Joy is an Investment Analyst in the Macro Research & Strategy team under Global Macro in the Fixed Income department. Together with her team, she follows daily global macro developments, analyses key economic themes and trends, and positions the portfolio accordingly to benefit from the outlook.
Outside of work, she enjoys being outdoors and engaging in fitness activities. She tries to maintain a regular schedule of running, yoga, and stretching – as well as the occasional overseas hiking trip.
Why did you decide to join GIC?
Back then in my junior college days, I was in search of a career that was fast-paced and constantly evolving so that I would never get bored. I also knew that I wanted a career that was meaningful. GIC sounded really interesting so I applied, and here I am!
What does your typical workday look like?
I would usually start the day by catching up on last night’s developments in news and market prices, followed by checking and potentially writing up new developments in my coverage countries. Brainstorming for new trade ideas, structuring and analysing potential trades, and constantly re-evaluating my portfolio positions then more than sufficiently fill up the rest of my time, and more!
What do you like most about working here?
The markets are constantly changing, and each day is unique. In Global Macro, the world is your oyster and the possibilities are literally endless!
GIC has always been a diverse workplace, as investment management is an industry that greatly benefits from alternative points of view. Having individuals of different cultural, ethnic, and language backgrounds is important and ensures that multiple perspectives are considered when making an investment decision.
How would you describe the learning & development culture at GIC?
GIC is a great place to start your career, and I feel very privileged to have been able to do so. The culture is friendly, and my colleagues are extremely helpful. When I first joined GIC fresh out of school as a beneficiary of its scholarship program, my seniors as well as my bosses were very patient and nurturing. They were generous with their time and provided appropriate guidance whilst leaving me with enough space to explore and learn from my own mistakes.
What you should know before joining GIC
Take an extra effort to reach out to more people! GICians are a warm and friendly bunch, especially towards fresh graduates. All the best!