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.
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 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.
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
This is not normal but probably for real
10th May 2021
The mounting evidence of more inflation than many people had bargained for could provide further impetus for markets despite some strong gains seen since the start of the year. The increasing recognition that the world is moving away from the old normal of very low inflation should encourage further investment in commodities and equities....
Interview with Gary Dugan on MoneyFM 89.3
4th May 2021
Gary Dugan, CEO, The Global CIO Office joins the discussion on "The Bigger Picture: Expectations for the upcoming US job data."
Not out of the woods
4th. May 2021
We would caution investors not to go gung-ho on the recovery/reflation trade. There are reasons to be optimistic, but to be sure, we are not out of the woods. If Singapore is a bellwether of the world's fight with COVID-19, the past few days decision by the authorities to walk back some of the relaxation of measures to control COVID is a wake-up call....
The US 10 year bond yield - a tale of two countries
19th April 2021
• Low US 10-year bond yield either discounts trouble for growth, or reflects market inflation complacency
• Very recent surge in cases of a new variant of COVID-19 in India a concern for global markets
• Meanwhile in the US economy there are signs of potential inflation pressure • Factors that could pressure for higher US wage inflation
• Rally in EM assets predicated on dollar weakness and low US yields that might not persist
• Gold and silver show signs of life....
26th April 2021
• India’s challenges still present a risk to markets
• The rally in conventional government bonds has fixed income managers thinking
• ESG in the headlines with Earth day delivering new targets for cuts in emissions
• President Biden’s tax raising plans show that some-day soon someone will have to pay
• Bank of Canada tapering unlikely to influence the Fed....
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....
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.
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 LIBRARY
29th March 2021
5th March 2021
17th February 2021
16th February 2021
16th February 2021
5th February 2021
14th August 2020
11th August 2020
5th August 2020
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GCIO INSIGHTS LIBRARY
5th April 2021
15th March 2021
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1st March 2021
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15th February 2021
8th February 2021
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25th January 2021
18th January 2021
7th January 2021
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21st December 2020
14th December 2020
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30th November 2020
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5th October 2020
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.