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A great time to start investing

A great time to start investing

The coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdowns in many countries around the world might not seem like an obvious environment in which to embark on a new venture. But this is exactly what Rosemary Banyard, who is best known for her years running Schroder UK Smaller Companies fund (GB00B76V7Z98) and Schroder UK Mid Cap Fund (SCP), did. In the middle of March, she and her colleagues at Downing launched VT Downing Unique Opportunities Fund (GB00BHNC2614). And its holdings will include UK smaller companies, which are typically more vulnerable than larger ones in difficult market and economic conditions – such as at present.

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