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April 2022 - JefF Munroe joins darwin alternatives

We are delighted to announce that Jeff Munroe has joined the team at Darwin Alternatives as a Strategic Advisor. Jeff, who is a former CIO at Newton Investment Management will will focus on evaluating new opportunities within the private market sector that would provide suitable investments for long-term pension fund investors.

Click here to read the full press release.

november 2021 - dundonald links golf resort opens

Darwin Leisure Development Fund's new golf resort at Dundonald Links in Ayrshire, Scotland is now open. The resort features 18 individual lodges, which range from 2 to 8 bedrooms in size and 22 hotel room style suite lodges, along with a brand new state-of-the-art clubhouse. Upgrades have also been made to the existing Dundonald Links golf course, which is one of Scotland's premier links courses.

Click here to view a video from the launch event for the new clubhouse.

May 2021 - Darwin alternatives wins asset management award

Darwin Alternatives was named ‘Alternatives Investment Provider of the Year - up to £100bn AUM’ at the 2021 Money Age Asset Management Awards.

The awards are designed to recognise outstanding achievement in the UK and European institutional and retail asset management spaces.


May 2021 - Darwin bereavement services fund acquires memoria

Darwin Alternatives’ innovative Darwin Bereavement Services Fund (DBSF) has acquired Memoria Ltd, the UK’s third largest operator of private crematoria and memorial parks, taking the Fund, which launched in November 2018, to £200m in size. DBSF operates 11 crematoria - with planning consent granted for 2 new sites - and 17 memorial parks and burial grounds across England and Wales. It seeks to relieve the acute shortage of burial space faced by many local authorities. This has encouraged investment in DBSF by several Local Government Treasury and Pension Funds, attracted by the stable free cash flows that the sector generates.

Click here to read the press release

Click here to visit the Darwin Bereavement Services Fund website

october 2020 - Darwin alternatives publishes corporate responsibility report

With corporate responsibility and sustainability becoming principles that sustainable organisations including investment management companies cannot ignore, Darwin Alternatives has published its first Corporate Responsibility Report.  

Darwin invests in real assets in the holiday park and bereavement services sectors and the report sets out how we have developed our investment strategies to ensure that they have a positive impact on the environment and local communities in which our underlying businesses operate. Click here to read the report.

September 2020 - Darwin alternatives 'Highly commended' at 2020 pipa awards

Darwin Alternatives has been 'Highly Commended' in the 'Alternative Investment Manager of the Year' category at the 2020 Pensions Expert Pension & Investment Provider Awards (PIPA Awards).

Darwin Alternatives was the winner of this category in 2019 and we are delighted that the judges continue to recognise our role in developing innovative alternative investment strategies which help pension schemes to meet their pension liabilities.

March 2020 - Darwin alternatives shortlisted for industry awards

Darwin Alternatives is delighted to have been shortlisted in the 'Alternative Investment Manager of the Year' category at the 2020 UK Pension Awards, 2020 Pensions Age awards, 2020 Asset Management Awards and 2020 European Pension Awards.

01/11/2018 - launch of the darwin bereavement services fund

Darwin Alternatives today announces the launch of the Darwin Bereavement Services Fund, which offers institutional investors a unique opportunity to generate long-term yield and uncorrelated returns through a portfolio of cemeteries, crematoria and other bereavement services assets.

The Fund has already acquired a portfolio of six high-quality and differentiated cemetery and ceremonial parks in the UK, which it will also operate. The parks total over 270 acres in size and offer c.83,000 burial plots. The Fund will seek to acquire further assets from local authority councils as well as the private sector.  

Click here to visit the Darwin Bereavement Services Fund website.

01/05/2017 - launch of the darwin leisure development Fund

The Darwin Leisure Development Fund is a new opportunity for institutional investors to invest in the lucrative UK Holiday park market.  The Fund has been launched following the success of the Darwin Leisure Property Fund, which is soft-closed and is managed by the same team.

The Darwin Leisure Development Fund will own and operate a portfolio of UK holiday parks and the Fund aims to combine a secure return, which is well in excess of inflation, with business strategies that create sustainable shareholder value. Unlike the Darwin Leisure Property Fund, the new Development Fund will utilise gearing and will focus on acquiring sites with development opportunities.

Click here to visit the Darwin Leisure Development Fund website.

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Registered in England & Wales No. 08100415.  
Registered office – Empire House, 175 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EN.