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Associate, Business Data Operations

GIC Private Limited
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Jun 13, 2023

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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.

Investment Services Public Markets

We strive to support business groups with digital capabilities and deliver environmental, social and governance focused capabilities, and market expertise.

Data Solutions & Services

You will help to design and lead strategic data solutions build-out to support our public markets investment capabilities. You will also conduct research and manage the implementation of data services for all investment strategies and new product lines, through the establishment of strategic partnerships and foster best practices in operating and service models.

What impact can you make in this role?

You will be part of a team that is an integrated investment service team that partners the business in providing services to support public markets investment.

The Business Data Operations team is responsible for all data operations to support our public markets investment capabilities. We are a team of data domain subject matter subjects, providing highly quality and timely data used across the Organisation. The team is also responsible for operationalization of data services for all investment strategies & new product lines, leveraging a range of expertise and through the establishment of strategic partnerships across the firm and in the market, to embed and enforce best practices in data operating models.

We are looking for a suitable candidate for an Associate position in Business Data Operations. The role encompasses:

  • Processing external market data and transforming the data into a golden reference
  • Undertaking process enhancements to optimize operational outcomes
  • Liaising with multiple stakeholders internal and external to effect quality service delivery
  • Providing independent, timely and high quality data services to a wide range of business users

This facilitates a wide range of other activities including trading, settlement, security valuation, portfolio performance measurement and reporting, regulatory compliance & risk monitoring and collateral management.

What will you do as an Associate, Business Data Operations?

  • Perform and manage daily data operations, including investigation and resolution of data exceptions and data quality issues independently in a timely and efficient manner
  • Perform daily Standard Settlement Instructions (SSI) maintenance in internal systems in a timely and accurate manner
  • Proactively review and document processes in Confluence to enhance operational control and manage risks to the business
  • Proactively manage operational and non-routine queries/request from business users in a professional and timely manner
  • Actively seek and drive improvements and initiatives to existing workflows and processes to achieve higher efficiency and effectiveness and enhance business capabilities
  • Support operational readiness assessments on new products and/or new markets
  • Participate in the design and implementation of new work processes to support new business initiatives and enhance business capabilities
  • Support and complete system UAT projects with team interest and key requirements in mind
  • Establish strong rapport and engagement with business users and internal /external stakeholders like vendors, Trade Operations and TG to better anticipate and address their needs
  • Continue to strive to be Data subject matter expert by leveraging internal and external learning opportunities to enhance domain expertise

What qualifications or skills should you possess in this role?

  • Possess a good Honours degree or equivalent
  • At least 2-4 years' of relevant working experience in fund management, banking or data management industry
  • Possess good knowledge of financial instruments and markets
  • Experience with at least one or more of industry data providers such as Bloomberg, Refinitiv, Markit WSO and others preferred
  • Passion for data and process-oriented analysis with good analytical abilities and creative thinking skills
  • Familiarity with Enterprise Data Management (EDM) tools and/or Master Data Management (MDM) tools
  • Exposure/familiarity to Python, R, RPA , SQL, or Excel VBA are highly preferred
  • Self-starter who is keen to learn and with strong learning agility
  • Good team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Meticulous and detail oriented

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
As an employer, we passionately believe every individual brings with them unique diversity of thought and perspectives to meaningfully enrich perspectives of GIC teams to drive competitive performance. An inclusive environment yields exceptional contribution.

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