QCA & Peel Hunt have published their annual mid & small-cap survey for 2021. The findings of this report are based on surveys conducted by YouGov with 103 UK-based fund managers, and 141 mid or small-sized quoted companies in late 2020.
Key findings include:
- 77% of investors think that the temporary actions taken by the UK’s financial regulators and policymakers to help companies access finance through the pandemic were helpful.
- 72% of investors and over 52% of companies have been engaging with each other in different ways due to the pandemic. This is most predominantly online engagement in place of face-to-face meetings and most companies and investors believe this has been a positive development.
- Despite these successes, optimism for the future of the UK’s public equity markets is low and decisive action needs to be taken to protect and build on our mid & small-cap markets. Only 21% of investors and 5% of companies think the number of companies listed on UK markets will rise in the future.
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