A team that’s passionate about investing


Tim Hale, CEO, BA (Hons), MBA

Loves investing and working with clients. Passionate about the social utility that good investing delivers.

Key aims are to simplify investing and build belief. Can’t think of anything better than a good piece of
investment research!

Wrote Smarter Investing after seeing the mistakes made by investors, both institutional and private clients, when working for what is now JP Morgan Asset Management.

Lives in Devon. Loves his girls, rugby and beer (obviously in that order).

Ben Edwards

Ben Edwards, Investment Analyst, BSc (Hons)

Ben has worked as an Investment Analyst at Albion since graduating in 2015. He loves visiting and working with Albion’s fantastic client firms and also enjoys knuckling down with some investment research in the (rather funky!) Exeter office.

Outside of the office, Ben is a keen snowboarder, musician, footballer and tennis player and enjoys travelling the world.

Sian Lamb

Siân Lamb

Siân’s key responsibility within the company, as Office Manager, is to ensure the smooth running of the office and business systems. Siân began working with Tim in 2001 and is still here!

Siân’s 5 favourite things:

  • Her husband and three gorgeous boys
  • Living in North Devon
  • Ballet
  • The Exeter Chiefs rugby team
  • A glass of Sauvignon Blanc

James Baker, Investment Analyst, BSc (Hons)

James joined as an Investment Analyst in 2017 after completing his degree in Management. He finds the systematic approach to investment both simple and elegant and enjoys tackling new concepts and challenges within the industry, usually armed with a macro or two.

James is a huge Arsenal supporter and more recently a converted fan of the Exeter Chiefs. He will often be spotted at Exeter Golf and Country Club, though rarely on the fairways!



How to keep your head – and stay ahead. Most investors act irrationally and erratically. Are you among them? Ask yourself these searching questions from investment guru Tim Hale’s new book and find out.

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Tim Hale has written a book of investment wisdom and common sense for the ages. Investors who follow his simple advice will be richly rewarded.

Smarter Investing is quoted in John Bogle’s book “The Little Book of Common Sense Investing”.

John C. Bogle, Founder, The Vanguard Group

Delightfully clear thinking and direct advice on how investors can get better results with simpler decisions.

Charles D. Ellis, Author of ‘Winning the Loser’s Game’, Founder of Greenwich Associates