THE GLOBAL CIO OFFICE

An independent provider of leading investment thinking

The Global CIO Office is a Singapore -based outsourced CIO services business.  We are part of the rapidly growing outsourced CIO services industry. Our team of industry experts has considerable experience in delivering top quality investment products and advice.  We partner with single and multi-family offices and small wealth management businesses to either supplement your investment team or provide a complete solution on a white labelled basis. With a broad, global network, The GCIO also offers its clients privileged access to private equity, venture capital and real estate opportunities.

 
 

AWARDS

WEALTHBRIEFINGASIA AWARDS 2020
MOST PROMISING NEW ENTRANT

"This award recognises our service to businesses in the wealth sector, who are increasingly looking to partner with The Global CIO Office and enable their investment teams to provide clients with a cost-effective, expert and independent investment proposition."

Gary Dugan, CEO

APAC INSIDER SINGAPORE BUSINESS AWARDS 2020
THE GLOBAL CIO OFFICE 
BEST OUTSOURCED MULTI-FAMILY OFFICE 2020

"We are delighted to receive this award which recognises our services to Asia's financial sector.  Our independence, flexibility and focus on cost-effectiveness  helps wealth managers keep up with different client and investment product demands, allowing them capacity to focus on core activities and value creation.”
Gary Dugan, CEO

 

OUR SERVICES

Your Strategic Partner

PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

We build multi-asset and single asset portfolios to your requirements. Portfolios can either use mutual funds or single line securities.

STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL ASSET ALLOCATION ADVICE

We provide strategic asset allocation research using different quantitative techniques to meet the client's requirements. Our team of strategists can provide practical, timely tactical allocation advice.

INVESTMENT DUE DILIGENCE

We provide a due diligence service on both liquid and illiquid products, from mutual funds to venture capital.

INVESTMENT CONSULTING

Our CIOs are experienced in providing advice to the investment committees of family offices through to sovereign wealth funds.

 

RESEARCH

We produce primary research on markets and products as well as insights into current investment opportunities.

ESG INVESTING

We support clients by sourcing ESG investments from our global network filtered with rigorous objectivity.

WHY THE GLOBAL CIO OFFICE

INDEPENDENCE

We are fully independent and product agnostic. Our clients are assured of clear and transparent investment advice based on views gathered from our own research.

EXPERIENCE

Our team is comprised of industry experts with excellent track records. Their experience supports clients in navigating the broad and complex markets, as well as the regulatory environment.

COMMUNICATION

Our resources and knowledge allow us to conduct our own research and market analyses, published regularly and delivered through multiple channels. White-label thematic research services are also available to clients.

FLEXIBILITY

We can function as the investment office for, or in partnership with our clients. Our independence enables us to tailor our capabilities as required.

COST

We provide a hub of experts. This can significantly reduce the cost for clients and enables them to re-focus their resource in other critical areas.

OUR NETWORK

Drawing on the wide network forged by our principals over many years, we have an established international ecosystem allowing access to institutional asset owners such as sovereign funds, central banks and foundations. We leverage these relationships between leading investors across the world, and act as a gateway for unique private equity and venture capital opportunities.

 
 

OUR TEAM

GARY DUGAN

CEO and CIO

Gary Dugan is a seasoned investment professional with a 37-year track record as a Managing Director and CIO at some of the world’s leading banks and wealth managers.

JOHAN JOOSTE

Managing Director

Johan Jooste is an investment strategist with 25 years' experience, building and running investment processes and teams across all the major asset classes.

BILL O'NEILL

Consultant CIO

Bill O'Neill has over 30 years’ experience as an economist and strategist with some of the world’s leading investment firms.

JOHANNES VAN DER DONG

CIO - Due Diligence and Research

Han van der Dong has 25 years experience in investment management, fund due diligence, selection and new investment research.

MICHAEL CHU

Consultant

Michael Chu, CFA, CFP has over 20 years of client, investment, and business management experience, including digital wealth transformation and providing innovative solutions to clients.

MARK MCFARLAND

Consultant CIO

Mark McFarland is an international economist and angel investor with over 20 years spent leading financial firms in Hong Kong, London and the Middle East. His portfolio of clients spans sovereigns, multi-asset investment houses, corporate treasuries, family offices and HNWIs.

JAVED HUSSAIN

Adviser, Middle East and Private Markets

Javed Hussain has over 30 years’ experience of risk management, public and private investing and Emerging Markets' investment banking.  He is the former CEO of a global investment bank’s Saudi business. Javed's primary focus is now on private capital markets.   

SHIRLEY COE

Business Development Adviser

Shirley Coe is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI and has over 25 years in the wealth management industry both in the UK and internationally.

INSIGHTS & INTERVIEWS
 

GCIO INSIGHTS

COVID versus Biden's budget promises 

25th January 2021

​Investors continue to be pulled in two opposite directions. The current global COVID situation warrants caution, while Biden’s emergency recovery plan continues to encourage risk taking....

GCIO INSIGHTS

President Biden - And now for something completely different

18th January 2021

  • $190 trillion emergency package expected within days

  • Infrastructure “Build back better plan” expected in February

  • Acceleration of COVID 19 vaccine distribution

  • Global trade antagonism toned down

  • Financial markets like the support for growth but wary of a build of inflation..

GCIO INSIGHTS

Silver linings even in adversity

11th January 2021

​Despite a sharp acceleration of COVID cases worldwide and fighting on Capitol Hill, nothing has restrained the continuing bullish tone in asset markets. Economists who had only recently been increasing their forecast for fourth-quarter global GDP growth are now cutting back their forecasts for the first half of 2021. However, the markets look likely to continue to look through the near-term challenges and see the rosy picture in the balance of the year...

GCIO INSIGHTS

Predictions and hopes for 2021 

3rd January 2021

  • ​Global markets - a year of two halves

  • Stay with equities for the moment

  • Fixed income in the main still paying next to nothing

  • Increased allocations to Asian assets.. even if the trade war is not going away

  • Gold has not lost its lustre

  • The world is still very unprepared for the pending climate crisis

  • Asset allocation to broaden for institutions and the masses

  • Our hopes - a sustainable world, better policy making and that we come together and don't drift apart...

GCIO INTERVIEWS

Johan Jooste, Managing Director interviewed on Bloomberg TV and Radio

30th December 2020

Listen to Johan Jooste interviewed by Bloomberg on the latest in the markets​

GCIO INSIGHTS

Lessons from 2020 

21st December 2020

  • Debt is not a problem unless you are small

  • The biggest risk to everything - inflation

  • Government bonds are for risk hedging not income

  • US global political power may just have (really) peaked

  • Policymakers may remain in denial of risks to mankind despite the warning from COVID

  • North Sea cod is more important than oil (for some)

GCIO INSIGHTS

Credit in 2020 - the default Tsunami that became a ripple

14th December 2020

  • In Q2, a colossal default wave looked to be crashing down on markets

  • Into 2021, default risk has been mitigated, but sectors and regions face continued issues

  • Absent a return to crisis mode there is still value to be found

  • Regional differences will persist and present threat and opportunity in equal measure....

GCIO INSIGHTS

The Wait-and-See Rally that did not Wait

7th December 2020

November saw some extraordinary gains for risk assets. Investors are, in a sense, forced into a market for fear of missing out on returns. That is understandable, but it is not healthy investing. A negative surprise could easily lead to a marked setback/profit-taking. President Trump could still do something untoward, or the Brexit talks could fail. Be careful....

GCIO INTERVIEWS LIBRARY

3rd November 2020

GCIO INSIGHTS LIBRARY

23rd November 2020

9th November 2020

19th October 2020

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21st September 2020

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6th July 2020

29th June 2020

 

NEWS

Read about The GCIO in the news

Hubbis feature article on The Global CIO Office

24th November 2020

Global CIO Office CEO Spreads the Word on Institutional Level Investing for Asia’s Private Clients

The Global CIO Office wins most promising new entrant at The WealthbriefingAsia Awards 2020

2nd June 2020

The Global CIO Office, one of Asia’s industry leaders has been named ‘Most Promising New Entrant’ at the 8th WealthBriefingAsia Awards. 

 
 

CONTACT US

8 Eu Tong Sen Street
The Central #17-82
Singapore
059818

+65 9173 7270

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