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.
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
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.
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, 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. His portfolio of clients spans sovereigns, multi-asset investment houses, corporate treasuries, family offices and HNWIs.
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.
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.
Business Development Adviser
Shirley Coe, Chartered FCISI is a wealth management professional with over 25 years in the industry both in the UK and internationally.
INSIGHTS & INTERVIEWS
Global markets strategy
5th August 2020
Gary Dugan, CEO, The Global CIO Office, discusses global markets strategy with Bryan Curtis and Juliette Saly on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia.
Look for value in true growth or solid dividends
10th August 2020
There was little in the economic data last week to encourage any significant profit-taking in risk assets. Economic data around the world continues to point to a good rebound in activity....
Policymakers still needed
3rd August 2020
The global economy still needs the active support of governments and central bankers. Last week saw a good deal of data showing how bad the downdraft of economic activity had been. GDP Data in both the US and Europe was as bad as it felt at the time....
Is it really that good, or that bad?
27th July 2020
As investors watched the US equity market move back to where it started the year, many were left scratching their head trying to figure out the seeming disconnect with the still high and growing COVID-19 cases. We find too many commentators trying to characterise a very complicated situation within just a very black or white framework...
Emerging markets in search of fresh impetus
20th July 2020
Both emerging market equities and debt have paused in their recovery from their March lows. We probably need to see from a fresh catalyst for further absolute gains. COVID-19 challenges are still significant for many with the notable exception of China...
Is anyone listening to Fauci?
13th July 2020
It is reported that the US top infectious diseases expert Dr Fauci has not spoken to President Trump in two months. You could also surmise that for two months the markets have not listened to Dr Fauci....
Pause for breath
29th June 2020
Many risk markets have been in pause mode in the past few weeks, trading largely side-wards since the start of June. However, Friday's lurch down in the US equity market implies a risk of a potential sell-off should the S&P500 (3009) breach the 3000 level....
Read about The GCIO in the news
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.