Less than six years after the re-launch of the business, Knight Frank Investment Management (KFIM) has grown from GBP 425m of assets under management to just over GBP 2 billion. This period has seen new clients secured from the UK, Middle East, Asia and Continental Europe, together with the launch of KFIM’s first fund, the KFIM Long Income Property Unit Trust.
Kevin Aitchison, CEO of KFIM said “The last six years has been quite a journey. In what has become a very crowded market place, growing the business remains a challenge and we are particularly pleased with what has been achieved to date. Notably the diversity of our client base does, we believe, give us a strong platform for the future.
Every business wants to grow but an investment manager cannot do so at the expense of investment performance, which will always be one of the biggest challenges for any aspiring manager. I am therefore pleased to note that our out-performance track record remains strong and I am confident that our entrepreneurial client focussed approach to what we do will continue to deliver for both our business and our clients”.