SVP, Lead Quant Strat (Portfolio and Strategy Insights), Investment Insights Group

Location: 

Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Public Equities
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  15705

GIC is one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds. With over 2,000 employees across 11 offices 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.

 

Investment Insights Group
The Investment Insights Group (IIG) comprises of a team of quantitative researchers and data scientists residing in each asset department to harness alternative data and advanced quantitative methods to generate superior investment performance for GIC.  While quantitative researchers reside within specific asset departments alongside investment teams, they are also part of the broader IIG community, which provides ongoing capability development in quantitative techniques, functional mentorship, and exposure to cross-asset projects. We are looking for an experienced Strat to join Equities Data Strategies in driving the ideation, development and adoption of tech and data-driven insights in GIC’s fundamental equities business. 

 

Public Equities (EQ) 
We generate sustainable, superior returns through active investments across global equity markets. Strategies include total return strategies, absolute return strategies, and relative return strategies. Our long-term orientation and strong relationships with corporates provide us with opportunities to capitalize on market volatility to deliver strong investment performance.

 

What impact can you make in this role?
You will be part of a team that uses advanced quantitative methods, alternative data, and technology to generate superior investment performance.

 

What will you do as an SVP, Lead Quant Strat (Portfolio and Strategy Insights)?

  • Coach portfolio managers towards better performance using portfolio engineering methods, including 
    • Identifying and tracking portfolio performance drivers 
    • Proposing optimised portfolio strategies that take into account risk premia factors and mandate-specific constraints 
    • Leveraging strong communication skills and understanding of portfolio construction concepts to share insights and drive adoption with EQ’s portfolio managers 
    • Utilising quantitative methods, Machine Learning and LLMs to deepen contextual augmentation in the methods above 
  • Drive engagement and adoption of portfolio engineering methods and tools within Equities’ investing teams
  • Inspire, develop and rejuvenate the junior talents in the team
  • Take leadership in bridging technical and investment domains, translating ideas and discussions into implementable ideas. 
  • Partner with technologists on implementation 

 

What qualifications or skills should you possess in this role?

  • A Master’s/Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics/ Econometrics/ Computer Science related subjects, with FRM preferred 

  • At least 10 years of experience in equities portfolio management or optimisation from a risk and performance analysis angle, understanding how alpha is generated along the fundamental investment process

  • Able to build a backtesting framework for different portfolios/strategies, and appreciate the nuances of insights gleaned from such backtests (e.g. overfitting, and testing for it)

  • Proficiency in Python or R 

  • Experience in managing teams

  • Entrepreneurial spirit – Comfortable working in unstructured environments, and strong ability to do business development 

  • Effective written and verbal communications skills, particularly in explaining technical concepts to a broad audience
     

 

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 employerGIC 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 grphrodtaops@gic.com.sg at any point of the application or interview process if adjustments need to be made due to a disability.

 

Learn more about our Investment Insights Group Department here:

https://gic.careers/group/investment-insights-group/

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.