Associate/AVP, Total Portfolio Risk (2-yr contract)


Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Risk & Performance Management Department
Job Type:  Contract
Req ID:  15427



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.


Risk and Performance Management Department

We work collaboratively across teams to help guard against blind spots and ensure that all relevant risks are considered and duly addressed.


Enterprise Risk & Performance

You will provide an independent and objective view of investment risk and performance drivers of the GIC Portfolio.


What impact can you make in this role?

You will be part of a team that is responsible for the independent assessment, measurement, monitoring, and reporting of GIC’s total portfolio risk.


What will you do as a Total Portfolio Risk Manager?

We are looking for a dynamic and self-motivated candidate to join the team as an Associate/AVP on a two-year fixed term contract. This is an outstanding opportunity for recent Masters or PhD graduates to deepen experience in applied quantitative analysis, as well as gain experience in the development and implementation of a total portfolio risk analytics system. Through your work, you will provide valuable insights and expert advisory to both users and management.


You will be responsible for conducting in-depth risk analysis, informing portfolio construction and risk-taking decisions:

  • Collaborate closely with other stakeholders to help advance the risk analytics system to the next level over the next 2-3 years.
  • Study and provide insights to key risk drivers for the portfolio, in relation to risk premia across factor, risk asset, country/currency dimensions, and provide risk advisory to stakeholders.
  • Develop and enhance additional risk measures as tools for portfolio construction and risk management, and explore research-centric risk analytics useful for the total portfolio.
  • Analyse portfolio risk utilisation and provide appropriate recommendations for enhancing risk utilisation.


You will also be involved in expanding, improving, and maintaining enterprise level stress scenario framework:

  • Review and improve the stress testing approach for both historical and forward-looking scenarios in a factor-based, cross-asset, multi-period setting.
  • Expand on existing suite of risk scenarios, across macroeconomic, geopolitical - to increase awareness of plausible outcomes and portfolio implications.
  • Risk profile and tailor scenarios for selected portfolios which require in-depth analysis.
  • Maintain relevance of scenario narratives, review of shocks and smooth running of risk engine computations.


What qualifications or skills should you possess in this role?

  • Graduate Degree in an analytical, financial and/or technical field such as Economics, Finance, Physics, Math, Statistics, Engineering etc is preferred
  • At least 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in a quantitative or analytical role. Buy-side exposure will be an advantage.
  • Experience in analysing risk factors, and modelling risks such as volatility, tracking error and stress scenarios is preferred. A working knowledge of multi-asset modelling would be assessed favourably.
  • Competent in analysing and manipulating time series and panel data, statistical distributions and correlations. Experience in Monte Carlo Simulation and optimization is helpful.
  • Proficiency in programming, with a preference for Python.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills (written and verbal). Exhibit the ability to explain analytical or quantitative concepts in simple, practical and high impact manner.
  • Proactive individual, with high level of self-motivation, highly organized, and able to adhere to tight deadlines.
  • Critical to have the ability to sell important ideas and influence outcomes 
  • Keen attention to detail, strong work ethic, and effective team player in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong ethical compass, demonstrable integrity and a commitment to doing the right thing.


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.


GIC is an equal opportunity employer

GIC is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Please email at any point of the application or interview process if adjustments need to be made due to a disability.


Learn More

Learn more about our Risk & Performance Management 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.