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VP, Portfolio Strategist


Singapore, SG

Job Function:  Economics & Investment Strategy
Job Type:  Permanent
Req ID:  9504


Economics & Investment Strategy Department


The Economics & Investment Strategy Department (EIS) is responsible for long-term strategic asset allocation, economic research as well as identification of new investment trends and opportunities for the GIC. The Total Portfolio Strategy division  in EIS works closely with the Group Executive Committee (GEC) to shape the Total Portfolio’s strategic outlook, define factor and asset class exposures and benchmarks, and target optimal internal active strategy allocations over long- and medium- term horizons. 


We are looking for a suitable candidate to join our Total Portfolio Strategy division as a Vice President, Portfolio Strategist. This is a high impact position that will work closely with colleagues across numerous investment groups to refine and optimize investment and portfolio management policy, while ensuring effective implementation.


 This position is based in the Singapore office.



  • Conduct investment due diligence of a diverse range of alpha strategies spanning (a) GIC internal investment teams and external fund managers, (b) public and private markets.
  • Develop and contribute to the top-down strategy allocation process, management and analysis of GIC total portfolio - beta/alpha composition and risk/return profile
  • Manage top-down capital deployment, and develop liquidity management strategies with robust risk-reward under different environments.
  • Design models that accurately capture the market factors and active characteristics of various alpha strategies, to support forecasts and capital allocation decisions.
  • Engage with GIC internal investment teams in idea generation, investment strategy formulation and capability development.
  • Effectively communicate relevant and insightful analyses, conclusions, implications and recommendations to internal stakeholders and senior management.
  • Develop, maintain, and manage relationships with  peer institutions, asset managers, and relevant industry contact.


Position Requirements

  • Advanced degree in relevant finance, economics, engineering and mathematics qualifications
  • At least 7 years’ industry experience in investment due diligence and portfolio management; experience with private markets is a plus
  • Good financial knowledge and intuition, with ability to think broadly and deeply about capital market trends and developments
  • Strong research and investment strategy formulation background, including keen interest in portfolio construction, asset allocation
  • Robust analytical capability, experienced in advanced technical tools in statistics, optimization, simulation and econometrics
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in programming is helpful.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and foster internal and external relationships. Pre-existing network of relationships with peer institutions and asset managers is welcome


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.