QCA & Peel Hunt Mid & Small-Cap Investor Survey 2022
The Eye of the Beholder: The differing perspectives on the UK equity markets.
This report surveys over 100 fund managers and small and mid-sized quoted companies and highlights the increasing disparity between the views of investors and companies. Key findings also include:
- 63% of investors think UK markets are attractive to companies whilst just 45% of companies agree.
- 50% of investors think the attractiveness of the UK market has improved over the last 12 months, but only 30% of companies think it has improved.
- Both investors and company directors feel there is not enough quality research for small and mid-caps and that this hinders their investment decisions and liquidity respectively.
- Companies are also less convinced than investors that the emergence of ESG funds will make the public markets more attractive to currently private companies.