Pears family opens its Talisman operation to third-party investors

Wed May 25, 2011

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The Pears family have made one of the UK’s greatest fortunes through their skills in real estate. Now, with the opening out of their Talisman private investment office to outside investors, they are aiming to replicate their success in property in the world of asset management


Julian Sinclair
The rebound in financial markets over the past two years has spawned a growing number of new entrants into the investment management business.

While most new players are targeting wealthy private investors and institutions, many of them lack the track record, substantial asset base and pedigree that sophisticated investors generally require.

But these criteria certainly do not present any kind of problem for Talisman Global Asset Management, the private investment office of the UK’s Pears family that began to offer its asset management services to third-party clients in January this year.

With £1.7 billion of assets under management and a 10-year track record of delivering a compound annual return of 9.49%, Talisman functions as the family office of one of Britain’s richest families with a property empire, founded in 1952 by Bernard and Clive Pears, which is estimated to be worth some £6 billion.

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