SG Hiscock & Company partners with global small cap manager EAM Global Investors

SG Hiscock & Company Partners with US Small Cap Manager EAM Global Investors

23rd Aug 2023

High conviction fund manager SG Hiscock & Company Limited (SGH) is partnering with EAM Global Investors LLC (EAM) to offer an exclusive global small cap strategy to the Australian market.

Under the arrangement, EAM will join SGH’s Partnership Program alongside other global funds management businesses including Morgan Stanley Investment Management (Australia) Pty Ltd and LaSalle Investment Management Securities LLC. SGH and abrdn PLC have also entered into a strategic partnership whereby SGH has become the wholesale distribution partner for abrdn’s international funds in the Australian market.

EAM is a San Diego based fund manager founded in 2007 which manages a range of strategies including Global Opportunities, a global small cap strategy established in 2017. EAM has a team-driven approach across all its investment strategies, utilising a systematic approach combined with stock selection, tailored risk management and efficient implementation to deliver outcomes for clients.

According to SGH executive chair and chief investment officer, Stephen Hiscock, the addition of EAM is a natural complement to the existing suite of Partnership Program asset managers.

“The global small cap market is a fascinating space in this economic environment, and EAM is a well-respected fund manager with a proven track record of delivering returns for investors.

“Under the Program, we’re able to provide Australian investors with access to investment opportunities across global equities and global real estate investment trusts, and now with EAM, global small caps.

“The Partnership Program is well established in the local market, and EAM sees value in our distribution team acting as ambassadors for its product and strategies,” Hiscock said.

EAM uses a systematic investment approach called Informed Momentum®, the firm’s time-tested philosophy invests in companies with positive momentum and adds rationale and risk management to deliver alpha for clients.

EAM chief investment officer, Travis Prentice, said: “SG Hiscock & Company has a strong investment network in the Australian market, and it has a proven ability to effectively deliver products and strategies on behalf of global managers.

“Our firm has existing institutional client relationships in Australia and we are thrilled our capabilities will now also be available to the adviser market. The distribution team at SG Hiscock comes highly regarded, and we’re excited to tap into their expertise and relationships with domestic adviser groups,” Prentice added.



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About SG Hiscock & Company

SG Hiscock & Company is a fund manager specialising in high conviction actively managed investment strategies and Managed Discretionary Portfolios. SG Hiscock was established in Melbourne in 2001 by six of its principals and is entirely owned by directors, staff and associates. The head office is based in Melbourne and has an office in Sydney. In 2016, the retail distribution and marketing for its funds was transitioned in-house and the firm now has a dedicated distribution team. In early 2019, SGH merged with highly regarded specialist discretionary portfolio manager, DMP Asset Management. SG Hiscock & Company commenced the SGH Partnership Program in June 2020. Combined with the SGH existing suite of Australian equity and Australian REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts), the addition of the Partnership Program broadens their capabilities across Global REITs and Global Equities for Australian retail investors.

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About EAM Global Investors LLC

EAM Global Investors LLC (“EAM Global”) is an investment management firm solely-focused on delivering alpha for clients in global equity markets through its Informed Momentum® investment approach. EAM Global is a subsidiary of EAM Investors, LLC (together known as “EAM”). EAM’s momentum-driven approach to investing leverages their collective insight within a systematic process designed to deliver consistent and predictable outcomes. This Informed Momentum® investment approach combines momentum with stock selection, tailored risk management, and efficient implementation to deliver alpha for clients. EAM’s investment process aims to generate alpha by harnessing the power of the momentum premium, exploiting behavioural biases around new information, assessing the rationale behind improving/accelerating company financial performance, and by constantly addressing portfolio risk. The firm’s time-tested philosophy and investment approach has been applied consistently across all strategies since inception in 2007. As of December 31, 2022, EAM had approximately $US2.4 billion in assets under management. EAM is headquartered in Solana Beach, CA, USA.

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