About us

Trust, integrity
and honesty

About Us

Abacus is an independent and privately owned company. We are leaders in the provision of professional services in Gibraltar, dedicated to providing private and corporate clients with a broad range of financial services and products. Four decades of expertise in wealth management, corporate structuring, tax, legal and accounting services help us create and deliver financial solutions that are simple, effective and bespoke.

The Company

At Abacus, we serve a sophisticated global client base, ranging from individual private clients to large multinational corporations. Our success is embedded in our client centric approach and our commitment to building long term relationships with clients and intermediaries to create innovative and compliant solutions.

Our team of over 50 professionals is devoted to offering exceptional service and continuously strive to exceed client expectations. We are proud that many of our new clients have been introduced to our services by recommendation from existing clients and intermediaries. We believe that professional excellence stems from our solid corporate culture and the right combination of industry experience and professional qualifications.

The majority of our team are qualified accountants, lawyers and bankers, and many are also either STEP or ICSA qualified. We understand that the financial industry and its regulatory environment is constantly changing and evolving and we continuously update our technical knowledge and expertise to remain at the forefront of current developments.

Most of our employees are bilingual in English and Spanish, and we also have Portuguese, French and Russian speakers.We have a physical presence in Gibraltar and Portugal, further supported through a large network of trusted professional partners and intermediaries worldwide. These include registered office agents, private banks, asset managers, financial advisers, insurance specialists, legal advisers and accountancy practices. Our global reach is paramount in our successful provision of international structuring solutions.

“Our tradition of excellence and 40 years of business success derive from cultivating a corporate culture that values long term relationships and focuses on doing what is right  for you”

We work around you

your approach

Whatever your level of financial sophistication, our flexibility allows us to work with you in the style that best suits you.
We can provide you with technical expertise and guidance and help simplify the complexities inherent in financial planning, or we can work jointly with your trusted professional advisers to achieve the desired outcomes. Whatever your choice, we will always combine our expertise with your views and preferences.

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Your goals

Our ultimate goal is to meet your goals.
We take the time to understand what is important to you, what you are aiming to achieve and how you wish to do this.
Our products are a means to an end, and once we get to know you and learn of your aspirations, then we can start to add value through creative financial solutions that will work best for you.

Our Philosophy

You are at the heart of everything we do.

Our tradition of excellence and 40 years of business success derive from cultivating a corporate culture that values long term relationships and focuses on doing what is right for you.

Trust

We do not expect your trust. We strive to earn it. Trusting us to help you look after your personal or corporate wealth is the biggest compliment you could ever give us and we value it.

Integrity

We are committed to the highest ethical and professional standards.
We believe that acting fairly, honestly, responsibly and with respect towards all is a win-win strategy.

Focus

We are genuinely interested in getting to know you, so we can understand what is important to you. This helps us tailor our offering to accommodate your specific needs.

Energy

Our dynamic team of experts is dedicated to working with you and respond proactively and quickly to your needs. We encourage and inspire our people at all levels of our organisation to generate ideas and come up with cost effective creative solutions to keep improving our service offerings and client outcomes.

Discretion

We understand the sensitivity of personal and financial information. We always act tactfully and professionally and aim to maintain strict confidentiality in line with the applicable legislation.

Stability

Our long term approach and prudent business strategies are focused on making sound financial decisions so we can help you grow, preserve and eventually pass on your wealth with the peace of mind that comes when working with a reputable and trusted organisation.

Trusts

We do not expect your trust. We strive to earn it. Trusting us to help you look after your personal or corporate wealth is the biggest compliment you could ever give us and we value it.

Integrity

We are committed to the highest level of integrity in every aspect of our business and adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards.
We believe that acting fairly, honestly, responsibly and with respect towards all.

Focus

We are genuinely interested in getting to know you, so we can understand what is important to you. This helps us tailor our offering to accommodate your specific needs.

Energy

Our dynamic team of experts is dedicated to working with you to create and offer financial solutions suitable to your needs. We explore all possible options to ensure the best outcome, now and in the future, as your needs evolve over the coming years. We aim to respond proactively to your needs.

Discretion

We understand the sensitivity of personal and financial information. We always act tactfully and professionally and aim to maintain strict confidentiality in line with the applicable legislation.

Stability

Our long term approach and prudent business strategies are focused on making sound financial decisions so we can help you grow, preserve and eventually pass on your wealth with the peace of mind that comes when working with a reputable and trusted organisation.

Our History

Our business is built upon strong values that have been at the heart of how we do business since the very early days. Abacus can trace its origins to the early 1970s, as part of a leading UK accountancy firm which ultimately developed into one of the top four global financial advisory firms, with Abacus as a member in its own right. Now, operating as a fully independent firm, we remain committed to the high standards instilled by our heritage.

TRUSTED TO DELIVER VALUE

SINCE 1974

International Reach

Our physical presence in both Gibraltar and Portugal and our international professional network, allows us to offer multi-jurisdictional solutions, including the full complement of corporate domiciles and international trust structures.

Expertise

We are a leading international professional services firm who have been managing the wealth of our corporate and private clients since 1974. Our qualified team of experts in wealth management, corporate structuring, accounting and legal services will strive to offer you a personalised and high quality service.

Tailored Solutions

Our team of qualified professionals is committed to offering a first class service. We endeavour to build long term relationships with both clients and intermediaries, creating value and innovative solutions tailored to individual needs.

The Abacus brand was first introduced in the mid-1980s when the firm became part of Coopers & Lybrand, one of the UK’s leading international accountancy practices at the time.

Coopers & Lybrand (C&L) subsequently merged with Price Waterhouse in 1998 to become the global accounting giant, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), which included Abacus as a distinct member firm in its own right. From the late ’90s onwards, Abacus witnessed unprecedented growth in every sense: its client reach extended well beyond the confines of the Iberian peninsula and the United Kingdom; its business and product offering became increasingly sophisticated as clients demanded more from their fiduciary services provider than mere nomineeships; its staff complement multiplied by a factor of five within a decade.

We are proud of our historic association with the PwC network of which Abacus remained a member until July 2012, when Abacus chose to become an independent firm.

The partners of both firms in Gibraltar decided then that it would be mutually beneficial to allow Abacus to provide the full range of trust and company management services to all its clients which PwC’s auditor independence rules had hitherto constricted. Abacus and PwC remain closely associated and continue to provide services to each other, referring work to the other when opportunities allow.

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Our ultimate goal is to meet your goals.
We take the time to understand what is important to you, what you are aiming to achieve and how you wish to do this. Our products are a means to an end, and once we get to know you and learn of your aspirations, then we can start to add value through creative financial solutions that will work best for you.

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“We do not expect your trust. We strive to earn it.”

Chris Pitaluga - CEO Abacus