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By the numbers – Prime Value Emerging Opportunities Fund

31 July 2020

Let’s look at some key numbers for the Prime Value Emerging Opportunities Fund, the table-topping small caps fund managed by Richard Ivers: 1 – for finishing first on Mercer’s Australian Small Companies (ex-ASX100) survey for the year to 30 June 2020 45 – the total number of funds ranked in the current Mercer Australian Small […]

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Prime Value Emerging Opportunities Fund tops Mercer table as defensive focus rewarded

17 July 2020

‘Boring is beautiful’ for the Prime Value Emerging Opportunities Fund, which has topped Mercer’s Australian Small Companies (ex-ASX100) survey for the year to 30 June 2020, in its first year on the survey. Richard Ivers, portfolio manager of the Prime Value Emerging Opportunities Fund, part of boutique investment house Prime Value Asset Management, says the […]

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Where are today’s ‘picks and shovels’ companies?

2 July 2019

Mark Twain’s wisdom that “during the gold rush it’s a good time to be in the pick and shovel business” remains true to this day, but there’s a catch. During the gold rushes of the 1840s and 1850s in California and Australia, traders selling picks and shovels did a roaring business as prospectors sought riches. […]

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What is behind the recent share market rally? Critical questions for investors

2 March 2019

Share markets started 2019 with three worries: First, the US Federal Reserve was tightening financial conditions as global economies showed signs of rapidly slowing. Second, China-US trade negotiation tensions appeared to escalate. Third, more specifically for the Australian market, the Chinese economy was slowing faster than expected. However, these three risks started to abate in […]

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Prime Value Emerging Opportunities Fund tops performance tables

4 December 2018

The Prime Value Emerging Opportunities Fund is currently topping the tables amongst its peers for performance. The Fund, which invests in small/micro-cap stocks across the ASX puts just as much effort into ‘managing the downside’ as it does in picking good stocks. Richard Ivers, portfolio manager for the Prime Value Emerging Opportunities Fund, says the […]

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Meet the portfolio manager – Richard Ivers

2 December 2018

Richard Ivers is a portfolio manager with Prime Value Asset Management, who has over 16 years’ experience investing in smaller companies. Richard is responsible for our small/micro cap fund, the Prime Value Emerging Opportunities Fund. The Fund has performed strongly during a difficult time on the markets: since May 2018 the Prime Value Emerging Opportunities […]

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Active managers better at managing downside

27 November 2018

The ability to manage the downside when markets fall is limited in passive investments, according to a small cap boutique manager. Active managers are better at limiting downside at times when markets go down than passive investors, according to boutique small cap manager, Prime Value Asset Management. According to the firm, the ability to avoid […]

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Top small cap performer says active management best way to ‘limit downside’

2 November 2018

Active management’s virtues have become more apparent as markets have drifted lower, according to a leading small caps fund manager, who says ‘managing the downside’ is limited in passive investments and often underestimated in overall performance. Richard Ivers, portfolio manager at boutique Prime Value Asset Management, says avoiding the big losers is just as influential […]

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Quick guide to keeping your cool during reporting season

14 August 2018

Investing in the small and micro-cap sector is exciting but can be volatile at times. More important than the actual volatility is how we react to it. Keeping cool during price fluctuations often pays off, because today’s price falls could become buying opportunities which drive tomorrow’s returns. This reporting season has been no different, with […]

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