The Slide Rule

The Slide Rule

The Slide Rule explained

The UK smaller companies universe is full of excellent investment opportunities, but it is very large (1,500+ stocks) and suffers from limited and inconsistent research coverage.

The finnCap solution - The Slide Rule - is an internally-developed stock picking system, called QVGM+, which is used to find the “best” 80-100 stocks. The system’s core factors are Quality, Value, Growth and Momentum + a screen for financial quality and stress. The typical company in the resultant portfolio is one with above average growth and above average ROCE (return on capital employed).

Raymond Greaves, Head of Research, explains further in this short video

The Ambition Nation Listed 50 identifies the fifty leading smaller UK-listed companies that offer the best blend of growth and quality as ranked by The Slide Rule. As well as identifying the UK's best companies, Ambition Nation Listed 50 also celebrates the achievements and innovation of these business leaders.

Find out more about the Ambition Nation Listed 50