Darius McDermott

Managing Director

I joined Chelsea's training scheme, in February 1996, after graduating from Birmingham University with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry. I was promoted to managing director in February 2000. As well as managing the business and being part of the research team, I have an active role in the financial media and am quoted regularly in both national newspapers and more specialist financial publications. I lead the investment team on our managed funds launched in June 2017.

In 2014, I helped to launch FundCalibre, a ratings and research business. 
 
I am also Chairman of the Association for Independent Discount and Non-Advisory Brokers (AIDB). The AIDB represents the views and interests of the discount broking, execution-only and non-advised sales community to the regulator, the fund groups and platforms and the general public. Outside work (almost literally, as our office is a stone's throw from the stadium) I am a dedicated Chelsea football fan. When I'm not at a match I'm usually entertaining my two young children.