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Insight: UK small caps shrug off Brexit threat

  • Gain an understanding of the issues affecting UK small-cap investing
  • Be able to outline which funds in this space have performed best, and possible reasons for this
  • Comprehend the reservations some investors may have about UK small caps
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Insight: UK small caps shrug off Brexit threat

More than 18 months on from the Brexit vote, the ultimate consequences of the UK’s impending departure from the EU remain far from clear. Predictions about the potential ramifications still vary wildly, from hopes for improved trade with the rest of the world, to fears that labour and capital will leave the country.

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Approx.30min
  1. Which of these fund sectors proved most popular in 2017, according to Investment Association retail fund flow data?

  2. In addition to sterling's recovery versus the US dollar, which of these factors helped small-cap indices to outpace the FTSE 100 last year?

  3. Why does Sophie Kennedy view UK small-cap exposure as a "binary event"?

  4. Why have internationally focused large-cap companies fared well when sterling is weak?

  5. Which of these indices would a UK small-cap manager be less likely to invest significant amounts in?

  6. Which of these issues does Sophie Kennedy not list when explaining her previous concerns about UK small cap performance in 2017?

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  • Comprehend the reservations some investors may have about UK small caps

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