Acorn Capital raises over $52m for Venture Capital fund

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Fund manager Acorn Capital announces its successful raising of $52.5 million in commitments for the Acorn Capital Expansion Platform (ACEP). ACEP, which will undertake venture capital investments in innovative, emerging Australian companies, is targeting businesses with a sustainable competitive advantage and the potential to be leaders in their industries. Acorn Capital Investment Director James Douglas

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Investment start-up Acorns cracks 100,000 users

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Investment start-up app Acorns has seen over 100,000 users sign up to the service after 6 months of operations, revealing more of the nation’s population are looking to take their financial futures seriously. Launching in Australia in February, 2016, not only does the milestone attest to the app’s rapid popularity – particularly amongst tech savvy

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Asian small cap stocks are an untapped opportunity for Australian investors

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Small cap stocks in Asia present a real and often untapped opportunity for Australian investors, says Paul Quah, head of research (Asia) at Acorn Capital. “Many of the obstacles that investors believe stop them from investing in Asia are easy to overcome and, in our view, the opportunities that await them there are definitely worth

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New SIV investment framework supports emerging listed Australian companies

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The creation of an emerging companies category for the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) program has the potential to be an important source of capital for emerging listed Australian companies, said Mr Douglas Loh, head of equities, Acorn Capital. Speaking at the Basis Point third annual Significant Investment Visa conference, Mr Loh said: “The changes to

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New appointment boosts research capability

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Acorn Capital has appointed Ben Dalling as a sector Portfolio Manager/Analyst to the Australian microcaps team. This is the second senior appointment in the past 12 months, says head of equities Douglas Loh. Mr Dalling will be responsible for the Financials, REITs and Industrials – Capital Goods sectors. Mr Dalling joins the company from Citi

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