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Anthony Esse

Chief Executive

portrait-Anthony Esse

Anthony established the Darwin Property Leisure Fund with James Penney in 2007.  He is CEO of Darwin Property Investment Management Limited, the Investment Advisor to the Fund, and sits on the board of the Investment Manager.

Anthony has worked in the investment management profession for over twenty five years and held directorships with Hermes, Newton (Bank of New York Mellon Group) and GT Management plc. At Hermes, he was involved in the acquisition of MEPC plc, the joint venture between Hermes and GE Capital, which at the time was the UK's largest ever private-equity backed management buy-out.  He was also instrumental in bringing the Hermes Property Unit Trust (formerly Hill Samuel Property Unit Trust) to Hermes.

In 2003 Anthony set up The Darwin Group, a strategic consulting boutique which provided investors with strategic research into how major quoted companies competed and created shareholder value, and helped smaller quoted companies raise long-term capital directly from internally managed pension funds.