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.   

NATALIE BRUYNS

Business Development Officer

Natalie Bruyns has spent 12 years working in sourcing and procurement for Single Family Offices & for Sovereign Wealth Funds from the Middle East.

INSIGHTS & INTERVIEWS
 

GCIO INSIGHTS

Communism outpaces democracy

21st September 2020

​We, like many, can only look in despair at the political challenges in the United States. In contrast, China continues to turn less drama and more solid performance from its asset markets....

GCIO INSIGHTS

The Storm before the Calm, or the Calm before the storm?

14th September 2020

  • Brexit negotiations take a turn for the worse – sterling still at near term risk

  • UK and EU may take it all the way to the wire before agreeing to a compromise 

  • Policymakers in main economic blocs go quiet – but there is still work to be done High Yield market not as good as the indices suggest

  • Stay with the quality in junk!

GCIO INTERVIEW

Gary Dugan on the markets

9th September 2020

Gary Dugan, CEO at The Global CIO Office, discusses global markets strategy with Juliette Saly on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia.

GCIO INSIGHTS

To infinity and beyond

7th September 2020

The markets are still struggling to absorb the implications of the Federal Reserve's seeming commitment to run near-zero rates for years to come. Some analysts have thrown in the towel....

GCIO INTERVIEW

Expect a further correction in US markets

4th September 2020

Gary Dugan, CEO of the Global CIO Office, says the US-China tech war and political risks ahead of the U.S. elections are acting as major catalysts for the market correction.

GCIO INSIGHTS

Central bankers - finally an admission of guilt

31st August 2020

Central banks finally admitted that things will never go back to normal. Low rates are not transitory they have become structural....

GCIO INTERVIEW
 

Global markets strategy

27th August 2020

Johan Jooste from The Global CIO explains on CNBC some of his top investment plays, noting the “shock-resistance” of technology stocks and weighing up the benefits of investing in “laggards”. 

GCIO INSIGHTS

Fuzzy markets

24th August 2020

Markets find themselves in a fuzzy zone. Markets are trading sideward, with half an eye on the threat of a slowdown in the global recovery. While the US equity market was higher on the week, it left in its wake negative returns for the Japanese and European markets....

GCIO INTERVIEW
 

Global markets strategy

14th August 2020

Johan Jooste from The Global CIO Officediscusses global markets strategy. He speaks with Juliette Saly on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia.

GCIO INTERVIEW

Bankruptcies are the Achilles' heal of markets at the moment

11th August 2020

Gary Dugan from The Global CIO Office explains why he echoes economist Mohamed El-Erian’s view that bankruptcy risks pose the greatest threat to the stock market’s rally.

Global markets strategy

5th August 2020

Gary Dugan, CEO, The Global CIO Office, discusses global markets strategy with Bryan Curtis and Juliette Saly on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia.

Momentum pushing valuations higher

4th August 2020

Gary Dugan, CEO, The Global CIO Office is interviewed in MoneyFM's Bigger Picture

GCIO INSIGHTS LIBRARY

 

NEWS

Read about The GCIO in the news

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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