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 INSIGHTS

Time for value as growth and inflation arrives

12th April 2021

  • Data to show strong growth in the US and China

  • US headline inflation due to rise at least 100bps

  • Value stocks to benefit from stronger nominal GDP growth

  • Dollar’s rise pauses and is still way off where it started last year

  • The shift to ESG investments gains momentum

  • Regulatory change around UCITS fund ESG credentials well-intentioned but messy....

GCIO INTERVIEWS

Interview with Gary Dugan on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia

8th April 2021

Gary Dugan, CEO, The Global CIO Office discusses U.S. inflation, bond yields and his outlook for commodities on Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.

GCIO INSIGHTS

Bonds hold their breath

5th April 2021

The final week of the first quarter brought further confirmation that we are in for a US growth surge. There was upbeat news in the employment report and the ISM report of manufacturing sector confidence. To add to the growth positive mix, details of President Biden's $2.25 trillion infrastructure spending package are starting to circulate....

GCIO INTERVIEWS

Interview with Gary Dugan on Bloomberg Daybreak Europe

30th March 2021

Gary Dugan, CEO of The Global CIO Office joins Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe commenting on the Archegos margin call and the implications for the markets.

GCIO INTERVIEWS

Interview with Johan Jooste on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia

30th March 2021

Johan Jooste, Managing Director at The Global CIO Office, discusses the latest on the markets with Juliette Saly on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia.

GCIO INSIGHTS

Better growth offsets inflation angst

29th March 2021

• US bond yields still heading higher, but the slower pace could settle nerves

• Inflation expectations priced into bond markets now at realistic levels

• European economic recovery finally seems ready for take-off good news for equities

• Emerging Market underperformance to moderate as investor inflows resume

GCIO INTERVIEWS

Interview with Gary Dugan on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia

29th March 2021

Gary Dugan, CEO of The Global CIO Office, discusses top markets news with Juliette Saly on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia.

GCIO INSIGHTS

Powell signals "Green for Go"

22nd March 2021

The Fed goes for the extreme dovish stance: To the concern of equity markets globally, Fed Chair Powell was clear in his message after this week’s Fed policy meeting that there was no prospect of rate hikes this year because it saw no clear inflation risk....

GCIO INSIGHTS

Will the Fed twist or stand?

15th March 2021

Fed meeting next week: expect a signal that inflation is not their primary concern. Despite a quieter week in bond markets and a rebound in equity markets, the inflation story is not going away. There will be much market focus on the statement from the Fed’s meeting. Will they signal any intent to suppress long term interest rates the so-called operation twist?....

GCIO INSIGHTS

Rotating to the old normal

8th March 2021

• Global growth data is strong and getting stronger

• The upward pressure on bonds yields is here to stay

• Rotation away from last year's winners, technology and bond duration likely

• The new portfolio winners will be equity income producers: back to the Old Normal....

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 INTERVIEWS LIBRARY

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GCIO INSIGHTS LIBRARY

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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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