Lessons from football: looking for the next great midfielder

A blog from GemCap’s Managing Director Conor Hoey on one of his passions – football – sharing some lessons in recruitment and finding talent taken from the beautiful game. Conor is the Chairman of Drogheda United Football Club. A couple of years back, a good friend of mine interviewed for a job at a big […]

GemCap Investment Funds (Ireland) Plc Board Appoints New Chairperson

We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chairperson to the GemCap Investment Funds (Ireland) Plc Board. Our new appointment Karen Nolan was previously a Non-Executive Director and has been on the Board for two years. GemCap UK Chief Executive Stuart Alexander has stepped down as Chair and remains a Non-Executive Director. This […]

Offsetting Our Carbon Footprint: The Platt’s Wood Project

As part of GemCap’s desire to embrace all elements of ESG, we are ensuring that we do our bit to help the environment; every time someone from the company flies on business, we plant a tree in our family’s community woodland project. My heritage is definitely Northern with my mother being born and raised in […]

IS THIS AN ARMS RACE OR AN APOLLO MOMENT?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] I was disappointed to see a headline the other week on a social media post that shouted out about a so-called Arms Race taking place between fund managers and fund selectors/buyers. What I found, and continue to find disappointing, is that if this is true, we have somehow fallen into some pathetic world that […]

SEE NO EVIL. HEAR NO EVIL. SPEAK NO EVIL.

Weird. The word that I hear the most these days. That and how fit their dogs are with all the walking. Not heard about the fitness of the owners to be fair but after all this we will see. Meanwhile we are working in a very different environment and yet we in the Financial Services […]

HOW TO RIDE THE REAL ESTATE ROLLERCOASTER

Third Avenue Real Estate Value Fund – April 2020 Current market uncertainty is a timely reminder of how to invest prudently in this well-established asset class.  Amidst the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the most recent quarter was undoubtedly one of the most volatile periods for global real estate securities in the past decade. Yet investors can […]

THE EXPECTED RETURN OF THE VALUE PREMIUM……

Summary In their latest paper, Fama and French examine whether the recent lower returns to the value premium mean that its expected return has changed and conclude that it is within the range of what might be expected by chance. A further study by Arnott et al. also investigates the issue and, similar to our […]

LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE ADVICE!!

The continuing issues around Woodford greeting, our screens every day, makes Brexit look like a side show depending on your bias. We now have lawyers circling around the opportunity to start a ‘class action’ against Hargreaves Lansdown and quoting Peter Hargreaves himself by saying it “annoyed the hell out of me”. Slight understatement to be […]

FAMILIARITY BREEDS CONTENT….

Last week I decided to revisit a few mountains that I had not climbed in nearly 40 years. Mountains that made a huge impression on my teenage life as challenges that had to be overcome by any means possible. Mainly due to peer pressure in a school or cadet group but also due to my […]