More than 1,300 employees manage our investments from our offices in Singapore, Beijing, London, Mumbai, New York, São Paulo, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. Regardless of role or location we are one GIC team, engaged in the common pursuit of investing Singapore’s reserves to secure Singapore’s financial future.
We demand excellence and expect the best from our people, who are our key asset in an increasingly complex global economic environment. We develop our people through challenging assignments and programmes. We encourage all to innovate and improve, but without ever compromising on our PRIME values and The GIC Way.
We are highly selective in our recruitment, searching for talented and resourceful team players with the drive to excel, the courage to innovate and the agility to adapt to change.
The GIC Professionals Programme (GPP) recruits recent graduates globally for training on the fundamentals of investing, rotations to various functional areas in GIC, and coaching by experienced professionals. Graduates of the GPP are deployed to an investment or business professional area which supports their career at GIC.
Our GIC Internship Programme takes in promising undergraduates who, by working with us, gain practical insights into the fund management industry and a chance to consider a possible career with GIC.
GIC also recruits mid-career professionals who are experts in their respective fields. The bar for such recruits is high and we expect them to add to our existing capabilities and create new opportunities, as well as be teachers and mentors who guide our younger employees.
We invest significantly in employee development to equip our people for their work. Our dedicated resources and vast network offer many opportunities for exposure and learning. The GIC School provides a well-rounded learning experience for all our employees. It runs foundation programmes to ensure our people are clear about the expectations, responsibilities and challenges at each level and the competencies required. The School harnesses the deep experience of our people to deliver regular in-house investment and management workshops.
As a large global fund manager investing across diverse asset classes, we take advantage of exceptional internal development opportunities. These include attachments with external fund managers, postings to global offices and assignments to different business groups. Our leaders and supervisors play an active role in people development through learning communities, workshops and internal case studies.
Recently ranked the third most desirable global asset management firm to work for1, we also have a distinct wellness culture that values, promotes and supports ongoing employee well-being. Every September, we celebrate Global Wellness Month with a host of wellness-focused activities coordinated across our 10 offices worldwide.
We believe a culture of enterprise and innovation is critical to our business success. We encourage our people to push the boundaries and express their creativity through an umbrella programme, ACE – Agile, Creative and Enterprising. ACE covers initiatives that harness the energy and imagination of our people at all levels.
Mr Charles Lim was appointed Managing Director on 1 June 2016. Managing Directors Mr Richard Chan, Ms Suzi Cohen, Mr Christopher Morrish and Mr Soong Hee Sang retired from GIC between December 2015 and May 2016. We are grateful for their many years of loyal service and their valuable contributions to GIC.
We value every opportunity to reconnect with our former staff and keep them updated on developments in GIC. We regularly hold gatherings for our alumni communities in Singapore, New York and London through GIC Connect, our global alumni network.
We believe in supporting sustainable social programmes that benefit the local community and groom future leaders. In 2015, we launched GIC Sparks, an initiative aimed at empowering committed Singaporean students from low-income households to make a difference in the lives of others. The GIC Sparks recipients are trained by social service professionals to develop mentorship and counselling skills, before being connected with underprivileged children and teenagers to whom they offer tutorship, career advice and companionship. The recipients receive a grant which supports them in their studies.
We partnered The Purple Symphony, Singapore’s largest inclusive orchestra comprising persons with special needs and disadvantaged individuals, to launch a training award which offers a unique opportunity to develop talented Singaporeans. Through this experience of learning and performing, the recipients will grow in confidence and inspire all to play more active roles in our communities.