Darwin wins second consecutive LAPF Investments Award
- Created: 02 Sep 2016
Darwin Property Investment Management is honoured to have been named ‘Alternatives Manager of the Year’ for the second consecutive year at the LAPF Investments Awards. The awards recognise the achievements of both public sector pension funds and their investment service providers.
The awards are judged by a panel of independent industry experts whose judging criteria sought to recognise 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 and which offers pension scheme investors stable, long-term returns which are uncorrelated with any other asset class. The Fund owns and operates a portfolio of 19 holiday parks around the UK under the ‘Darwin Escapes’ brand (www.darwinescapes.co.uk), many of which are award winning themselves. Darwin’s innovative investment strategy, commitment to client service and impressive performance record, which averages 13.7%* 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 have been strong supporters of the Darwin Leisure Property Fun. They have had the foresight to understand that investments into alternative assets don’t have to be volatile and high risk and that including alternative investments within their portfolio can be hugely beneficial. Our Fund generates strong, stable returns that can help these schemes meet their pension liabilities and we are delighted that their faith in our product has been recognised for a second time at the LAPF Investments Awards.”
* as at 30 April 2016, when the awards were entered. Based on returns generated by C Accumulation units in the Darwin Leisure Property Fund.