portfolio management teams to manage execution risks and implement investment decisions across a wide range of cash and derivatives instruments
  • Analyze themes and insights, in order to produce timely and differentiated market intelligence to stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships both internally and externally.
  • Work closely with quant analysts and technology partners to develop tools that will enhance trading outcomes and optimize transaction costs.



  • 1 to 2 years of experience in trading Asian equities, preferably with good understanding of derivatives
  • Familiar with Asian market microstructures and has good working knowledge of trading strategies and algorithms
  • Advanced user of Order Management and Execution Management Systems, and other trading platforms.
  • Fluent in programming languages like R, Python and SQL. Knowledge of kdb/Q would be a big plus.
  • Passionate about working with large datasets and has ability to visualize and gain actionable insights from raw data.
  • Min. Bachelor’s degree.


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.