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Darwin win UK Pension Award for second time

Darwin Property Investment Management Limited (Darwin) has been named ‘Alternative Investment Manager of the Year’ at the prestigious UK Pensions Awards for a second time.

Darwin have won the 'Alternative Investment Manager of the Year' award at the UK Pension Awards for the second time in three years, having been highly commended in 2015.

The UK Pension Awards, presented by Professional Pensions magazine, celebrate excellence within the UK pensions industry, with entrants being assessed on performance, customer service and innovation.

Darwin is the investment adviser to the Darwin Leisure Property Fund, the only fund of its kind in the UK offering investors access to the lucrative UK holiday park market. The Darwin Leisure Property Fund owns 19 holiday parks throughout the UK, which are operated under the Darwin Escapes brand. 

Darwin was recognised following a successful 12 months, during which the Darwin Leisure Property Fund achieved a return of 8.6%1. Over the past year, the Fund has continued in its aim to transform the UK holiday park industry by completing three more major park redevelopments at Bath Mill in Somerset, Hawkchurch in Dorset and Woodside Bay on the Isle of Wight.  Darwin has also been innovating the industry by offering facilities and packages which attract busineses and other groups who might not otherwise utilise holiday parks in order to increase non-peak season revenues.

Anthony Esse, Chief Executive of Darwin, commented: “I am delighted that the judges of the UK Pension Awards continue to recognise the achievements of the Darwin Leisure Property Fund.  The Fund is a truly alternative proposition for investors that continues to offer stable, asset-backed growth and strong diversification benefits”.


1 12 month return to 31 Oct 2015, as per the judging period


09 May 2016