VP/SVP, Economics & Investment Strategy - China Economist


Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Economics & Investment Strategy
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  15579


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.


Economics & Investment Strategy

We manage the Total Portfolio to earn sustainable returns over the long-term, and enable the flexibility to navigate the path over the shorter term.


What impact can you make in this role?

You will articulate GIC’s strategic outlook, determine asset exposures and benchmarks, implement new return streams and investment models, and optimise the risk-reward of the GIC Portfolio.

You will help to characterise the outlook for the global macro investment environment, conduct strategic research, and contribute to the Global Research Network. You will also be given the opportunity to develop medium-term investment strategies for the total portfolio, and help with the management of key top-of-the-house portfolios.


What will you do as a China Economist?

  • Provide thought-leadership for the organisation for the China macro outlook
  • Formulation of key economic forecasts and coverage of policy developments
  • Conduct thematic research into longer-term structural issues pertinent for the GIC portfolio 
  • Communication of views effectively with stakeholders and working closely with the various investment teams
  • Help to manage and refine team’s overall investment framework and develop actionable investment recommendations


What qualifications or skills should you possess in this role?

  • At least 10 years of investment experience analyzing China macro
  • Ability to formulate independent views and investment recommendations.
  • Strong analytical abilities, proficient with MS office products and databases, (e.g. Macrobond, CEIC, Bloomberg, Datastream, etc.)
  • Ability to connect the dots, with strong written and spoken communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills. Able to work collaboratively and foster internal debate.


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 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

Learn more about our Economics & Investment Strategy Department here: https://gic.careers/group/economics-investment-strategy/



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.