GID’s executive team, in partnership with the in-house compliance department, is responsible for identifying, assessing, managing, and monitoring risk across the organization. The compliance team verifies policies and procedures across the Company to ensure adequate controls exist to manage the business appropriately and to fulfill GID’s fiduciary duties to its partners. In addition, the compliance team provides a reliable model to objectively confirm that the business is effectively complying with internal policies, regulatory requirements, and client obligations.
Similarly, GID’s risk management framework is embedded into the investment process to ensure GID accepts only appropriate levels of risk in the pursuit of any given transaction. Determination of both the probability and the scale of various risk factors in a transaction is a significant emphasis for Investment Committee members and requires close collaboration between GID’s acquisition, asset management, property management and development teams. GID’s emphasis on risk-adjusted returns has guided investment decision making since the firm’s inception. GID views risk management as a competitive advantage in the marketplace. In addition, GID employs an in-house risk management team responsible for managing the firms risk transfer and self-insurance programs.