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The outlook for small caps post-Brexit

  • Describe the advantages of investing in smaller companies
  • Identify the tax advantages of Aim-listed stocks
  • Describe the outlook for smaller caps
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The outlook for UK small caps
How smaller companies are outperforming post-Brexit
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Smaller companies have been the stars of the pandemic, but how will they fare outside the European Union?

They are known to be able to innovate more quickly, and adapt to changing circumstances.

Certainly UK Smaller Companies started to outperform the UK All companies sector from  August last year, and as the Covid restrictions start to lift, so perhaps we will see even stronger performance.

But how will the trade restrictions with the EU affect them? Will smaller companies once again innovate, and find ways to operate effectively?

This report is worth an indicative 30 minutes' CPD.

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Approx.30min

Please answer the six multiple choice questions below in order to bank your CPD. Multiple attempts are available until all questions are correctly answered.

  1. Small caps underperformed large caps in 2018 and 2019; true or false?

  2. According to Dan Green, why was 2020 a surprising year for small caps?

  3. Why do small caps thrive in times of uncertainty?

  4. Smaller companies are still seen as illiquid and poorly governed, true or false?

  5. Which tax are investors in Aim-listed stocks exempt from?

  6. Aim-listed companies are invariably tiny, true or false?

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  • Describe the advantages of investing in smaller companies
  • Identify the tax advantages of Aim-listed stocks
  • Describe the outlook for smaller caps

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