Gary Dugan

Gary Dugan

Investment Committee Member

Gary Dugan is CEO of The Global CIO Office based in Dubai. He is a seasoned investment professional with 41 years of experience working in Managing Director roles at some of the world’s leading Banks and Wealth Managers.

For the past twenty years, he has held Chief Investment Officer roles, manging money for institutions such as sovereign wealth funds, through to Ultra-High Net Worth clients. For the core of Gary’s career (1993-2004) he worked at JPMorgan where he was European equity market strategist for the investment bank and MD and Head of Multi-asset portfolio advising sovereign wealth funds, major financial institutions, corporates and UHNW families. He also provided advice to the OECD and the European Parliament. Subsequently, he held CIO roles at Barclays, Merrill Lynch in Europe, and Emirates NBD and NBAD in the Middle East and Coutts in Singapore.  

Gary is well-known in the industry for his outspoken but often-timely call on financial markets. His views are widely featured on TV and quoted in the financial media. He regularly speaks at investment conferences throughout, the Middle East and Asia. Most recently he spent four years as the CEO of Purple Asset Management based in Singapore. 

He has a degree in Economics from Salford University. He is an ASIP in the CFA Institute and is a co-author of a published academic paper on multi-asset investing. In 2015, he was awarded GCC Private Banker of the year by Wealth Briefing.