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Darwin Property Investment Management named ‘Alternative Investment Manager of the Year’ at European Pension Awards

20 June 2015


Awards success continued this month for Darwin Property Investment Management (Darwin) when they were named ‘Alternative Investment Manager of the Year” at the 2015 European Pension Awards.

The European Pensions Awards, which are held in association with European Pensions Magazine, recognise outstanding achievement in the varied fields of European pension provision, honouring the investment firms, consultancies and pension providers across Europe that have set the professional standards in order to best serve European pension funds. An independent panel of representatives from European pension associations, pension funds, consultants and pension providers judges the awards. They assess excellence, innovation, commitment to pension fund clients and overall dedication to improving pension provision in the pensions space.

Darwin beat a strong shortlist of managers, including Blackrock, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management and Irish Life Investment Managers to win the coveted title. Darwin is the investment adviser to the Darwin Leisure Property Fund, which is the only fund to invest in the UK holiday park industry, and was recognised for the strong performance generated by the Fund and the stable income it offers its pension fund investors.

The win at the European Pension Awards comes shortly after Darwin were “Highly Commended” in the ‘Alternative Investment Manager of the Year’ category at the 2015 UK Pension Awards, an award Darwin won in 2014. Anthony Esse, CEO of Darwin Property Investment Management, commented “We are thrilled that once again leading industry experts have recognised our efforts to provide pension funds with a truly alternative investment product that generates strong but stable investment returns. Darwin may be a small boutique manager but we are proud to be leading the way in providing pension funds with truly alternative investment opportunities ”.


For further information please contact:

Sarah Parks, Head of Marketing

Darwin Property Investment Management Limited

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Notes to Editors

Darwin Property Investment Management Limited


Darwin Property Investment Management (Darwin) is an independent investment house which was established in 2007 by CEO Anthony Esse and Chairman James Penney.

Darwin strives to meet the needs of both institutional and private investors by offering investment solutions that generate long-term absolute returns which enhance capital and provide high levels of income. Darwin believes that client returns and overall risk should be at the forefront of any investment strategy and are committed to providing genuine outcome driven solutions to investors.

Its first investment strategy, the Darwin Leisure Property Fund achieves this goal. The £358m* fund invests in a portfolio of 19 UK Holiday Parks and combines a secure yield that is well in excess of inflation with business strategies that create sustainable shareholder value.

*as at 31 May 2015

This press release is issued and approved by Darwin Property Investment Management Limited of Empire House, 175 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9TB. This document is not an offer to sell or an invitation to apply for any product or service of Darwin. Darwin Property Investment Management Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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