The first quarter of the year continued strong for equity markets, with the MSCI World index gaining 5.9% and Asia also up 13.4%, but the best performance came from Europe, where markets overtook the US, ending the quarter with a rise of 6.7%. By strategy, Value again lagged Growth by over three percentage points, but […]
Swiss investment firm Woodman Asset Management has announced the launch of Woodman Europe Dynamic, focussing on small- and mid-cap companies. The new fund, which is Ucits compliant, will be managed by Pascal Boeuf, who recently joined the group from UBS Asset Management. Boeuf will be supported by Marc Lüthy and Alexander Kostolany, who will both […]
Threadneedle is understood to be preparing a soft-close of Philip Dicken’s £1bn Pan-European Smaller Companies fund.
Nick Williams, manager of the Baring Europe Select Trust, is among those suggesting that small cap investors are set to benefit from a return in confidence and optimism in the Eurozone.
Small to medium firms (SMEs) will drive the Ile-de-France office rental market in 2012 as they continue to rationalise costs and spur demand for Parisian office space, a Savills report has concluded.