Daniel was born in 1973 and began his investment career in 1998 with Abbey Life Investment Services in Bournemouth, where he worked in the fixed interest team as a money market and foreign exchange dealer. This included a stint in London with Hill Samuel Asset Management after the merger of Abbey Life and Hill Samuel. Daniel returned to Bournemouth in 2001 to join Christows Stockbrokers, working with Nick Greenwood on his funds of investment trusts. Following a change in ownership at Christows and the departure of key individuals, Daniel left to be a founding member of iimia in 2002.
His role progressed from assistant fund manager of the iimia Accelerated Fund and iimia Investment Trust, to lead manager of the iimia Income Fund and finally Head of Investment Services. In 2008 Daniel was awarded the prestigious Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year for his stewardship of the iimia Income. Daniel joined Hawksmoor in June 2009 as Fund Manager and remains co-manager of the Vanbrugh, Distribution and Global Opportunities Funds. He is also CIO – Fund Management and co-Head of the Fund Management Team.