Why we’re different
We draw on Downing’s 30 years of experience and offer an investment style more akin to private equity than to typical public market investing. This is apparent through our extensive due-diligence process. This includes visiting potential investee companies, engaging with both operational and board management and ensuring management teams interests are aligned with those of our investors.
The Trust aims to take influential positions in a focused portfolio of 12 – 18 UK micro-cap companies. This allows us to devote more time to understanding the underlying investments and their markets, and to build strong relationships with management teams. Our value-led investment style favours a proactive approach which we believe can help smaller companies realise their potential.
Judith MacKenzie - Partner
James Lynch - Fund Manager
Nick Hawthorn - Fund Manager
Cheryl Vickers - Investment Operations Manager