How the US domestic recovery is fostering small-cap innovation - regardless of presidential politics
Following a volatile few months, four fund managers discuss their outlook for small caps in the US and the UK, and where they believe the best sources of growth will be in 2016.
William Tamworth joined last year
Did not expect the RMB to hold up
Funds investing in Japan, Europe and smaller companies were among the best performers in 2015 across sectors, but which strategies topped the chart and who struggled?
Follows success of UK income fund
Nimmo commits to another seven years on Standard Life UK Small-Cap trust; new discount policy introduced
Managed the trust for the last 12 years
Nimmo's trust top of sector over decade
Funds handed to Harry Nimmo
Ex-journalist Bates to be co-manager
Investment trusts allocating to UK equities benefitted from an election-fuelled bounce which helped them top the performance tables in Q2, according to data from broker Winterflood.
River & Mercantile Asset Management is soft closing Philip Rodrigs' UK Equity Smaller Companies fund following strong inflows during the past year.
Jupiter has promoted James Zimmerman to lead manager of its £60m UK Smaller Companies portfolio as Richard Curling steps back.
John MacDougall, manager of the Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon fund, explains how Japan's old corporate structure is being replaced with a new era of entrepreneurialism and high-growth focused start-ups
Neil Woodford's Patient Capital trust has raised £800m during its offer period, a record for a London-listed investment trust.
FinnCap broker and former City AM diary editor Victoria Bates has joined Liontrust as the third fund manager on its Economic Advantage team.
SWMC Small Cap European fund manager Jamie Carter has taken his gross market exposure to a record high in the view smaller companies are being overlooked by investors in the "mad scramble" to buy European equities.
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.
Paul Marriage's Schroder UK Dynamic Smaller Companies fund is to reopen to new investment on 20 October after assets fell to a more manageable level.
Standard Life Investments has recruited a manager from SWIP to run its European Smaller Companies fund, raising questions over whether Ignis' Ian Ormiston will make the move to SLI.
Ian Ormiston has added to European construction stocks in his Ignis European Smaller Companies fund in the expectation this area of the market is in line to benefit from a economic recovery.
With this week marking the five-year anniversary of both record low base rates and the FTSE 100 bottoming, Investment Week looks at the funds that have taken advantage of the subsequent recovery.
Unicorn Asset Management has promoted two members of its investment team to co-manage its flagship £534m Unicorn UK Income fund.
Aberforth founder and fund manager David Ross is to retire in May 2014 after leading the firm for nearly 25 years, Investment Week understands.