Small cap Archive

Feb 08, 2019
No reduction in small-cap coverage in first year of Mifid II
One of the many debated consequences of Mifid II was the anticipated reduction in small-cap coverage, but new research reveals this hasn’t been borne out in the first year of the European regulation. As part of the annual review into performance drivers of the Numis Small Companies Index (NSCI), the London Business School (LBS) finds that, while equity research has fallen by 8 percent since Mifid II came into force, so far there is no disproportionate reduction in...
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Feb 05, 2019
More UK small caps seeking IR support post-Mifid II, report reveals
More than half of small and mid-cap companies are working with investor relations advisers as the availability and quality of analyst research continues to decline, according to a new report. The report, commissioned by broker Peel Hunt and the Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA), conducted a survey of 102 UK-based fund managers and 105 small and mid-sized public companies to understand their views on the one-year-old regulation. More than half (52 percent) of th...
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Feb 04, 2019
The crisis legacy and the advantages of small caps
Andrew Holt discusses the legacy of the financial crisis, the ongoing threat of risk and the overlooked benefits of small caps with Miton fund manager Gervais Williams   For many, analyzing the current market outlook means looking at US President Donald Trump and a potential trade war or another variation on the geopolitical scene. For Gervais Williams, the award-winning fund manager at London-based Miton Group, it begins with quantitative easing (Q...
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Jan 11, 2019
Managing IR with less than $10,000
As the old adage goes, few things in life are free. But AJ Krick, chief financial officer at Smith-Midland, is putting that to the test by putting together an IR strategy with little or no resources. Smith-Midland will celebrate its 60th birthday in 2020. The concrete company went public in 1995 and for the first year the stock price fluctuated between $5 and $6, but by 1996 it had fallen to around $1. The stock continued to move in the $1-$2 range for most of the n...
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Jan 04, 2019
The case for small caps
Andrew Holt speaks to Gervais Williams, award-winning fund manager at London-based Miton Group, about the markets in 2018, the easing of QE, Brexit and why shareholders should be looking to small caps Looking back on 2018, what were the trends early in the year? The first three quarters of 2018 were dominated by the consistently strong performance of growth stocks. This trend has been in place for several years, and is related to the...
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Dec 04, 2018
Aim-listed companies improve governance reporting
Alternative Investment Market (Aim) listed companies have significantly improved their corporate governance standards since a September 2018 rule change, according to a report by London-based accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young and small and mid-cap membership organization the Quoted Companies Alliance. The findings show improvements in transparency following a ch...
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Dec 03, 2018
OTC Markets discusses tips for small-cap IR professionals
Sponsored content ‘Small caps are important – not just important: we’re passionate about them,’ Jason Paltrowitz, executive vice president of corporate services at OTC Markets, told IR Magazine after the Small Cap Forum at OTC Markets’ offices in September. In this video interview, Paltrowitz discusses some of the top tips that emerged from the conference. One of the most notable tips is to maintain consistency of disclosure, Palt...
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