News & Information

Recent news stories regarding our MFM UK Primary Opportunities Fund are below.
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16th October 2018

A busy period for primary opportunities as we would expect at this time of year. The Fund saw strong inflows this month and we were able to deploy this in the primary opportunities that arose, as well as use market weakness to add to our holdings in the larger FTSE names. In September, The MFM… Click to find out more

17th September 2018

In August, The MFM UK Primary Opportunities Fund returned -1.51% compared with -2.76% for the FTSE All Share. A quieter month for the Fund compared with July, which is to be expected during peak holiday season. Nevertheless we still participated in some interesting opportunities – primary placings in Jadestone Energy, IG Design and Arena Events…. Click to find out more

10th August 2018

In July, The MFM UK Primary Opportunities Fund returned 1.34% compared with 1.29% for the FTSE All Share. Whilst only a modest outperformance, this was a pleasing return given the out performance of the FTSE 100 compared with the Mid and Small Cap indices, which we are invariably overweight in. An exceptionally busy month for… Click to find out more

1st July 2018

In June, The MFM UK Primary Opportunities Fund returned 0.68% compared with -0.21% for the FTSE All Share. Another busy month for primary opportunities saw us participate in a number of attractive opportunities. We participated in primary placings in The Gym Group and Alliance Pharma and secondary placings in Standard Life Aberdeen, RBS, Hargreaves Lansdown… Click to find out more

18th June 2018

In May, The MFM UK Primary Opportunities Fund returned 2.75% compared with 2.82% for the FTSE All Share. An extremely busy month for primary opportunities saw us participate in a number of attractive opportunities. We participated in placings in Zotefoams, Dairy Crest and Capita along with secondary placings in Charter Court Financial Services, Blue Prism… Click to find out more

14th May 2018

In April, MFM UK Primary Opportunities returned 5.47% compared with 6.43% for the FTSE All Share. We participated in a placing in Primary Health Properties, rump placings in Galliford Try and Provident Financial and secondary sell downs in Ten Entertainment Group and Curtis Banks. We also took the opportunity to add to our holding in… Click to find out more

14th May 2018

Oliver Brown, lead fund manager, answers questions such as ‘How does the mfm uk primary opportunities fund operate?’, ‘How many IPOs are you looking at per year? What do you look for in prospective companies?’, ‘How long has R.C. Brown been investing in this way?, ‘How do you screen for those opportunities and know they… Click to find out more

14th May 2018

Primary opportunities – buying shares in a company at the point it is raising money – are a compelling proposition for advisers looking to diversify their clients equity portfolios and cushion them against market volatility. ‘Companies raise money for a number of reasons – it may be to make an acquisition, increase research and development,… Click to find out more

14th May 2018

Oliver Brown, lead fund manager, answers questions such as ‘How common are primary opportunities?’, ‘What are you looking in IPOs?’, ‘Do you think this gives you an advantage over other fund managers?, ‘Is there a temptation to take profits immediately after stocks have gone public?’, and ‘How can the fund complement an investor portfolio? Does… Click to find out more

14th May 2018

Back in 2009, companies flocked to capital markets to raise money to pay down their debt. Nowadays, companies are turning to investment markets to raise capital for a wider range of reasons – to provide working capital, undertake research and development or make an acquisition. Oliver Brown, Lead Manager of the MFM UK Primary Opportunities… Click to find out more

18th April 2018

As a UK equity specialist and fund manager, my focus is very much on primary opportunities that may occur in Q2. Despite the recent setback in markets, we are still seeing a good flow of primary opportunities whereby companies are looking to raise new money in order to expand their businesses. With economic and political uncertainty hanging… Click to find out more

18th April 2018

In March, MFM UK Primary Opportunities (-3.14%) underperformed the UK equity market (-1.82%). The Fund is a top quartile performer over one and three years. We participated in placings in Sirius Real Estate and Restore. There were IPO’s in JTC and SimplyBiz, a secondary sell down in Burford Capital and we purchased John Laing Group… Click to find out more