Small cap Monthly archive

Feb 27, 2019
Hardman & Co: UK small caps and Aim firms increase coverage post-Mifid
Analyst coverage of UK small caps and companies listed on London’s Alternative Investment Market (Aim) actually increased over the 12 months following the implementation of Mifid II, according to new research from Hardman & Co – a finding that goes against pre-Mifid predictions.  ‘Coverage of Main Market small caps and Aim companies across the market-cap spectrum in...
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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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