Cornerstone Capital is a boutique investment firm based in the City of London.
The company was founded by Tim Wilkinson in 2016 and has raised over £300 million of institutional capital for alternative real-asset investment strategies.
To leverage our extensive experience and knowledge of both product and markets to identify sustainable real asset and other responsible investment opportunities that fulfil investors primary objectives of diversifying portfolio exposure and improving the risk-return profile.
"When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen"
The principals of Cornerstone have worked closely with pension funds and other Institutional investors for over thirty years and, throughout this time, we have listened carefully to their evolving needs and requirements.
Investors have always sought alternative investments offering superior risk-adjusted returns that provide the all-important portfolio diversification, but those characteristics alone are no longer enough.
Cornerstone is therefore focused on sourcing alternative asset opportunities that also meet the following investor criteria:
We focus on identifying experienced, successful management teams with compelling business models and operating asset-backed strategies, which are often niche or otherwise difficult to access. Advising on structuring and then making targeted introductions to our long-established network of institutional investors that are actively seeking to invest in such strategies.
Cornerstone is therefore engaged in a two-step process that first makes a strategy investable to pension funds and other institutional investors and then furnishes management with the capital required to launch or transform the business. To ensure that our interests are fully aligned, Cornerstone is always compensated by the manager and primarily by compensation structures tied to the ultimate success of the strategy.
"Capital isn’t scarce; Vision is"
Tim founded Cornerstone Capital in July 2016, having spent the last 20 years working closely with pension funds and other end investors. He was at Citi for 15 years from 1994, becoming Managing Director & Global Head of Transition Management in 2001, he joined Russell Investments as Managing Director of EMEA in 2010, before being appointed President of Sciens Capital, London, in 2012.
Charles joined Cornerstone Capital in September 2016. He has over 25 years’ experience in financial services, specifically in alternative investments, FX and derivatives. Charles has co-founded two UK regulated companies, The ECU Group plc in 1988 and IFX Markets Ltd in 1995. He was previously a Director of Institutional Business at Saxo Capital Markets.
David joined Cornerstone Capital in April 2023. He has spent 25 years working closely with institutional investors in Alternative Investments as an investment manager and as a fund investor. David worked in Japan as a proprietary trader and hedge fund manager, he then spent 15 years in Singapore as Head of Research for KBC Alpha and PAAMCO Asia and most recently he was Head of Client Solutions at Double Haven Capital, a credit fund manager in Hong Kong.