A leading provider of outsourced investment services in Asia
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.
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.
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.
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.
ANNUAL INVESTMENT OUTLOOK 2022
Navigating Transition 2022
14th January 2022
As we wave farewell to 2021, we pause briefly to reflect on what will shape markets and investment strategy in 2022 and beyond. Inevitably, the effects of the global pandemic will still be with us for a long time, but there is more to the future than that. Global central banks will deal with rising inflation for the first time in a generation. The trend towards ESG-focus in investing has moved from the margin to the mainstream...
In our annual outlook attached, we deal with these and other issues. We look forward, not backwards, and we glean some insights into the trends that will be the pertinent ones to pay attention to this year.
Will spiking bonds yields disrupt the rally in stocks?
17th January 2022
We are through the first fortnight of 2022 and it felt wilder than some of the numbers indicate: the S&P500 dropped 2.2%, the Dow Jones fell 1.2%, and the US 10Y yield inched up 3 basis points...
Risk Markets on Alert as Rates Spike
10th January 2022
The year just gone by will be remembered not just for the ravages of
COVID but also as the year when buy-the-dip sentiment ruled. The initial
days of 2022 already appear to be testing the resolve of the risk bulls...
2021 - Looking in the Rear-View Mirror
3rd January 2022
Equity returns were led by the S&P500, which gave a total return of 28.7%
including dividends reinvested. The 28.7% annual return was sharply above
the long-run average of 11% over an 88-year history, ranking in the top quartile
of annual returns...
Central Banks in Action Mode
20th December 2021
Global central banks are on the move against inflation. Several countries in the Emerging Markets have had to act to rein in inflation, but the US Fed's recent decisive pivot away from patience to action has set the stage for firmer action from many others, too...
Staying with a Positive Tone
14th December 2021
Markets are in the midst of a strange phase. At times, investor nervousness has been palpable as the news flow on the Omicron variant has led to downside risks and talks of a significant unwind of what many see as bubble-like conditions in part of the markets...
Markets in Fear Mood
6th December 2021
Gary Dugan, CEO, The Global CIO Office is interviewed on Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East, discusses market uncertainty into 2022.
Feature article with Hubbis
20th October 2021
Private Clients and the need to adapt investment portfolios with a proper
historical perspective - An Interview with Gary Dugan, CEO, The Global CIO
GCIO INTERVIEWS LIBRARY
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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.