The Fund will be managed by Matthew Siebert and supported by analysts Daniel Cane and Jamie Taylor. They work within and are supported by the team of investment professionals within Toscafund, many with over 20 years of investment experience. The Fund will capitalise on Toscafund’s mid cap expertise, employing the same core skill sets and doing deep dive research into companies, markets, sectors and peers, and benefitting from the existing relationships with analysts, brokers and companies.
The Tosca Micro Cap UCITS Fund is a fundamental, value-orientated strategy, applied to the opportunity-rich UK micro cap sector. The Fund will invest primarily in “micro cap” companies with a market capitalisation of up to £250m that are listed in the UK, and which are or are expected to become constituents of the FTSE Small Cap or the FTSE AIM All Share Index. The Fund aims to achieve risk adjusted returns, targeting >15% (net of fees) p.a.
The Tosca Micro Cap UCITS Fund’s capacity will be set at £50m, and Toscafund partners intend to invest a minimum of 10% in the Fund thus aligning manager interests with their investors. The revised investment policy will also allow for investment of up to 20% of the NAV in companies that have a larger capitalisation, of up to £1bn. The Fund will have a diversified portfolio of 30 to 40 holdings, with risk limits governing position sizing.
Matthew Siebert joined Toscafund in 2008 and works as an... See all
Matthew Siebert joined Toscafund in 2008 and works as an analyst on the activist strategy; Tosca Opportunity, Tosca Mid Cap and Pegasus. From 2005, until he joined the Investment Manager in 2008, he worked with Dr Savouri at Quantmetriks. He started his career at Hoare Govett (later absorbed into ABN Amro) in 1991 in a sector research team covering utilities. By 2005 he was responsible for much of the technology research at ABN Amro and was ranked third in the Extel Survey for his research on Tech Hardware. Matthew graduated in Political Science from Birmingham University in 1989.
Daniel Cane joined Toscafund in 2008 and is an analyst o... See all
Daniel Cane joined Toscafund in 2008 and is an analyst on the activist strategy; Tosca Opportunity, Tosca Mid Cap and Pegasus. From 2004 he worked with Quantmetriks (now part of Toscafund and known as Tosca Metriks). Previously he worked as a sector analyst and worked closely with Corporate Finance. He analysed the retail sector at HSBC and ABN AMRO (2000-03). Prior to that he was a paper & packaging analyst at ABN AMRO (ranked 2nd in Extel surveys). Daniel graduated in Industrial Economics from Nottingham University in 1987.
Jamie Taylor joined Toscafund in 2015 and is an analyst ... See all
Jamie Taylor joined Toscafund in 2015 and is an analyst on the activist strategy; Tosca Opportunity, Tosca Mid Cap and Pegasus. Prior to this he was an analyst for seven years with Clareville Capital LLP, a UK L/S Equity fund based in London. Jamie graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2008 with a MA (Hons) in Law & Business Studies, and is a CFA charterholder.
CEO and Founder
Martin Hughes founded Toscafund in 2000. Mr Hughes is th... See all
Martin Hughes founded Toscafund in 2000. Mr Hughes is the Portfolio Manager to both Tosca Opportunity and Tosca Mid Cap. Prior to founding Toscafund, he was Chairman of Tiger Management Europe Ltd (1997-200). Prior to joining Tiger, Martin worked at Credit Lyonnais Laing (1987-1997) where he specialised in UK banks, becoming Head of UK Research in 1995 and Deputy Chief Executive in 1997. Previously, he worked at Barclays Investment Management and Panmure Gordon as a banks sector research analyst. Martin graduated with an honours degree in Economics from Birmingham University.
Toscafund is seeking to exploit the information vacuum in UK microcaps and access a fast growing market with opportunities for uncorrelated returns. There are 850+ companies in the AIM & FTSE Small Cap ex Investment Trust Indices.
Ability to access an attractive universe of companies with high growth prospects that are neglected by mainstream funds and are poorly understood in the market. Extensive corporate access leveraging the continual pipeline of companies engaging with Toscafund.
Experienced, research-led team, backed up by a strong risk management process. Long established track record in managing UK mid cap funds and Tosca Micro Cap UCITS Fund is a continuation of the same proven, fundamental value-orientated strategy. Toscafund’s extensive analytical expertise in primary, proprietary research a key differentiator.
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