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Global Family Office
Report 2025

Gibson Institute
Private Wealth Reports

Global Family Office Report 2025
Research Study


We are delighted to announce a major new in-depth research study that will examine global single family offices (SFOs); their experiences and the relationship with their private wealth professionals. In addition, we will interview global private wealth professionals about serving global family offices.



A total of 200 individuals are participating in the independent research study, comprising of 50 HNW families and single family offices and 150 private wealth professionals across the six GCC countries (trustees, investment managers, family office professionals, private bankers, insurance brokers, estate agents, lawyers, tax advisers, relocation consultants). All participants are taking part in qualitative interviews and quantitative questionnaires, sharing their expert views, insights and experiences in the context HNW families and single family offices.


Research Topics
  • We are exploring aspects of private client’s selection criteria for private wealth professionals and service providers.

  • We are investigating client communication, relationships, value, service quality, satisfaction, trust, loyalty and retention.

  • Furthermore, are exploring private client services such as private banking, investment management, trust & corporate services, family office services, legal services and tax services.

  • In addition to key private wealth themes such as family offices, succession planning & next generation, substance, sustainable investing, philanthropy, privacy and security.

  • We are also investigating private client insights with regards to banking, investments, collectibles, real estate, private equity, co-investing, lending, focussing on technology, social impact investing, private jets and private client insurance.

  • Finally, we are asking private clients and private wealth professionals about their views on the future of the private wealth sector.

In Summary:

  • Research Population:

       50 single family offices
       150 private wealth professionals


  • Research Methodology:

       Qualitative in-depth face-to-face interviews

       Quantitative questionnaires


  • Report Circulation:

       Global private clients, family offices, private wealth 

       management professionals and key international jurisdictions

Who should sponsor the study? – Private Wealth Management Professionals 

Private/investment banks, wealth managers, asset and investment managers, trust & fiduciary firms, fund managers/administrators, general/life insurance & pension advisers, independent financial advisers, private client lawyers, private client accountants/tax advisers, FX & global payment firms, property & real estate firms, transport providers (private aviation, yachting), luxury goods/service providers.

Benefits to a Sponsor


What does the sponsor contribute?

  • Sponsorship fee: £5,000

  • Interview: Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours

What does the sponsor get in return?
  • The opportunity to be associated with a high quality research study into private clients and family offices

  • In addition to the published report, the sponsor receives a separate more comprehensive in-depth 'Insight Report' presented in a one-to-one meeting with the author; a unique offer only for the sponsors!

  • A unique opportunity to add their own specific question to the research study

  • Branding within final report - 1/2 page advert in the published report which is distributed to high value residents/private clients - gaining massive brand exposure

  • Branding on website - their logo and information on a dedicated 'report website' - accessed by a wider audience

  • Branding on all communication for the event as a 'contributing sponsor'

  • 1,000 hard copies distributed to private clients/family offices and PDF available to 20,000+ private wealth management professionals

  • ... plus invite at launch event - an opportunity for sponsor to attend the launch event and meet private clients

Global Family Office Report 2025





Executive Summary

Section One: Global Family Offices

The private wealth market: background, origins, numbers, source of wealth, generations, gender, sectors, growth,HNW families and single family offices,  type - entrepreneurs/ retirees/individuals/family offices. The decision to reside in the region and which other jurisdictions were/are considered (push/pull factors), benefits and experience of staying in the region. Acquiring and retaining . What drives/motivates/ inspires/concerns HNW families and single family offices  – now AND in the future … and their lifestyle choices.


Section Two: Global Family Office Landscape

2.1 UHNW Individuals, Families and their Businesses

2.2 Private Offices and Single-Family Offices (SFOs)

2.3 Private Wealth Professionals

2.4 Jurisdictions

2.5 Regulation and Reporting in the Region


Section Three: Global Family Office Sector

3.1 Banking (Private, Investment, Corporate)

3.2 Investment Management

3.3 Trust and Corporate Services

3.4 Multi-Family Offices (MFOs)

3.5 Wealth Managers and Independent Financial Advisers

3.6 Legal Services

3.7 Accountancy, Audit and Tax Services

3.8 Insurance and Pensions

3.9 Real Estate

3.10 Citizenship & Residency


Section Four: Global Family Offices - Key Themes

4.1 Geopolitics

4.2 Family Values, Charter, Leadership, Legacy and Governance

4.3 Next Generation, Succession Planning and Wealth Structuring

4.4 Sustainable Investing, Impact Investing and ESG/SDG

4.5 Philanthropy and Charitable Causes

4.6 Leading Women in Global Family Office

4.7 Technology, Digitalisation, Cryptocurrency and AI

4.7 Luxury Assets (Super Cars, Yachts, and Jets)

4.9 Collectibles (Art, Antiques, Classic Cars, Watches)

4.10 Real Estate


Section Five: Global Family Offices - The Future

5.1 The Psychology of Wealth in the Middle East

5.2 Globalisation, Global Mobility and Competing in the Global Market

5.3 Key Trends and the Future for Global Family Offices



Appendix I:             About the Author

Appendix II:            Research Methodology

Appendix III:           Sponsors

Appendix IV:          Useful Websites

Appendix V:            Gibson Institute

The Published Research Report

  • The key findings of the research report will be presented at the report launch event in the corresponding countries, with an invited audience of high value private clients and private wealth professional contributors/sponsors.


Access an audience of Middle East and international private clients and family offices.

Contact Details
For further information and details about sponsorship opportunities please contact:

Dr Stuart Gibson     E:  

                                      M: +44 (0)7700 720200


Office:                           T: +44 (0)1534 878400

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