Veteran equity manager expands base with SW Mitchell boutique
Fri Jul 22, 2011
Ex-JO Hambro man Stuart Mitchell and his team have been investing in European equities for more than two decades. Expansion into UCITS and the hiring of a short-side analyst are the latest moves to grow the business, with emerging market and UK funds next on the list
The launch in June of the first UCITS-compliant fund by SW
Mitchell Capital, the London-based independent equities
boutique led by Stuart Mitchell, marks a new step in the
development of one of the European hedge fund industry's
Although SW Mitchell is only six years old as an independent
entity, Mitchell has been managing long/short European equity
money since the early days of the industry back in the late
1990s - initially for several years at JO Hambro Investment
Management, before spinning out to found his own boutique in
The long-running Charlemagne Fund - which Mitchell ran for
many years at JOHIM before taking the fund with him to his
standalone firm - has a 13-year track record, generating an
annualised return of almost 10% through one of the most violent
equity market cycles ever seen and over a period when European
equity indices have been flat.
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