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.
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
Your Strategic Partner
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.
Our CIOs are experienced in providing advice to the investment committees of family offices through to sovereign wealth funds.
We produce primary research on markets and products as well as insights into current investment opportunities.
We support clients by sourcing ESG investments from our global network filtered with rigorous objectivity.
WHY THE GLOBAL CIO OFFICE
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.
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.
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.
We can function as the investment office for, or in partnership with our clients. Our independence enables us to tailor our capabilities as required.
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.
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.
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 is an investment strategist with 25 years' experience, building and running investment processes and teams across all the major asset classes.
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, 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 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.
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.
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.
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..
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...
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...
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)
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....
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....
It's only as good as it seems
30th November 2020
The markets look to continue to ignore the poor near term news on COVID19 cases and see only the rebound in economic activity in 2021....
GCIO INTERVIEWS LIBRARY
14th August 2020
11th August 2020
5th August 2020
4th August 2020
GCIO INSIGHTS LIBRARY
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.