11th August 2020

Service is a ‘way of increasing funds under management’ Discretionary investment manager RC Brown has created a network with a range of options for advice firms. It will help financial advisers who wish to stay independent but are looking for a “cheaper, more structured, technology-led way of controlling and developing their business”. The network will...

18th May 2020

Oliver Brown examines the best options for investors looking to minimise losses in the current bear market and re-build their wealth as recovery takes shape What Investment May 2020

18th May 2020

Oliver Brown, co-manager of RC Brown’s MFM UK Primary Opportunities fund, has added nine new positions to his portfolio in the last four weeks amid an investment backdrop he likens to 2009.

18th May 2020

These are indeed unusual and unprecedented times. Following the sharpest market falls in history in March, we have seen some recovery in April as markets start to look forward to economies beginning to re-open after lockdown. There is no doubt that lockdown measures will be eased gradually and the recovery will take time. It is...

5th May 2020

Oliver explains how the current global turmoil from the COVID-19 pandemic has presented him with fantastic buying opportunities.

19th August 2019

Oliver shares his thoughts on which primary market businesses are catching his attention.

11th July 2019

Oliver explains why one Fund Manager’s misfortune can often be another’s opportunity.

20th March 2019

Oliver takes a look at the health of the IPO market for the coming year.

4th September 2018

In August, The MFM UK Primary Opportunities Fund returned -1.51% compared with -2.76% for the FTSE All Share. A quieter month for the Fund compared with July, which is to be expected during peak holiday season. Nevertheless we still participated in some interesting opportunities – primary placings in Jadestone Energy, IG Design and Arena Events....

22nd August 2018

In July, The MFM UK Primary Opportunities Fund returned 1.34% compared with 1.29% for the FTSE All Share. Whilst only a modest outperformance, this was a pleasing return given the out performance of the FTSE 100 compared with the Mid and Small Cap indices, which we are invariably overweight in. An exceptionally busy month for...

18th July 2018

In June, The MFM UK Primary Opportunities Fund returned 0.68% compared with -0.21% for the FTSE All Share. Another busy month for primary opportunities saw us participate in a number of attractive opportunities. We participated in primary placings in The Gym Group and Alliance Pharma and secondary placings in Standard Life Aberdeen, RBS, Hargreaves Lansdown...

1st December 2017

‘I only go to the office once or twice a week now,’ says RC Brown founder and chair Bob Brown. ‘I sometimes do my personal finances there because the broadband is faster and I can’t work my wife’s computer,’ he deadpans. Twenty-seven years on from the launch of the Bristol-based asset manager, Brown says he...