News & Information

Recent news stories regarding our MFM UK Primary Opportunities Fund are below.
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4th December 2020

A month that simply underlined the power of equities and why regardless of how bad the outlook may be, it is important to remain invested as the outlook can change at short notice, particularly given the unprecedented circumstances the world is experiencing.  Those investors waiting for brighter news-flow missed the most powerful early stages of… Click to find out more

11th November 2020

UK equities have had a torrid time this year with all major indices across the cap spectrum posting double-digit losses, but the Aim index has bucked this trend with a positive return. Investors have been voting with their feet and the latest figures from Calastone reveal UK equity funds shed £358m during October, marking the… Click to find out more

11th November 2020

Global markets fell sharply, hitting six month lows as the coronavirus pandemic continued to spread more quickly than feared in Europe this autumn as hospitalisations and deaths rates climbed. The UK unemployment rate rose to a three year high and a deal with the EU remains in the balance, but with both sides continuing talks,… Click to find out more

7th October 2020

The Hut Group became London’s largest IPO since 2017 with a market capitalisation of over £5bn. An online retailer and technology company, founded in Manchester in 2004, it had considered a US listing before London relaxed its rules to allow the founder a golden share which will allow him to block a hostile takeover for… Click to find out more

9th September 2020

The UK market struggled for direction as volatility remained elevated with concerns over the impact of Covid-19 and as fears of a second wave continue to weigh on the market. The UK confirmed what we already knew – that we are in a recession – as Q2 GDP declined by over 20%. The Bank of… Click to find out more

13th August 2020

The UK market saw its first monthly reverse following the record falls in March as Europe locked down.  Whilst economic data is recovering, the signs are that it will be a slower recovery than many expected as confidence takes time to rebuild. The various job retention schemes will also end in the coming months, leading… Click to find out more

8th July 2020

AIM market performance has much to commend it. As AIM hits its 25th anniversary, Oliver Brown of fund managers RC Brown assesses how the market has developed and is performing. The AIM market, as with all equity markets, has had a volatile year. On the face of it, the AIM market performance might seem surprising,… Click to find out more

8th July 2020

These remain exceptionally unusual and unprecedented times. Following the sharpest market falls in history in March, we saw a good bounce in April & May whilst June has seen further more modest gains. It has proved an extremely volatile month – the first week saw a near 7% rise in the FTSE followed by the… Click to find out more

11th June 2020

Like most investment managers we like to buy shares in companies that are growing their profi ts and distribute some of this to their shareholders by way of dividends. The covid-19 pandemic has seen many companies cut or cancel dividends, in order to preserve cash in these greatly uncertain times. Generally though, share prices do… Click to find out more

11th June 2020

These remain unusual and unprecedented times. Following the sharpest market falls in history in March, we have seen a reasonable bounce in April & May as markets look ahead to the tentative re-opening of economies and belief that the worst of the economic data and pandemic has passed. A second wave remains a possibility and… Click to find out more

9th June 2020

Like most investment managers we like to buy shares in companies that are growing their profits and distribute some of this to their shareholders by way of dividends. The covid-19 pandemic has seen many companies cut or cancel dividends, in order to preserve cash in these greatly uncertain times. Generally though, share prices do not… Click to find out more

20th May 2020

Oliver Brown examines the best options for investors looking to minimise losses in the current bear market and re-build their wealth as recovery takes shape What Investment May 2020