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AVP/VP, Total Portfolio Risk (Sustainability focus)

GIC Private Limited
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Jun 19, 2023

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Job Function
Risk Management
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.

Risk and Performance Management Department
We work collaboratively across teams to help guard against blind spots and ensure that all relevant risks are considered and duly addressed.

Enterprise Risk & Performance
You will provide an independent and objective view of investment risk and performance drivers of the GIC Portfolio.

What impact can you make in this role?
You will be part of a team that is responsible for the independent assessment, measurement, monitoring, and reporting of GIC's market, credit, and operational risk profiles.

What will you do as a Total Portfolio Risk Manager?
Provide analysis on the impact of climate change on the GIC portfolio:
  • Estimate the top-down and bottom-up impact of climate change across a range of asset classes and scenarios, based on informed views of long-term sustainability trends, data and quantitative modelling.
  • Assess the methodological rigour and scope of various external vendors, who offer models to do such climate scenario analysis.
  • Develop a carbon price stress test, to quantify the impact of higher carbon prices on earnings, and integrate it into front office investment processes.
  • Improve the granularity of climate change metrics, such as weighted average carbon intensity, across the total portfolio.

Provide quant analysis to inform portfolio construction and risk-taking decisions, and develop performance attributions:
  • Develop forward-looking views across a range of asset classes.
  • Study and provide insights to key risk drivers for the portfolio.
  • Enhance additional risk measures as tools for portfolio construction and risk management.
  • Provide insight on performance drivers for the total portfolio and selected portfolios.
  • Review and improve the stress testing approach for both historical and forward-looking scenarios.
  • Expand on existing suite of risk scenarios to increase awareness of plausible outcomes.

What qualifications or skills should you possess in this role?
  • Graduate Degree in an analytical, financial and/or technical field such as Economics, Finance, Physics, Math, Statistics, Engineering etc is preferred
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in a quantitative or analytical role. Buy-side exposure will be an advantage.
  • Experience in analysing risk factors, and modelling risks such as volatility, tracking error and stress scenarios is preferred. A working knowledge of multi-asset modelling would be assessed favourably.
  • Competent in analysing and manipulating time series and panel data, statistical distributions and correlations. Proficiency in a statistical computing environment such as R or Python is helpful.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills (written and verbal). Exhibit the ability to explain analytical or quantitative concepts in simple, practical and high impact manner.
  • Proactive individual, with high level of self-motivation, highly organized, and able to adhere to tight deadlines.
  • Critical to have the ability to sell important ideas and influence outcomes
  • Keen attention to detail, strong work ethic, and effective team player in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong ethical compass, demonstrable integrity and a commitment to doing the right thing.

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 at any point of the application or interview process if adjustments need to be made due to a disability.

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