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Darwin triumphs at inaugural LAPF Investment Awards

Following on from a similar victory at the European Pension Awards earlier this summer, Darwin Property Investment Management (Darwin) is delighted to have been named ‘Alternatives Manager of the Year’ at the inaugural LAPF Investment Awards.

Launched by LAPF Investments Magazine, the awards are designed to recognise the best in the UK Public Sector Market, highlighting the achievements of both public sector pension funds and their investment service providers. The judges were looking for investment managers who demonstrated innovation; outstanding communication, engagement and delivery; and strong performance.

Darwin is the investment adviser to the Darwin Leisure Property Fund, which is the only fund to invest in the UK holiday park industry. The Fund offers pension scheme investors stable, long-term returns which are uncorrelated with any other asset class. Darwin’s commitment to client service and impressive performance record, which averages 17.6%* per annum over three years, were key factors in winning the coveted award.

Anthony Esse, CEO of Darwin Property Investment Management, commented “Local authority pension schemes make up a key part of our client base. We understand that it is a significant step for a local authority investor to commit funds to a small, boutique manager with a very niche product, and we are extremely gratified that so many of our clients were there to see us presented with this award, which was really a testament to their willingness to embrace a truly alternative product.”


* as at 31 July 2015. Based on returns generated by C Accumulation units in the Darwin Leisure Property Fund.

**as at 31 July 2015.



04 Sep 2015