BLOOMBERG – MONEY MANAGERS SEE DEAL BOOST FOR TELCOS AFTER YEARS IN DOGHOUSE

When nothing looks attractive, Europe’s worst-performing stocks just might. The telecommunications sector has been “an absolute dog for a very long time,” Peter Fodroczy, investment analyst at S.W. Mitchell Capital, said in an interview. “It’s been a while since telcos have really had a great year and I think if the right consolidation trends are seen in some markets, they can really reignite it.”

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INVESTMENT WEEK – WINNERS OF THE WOMEN IN INVESTMENT AWARDS 2018

We are excited to announce that Nadia Manzoor, our Head of Business Development, won the Rising Star Award at the Investment Week Women in Investment Awards 2018.

The awards, for which Investment Week received over 1,000 submissions, aim to recognise the achievements of women in a sector where they are currently under-represented, particularly at senior level. They also honour companies and individuals who have helped support women in the workplace and have tried to improve diversity within their businesses.

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THE TELEGRAPH – 35 WOMEN UNDER 35: THE ‘MULTI-HYPHEN’ MILLENNIALS TO WATCH

This year’s 35 Women Under 35 shines a light on the country’s top young businesswomen and is packed with career chameleons. Now in its 18th year, Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 is the country’s longest-running, most prestigious list of young, female business talent. Alumnae includes Stella McCartney, Martha Lane Fox and Karen Blackett. Nadia Manzoor, a partner at fund manager Stuart Mitchell’s eponymous European equities boutique, is one of this year’s winners.

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THE TIMES – POLITICAL STORMS SHOULD NOT KEEP YOU OUT OF EUROPE

The eurozone’s manufacturing Purchasing Manager Index, a key measure of business confidence, reached its highest level in December, says Stuart Mitchell, the manager of the SW Mitchell Capital European fund. He says: “Our company visits tell of a corporate sector recovery continuing to outpace more cautious market expectations. European markets remain good value, trading at a 36 per cent discount to the US.

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