Albert E Sharp started in 1911 as a stockbroker for local families in the Midlands. Having survived the First and Second World Wars, his business grew considerably. In 1946 Albert’s only son, Kenneth H Sharp, who had served in the army, re-joined the firm. In the 1950s the company established a corporate finance and research department for analysing local firms wanting advice on fund-raising and other strategic decisions. By the late 1950s, when people were beginning to generate wealth and save money, Albert E Sharp began to be recognised throughout the country for professionalism and trust. In the 1960s, with clients trusting it to look after their investments without consultation, the organisation began to offer discretionary investment management. In the mid-1970s Simon Sharp, Kenneth’s eldest son, became the senior partner. Under his leadership, the business continued to flourish until it was acquired in 1998.
In 2009 Giles Sharp, Albert’s youngest grandson, established an investment management business as an independent company, using the family name to underline his commitment to the long-held tradition of providing first-class, professional, personal service. Giles firmly believes there is strong demand for a firm operating under the principles passed on to him by his grandfather and father. To ensure the firm remains true to its ideals and that it honours the trust and confidence built up since his grandfather’s day, Giles, handpicked a team of leading investment managers to look after client portfolios. Each has extensive experience of institutional investment management, is professionally qualified to the highest standards and has a proven performance track record.