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How our business has grown.

Estate Capital History
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  • April

    2003

    Our First Step

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    Established in 2003, Estate Capital is a firm of Chartered Financial advisers. We are entirely independent and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

  • January

    2004

    In House Portfolios

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    In 2004 we first started to research and publish our own in house investment portfolios. Powered by systems and data from Morningstar, Willis Towers Watson, Financial Express and Rayner Spencer Mills Research we publish nine risk related model investment portfolios.

    Our analysis and research is quite unique in financial advice practices.

  • September

    2005

    New offices at 10 Uplands Crescent

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    In 2003, Estate Capital initially worked out of rented offices in Central Swansea, then moved to our first permanent office in Uplands Crescent in 2005.

  • July

    2006

    Estate Capital Croquet Tournament

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    Every year since 2006, Estate Capital has hosted the now famous Estate Capital Croquet Tournament.

    Held every July and played between teams representing local professional services firms, the event regularly raises between £1,500 and £2,000 for the Lord Mayor of Swansea’s local charity appeal.

  • June

    2010

    Granted Chartered Financial Planner Status

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    After many years of additional academic study Chris Davies successfully qualified as a Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) Chartered Financial Planner. This is the gold standard of financial advice qualification. Kimberly George soon followed Chris in gaining the same level of qualification. Kim was the youngest ever recipient of CII Chartered status in Wales. Still today less than 10% of all professional financial Advisers in Wales hold this level of qualification. We have four members of our current staff working towards this qualification.

  • January

    2015

    Acquired Respected Advisory Firm TH Martin Ltd.

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    In 2015, Estate Capital acquired Swansea’s oldest and highly respected advisory firm TH Martin Ltd. In doing so we increased our clients, assets under management and staff numbers.

    Estate Capital now provides financial advice to 19 of West Wales 100 largest companies.

  • May

    2015

    Phil Johnson joined as Pension Director

    Phil Johnson

    After a nearly 30 year career working for national insurance companies specialising in technical pension’s advice to financial advisers, Phil accepted the role of Pensions Director and financial adviser in Estate Capital. With Phil and Kate White both joining the team the range of advanced technical knowledge around pension transfers has broadened our service offering.

  • October

    2015

    Academic Sponsorship Programme

    Tomiko Evans

    In 2015, Estate Capital started an academic sponsorship programme for our colleague Tomiko Evans.

    We initially supported her through an MSc in Financial Forecasting and now through a PhD in Finance at Swansea University.

  • May

    2015

    £100m Under Management

    £100M

    Under Management

    Being responsible for £100 million of our client’s life savings is an enormous responsibility and one we take very seriously. Our investors are reassured by our thorough and ongoing due diligence, in house research and clear and transparent processes that has led to our nine risk related portfolios constantly beating the national average performance benchmarks.

  • September

    2016

    New offices at 7 Uplands Crescent

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    With the acquisition of TH Martin Ltd, the growth in clients, advisers and support staff, our business needed larger premises. The ideal solution sat just across the road from us. No7 Uplands Crescent is now a fully renovated and restored Victorian town house. We have retained and added to its original style and charm, making it a wonderful working environment for the 15 colleagues who now work in or alongside Estate Capital. We have client and staff car parking to the rear of our office.

  • December

    2017

    Graduate Training Programme Launched

    Catherine Bevan

    As a business we wanted to start training the financial professionals for the future. We launched our graduate training programme with recruiting Swansea University graduates Catherine Bevan in December 2017 and Jenna Williams in February 2018. Both Cath and Jenna are working towards their CII Chartered status.

  • January

    2018

    Company Expanded With Significant Growth

    Kevin Jones

    In 2017, the company expanded considerably with significant growth in new clients and funds under management.

    In order to further develop and enhance our client advice and service we were joined by Kevin Jones who has taken over responsibility for our corporate services and client advice.

  • May

    2018

    £200m Under Management

    £200M

    Under Management

    Being responsible for in excess of £200 million of our client’s life savings is an enormous responsibility and one we take very seriously. Our investors are reassured by our thorough and ongoing due diligence, in house research and clear and transparent processes that has led to our nine risk related portfolios constantly beating the national average performance benchmarks.

  • December

    2018

    FT Adviser Top 100 Financial Advisers 2018

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    In 2018, we were delighted that Estate Capital has made the FT Adviser Top 100 Financial Advisers list for 2018.

    This list sets out to showcase some of the best financial advisers in the UK. The list is, as expected dominated by large national corporations including stockbrokers, wealth management divisions of banks and insurance companies. Estate Capital making the list is quite an achievement.

    The list takes into consideration investment strategies, new business levels, client satisfaction and how highly qualified the advisers are. Estate Capital was the only Welsh business to make the list.

  • January

    2019

    Granted Discretionary Permissions

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    After four years of supporting the academic research work of Tomiko, we have invested into a separate FCA authorised company to offer investment portfolios using the results of her academic research. Along with seven other shareholders we have set up Crossing Point Investment Management Ltd. Through this new company we will be able to offer clients an extended range and style of portfolios. This new range will include trend following momentum theory passive portfolios, sustainable and ethical investments and closed ended investment trust portfolios.

£215M

Under Management

98%

Client Satisfaction

840

Happy Clients

90

Years Experience

Built on the experience, knowledge and dedication of our team, Estate Capital are trusted by 840 loyal clients, a client retention rate of 98.7% and more than £215 million of assets overseen by our team, our clients have peace-of-mind that their finances are in safe hands.

© Estate Capital 2014 - 2019. Registered in Wales No. 4688919. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.