"The global small/micro cap opportunity resonates with investors, and we believe Grandeur Peak is uniquely positioned to find interesting investments in this space"
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) April 26, 2012
Grandeur Peak Global Advisors announced today that the Grandeur Peak Funds, which were launched October 17, 2011, have now surpassed $200M in assets under management.
Said Grandeur Peak CEO Robert Gardiner, “We continue to be pleasantly surprised by the overwhelmingly positive response we have received. The global small/micro cap opportunity resonates with investors, and we believe Grandeur Peak is uniquely positioned to find interesting investments in this space because of the experience of our team, our disciplined process, and the nimbleness of our asset base.”
Of the $200M under management, roughly $140M is in the Global Opportunities Fund (GPGOX/GPGIX) and $60M is in the International Opportunities Fund (GPIOX/GPIIX). Firm President Eric Huefner said, “We are seeing strong interest in both funds. Our firm was founded on the belief that to find what we believe are the best investments you have to search globally, and our Global Opportunities Fund has this broad scope. We also believe that foreign micro caps are the single most interesting equity sector for the coming decade, which makes our International Opportunities Fund uniquely interesting as well. Ultimately, Investors are selecting our fund(s) that best fit within their overall portfolio allocation.”
The Grandeur Peak Funds are off to a nice start. Mark Siddoway, CFA and Head of Client Relations, provided a thorough update on the Funds’ latest quarter in the firm’s recently released Q1 Letter to Shareholders. Mr. Siddoway added, “Remaining nimble is important for our long-term success. Discussions about when to close our funds have already begun, as we intend to closely protect the investment strategies of our portfolios by limiting the assets across our firm.”
The Grandeur Peak Funds can be purchased directly from Grandeur Peak at http://www.grandeurpeakglobal.com, as well as through Schwab, Fidelity, TD Ameritrade, Vanguard, Scottrade, Pershing, and other intermediary platforms.
About Grandeur Peak Global Advisors:
Grandeur Peak Global Advisors is comprised of a highly seasoned and collaborative research team taking a bottom-up approach to investing using disciplined global screening, rigorous company due diligence, and close attention to valuation to find what we believe to be the best investment opportunities around the world. Our bias is towards small and micro cap companies because we believe we can find faster growth among these firms, and often at better valuations due to the lack of analyst coverage. Grandeur Peak Global Advisors, LLC is an employee-owned investment adviser headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
The objective of both the Grandeur Peak Global Opportunities Fund and the Grandeur Peak International Opportunities Fund is long-term growth of capital. These funds are new and have limited operating history.
Mutual fund investing involves risks and loss of principal is possible. Investing in small and micro cap funds will be more volatile and loss of principal could be greater than investing in large cap or more diversified funds.
Investing in foreign securities entails special risks, such as currency fluctuations and political uncertainties, which are described in more detail in the prospectus. Investments in emerging markets are subject to the same risks as other foreign securities and may be subject to greater risks than investments in foreign countries with more established economies and securities markets.
An investor should consider investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a prospectus, containing this and other information, visit http://www.grandeurpeakglobal.com or call 1-855-377-PEAK (7325). Please read it carefully before investing.
Grandeur Peak Funds will deduct a 2.00% redemption proceeds fee on Fund shares held 60 days or less. For more complete information including charges, risks and expenses, read the prospectus carefully.
Wasatch Funds, Schwab, Fidelity, TD Ameritrade, Vanguard, Scottrade, and Pershing are not affiliated with Grandeur Peak Global Advisors or with ALPS Distributors, Inc.
CFA® is a trademark owned by CFA Institute.
Grandeur Peak Funds are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc (“ADI”). Eric Huefner and Mark Siddoway are registered representatives of ADI.