QUAERO CAPITAL further strengthens its European Small Cap Equity investment team through the hiring of Adrian Bignell as a Senior Portfolio Manager. Based in London, Adrian Bignell will bring his strong expertise in Northern European companies and his specific focus on small- and mid-caps. Prior to joining QUAERO CAPITAL, he was Head of Small Caps at Invesco, where he launched and ran their European Opportunities fund.
AAA-rated by Citywire, Adrian Bignell has over 25 years of experience investing in European small and mid-capitalisation companies. He began his investment career at Cazenove Capital in 1994, where he became a Partner and Vice-Head of their European Equities team. In 2003, he joined Invesco as Head of European Small Companies. After successfully turning around performance in this asset class, he launched and managed their European Opportunities fund, winning numerous awards thanks to his high-conviction investment style. He holds an MA (Honours) in French from St Andrews University.
QUAERO CAPITAL’s small and micro-caps team is one of the most experienced in the field and operates in one of the least covered part of the European markets. The firm’s ‘investing away from the crowds’ investment philosophy and its research-intensive process has produced very convincing results over the past 15 years.
Jean Keller, CEO of QUAERO CAPITAL, explained: “Thanks to his extensive experience in the European small and mid caps arena, Adrian will be a great addition to our equity investment team. We are delighted to have him join QUAERO CAPITAL, as he shares our commitment for high conviction portfolios based on strong fundamental analysis and original research.”
Adrian Bignell added: “With its active management approach and its team of independent-thinking and conviction-led fund managers, QUAERO CAPITAL has built a solid franchise in Europe. I am very pleased to join this stimulating environment imbued with a strong entrepreneurial culture.”