TIME Investments celebrates tenth anniversary 

£4 billion assets under management


TIME Investments (‘TIME’), the specialist investment manager focused on income strategies and estate planning services, today marks its tenth anniversary. The firm was founded in 2011 by Nigel Ashfield along with a team that came with him from Close Brothers Group plc (‘Close’).  The business has enjoyed steady continuous growth over the last 10 years and, alongside their parent company Alpha Real Capital, have this year surpassed £4 billion assets under management.

The business was launched with two longstanding successful offerings, a  long income ground rent fund with an enviable upwards only track record, TIME:Freehold, which launched in 1993, and a first-of-its-kind Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning service, TIME:CTC, which launched in 1995.

Building on this strong foundation, TIME has gone on to launch two further top performing long income funds focused on commercial and social real estate and market-leading investment strategies in infrastructure, operational real estate, and secured lending. This specialist expertise has led them to be one of the leading providers of IHT services in the market, being awarded ‘Best Investment Service’ in the most recent Moneyfacts Awards.

The firm’s defensive investment philosophy aims to deliver consistent and reliable returns, with products suitable for financial advisers, wealth managers and institutions. Over the past decade TIME has built a market-leading reputation amongst the adviser community through their dedication to service quality and support, both across distribution and client services.

With a total of 87 staff, 12 of whom are from the original team that arrived from Close, TIME boasts a distribution team of over 30. They recently bolstered the team by appointing Tony van Gool to further develop the growth strategy of their equity funds. Tony brings twenty-five years’ experience in successfully leading and driving growth in the asset management industry.

Nigel Ashfield, Managing Director of TIME Investments said: “At TIME our philosophy is to help our clients sleep at night and this is at the core of everything we do. We have enjoyed strong growth over the past decade and continue to deliver carefully considered investments. This marks a significant milestone for the business and I am proud of all that we have accomplished and equally excited about the next ten years. I would like to thank the incredible team at TIME for their continued dedication and hard work, as none of what we do would be possible without them.”


The cupcakes sent to the team to celebrate.

Posted: 04/03/2021 Categories: News