65. Learning a musical instrument and other lockdown behaviours benefiting UK small-caps

Dr. Paul Jourdan, co-manager of the TB Amati UK Smaller Companies fund, talks to us about the disbelief and then panic that defined stock market behaviour in March as the global pandemic took hold. He discusses the wide variety of UK smaller companies that are actually benefiting from lockdown - from musical instrument retailers to conferencing services and insolvency firms – and gives his views on what may happen if a vaccine isn’t found…
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TB Amati UK Smaller Companies fund is managed by a highly experienced trio of small cap specialists. The portfolio of 65-70 companies focuses on structural growth businesses, which the managers believe can add value in the under-researched small and mid-cap part of the market.
Valuation is important, and the managers love to buy cheap businesses when they can, but they think it is much more important to find the right companies first.

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