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Dr Stuart Gibson

Gibson Strategy stands as a trusted beacon for family offices globally, offering a unique blend of connectivity, resources, and knowledge to help them navigate and excel in the complex world of family office management, next generation and legacy planning.


Since our inception in 2011, Gibson Strategy has dedicated itself to serving the intricate needs of family offices, both as a research hub and as a consultancy. We're more than just a family office  advisor; we're a comprehensive resource for Ultra High Net Worth individuals, family office professionals, and family members. Our goal is to build a network that not only shares knowledge but also fosters deep, meaningful relationships within this exclusive circle.


We recognise that managing a family office involves a spectrum of responsibilities that go beyond financial management. Our approach is holistic, catering to the varied interests and needs of our family office clients, ensuring they receive a well-rounded, enriching experience.


Dr Stuart Gibson is a distinguished strategic advisor to an exclusive clientele, including single-family offices, multi-family offices, UHNW families, and entrepreneurs, as well as private wealth professionals such as private banks, private equity firms, venture capitalists, wealth managers, trustees, asset managers, insurance firms, legal firms, tax advisers, not-for-profit organisations, real estate firms and private aviation, globally. With an illustrious career spanning nearly four decades, Dr Gibson has collaborated with prestigious financial institutions in Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and USA. 


As a renowned expert in the global private wealth sector, Dr Gibson specialises in enhancing organisational growth through successful client acquisition and retention. His strategic focus includes cultivating trusted relationships, ensuring long-term client loyalty, and maximising profitability. Leveraging his profound insights, Dr Gibson delivers expertise in private client relationships, value, satisfaction, service quality, trust, loyalty, investment management, collectible assets, fiduciary services, private banking, sustainability/ESG/SDG, leadership, philanthropy, geo-strategy, next-generation services, succession planning, capital raising and deployment, technology, and commercial due diligence. 


Dr Gibson is an expert and leading authority on global private wealth. His unique expertise, in-depth knowledge and insight has been gained through decades of empirical research studies and having personally interviewed hundreds of private clients (family offices and UHNW entrepreneurs) and hundreds of private wealth professionals around the world.


Dr Stuart Gibson (61) has been associated with the Middle East since living in Kuwait in the early 1980’s. He moved to Jersey in 1998 and started working for the law firm Mourant; followed by over ten years with South African banking group FirstRand Bank. He founded his research, education and advisory firm Gibson Strategy in 2011, focusing on the private client and wealth management industry.


Dr Stuart Gibson holds a PhD in Private Banking and Wealth Management, along with an MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing.

Dr Stuart Gibson

Dr Stuart Gibson

Firms interviewed by Dr Stuart Gibson include: Aberdeen Standard Capital, ABN-AMRO Bank, Accuro; Active Group, Adjure, Advisa, AFEX, Affinity, Albany Trustees, Alex Picot, Altair, Aon Risk Solutions, APEX, Appleby, Arbuthnot Latham, Argenta Private Capital, Artemis, Artorius Wealth, Ashburton Investments, Ashore Relocation, Aubrey Capital,  Azur Underwriting, Babbe, Bacatta, Barclays, Bargate Murray, Bedell Cristin, Bellerive Trust, Belleveue Mortlakes, Black Grace Cowley, Blackadders, BLU, Blythe Financial, BNP Paribas, Bonhams, Boston Family Office, Brewin Dolphin, Broadlands, Brooks Macdonald, Brown Craine, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner,  Bullion Rock, Burness Paul, Butterfield Bank, Buzzacott, C.Hoare & Co, Capital International, Carey, Carey Olsen, Carlton Square Capital, Cayman National Bank, Cazenove Capital, Cherry Godfrey, Chochrane Adams, Chrystals, Citco, Collas Crill, Colliers, Concentric, Conrad Family Office, Continuum, CooperBrouard, Coutts, Credit Suisse, Crestbridge, Curzon Private Office, De Carteret, Dejima Asset Management, Deloitte, Digital Jersey, Dixcart, Dohle, EFG Wealth Solutions, Enhance, Enness, Envestors, Equiom, Equlibrium, Farrer & Co, FCM, Federal Trust, Ferbrache Farrell, FIM Capital, Finance Isle of Man, Fine & Country, FIOS, Fitzroy Tax, FNB Bank, Forward Group, Gallagher, Gama Aviation, GlenQ, Global Partnership Family Office,  Goldmoney Wealth, Gower,  Gunner Cooke, Halkins Investment, Hatstone, Hawksford, Henley & Partners, Heritage Group, Highvern, Hiscox, Icecap, ICM Wealth, ILS World, Imperium Trust, Innovest, Integritas, Intertrust, Investec, IQEQ, Islands Insurance, IW Captial, JCAP, Jersey Finance, Jersey Financial Services Commission, JTC Group, Julius Bär, Jupiter, Keystone Trust, Kleinwort Hambros, Knight Frank, Knox House, KPMG, Lancaster, Latitude, Lexstone Lawyers, Lexus Law, Livingroom, Lloyds Bank, Locate Guernsey, Locate Isle of Man, Locate Jersey, LTS Tax, Mackrell, Maitland, Martyn Fiddler Aviation, Melville Douglas, Meridian, Metro Bank, MitonOptimal, Moore Stephens, Mourant, Navitaur, Nedbank, Nerine Trust, New Capital, Oak Group, Oakbridge, Oben Law, Ocean Skies, Ocorian, Odey Wealth, Ogier, Old Mutual Bank, Optimus, Opus Private, Ortac, Palmer Capital, Peregrine & Black, Peregrine, PKF BBA, Polygon, Private and Public, Prospect Capital, PWC, Quilter Cheviot, Quilter International, Quintissential, Radcliffe Chambers, Rathbones, Ravenscroft, Rawlinson & Hunter,  RBC, RBS International, Richmond Fiduciary, RMB Private Bank, Rockpool Investments, Rocq Capital, Rossborough, Rothschild & Co, Ruffer, Sancus, Savills, Silver Solutions, Skipton International, Smith & Williamson, Standard Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, STM Fiduciare, Stonehage Fleming, Strabens Hall, Sunseeker, Suntera, SW Mitchell Capital, Swoffers, Sydney Charles, Team Asset Management, Tellsons Investors, The East India Company, Tilney, Trident Trust, Trust Corporation International, Turnstone, UBS, VG, Vistra, Walkers Global, We Are Guernsey, Weatherbys Private Bank, Westminster Asset Management, Whitmill, Willis Towers Watson, Wilsons Knight Frank.

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