Our Values

Certainty of purpose, thoughtfulness in direction

Our values shape our thoughts, actions and character as individuals – and as one GIC team. We believe that the results we seek are best achieved through a culture founded on our core values.

The GIC Primer

Our PRIME Values act as our compass, enabling us to return to our fundamental purpose and beliefs.

Prudence

We exercise prudence and sound judgement and take a considered approach to managing risks as we seek to deliver good, superior investment returns, always conscious of our overriding fiduciary responsibility.

As an institution and as individuals, we conduct ourselves with good sense and circumspection, even as we take the best advantage of our large asset base, global presence, multi-asset approach and long-term orientation.

Respect

All of us are united in a common endeavour, regardless of who we are, where we work or what we do. We respect people as individuals, care for their well-being, and welcome diversity in capability and background. We do not tolerate behaviour that works against the interest of our Client or of GIC.

We stress teamwork within and across departments, and with our Client and business partners. We expect everyone to be free, candid and constructive in their comments and suggestions, and always seek to help our colleagues and GIC do better.

Integrity

Everything we do is founded on integrity. We expect the highest standards of honesty from everyone in GIC, both in our work and in our personal lives. This includes abiding by the laws of the countries we invest in, and observing our code of ethics in letter and in spirit.

We must never jeopardise the trust others have in us and in our reputation for professionalism.

Merit

We recruit and develop our people solely on merit. We draw our talent from around the world and provide challenging and meaningful work. We grant recognition and reward based on performance and conduct consistent with our PRIME values. We develop our people to achieve their potential so that we may also perform to our potential.

We select business partners based on their capability. We believe in long-term relationships built upon high levels of performance and quality of service.

Excellence

We are relentless in our pursuit of excellence. In all that we do, we strive to be the best that we can be. This demands that we plan and anticipate well, so that we will always be in time for the future, fully able to take up the challenges and opportunities that come, pursuing improvements where they may be found, and economies where these may be gained.

We expect everyone to do their best in every situation. We harness the creativity and imagination of our people and our business partners for superior results.

One of the tenets of the GIC and as it is to every organization in Singapore, is unflinching integrity.
Mr Lee Kuan Yew
Founding Chairman, GIC (1981-2011)