What's Hot: BlackRock's Plackett on small and mid cap investing


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Charlotte Richards talks to Richard Plackett, co-manager of the BlackRock UK Special Situations fund, about the appeal of small and mid-cap investing.

What is your investment strategy? The fund is exposed to the whole UK stock market but has a large emphasis on small and mid-caps. We are believers in small and mid-cap investing for two reasons. Historically, their shares significantly outperform over the long term for reasons well based in investment theory; for example, smaller companies grow faster than larger companies. We think it is sensible to have most of our fund in the part of the market that outperforms. We also think we add more value as stock pickers in a part of the market that is full of immature companies and busine...

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