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Hearthstone Investments PLC was founded in 2009 as the UK’s first specialist residential property fund manager. Supported by a highly experienced team, it offers investment funds suitable for a range of investors, from private individuals to institutional investors such as private and public sector pension funds and insurance companies. 

Hearthstone Asset Management Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearthstone Investments Plc, is property investment adviser to the TM home investor fund which was launched in 2012. As at June 2018, TM home investor fund had over £54 million and almost 200 UK flats and houses under management.

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How the fund works

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Meet the team

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Alan Collett

Chairman and Fund Manager

Alan is a Past President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Alan Collett, FRICS

Chairman and Fund Manager

Alan is Chairman of Hearthstone Investments plc, and Fund Manager of the TM home investor fund. As a Past President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, he brings a lifetime of residential investment to Hearthstone.

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Alan is Chairman of Hearthstone Investments plc, and Fund Manager of the TM home investor fund. As a Past President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, he brings a lifetime of residential investment to Hearthstone.

An experienced Chartered Surveyor and former Senior Partner of Allsop & Co, he has worked in all aspects of the acquisition, development, management and sale of residential and mixed use property. Furthermore, Alan is a member of the NHBC Council, and Chairman of the Hyde Housing Group which owns and manages 50,000 properties.

Cedric Bucher, CFA

Chief Executive Officer

Cedric Bucher is the Chief Executive Officer of Hearthstone Investments plc. He was with Architas from 2011-2017, and previously held senior strategic and commercial positions with Barclays Wealth, SEI and Cardano.

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Cedric Bucher is the Chief Executive Officer of Hearthstone Investments plc. He was with Architas from 2011-2017, and previously held senior strategic and commercial positions with Barclays Wealth, SEI and Cardano.

Cedric has a proven track record in the UK investment management industry, with responsibilities including Strategy, Business Development, P&L, Sales, Marketing and Product Development.

Born and educated in Switzerland, Cedric spent the first part of his career with McKinsey&Co. in Zurich and London. He holds a Masters in Finance from London Business School and is a CFA Charterholder.

Marie Cooper

Residential Asset Manager

Marie, a Chartered Surveyor, is responsible for the day to day asset management of Hearthstone’s residential property portfolios.

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Marie, a Chartered Surveyor, is responsible for the day to day asset management of Hearthstone’s residential property portfolios. Marie was previously residential Asset Manager at Mill Group (2014-16) overseeing a £50million portfolio of Build to Rent units across the South of England. Client Services Manager at Allsop Residential Investment Management (2010-14) maximizing returns on both PRS and Ground Rent assets over £250million for a range of investors including Terrace Hill, Aviva, Legal & General, Shell, Dorrington & Grainger.

Paul Thorsen

Investment Manager

Paul is a Chartered Surveyor, and is responsible for acquisitions/disposals, financial modelling and associated reports for both the TM Hearthstone UK Residential Property Fund and the Housing Fund for Scotland, working closely with the Asset Manager to ensure the smooth running of both Funds.

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Paul is a Chartered Surveyor, and is responsible for acquisitions/disposals, financial modelling and associated reports for both the TM Hearthstone UK Residential Property Fund and the Housing Fund for Scotland, working closely with the Asset Manager to ensure the smooth running of both Funds. Paul was previously Investment Manager at Mill Group, responsible for all acquisitions/disposals, overseeing external valuations and financial modelling for their £50million ‘Build to rent’ portfolio and their Residential REIT. He was also Head of Investment and Development a European Private Equity Family, Elevation for their multi-million pound UK and European residential portfolio.

Darren Stent

Head of Business Development

Darren joined Hearthstone at the beginning of 2012 and has over 30 years' Financial Services experience. During his career he has worked for some of the UK's largest Investment Management and Life and Pensions providers in investor- and intermediary-facing roles.

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Darren joined Hearthstone at the beginning of 2012 and has over 30 years' Financial Services experience. During his career he has worked for some of the UK's largest Investment Management and Life and Pensions providers in investor- and intermediary-facing roles.
Based in East Anglia, Darren heads-up Hearthstone's Business Development Team and looks after intermediaries across London, East Anglia and the Midlands.

Ed Lane

Business Development Manager, North

Ed spent 15 years as an Independent Financial Adviser before joining Hearthstone in July 2017, and is also an experienced buy-to-let investor having managed his own portfolio of 19 properties.

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Ed spent 15 years as an Independent Financial Adviser before joining Hearthstone in July 2017, and is also an experienced buy-to-let investor having managed his own portfolio of 19 properties. Ed is based in Yorkshire and looks after a panel of intermediary firms in the North.

David Hall

Business Development Manager

David joined Hearthstone in May 2018, having previously worked with the adviser platform, Ascentric.

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David joined Hearthstone in May 2018, having previously worked with the adviser platform, Ascentric. David has previously worked in business development roles at a number of financial services firms, including Vitality Life & Health, Zurich Intermediary Group, Skandia and Close Fund Management.

Andrew Smith

Chief Investment Officer

Andrew Smith is the Chief Investment Officer at Hearthstone Investments. His 30 year property investment career has included international fund management and strategy roles at Aberdeen Asset Management, where he ultimately served as Global Head of Property, and previously at Henderson Global Investors.

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Andrew Smith is the Chief Investment Officer at Hearthstone Investments. His 30 year property investment career has included international fund management and strategy roles at Aberdeen Asset Management, where he ultimately served as Global Head of Property, and previously at Henderson Global Investors.

He is a past Chairman of the Investment Property Forum, and has served on a variety of industry steering groups for organisations such as INREV, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Bank of England Property Forum.

Iman Askari

Business Development Manager (Wholesale)

Iman joined Hearthstone in October 2018, covering the wholesale channel nationally with a focus on London-based discretionary accounts. He has over 10 years’ experience in financial services having previously held similar roles at a number of firms including Seven Investment Management, Liontrust Investment Partners and Columbia Threadneedle Investments.

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Iman joined Hearthstone in October 2018, covering the wholesale channel nationally with a focus on London-based discretionary accounts. He has over 10 years’ experience in financial services having previously held similar roles at a number of firms including Seven Investment Management, Liontrust Investment Partners and Columbia Threadneedle Investments.

Richard Smith

Business Development Manager - South East

Richard was most recently Head of IFA Sales at The Share Centre, and has worked for a number of well-respected financial services firms during his career including 8 years at Schroder Investment Management as Regional Sales Manager.

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Richard was most recently Head of IFA Sales at The Share Centre, and has worked for a number of well-respected financial services firms during his career including 8 years at Schroder Investment Management as Regional Sales Manager.

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