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Investing in Small and Mid Caps

Small & Mid-Cap Equities: Smaller companies in a changing world

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Daniel Ben-Ami looks at how smaller companies are adapting to the economic and political landscape 

US: Policy unleashes animal spirits

February 2017 (Magazine)By Christopher O’Dea

The performance of US small and medium-sized companies has been boosted by an expectation of lower taxes and lighter regulation under President Trump

Smaller companies: The lifeblood of Europe

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Smaller companies are crucial to the success of the European economy. However, the way they are nurtured by investors and governments varies dramatically

UK firms vulnerable to slowdown

February 2017 (Magazine)By

Joseph Mariathasan finds that the UK economy has fared quite well since the Brexit vote, but smaller companies are vulnerable to any potential domestic slowdown

Adapting to a new landscape

February 2017 (Magazine)

Successful investing in the UK’s smaller businesses requires adopting attitudes and techniques similar to those in private equity investing, according to Tony Dalwood

PureGroup: Sensitivity of selected funds to macro factors

February 2017 (Magazine)

Data shows the sensitivity of the five largest US small and mid-cap equity funds and the five largest European small and mid-cap equity funds to changes in macroeconomic factors

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Small & Mid-Cap Equities: Digging for victory

February 2016 (Magazine)By

Successfully investing in small and medium-sized companies involves getting to know the intricacies of how relatively simple businesses work

US small & mid-caps: In the land of the brave

February 2016 (Magazine)By

Led by technology and healthcare, the US small-cap sector is the most dynamic in the world but some companies are becoming overvalued 

Mid-caps: Time to take the middle road

February 2016 (Magazine)By Anthony Harrington

Offering better outperformance than large-caps and more robust than small-caps, mid-caps are particularly attractive

Small and mid-caps and corporate governance: Battle for a common ground

February 2016 (Magazine)By

We map the obstacles in the way of a unified approach to corporate governance in a Europe characterised by a north/south divide in small and mid-caps

The case for listed small-caps

February 2016 (Magazine)By

The liisted small-cap and mid-cap market could be a better place for investors to start when considering a move into private equity

Investing In Small & Mid-Cap Equities: Starved of capital

January 2015 (Magazine)By

Central bank policies are heading for divergent paths. Joseph Mariathasan looks into the likely impact on small and mid-sized stocks, where valuations are already exhibiting marked differentiation

Investing In Small & Mid-Cap Equities: Keeping it in the family

January 2015 (Magazine)By

Germany’s Mittelstand shows why mom-and-pop shops, despite the risks, can create superior success from local networks and a longer-term view of their businesses. Joseph Mariathasan investigates

Investing In Small & Mid-Cap Equities: Northern exposure

January 2015 (Magazine)By Caroline Liinanki

While the Swedish stock market in general can be rather volatile, this goes to an even greater extent for Swedish small-caps. But as Caroline Liinanki finds, for those able to handle the short-term market movements investing in smaller Swedish companies has been a very profitable move

Investing In Small & Mid-Cap Equities: Focus from diversity

January 2015 (Magazine)By

Rummaging through successful small-caps portfolios reveals a diversity of opportunity, finds Martin Steward. This diversity enables portfolio managers to express very well-defined styles in their portfolio risk 

Investing In Small & Mid-Cap Equities: Taking small-caps global

January 2015 (Magazine)By

Brandes Investment Partners has been managing global small caps since 1997. “It’s a big pond with a lot of fish but very few anglers,” as director of investments Luiz Sauerbronn puts it. 

Investing In Small & Mid-Cap Equities: The M&A effect

January 2015 (Magazine)By

The M&A theme tends to be big in small-caps: these companies are growing, often via their own acquisitions; and becoming assets coveted by both LBO from below and large-caps from above. Our featured strategies feel its effects as both a blessing and a curse.

All Investing in Small and Mid Caps

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IFoA pushes environmental issues higher up actuarial agenda

Tue, 16 May 2017By

UK actuarial association issues ‘Risk Alert’ on climate change

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UK scheme surplus rules causing concern for sponsors: KPMG

Fri, 5 May 2017By

Poll of pension scheme sponsors finds average discount rate has hit negative level after inflation

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Companies bow to pressure group over climate-change disclosures

Wed, 3 May 2017By

Regulator criticised for lack of transparency over negotiations with two oil and gas companies

Transition problems

May 2017 (Magazine)By

The travails of defined benefit pension schemes and insurers are well known as they seek to meet liabilities made in previous decades in today’s ultra-low-rate environment

Creative destruction is needed

May 2017 (Magazine)By

The current vogue for optimism about the prospects for the developed economies is overdone. There may be a slight cyclical upturn but its significance is limited

All News and Opinion

On the Record: Do you invest in real assets?

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - CNPADC, KZVK-VKPB and Sampension - talk about their exposure to real assets

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How We Run Our Money: Varma

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Reima Rytsölä, CIO of Finnish pension fund Varma, tells Carlo Svaluto Moreolo why it makes sense to keep an allocation to hedge funds

Strategically Speaking: Nordea Asset Management

May 2017 (Magazine)

Nordea has always been a multi-centric institution. Created from four entities across the Nordic countries, it straddles geographies and markets by design

Focus Group: Risk-factor strategies in favour

May 2017 (Magazine)By

Over three-quarters of the respondents to this month’s Focus Group are allocated to strategies that employ risk-factor investing concepts, with four of these considering further allocations

On the Record: How do you get the best out of consultants?

April 2017 (Magazine)By

Three pension funds - BNL BNP Paribas, Heidelberg Cement and Istituto di Previdenza del Cantone Ticino - share insights on working with consultants

All Interviews

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Your first step in manager selection...

IPE Quest is a manager search facility that connects institutional investors and asset managers.

  • QN-2311

    Asset class: Cash.
    Asset region: OECD.
    Size: EUR 20-200 m.
    Closing date: 2017-05-26.

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    Asset class: All/Large Cap Equities.
    Asset region: Global Emerging Markets.
    Size: $150m.
    Closing date: 2017-05-29.

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    Asset class: All/Large Cap Equities.
    Asset region: Global Emerging Markets.
    Size: EUR 200m.
    Closing date: 2017-05-31.

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    Asset class: All/Large Cap Equities.
    Asset region: Global Emerging Markets.
    Size: EUR 200m.
    Closing date: 2017-05-31.

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