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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Publications & Thought Leadership

In a World of Near-Term Uncertainty, Alternatives Move Centre Stage for Asia’s Wealthy The world of alternative investments has been expanding for some years already, and the theme has definitely caught on in Asia in more recent years. We assembled six experts for a lively, informative discussion on the key trends and the outlook for our Digital Dialogue of September 2. Their broad co....

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Alternative Investments – their role in this new investment world

Will Alternative Investments appeal rise significantly in the post-Covid world?

Whatever new dawn is ahead for the world of business, for investors and even for the social and family lives we have long cherished, the world has changed, and in w...