Mid-cap liquidity suffers most
Where will investors find the greatest value on the UK stockmarket today?
The micro-cap sector is often deemed synonymous with higher risk: that the smaller the company, the greater the associated risk warnings.
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Since its launch in 1995, the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market (AIM) has experienced many ups and downs.
Kamalprit Lally, associate in the corporate and financial services team at Wedlake Bell, gives her outlook for the future of the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) as it approaches its 22nd birthday.
January is famous for containing the most depressing day of the year. But the New Year malaise seems to have gone further this year, infecting equity markets and leaving investors nursing multiple headaches.
The manager of the Unicorn AIM VCT said the fund is close to matching last year's total of £20m in cash raised from investors but said the company is not looking to raise any more funds "just for the sake of it".
The AIM market has been battered this year, dragged down by falls of more than 50% in some of the index heavyweights. Hargreave Hale's Oliver Bedford highlights two lesser-watched stocks lighting up the market.
The micro-stock home bias
Investors are justified in feeling cautious around technology, media, and telecoms stocks, but the UK also surprising number of opportunities in that sector. Unicorn's Fraser Mackersie explains.
Hargreave Hale is seeking to raise £20m for its VCT range from new and existing investors.
ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT SCHEMES
The Alternative Investment Market (AIM) has jumped 25% since legislative changes lifting the ban on direct ISA investments were announced, research by Close Brothers has found.