New senior investment roles at GIC

GIC group chief investment officer Lim Chow Kiat will be appointed deputy group president.
GIC group chief investment officer Lim Chow Kiat will be appointed deputy group president.

Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC is deepening its management bench in a bid to boost investment capacity amid an increasingly challenging environment. The firm has created new senior investment roles and also expanded the portfolios of some senior leaders.

These new senior investment positions will be created from June 1:

• Mr Ang Eng Seng as chief investment officer for infrastructure, while continuing as president (Europe);

• Mr Choo Yong Cheen as chief investment officer for private equity;

• Mr Lee Kok Sun as chief investment officer for real estate;

• Ms Liew Tzu Mi as chief investment officer for fixed income; and

• Mr Bryan Yeo as chief investment officer for public equities.

Existing senior leaders will also be taking on additional appointments from June 1, the company said in a statement.

Group chief investment officer Lim Chow Kiat will be appointed deputy group president, and Dr Jeffrey Jaensubhakij will be appointed deputy group chief investment officer, while concurrently being president for public markets.

"The new senior appointments enhance the development of a strong leadership bench for GIC, allowing us to build new investment capabilities and extend our investment and operating platforms," said GIC group president Lim Siong Guan. "The appointment of chief investment officers reflects the maturing of GIC's investment talent, and strengthening of GIC's capacity to deal with an investment environment of lower returns, increased volatility and greater uncertainty."

Chia Yan Min

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 22, 2016, with the headline 'New senior investment roles at GIC'. Print Edition | Subscribe