Duo join Seven Dials

Mikola Wilson, a former chief executive of Teesland, and Darren Fennell, are joining Seven Dials to launch further property funds.

Mikola Wilson is to join London-based research, consultancy and fund manager Seven Dials to help expand the firm’s product range.

Wilson, who stepped down as chief executive of Teesland iOG this year following its takeover by Australian firm Valad Property Group, will be re-united with Seven Dials’ co-founder Brett Robinson.

The pair once worked at running property funds managed by insurer Guardian Royal Exchange and later at property fund manager Teesland, where they launched the Teesland Advantage Property Income Trust. A third former Guardian and Teesland investment professional, Darren Fennell, is also joining Seven Dials.

Robinson established Seven Dials in 2002. The firm manages the open-ended Seven Dials European Property fund of funds.

In a statement, Robinson said: “The new Seven Dials management team is a perfect fit, bringing together some top talent in a specialist sector to focus on developing new products for private investors and smaller institutions, providing the same quality and expertise enjoyed by institutional investors.'