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

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 INSIGHTS

Even the turkey is worried

23rd November 2020

As President Trump continues to break every presidential convention, maybe even the 'Thanksgiving Turkey' may be worried about his pardon! But more seriously, the lengths that the President is going to, to hold onto power, are worrying....

GCIO INSIGHTS

Reality holds back recovery

16th November 2020

There are times when, as a portfolio manager, it is better to watch than chase the daily twists and turns. While we all want to hope that a vaccine is at hand and we can get back to normal the reality of COVID cases and the ongoing political saga in the United States are the reality....

GCIO INSIGHTS

What a relief

9th November 2020

Whatever your politics, there must be a collective sigh of relief that the US Presidential saga appears to be coming to an end. President Trump may still want to pursue some legal avenues, but there seems to be a general acceptance that Vice President Biden has prevailed....

GCIO INTERVIEW

Gary Dugan on the markets

3rd November 2020

Gary Dugan, CEO of The Global CIO Office, joins fellow panelists on Channel New Asia to discuss the 2020 US Presidential Election.

GCIO INSIGHTS

The unreality of uncertainty

2nd November 2020

  • A range of possible outcomes of US elections has the markets on edge

  • A Biden win with a Democrat Senate still the most likely outcome - but there is no certainty

    “As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.” ― Albert Einstein

GCIO INSIGHTS

Is it the blue wave or the next big short?

26th October 2020

  • US long-dated bond yields rise

  • Hopes for a blue wave - Biden presidency and Democrats taking the Senate

  • However hopes for a large fiscal package may not warrant a prolonged rise in rates

GCIO INTERVIEW

Gary Dugan on the markets

23rd October 2020

Gary Dugan, CEO of Global CIO Office, discusses his take on the markets with Bryan Curtis and Doug Krizner on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia.

GCIO INTERVIEWS LIBRARY

27th August 2020

GCIO INSIGHTS LIBRARY

19th October 2020

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31st August 2020

24th August 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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