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 2021
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
Inflation taxing bond investors
18th October 2021
The fight continues between a bond market that has become more concerned about the outlook for inflation and an equity market that believes all will be well in the end. Last week’s equity market rally was ably supported by strong US retail sales data. The bond market, however, took fright from inflation data....
Inching towards normal but not without risks
11th October 2021
Global equities had a better week, and we believe they should marginally outperform bonds in the coming weeks. There are signs of a broader reopening underway that we expect should boost consumer confidence and spending....
All for nothing
4th October 2021
Although there was much noise in the markets over the past quarter, when you net everything out, most of the broad indices ended the quarter virtually where they started...
Bigger picture: are markets really in a bubble?
Gary Dugan, CEO, The Global CIO Office is interviewed on MoneyFM 89.3 and discusses how seriously to take the warnings from the full page ads run in the newspapers by a legendary Japanese investor about a market bubble, and how to position around technology equities and Chinese markets now.
The Fed's Dots go for Lift-Off
Last Wednesday's Fed meeting brought a subtle but significant shift in the language that accompanied the decision to hold off on any action. We think two meaningful inferences could be made from the statement....
Not so Evergrande
It’s more than just a stack of numbers: Newswires have filled up this past fortnight on the plight of Evergrande, the failed Chinese property developer. The firm has large outstanding commitments, ranging from bonds issued in the USD market to loans with banks, promised deliveries of properties to customers, and the so-called wealth management products (WMPs)....
Will this time be different?
Investors have stuck to the buy-the-dip mentality for many months now. But, this time, they are confronted with some pertinent questions: Will the complete faith in policymakers to make good any slowdown in growth hold on this occasion? With the US equity market sitting at its 50-day moving average volume increasing and the breadth of the previous market rise weak, the critical question is whether the market will hold its level or see a more significant downside. Will this time be different?
Looking to Asia for help
It may be easy to feel lost amidst the noise of US economic data releases. The Delta variant and perennial supply disruptions have slowed growth to some extent. However, nothing that we see suggests that the trends of reasonable levels of economic growth and higher-than-expected inflation are going into reverse. The good news is that Asia may start to bring some positive surprises that may make up for the malaise in the US....
Still a long way from normal
30th August 2021
The financial markets are still struggling to return to anything that the mind can consider normal. Last week, Fed Chair Jerome Powell in his major Jackson Hole meeting was quite forthcoming to endorse that the start of the road to a normal level of interest rates was still many quarters away. Meanwhile, the delta version of COVID-19 continues to stall economic activities across the globe. Maybe we are in a new normal – we just don’t want to accept it?
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GCIO INSIGHTS 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.