Associate, Trader, Liquid Strategies

GIC Private Limited
Singapore, Singapore
15 Mar 2023
14 Apr 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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.

Portfolio Execution Group
The Portfolio Execution Group (PEG) comprises teams involved in a broad range of functional roles including trading, balance sheet management, beta replication and asset rebalancing, and applied quantitative research.

Global Trading Unit
You will be the first port of call for GIC's investment teams and external counterparties in all trading-related matters. You will be part of a team that is passionate about delivering informative and impactful market intelligence leveraging technology and superior research to achieve best execution.

What impact can you make in this role?
You will be part of a team that seeks to deliver top-tier trade execution, to efficiently manage total portfolio liquidity, and to improve asset utilisation for GIC.

What will you do as a Liquid Strategies Trader?
We are looking for a suitable candidate, with a good understanding of financial instruments and markets, and solid analytical skills to join our GTU team in Singapore as a Trader focusing on liquid markets across Equites / Fixed Income / FX. Candidates with programming skills will have an added advantage.
  • Work in partnership with portfolio management teams to manage execution risks and implement investment decisions across a wide range of cash and derivatives instruments
  • Analyze themes and insights, in order to produce timely and differentiated market intelligence to stakeholders
  • Build and maintain strong relationships both internally and externally
  • Work closely with quant analysts and technology partners to develop tools that will enhance trading outcomes and optimize transaction costs

What qualifications or skills should you possess in this role?
  • Preferably 1 to 3 years of both voice and electronic trading experience in either Equities, Fixed Income and/or FX markets.
  • Good working knowledge of Order Management and Execution Management Systems, and other electronic trading platforms
  • Comfortable working with large datasets and has ability to visualize and gain actionable insights from raw data. Preference for programming skills in Python.
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication with strong negotiation skills
  • Self-driven, attentive to details and team oriented. Able to work within an institutional setup and across different teams to deliver results

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.

GIC is a Great Place to Work
At GIC, we believe sustainable high performance is driven by high expectations and a commitment to excellence, as well as empowerment and flexibility. As such, we currently operate under a hybrid model in which most employees spend 3-4 days in office and 1-2 days working from home each week. This balance allows us to preserve the 'office as a hub' for ideation, professional growth, and interpersonal connection, while giving our employees the flexibility to do their best work and be their best selves.

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
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