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Innovations in Healthcare and Their Resulting Investment Opportunities

(4:16) Lisa Wheatley, Portfolio Manager/Senior Research Analyst, highlights some of the rapid innovations that we believe are accelerating the pace of medical breakthroughs, improving patient outcomes, and driving secular growth in many healthcare sub-sectors, e.g., more genetically targeted oncology, gene therapy to treat rare diseases, synthetic biology, and the cross-over of big-data harnessing techniques into […]

2Q:2019 Quarterly Update – Stocks Strong, But Slower Growth Ahead

MARKETS Stocks were strong in the second quarter. Investors pushed prices higher even as the economic environment became less encouraging. Two factors were primarily responsible for the bullish sentiment: The Federal Reserve raised the possibility that it might cut interest rates for the first time since December 2008. Anticipation rose that the US and China […]

1Q:2019 Quarterly Update – Investors Cheered as the Fed Turned Dovish

MARKETS Investors cheered as the Fed turned dovish. Stocks enjoyed a vigorous turnaround in the first quarter after enduring painful performance and sinking sentiment in last year’s fourth quarter. Fed chairman Jerome Powell pivoted from endorsing further interest-rate hikes in December to proclaiming “patience” in January as the Fed’s new guiding principle for monetary policy. […]

Nicholas Hires Technology Research Specialist  

  RANCHO SANTA FE, CA, March 13, 2019 — Nicholas Investment Partners, L.P. (“Nicholas Partners”) is pleased to announce the addition of Monika Garg as Senior Research Analyst specializing in technology. Ms. Garg brings 9 years of research experience to her role plus over 10 years of industry experience as a semiconductor design and software engineer. […]

4Q:2018 Quarterly Update – Investor Worries Overwhelmed Fundamentals

MARKETS AND PERFORMANCE Investor worries overwhelmed fundamentals. A combination of worrisome factors—any one or two of which would normally be sufficient—drove stocks downward during the fourth quarter. The US trade war with China persisted. Global economic growth decelerated, particularly in China, sparking fears of corporate earnings declines, supply chain disruption and, potentially, a US recession. […]

Catherine Nicholas Shares Her Career and Investment Insights with Students at UCSD Rady School of Management

January 17, 2019.  The Masters in Finance Program at UCSD Rady School of Management hosts Catherine Nicholas, Managing Partner/CIO as guest speaker for the Master of Finance Professional Seminar series.  “Speaking at the Rady School of Management Professional series is a great platform to share my career insights with the next generation of industry leaders,” […]

Nicholas Investment Partners Launches Small Cap Growth Mutual Fund Based on Its Institutional US Small Cap Strategy

RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca January 16, 2019 — Nicholas Investment Partners, L.P. (“Nicholas Partners”), announced today the launch of its first no load mutual fund, the Nicholas Partners Small Cap Growth Fund (NPSGX, NPSYX), with $40 million in partner assets. The majority women-owned firm currently manages over $393m in small-cap growth assets for institutional investors, […]

Uncertainty Leads to Volatility

INVESTOR WORRIES DRIVING MARKET VOLATILITY Fed concerns Trade wars Decelerating global growth China’s economic deceleration Falling oil prices Geopolitical instability Simmering debt bubbles OUR APPROACH:  STAYING FOCUSED ON THE LONG TERM What’s driving the current volatility? Rather than one or two factors like economic health or the direction of interest rates, investors are feeling uncertain about […]

Team NIC Laced up for Race for the Cure

Sunday, November 4, Nicholas Partners employees and friends walked in support of Breast Cancer Research in Balboa Park, just south of our Rancho Santa Fe, CA offices. Spearheaded by the firm’s Giving Back Committee, the team had a great time completing the picturesque 5K!

3Q:2018 Quarterly Update – Volatility Up, Yet Growth Persists

It was a strong quarter for equities. Stocks scaled a wall of worry in Q3, driven by a mix of renewed synchronized global economic growth, robust Q2 earnings growth and strong Q3 forecasts. Companies found innovative ways to compete and excel. Credit markets faced challenges. US Treasury yields rose across the curve, reflecting increases in […]