A Fresh Set Of Challenges For CIOs


Sujith Vasudevan, Managing EditorOver the past couple of years, the pandemic has hosted a paradigm shift in the behavioral patterns of many markets and trends. It’s no wonder that this has transformed the job roles of CIOs. Today, geopolitical tensions and the Ukraine-Russia conflict are fueling this predicament. It’s quite clear that the investors can’t return to their good old ‘global’ perspective of supply chain investments. This has made the job tougher for Chief Investment Officers (CIOs) around the world.

Traditionally, CIOs were responsible for the management of the investment portfolio. This includes deciding what investments to make, when to buy and sell, and how to allocate the assets. The CIO must also monitor the investments’ performance and ensure that they align with the company’s goals. In addition to investment decisions, the CIO is also responsible for providing reports to the Board of Directors and managing the day-to-day operations of the investment department. Today, their responsibilities go well beyond these traditional outlines.

For each investor, it’s important to define what the new normal will be for THEM. The portfolios should be envisioned and revised from that perspective. Also, the focus should be on the technology adopters—organizations that are likely to be on a more aggressive path of tech adoption—not just the technology developers. In this issue, we have churned out a bunch of stories about CIOs in Asia.

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