Our Story

In 2014, the founders of Duke Royalty had one thing in common – a keen awareness that the rapidly developing Canadian royalty financing market was providing a solution for business owners and investors that did not materially exist outside of North America. Drawing on 15 years of experience bringing successful Canadian ideas to the UK market, Neil Johnson had the ardent belief that business in Europe could greatly benefit from this Canadian solution, and along with colleague Charlie Cannon-Brookes, they developed the answer.

 

The business partners wanted to bring an even better royalty model to the European stage rather than just create another competitor in the Canadian royalty market. They put their collective expertise to work, amassed a broader group of financial executives and royalty experts, and additionally lowered fixed costs through an efficient corporate structure and exclusive deal alliances that are designed to deliver optimised results in proprietary deal flow and better due diligence. In 2015, Duke Royalty was born.

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1st Public Royalty Co in the Uk

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Leading Royalty Executives

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Unique Investment Process

Core Values

  • Transparency
  • Fairness
  • Accountability
  • Open Minded
  • Creative

Rigorous Investment Process

Our investment committee is made up of highly experienced investment and royalty finance professionals.

Each potential royalty partner is assessed by the committee, which is independent of Duke’s senior management, against our investment criteria.

Leading Due Diligence Partners

Duke Royalty works with commercial due diligence partners to facilitate a positive outcome for all parties.
Neil Johnson
Neil Johnson, CFA
Executive Director and CEO
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Jim Webster
Jim Webster, CFA, CPA, MBA
Chief Investment Officer
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Charlie Cannon-Brookes
Charles (Charlie) Cannon-Brookes
Executive Director
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Steven Russo
Steven Russo
Vice President
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Ajay Shivdasani
Ajay Shivdasani
Vice President
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Rael Sarembock
Rael Sarembock
Vice President
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Alex Hibbard
Alex Hibbard
Associate
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Jonathan Schneider
Jonathan Schneider
Consultant
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Ross Ainger
Ross Ainger
Manager, Operations & Investor Relations
Maga Tarnowska
Magda Tarnowska
Executive Assistant
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Neil Johnson
Neil Johnson, CFA
Executive Director and CEO
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Charlie Cannon-Brookes
Charles (Charlie) Cannon-Brookes
Executive Director
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Nigel Birrell
Nigel Birrell
Chairman
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Justin Cochrane
Justin Cochrane, CFA
Non-Executive Director
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Makr Le Tissier
Mark Le Tissier
Non-Executive Director
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Matthew Wrigley
Matthew Wrigley
Non-Executive Director
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Neil Johnson
Investment Committee member
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Jim Webster
Jim Webster
Investment Committee member
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Charlie Cannon-Brookes
Charles (Charlie) Cannon-Brookes
Executive Director
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Andrew Carragher
Investment Committee member
Justin Cochrane
Justin Cochrane
Investment Committee member
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John Romeo
John Romeo
Investment Committee member
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