Johan Jooste

Managing Director

The Global CIO Office


Johan started his career in banking as a currency and interest rates analyst in Johannesburg in 1994. After stints trading currency and managing South African bond portfolio’s, he relocated to the UK in 2001, managing global fixed income portfolios for institutional clients before switching course and joining Merrill Lynch Private Wealth Management in 2008. In this role, which was subsumed into Julius Baer in 2014, Johan was successively entrusted with Fixed Income management (Merrill Lynch) and thereafter overall strategy as CIO: UK for the Julius Baer business. In 2016 Johan relocated to Singapore to take up the role of CIO at Bank of Singapore, before joining Purple Asset Management in 2019 as Managing Director.

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Chapters 6, 8 and 9 of the SFDR: What are they, and what does it mean for Product Providers, Investors and Companies? In recent weeks, there have been quite stunning headlines from the shareholder meetings of oil firms or courtrooms where lawsuits were filed, forcing these firms to go so much further than before to meet new emissions standards and good environmental practice. This follows on the heels of the landma....

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