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Associate/AVP, Equities Operations

Location: 

Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Investment Services
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  7929

 

Investment Services Public Markets

 

Investment Services Public Markets, or ISPM, is an integrated team that leverages data and emerging technology to provide investment services for public market investment activities strategically and tactically.  The team is responsible for business management functions for all public market investment strategies, as well as GIC’s global execution, trade and collateral operations, asset servicing, investment monitoring, market data management, network management and custody control. The coverage extends across a spectrum of products such as equities, bonds, money market, foreign exchange, futures, collateralized securities and other derivatives. 

 

We are currently looking for a suitable candidate to join our Equities Operations team as an Associate/AVP. The Equities Operations team covers Trade, Corporate Actions and Proxy Operations for the Equities Asset Class.

 

The successful candidate shall work primarily in the Trade Operations team and also have parallel exposure to the adjacent Corporate Actions team that manages corporate action and proxy voting operations.  We continuously seek for areas to improve upon so as to achieve higher efficiency and reduced operational risk.

 

Responsibilities

 

Trade Operations

  • Support the business in the trading activities of Equities asset classes.
  • Perform trade processing of various Equities instruments, including: Cash Equities, Exchange-traded Futures & Options, OTC Swaps and Options
  • Ensure prompt receipt and matching of trade confirmations;
  • Ensure timely settlement for all trades across the global markets. This includes ensuring sufficient funding and meeting both the internal and custodian banks’ cut-off times.
  • Ensure prompt follow up on trade matching, trade confirmation, settlement, and other operational matters
  • Assessment for implementation of new products and markets for investment by portfolio managers.
  • Work with external counterparties, brokers and service providers to resolve operational issues, and be able to assess their service levels. Ensure service level is met for all services.
  • Work with external vendors (brokers, counterparties, clearers, custodian banks, industry groups) to keep track of market developments.

 

Corporate Action Operations and Analysis

  • Process dividends, Corporate Action (“CA”) and proxy voting events.
  • Ensure all internal CA transactions are booked timely and accurately. Need to understand internal booking policy, which is largely to obtain accurate portfolio valuations, as well as enable Portfolio Managers (“PMs”) to trade on accurate post-CA positions.
  • Ensure all CA instructions from PMs are solicited, and instructions to custodian banks are sent timely and accurately.
  • Ensure all CA entitlements on pay date are received timely and accurately, and follow up with custodians on all discrepancies. Appreciate and apply the concept of dividend withholding and reclaimable tax.
  • Understand PMs’ decision making process in elective CAs and proxy events.
  • Incorporate simple research and analysis into the operations workflow.

 

Others

  • Drive process improvements for productivity and quality enhancements; design solutions to integrate into processes
  • Participate in system enhancement UAT and continuous process improvements.
  • Leverage on technological/automation tools coupled with strong understanding of business needs, in order to streamline work processes.
  • Participate in cross-team collaboration through projects.

 

Requirements

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
  • At least 2 years of working experience in Operations, preferably in a buy-side asset manager.
  • Inquisitive and curious, detail-oriented, strong analytical ability, excellent communication skills and possess a drive for excellence.
  • Constantly keep up-to-date with industry developments, resourceful. Able to work effectively under pressure to meet tight deadlines and multiple priorities.
  • A good team player, collaborates well with internal and external counterparts, self-motivated and enjoys working in a dynamic environment.
  • Some experience interacting with investment professionals and traders is an added advantage, but not a pre-requisite.

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.