About Harrison Prescott
Harrison Prescott was re-formed in 2004 to develop new financial services products for an evolving financial marketplace. It is a division of The Epicurus Group.
The company named after a unit of a bank our founder managed more than three decades ago in London. Upon the sale of the bank, that particular asset was turned over to our founder, who retained the rights to the brand name, keeping the company dormant.
Messrs Harrison and Prescott formed a financial services company in the early 19th Century in London and traded in wool, corn and other commodities on the Exchange. Upon the death of the last remaining partner, Prescott, the company was sold to the bank and remained in constant operation until the early 1980’s.
In 2006, our founder realized the impact of the then-looming mortgage crisis and its impact on the broader economy. He approached the United States Senate and House of Representatives, proposing financial legislation that would curb the risk of the crisis. Sadly, his proposals were not passed into law, though they were eventually enacted in 2010.
The new company participated heavily in work with The Epicurus Institute in financial reform legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.