Tim Jester, CAIA®, AIF®

Managing Director, Institutional Advisory Practice

Richmond, VA
Focus Areas

Investment Strategies
Sustainable Investing Solutions
Institutional Advisory Services

Client Specialty


Tim joined The Colony Group in 2015 with CapGroup Advisors and is a Managing Director of the firm’s Institutional Advisory Practice, a Senior Investment Advisor, and a Principal at the firm.  He is responsible for formulating client investment strategies and directing due diligence for fixed income and alternative assets managers.

Tim brings over 30 years of experience in institutional investment services to The Colony Group, including five years as principal of a Commodity Trading Advisor. He has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary® and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst® professional designations, and is a member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association.

Tim holds a BS in Chemistry from Shorter College and an MS in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech. He has supported the local community for years and previously served as a Junior Achievement volunteer, coached numerous youth sports teams and President of the Board of Directors of the Westwood Club. In his spare time, Tim enjoys golf, fishing and hiking.

Published Insights

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