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, with the new mutual fund managed by the same portfolio managers, Catherine Nicholas and John Wylie. The Fund is designed after the firm’s US Small Cap strategy, which has a track record dating back to 2007.
“We believe the Nicholas Partners Small Cap Growth Fund offers investors attractive opportunities for capital appreciation and diversification within a less-widely-followed market segment. Small-cap companies have historically demonstrated higher revenue and earnings growth potential than larger companies over the last 20+ years.” said Nicholas Partners founding partner and CIO, Catherine Nicholas.
Endeavour Investment Partners will lead the distribution of the Fund into the registered investment advisor and family office channels. Managing Partners, Patrick Carolan and Cale Graham believe this highly experienced team and proven approach will resonate with family offices and registered investment advisors, noting that it can be difficult to find a solid employee-owned small cap growth manager with capacity and a long institutional track record.
Having the manager invest a substantial amount in the Fund demonstrates their willingness to “eat their own cooking” noted Endeavour’s principals. Their intention is to have the attractively priced small-cap growth fund made available on all the major custodial platforms, Schwab, Fidelity, TD Ameritrade, Shareholder Services Group and Pershing.
As an industry leader, Catherine Nicholas was previously one of the senior partners of Nicholas-Applegate, and the Global CIO, where she managed over 70 investment professionals, overseeing $40 billion in assets under management.
About Nicholas Investment Partners
Nicholas Investment Partners, L.P. is an investment boutique with AUM of $1.1 billion led by Catherine Nicholas focused on dynamically growing small- and mid-cap companies, investing in both equities and convertible bonds and with a distinctive expertise in the healthcare sector. It has consistently adhered to a forward-looking investment philosophy that seeks to identify companies undergoing positive change where the resulting acceleration of growth is sustainable, and the investment is timely. Its edge comes from combining fundamental equity and credit research with the objectivity and efficiency of quantitative analytics and decades of experience over multiple market cycles. The firm is headquartered in San Diego County, CA and manages $1.1 billion with over $300 million in partner assets invested alongside clients, as of December 31, 2018. For more information, visit www.nicpartners.com.
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The Fund is distributed by SEI Investment Distribution Company (SIDCO) 1 Freedom Valley Dr., Oaks PA 19456. SIDCO is not affiliated with Nicholas Investment Partners.
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