About Us

Numis has an experienced Investment Companies team of fifteen professionals providing a full range of services comprising research, sales, trading and corporate broking/finance.

Research

Our research-driven approach focuses on investment companies with specialist or differentiated mandates, including quoted equity, private equity, hedge funds, property and other alternative assets. Our research (classified as marketing communications) includes a daily data sheet covering all UK-traded funds as well as regular fund-specific and broader-based research offering insight into individual companies and specific asset classes.  We also organise lunches, conferences and seminars for our clients. We have a well resourced Investment Companies research team, headed by Charles Cade who has over 16 years' experience in the sector, formerly at Winterflood, HSBC and Merrill Lynch. Property and Infrastructure funds are covered by Colette Ord, a senior analyst who has 10 years' experience as a Property and Property Funds' analyst at Numis.

Sales

We have a broad distribution capability, including private client stockbrokers, wealth managers, funds-of-funds, family offices and institutions.  Our specialist sales team leverages the relationships of Numis' institutional sales desk to provide a dedicated sales service focused on the UK and continental Europe. The sales team, headed by Chris Gook, has an average of 15 years' experience in the sector at firms including JPMorgan, Cazenove, LCF Rothschild, Winterflood and Merrill Lynch.

Market Making

We currently make markets in around 250 funds traded on the main market of the London Stock Exchange/AIM, including all funds in the FTSE 350 Index. Numis also offers an electronic dealing service which provides access to order flow from retail brokers. Price quotes for Emerging Market OTC and Country Funds are available on our Bloomberg page: "NUMI".

Corporate

The Corporate team has experience of a full range of corporate finance transactions including primary and secondary fund raisings, with the ability to access the key institutional and wealth management markets for listed investment companies. The team provides proactive, market-facing advice, and is currently retained as broker/adviser by 35 investment companies. David Benda leads the delivery of the Corporate service, working alongside Nathan Brown and Hugh Jonathan. The Corporate team is supported as required by Numis’s corporate broking and finance departments consisting of some 50 professionals. Capital raisings by the Investment Companies team over the last 24 months include £283m for TwentyFour Income, £274m for Bluefield Solar Income, £186m for Better Capital, £135m for TwentyFour Select Monthly Income and £95m International Public Partnerships.