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

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"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

Dec19190-2020 Singapore Enterprise Award

"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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.   

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SHIRLEY COE

Business Development Adviser

Shirley Coe is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI and has over 25 years in the wealth management industry as a financial adviser both in the UK and internationally. She has significant relationship management experience working with HNWIs in South Africa, London and Singapore and latterly has focused on business development strategies. 

ANNUAL INVESTMENT OUTLOOK 2021 
 
INSIGHTS & INTERVIEWS
 
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An Injection of Hope 2021

30th January 2021

The Global CIO Office Global Outlook 2021 features comments from our team on the prospects for all the major asset classes including private assets.  In summary:

 

  • We believe 2021 will start on a positive for most asset classes given the tremendous support from policymakers in most economies

  • We note that inflation looks to be a distant threat in the longer term, but could be alive and well in the immediate short-term

  • We remain convinced that Asia is a destination for long-term, strategic investors and those who want to have immediate exposure to a region that has strong growth prospects and will drive technological innovation

  • Private assets now challenge conventional markets for investor attention and in our view are a key area for investor investment

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GCIO INSIGHTS

Inflated complacency

 14th June 2021

The fact that US inflation hit 5.0% year-on-year in May, a 13-year high, seemingly pails into insignificance in the eyes of the bond market. It is difficult to square the massive surprise on the inflation data with the US 10- year government bond yield, which fell 11 basis points on the week to 1.45%....

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GCIO INSIGHTS

Credit bracing for higher inflation

 2021

Credit markets have remained strong despite the evident pick in inflation – the future could be more challenging....

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GCIO INSIGHTS

President Biden brings another bazooka

31st May 2021

President Biden’s announced budget plans dwarf anything seen since the end of WWII. For many years after the global financial crisis, many central bankers lamented the absence of fiscal policy to help support growth in struggling economies. That lament is no longer valid....

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GCIO INSIGHTS

Cryptic markets

25th May 2021

Investor' interest in cryptocurrencies hit a fever pitch in the past few months. So, it was only a matter of time before overexuberance hit a wall. Last week Bitcoin tumbled 20%....

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GCIO INTERVIEWS

Interviews with Johan Jooste on Bloomberg 

19th May 2021

The Global CIO Office MD Johan Jooste, thinks the Fed will be as non-committal as possible. He speaks with Haslinda Amin and Rishaad Salamat on Bloomberg Markets: Asia. (Source: Bloomberg)

Johan discusses his market outlook with Juliette Saly and Doug Krizner on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia.

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GCIO INSIGHTS

How much inflation do you need before you believe

17th May 2021

The investor mindset of global deflation has never been so challenged. How much longer will it take for the financial markets to realise that this spike in inflation is real?...

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GCIO INSIGHTS

This is not normal but probably for real

10th May 2021

The mounting evidence of more inflation than many people had bargained for could provide further impetus for markets despite some strong gains seen since the start of the year. The increasing recognition that the world is moving away from the old normal of very low inflation should encourage further investment in commodities and equities....

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GCIO INTERVIEWS

Interview with Gary Dugan on Bloomberg 

5th May 2021

Gary Dugan, CEO, The Global CIO Office discusses whether investors should be concerned about inflation on Bloomberg TV

Gary joins Bloomberg Daybreak Asia to discuss his markets outlook.

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GCIO INTERVIEWS

Interview with Gary Dugan on MoneyFM 89.3

4th May 2021

Gary Dugan, CEO, The Global CIO Office joins the discussion on "The Bigger Picture: Expectations for the upcoming US job data."

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GCIO INSIGHTS

Not out of the woods

4th. May 2021

We would caution investors not to go gung-ho on the recovery/reflation trade. There are reasons to be optimistic, but to be sure, we are not out of the woods. If Singapore is a bellwether of the world's fight with COVID-19, the past few days decision by the authorities to walk back some of the relaxation of measures to control COVID is a wake-up call....

GCIO INTERVIEWS LIBRARY

GCIO INSIGHTS LIBRARY

 

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

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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. 

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CONTACT US

8 Eu Tong Sen Street
The Central #23-85
Singapore
059818

+65 9173 7270

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