CEO of Purple Asset Management
Gary Dugan is a seasoned investment professional with 35 years’ experience working in Managing Director roles at some of the world’s leading Banks and Wealth Managers. He is currently the CEO of Purple Asset Management based in Singapore.
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. Subsequently he held senior roles at Barclays, Merrill Lynch in Europe, and Emirates NBD and NBAD in the Middle East.
Gary is well-known in the industry for his outspoken but often-timely call on financial markets.
He has a track record of calling the markets crashes of 1987 and 2007 and the tech wreck of 2000. But he also saw the upside in markets advising clients at Merrill Lynch to buy equities on March 17th, 2009 within two days of the market low.
Gary has a close connection with the Middle East for many years having advised families in the region since 1995. More recently he has served as the CIO at Emirates NBD and NBAD. In 2015, he was awarded GCC Private Banker of the year by Wealth Briefing.
His views are widely featured on TV and quoted in the financial media. He regularly speaks at investment conferences throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US.