Founded in 2009 following a spin-out from Deutsche Bank, Duxton Asset Management was established as an alternative asset management firm.
Duxton focused on specialist investment opportunities for institutional, semi-institutional and high net-worth investors.
The Duxton Group is majority owned by employees of the company.
Duxton Capital (Australia) was established in June 2013 as the Australian arm of the Duxton Group, providing bespoke investment solutions and services to clients in Australia and New Zealand.
Duxton Capital (Australia) received its AFSL and expanded its offerings into bespoke agricultural advisory services.
In 2015, Duxton further expanded its offerings to include a series of Australian domiciled private companies, providing wholesale investors with exposure to specific single commodity opportunities.
Duxton Capital (Australia)’s AFSL was amended, enabling Duxton to deal in financial products in Australia.
Duxton Capital (Australia) successfully launched Duxton Water (D20), the first pure water business on the ASX, via an IPO.
Duxton Capital (Australia) successfully launched Duxton Broadacre Farms (DBF)
on the ASX via an IPO.
Duxton Capital (Australia) awarded first Australian institutional mandate.
Duxton's largest private equity project, Duxton Vineyards, becomes a fully vertically integrated wine business.
Duxton Capital (Australia) launched its first hospitality offering, Duxton Pubs.
Duxton Capital (Australia) launched Duxton Bees, a commercial apiary business.
Simon Stone appointed as Chief Operating Officer.
Duxton Capital (Australia) successfully launched Duxton Diversified Agriculture Fund.
Duxton Capital (Australia) successfully launched Duxton Water Fund.
Us, ours, we. That is what we stand for. In this firm, our clients come first, our staff come second, and the business does very well out of that.~ Ed Peter, Chairman
Managing Director and Head of Deutsche Asset Management (Asia Pac)• • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Head of Asian and Emerging Market Equities, Deutsche Bank• • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Head of Global Equities (Asia and Australia), Deutsche Bank
COO, Complex Asset Investments and Singapore Operations, Deutsche Asset Management (Asia Pac)• • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Director of Operations, Deutsche Asset Management
Bank SA’s Chief General Manager of Banking Operations, Head of Retail, Financial Services and Strategic Planning• • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Director and Finance/Audit/Risk Committee Chair of Webster Ltd• • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Managing Director of the SA Aquaculture Management Group
Duxton aims to create value for investors, in terms of both capital growth and sustainable yields, through the systematic shift in soft commodity prices, and investment in farmland and on-farm efficiency measures.
Duxton differs from many other investors in its approach to agriculture. The central premise to its investing is keeping low gearing in its projects, as well as diversification across geographies, commodities, farm management styles and investment time horizons.
Duxton then works with its managers to add value through optimising farming systems, efficient human capital, increasing yield through the latest farm technologies, implementing large-scale production systems to realise economies-of-scale and by forging strong relationships with local end-users to develop direct customer relationships.
Duxton Water is Australia’s only listed vehicle providing investors with direct exposure to the Australian water market.
Through ownership and active management of a diversified portfolio of water assets, Duxton Water provides irrigators with a range of water supply solutions and resource risk management tools.
Structural shifts in productive demand for water, combined with the cap on supply, suggests water entitlements may experience further appreciation in value over time.
With the active management approach taken by Duxton Water, the company expects to provide investors with a bi-annual dividends and exposure to capital growth through the appreciation in value of the underlying water assets.
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