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. 

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 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
 

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

GCIO INTERVIEWS

Interview with Gary Dugan on MoneyFM

5th March 2021

On The Bigger Picture, Gary Dugan, CEO, The Global CIO Office gives his analysis on the OPEC+ alliance surprised decision to keep output unchanged, whether the jump in bond yields could go higher and if the STI needs a makeover, by following in the steps of Hang Seng Index.

GCIO INSIGHTS

Can you endure the duration?

1st March 2021

February was shaping up to be a more difficult month for markets anyhow, but in the final days, it served up a harsh reminder that it is still too early to sound the all-clear. As was the case last March, the US Treasury market was the first to suffer a very acute bout of volatility....

GCIO INSIGHTS

Upgrades everywhere

22nd February 2021

• Economists raise global GDP forecasts after a strong start to the year

• Many economists add one to two percentage points to their GDP growth forecasts

• Fed Chairman Powell speaks this week - will he deflect from the easy money line

. Stay long equities and be very careful with bond duration

GCIO INTERVIEWS

Better performance from UK stocks

17th February 2021

Gary Dugan, CEO, The Global CIO Office  interviewed on Bloomberg TV says he is calling for better performance from U.K. equities - helped with the catalyst of an effective program of vaccinations...

GCIO INTERVIEWS

Market being driven by liquidity, momentum and positive sentiment

16th February 2021

Johan Jooste, MD, The Global CIO Office discusses U.S. equities, oil prices and fiscal stimulus. He speaks with Yousef Gamal El-Din on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg)

GCIO INTERVIEWS

Bloomberg Daybreak Asia: interview with Johan Jooste

16th February 2021

Johan Jooste, MD, The Global CIO Office discusses the latest on the markets with Juliette Saly and Bryan Curtis on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia.

GCIO INSIGHTS

Equities beat expectations

15th February 2021

Equities continue to grind higher with seeming few significant near-term challenges. The global equity index rose a further 1% last week and stands +5% for the year-to-date. We believe that the only thing that may upset the current party mood in equity markets is if US long-term interest rates move up markedly from current levels, which would indicate a tightening of monetary conditions. Valuations of equity markets are unnaturally high....

GCIO INSIGHTS

Patchy economic recovery - not to worry

8th February 2021

Recent economic reports from the USA and Europe suggest that however patchy the numbers are, the overall recovery in economic growth is still more or less on track. Case in point: the US labour market showed a disappointing 49,000 new jobs created. Fear not....

GCIO INSIGHTS

You can't deflate a bubble, can you? 

1st February 2021

​The current commentary on bubble-like equity market conditions has reached a frenzy. The Robinhood investors assault on hedge funds, and the sharp appreciation of equity markets almost perversely in line with the rise in global COVID cases has commentators reaching for their pens to call time on the 'bubble' in equity markets. Try as you may, there is no easy way to unwind bubble-like conditions in financial markets....

GCIO INTERVIEWS LIBRARY

14th August 2020

11th August 2020

5th August 2020

23rd October 2020

20th October 2020

4th September 2020

27th August 2020

3rd November 2020

GCIO INSIGHTS LIBRARY

25th January 2021

19th October 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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