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.
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.
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
The fear of fear
26th July 2021
Emerging and highly contagious variants of COVID-19 have worried politicians around the world, resulting in various new lockdowns measures and retractions of previous freedom. Our – and probably the markets’ – fear is that governments and populations are overreacting to the recent strains of the virus, causing the global economy to lose momentum....
The Fed's transitory indifference?
19th July 2021
Conventional wisdom six months ago was that higher inflation would prove transitory. Economists had then forecast that US inflation would peak around April/May. After another stormy set of inflation data from the US last week, inflation appears to have still not peaked, and there is less support for the view that it will prove transitory....
Buy the inflation dips
12th July 2021
This past week saw more evidence of market skittishness in the face of even minor challenges to the growth narrative. We think market pricing still does not fully reflect the risk of inflation in the medium term, despite what the Fed states....
Interviews with Gary Dugan, CEO, The Global CIO Office on Bloomberg Radio
7th July 2021
Gary Dugan discusses the latest on the markets with Paul Allen and Doug Krizner on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia.
More of the same - unfortunately
5th July 2021
Global macro data continues to show solid growth and persistent inflation, which is sufficient to boost equities but indicates a pending sell-off in bonds. Global warming also remains persistent, with declining hopes for an early and acceptable solution to the problem....
Back to normal?
28th June 2021
Could we be finally on the cusp of a more enlightened path to moving back to the next normal after all the angst over COVID? Many have welcomed the comments from the Singapore COVID task force, which is drawing up a plan to characterise COVID as an endemic rather than a pandemic going forward....
Much fuss about dots
21st June 2021
If market impact is the measure to go by, this past week’s Federal Reserve policy meeting was a significant one indeed. With some shifts in the dots of the “dot plot” and subsequent comments from Chairman Powell and FOMC member Bullard, the markets went into a frenzy....
GCIO INTERVIEWS LIBRARY
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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.