Travis is a Senior Vice President in the Portfolio Execution Group (PEG) based in the New York Office. PEG seeks to deliver top-tier trade execution to efficiently manage total portfolio liquidity and to improve asset utilisation for GIC. Being a member of the Global Trading Unit in PEG, his team is the first port of call for GIC’s investment teams and external counterparties in all trading-related matters. His team delivers informative and impactful market intelligence leveraging technology and superior research to achieve best execution.
Outside of work, he enjoys exercising and watching movies.
Why did you decide to join GIC?
It is the people that I have met from GIC prior to joining. I had great conversations with the hiring manager and enjoyed my dialogues with my teammates. Their insights and perspectives made me believe that GIC is an excellent place to work at.
What does your typical workday look like?
Every day presents new and exciting challenges. I usually begin my day with analysing overnight news and gathering insights from the street. During market hours, my primary objective is to deliver the best execution and share the latest market intelligence with our portfolio managers. I also maintain strong external relationships to ensure that GIC is always the first call in the market. In addition, I explore innovative technologies to enhance our processes and trading capabilities.
What do you like most about working here?
I derive great satisfaction from taking on challenging and impactful projects at GIC. I am grateful for the support I have received from management in investing in our technology stack. Innovation is crucial to staying ahead of the market, and a high-performance infrastructure that enables millisecond-level decision-making is essential for scalability.
How would you describe the learning & development culture at GIC?
GIC’s outstanding reputation grants us access to a wealth of valuable information and resources. I have gained a wealth of knowledge from industry peers, sell-side banks, and industry experts. Moreover, my colleagues’ diverse areas of expertise have also contributed significantly to my learning.
What you should know before joining GIC
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