David Gruenstein

Having read Chemistry at Oxford University, I joined the financial services industry and now have over 25 years’ experience as a financial planner.

I strongly believe in an holistic approach to financial planning and have been using cashflow modelling since 2003 to enable this.  I am highly qualified as a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, Chartered Financial Planner and an Affiliate of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).

I aim to be a client’s trusted adviser and first port of call in financial decision making.  I look after a wide range of private clients and have a broad knowledge across all areas, including pre- and post-retirement planning and tax-efficient investment planning.  

I often advise clients in conjunction with their other advisers and I have several clients who sadly lack capacity and are looked after by the Court of Protection.  I help their deputies/ attorneys manage their affairs.

I have expertise in inheritance tax planning and finding effective ways to structure family assets in order to take advantage of the various reliefs available for mitigating liabilities.

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What drives me?

I have lived in Ealing since 2000 and have an energetic primary school age son, so my weekend activities are focussed on him.  Additionally, I enjoy cycling (participating and watching) and an annual trip to Belgium is normally planned before the family holiday.

My qualifications

I am a Chartered Financial Planner, Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and my qualifications are:

  • Fellow of Personal Finance Society
  • Award in Pensions Update
  • Certificate in Mortgage Advice
  • Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning
  • Chartered Financial Planner
  • Financial Planning Certificate
  • Certificate in Life and Pensions
  • Diploma in Financial Planning
  • Affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) 
  • Certificate in Equity Release

We also have a team of in-house specialists who can help with matters such as safeguarded benefit pension transfers, long-term care or equity release. If you require assistance with these areas contact us today.


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How I can help you

  • Chartered Financial Planner
  • Fellow of the Personal Finance Society (PFS)
  • Expert in cash flow modelling, developing tailored strategies
  • Advises on aspects of pension planning 
  • Affiliate Member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)

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Our team members have extensive experience in the UK financial and investment industries. From specialists to support members, The Private Office is home to some of the finest Chartered independent financial advisers in the UK.