Evan joined GIC through the Graduate Professionals Programme. He is given mobility recently to move from the Investment Insights Group to the Private Equity team where he works as an Associate covering Global Investment, Strategy & Risk.
He is also rather passionate about web3, particularly in the area of public blockchains and crypto. He feels the communities behind these provide a picture of where we’re headed in the future.
Why did you decide to join GIC?
Mainly for the career opportunities, great benefits and an environment that promotes learning. I discovered the GIC Professionals Program, which provided intensive learning opportunities. I also learned more about the firm’s culture through interactions with employees, and eventually experienced it first-hand. GIC has provided far more than I could have imagined in my initial expectations of a ‘job.’
What does your typical workday look like?
I start with a cup of coffee, then I check my mail and clear my backlog. I have brief catchups with the team, and see to other tasks like building and generating insights. Back when we were in the office, we would have team lunches.
After that, I would be exploring datasets and generating investment insights with my team and our portfolio managers to iterate ideas and solutions through prototyping products. Besides that, I have meetings with data partners, vendors or collaborators.
What do you like most about working here?
The opportunity to work on a wide variety of things with this team. The breadth of exposure available, the amount of knowledge that I can tap on to learn from, and most importantly, being able to contribute to GIC’s purpose.
The firm takes huge effort in empowering every individual through these initiatives. I think it is nice to work in a place that is aligned with my own personal values.
How would you describe the learning & development culture at GIC?
At GIC, there is a tremendous amount of learning and development because the organisation has a flat structure where there are no barriers to access senior leaders.
Where I work, it is always a two-way conversation, and we frequently learn from one another through simple interactions. We have excellent relationships with outside parties, and we frequently learn from others through calls and sharing sessions. Furthermore, we each have an individual learning budget that we can use to expand our knowledge in areas where we want to grow. GIC School also provides excellent personal development programs to help us understand ourselves and one another better.
What you should know before joining GIC
If you are looking for a place to grow, GIC is one of the best places that enables this!