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Darius McDermott

Darius has clocked up more than twenty years in the investment industry, all of which have been spent with Chelsea Financial Services. He joined the company's training scheme in February 1996, After graduating from Birmingham University with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry, he joined Chelsea's graduate training scheme in February 1996. He rose through the ranks quickly and was promoted to managing director four years later in February 2000.

In 2014, Darius helped to launch FundCalibre, a ratings and research business. Today, as well as managing both businesses and being part of the research teams, Darius also leads the team of investment advisors on the VT Chelsea managed range of four multi-manager funds and is Chairman of the Association for Independent Discount and Non-Advisory Brokers (AIDB).

Darius also has an active role in the financial media and is quoted regularly in both national newspapers and more specialist financial publications. I lead the investment team on our managed funds launched in June 2017.