The Margetts name has been a feature of Birmingham business life since the formation of the Birmingham Stock Exchange in 1845. Margetts Fund Management Ltd is particularly proud to be able to continue this association, established by the Margetts & Addenbrooke stock broking partnership. Brief details are set out below:

1845 James Pearson, banker and stock broker, is an established trader in Birmingham and is elected the first Chairman of the newly constituted Birmingham Stock Exchange

1853 James Pearson dies and is succeeded by his sons, Charles and Richard, and the name is pluralised to James Pearson & Sons

1875 Herbert Margetts succeeds as proprietor of James Pearson & Sons and the firm is renamed “Herbert Margetts Late James Pearson & Sons”

1881 Herbert Margetts brings Lloyds Bank to the market, T. Jervis Addenbrooke is elected a member of the Birmingham Stock Exchange

1886 Margetts & Addenbrooke form a partnership, naming the company Margetts & Addenbrooke

1895 A private wire is installed from the offices direct to the London Stock Exchange. This is the first ever direct telephone from Birmingham to the London market

1901 Herbert Margetts is elected Chairman of the Birmingham Stock Exchange for the last time

1909 Herbert Margetts dies and T. Jervis Addenbrooke becomes sole partner

1932 T. Jervis Addenbrooke completes 50 years of membership of the Birmingham Stock Exchange

1937 T. Jervis Addenbrooke retires completing nearly 56 years membership of the Birmingham Stock Exchange

1938 G. S. Howarth and W.O. Mills form a partnership and continue as Margetts & Addenbrooke

1944 Pilot officer G.S. Howarth dies on active service and Reginald Welham is sole proprietor

1946 The business of T. H. Evans & Co amalgamates with Margetts & Addenbrooke. Harold W. Oakley and Reginald Welham continue in partnership

1965 Under new Federation rules, Margetts & Addenbrooke become a dual capacity firm acting as jobbers and brokers

1972 Dual capacity is no longer permitted and Margetts &Addenbrooke expand private client stock broking

1986 Margetts & Addenbrooke plays a leading role in the formation of the National Investment Group. Following further acquisitions by Capel Cure Myers, Old Mutual and Barclays Wealth Management, this resulted in the demise of the Margetts & Addenbrooke name as stock brokers in Birmingham