Gary Dugan

Chief Executive Officer

The Global CIO Office


Investment professional with 35+ years experience of buy and sell side of the banking businesses. I have managed numerous strongly performing investment and advisory teams in large banks in Europe and more recently in Asia and the Middle East. I have built businesses from scratch and successfully restructured businesses. I have had links with Asia and particularly Singapore since 1999 when I managed money for the GIC, Hong Kong Jockey Club and Brunei government. The core of my career was the 11 years at JPMorgan where I made Managing Director. On the buy side I have worked for asset management firms (e.g. JPMorgan) and private banks (Barclays, Merrill Lynch, Coutts, Emirates NBD and NBAD). I have a reputation for making bold calls on the markets. I made major bear calls on equity markets in 1987, at the top of the tech boom and the financial crisis in August 2007, and a bull call on equity markets on March 17th 2009. I have been a high profile with the media regularly appearing in the printed press and on TV. I often speak at conferences and provide industry thought leadership on a number of macro and investment topics. In the past I made a presentation to the European Parliament on the outlook for asset markets after the introduction of the euro. I am highly regarded for my team leadership, the rigour and intellect I bring to the investment process, my attention to governance and ethics, and my affinity with clients in presentations and meetings. I was voted Private Banker of the year 2015 (MENA) from Wealth Briefing.

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Global CIO Office CEO Spreads the Word on Institutional Level Investing for Asia’s Private Clients Gary Dugan is Co-Founder of The Global CIO Office, whose mission since opening its doors in October 2019 has been to elevate research, deal selection and advisory to institutional levels for smaller EAMs, or single-family and multi-family offices that need to upgrade product selection for their clie....

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Converting Asia’s Clients to the Logic of DPM

A gradual but extremely important shift is underway in the approach of Asia’s wealth management community as private banks, and independent asset management firms strive to boost the prevalence of discretionary portfolio management (DPM) and advisory solutions and thereby decrease their tra...