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SVS Dowgate Wealth UK New Economies Fund

Why choose this fund?

The Fund employs a Behavioural Value strategy in order to provide investors with access to a differentiated source of alpha. By identifying opportunities in companies that many other fund managers consider to be uninvestable, the strategy has historically generated returns significantly ahead of the peer group.

The Fund can invest across the UK equity markets, but is typically focused on smaller companies, where reduced institutional interest and patchy research coverage lead to greater price inefficiency. In certain companies and at certain points in the market cycle, this inefficiency can be extreme, and the Fund is well placed to capture these opportunities with a clear philosophy and process developed by the Lead Manager over 16 years. The Lead Manager’s interests are closely aligned with investors in the Fund, by virtue of having 100% of his investable assets in the strategy. 

The Fund is managed on a high conviction, benchmark agnostic, ‘best ideas’ basis, typically with 20-30 holdings. In order to ensure that size does not impact on performance, the strategy is capacity constrained. The Fund benefits from having a long-standing investment team, with the Lead Manager and Assistant Manager having first worked together in 2008. 

Fund Facts

  • Dowgate Wealth Appointed on 3rd July 2023
  • Available to invest in SIPP and ISA wrappers
  • SEDOL: BN6RCJ8 B Class Income
  • SEDOL: BHHMSJ2 B Class Accumulation

How to invest

The SVS Dowgate Wealth UK New Economies Fund is available on the following platforms:

Directly through Dowgate Wealth


Morning Star


Investment Philosophy and Process

The Fund looks for turning points in other investors analytical narratives and emotional journeys, typically in the form of Capitulation Events and Narrative Shifts. A Capitulation Event occurs when existing investors are selling for emotional rather than rational reasons. At the extreme ends of the cycle of investor emotions, diversity of opinion collapses, leading to a break-down of the typically efficient auction-based price setting mechanism. In such situations it can be profitable to bet against the crowd. A Narrative Shift is a situation where the dominant narrative driving the valuation of a company alters materially, typically due to a sudden change in the market’s interpretation of the facts. 

Each holding in the Fund is a product of several weeks of detailed research including a qualitative and financial analysis of the company, an understanding of the narratives driving the share price, and an assessment of the Approximate Value of the shares. This work provides the investment team with a clear understanding of the risk / reward opportunity, and an exit price for each position.  

About the Fund Manager

  • Adam Rackley
  • Currently Manager of the VT Cape Wrath Focus Fund
  • Founded Cape Wrath Capital in 2015, a UK equity boutique with a deep value investment philosophy
  • Previously managed a smallcap income fund at Montanaro Asset Management
  • Taught the CFA qualification at BPP and later founded Curzon Financial Training, where he created and delivered buy-side focused training programmes
  • Managed outsourced equity research teams for Franklin Templeton and Neuberger Berman


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Funds are a popular choice with investors because they offer access to a ready-made investment portfolio that is managed by a sector specialist. You get instant access to a diversified portfolio for a much lower cost than purchasing the individual investments yourself and an improved liquidity profile with daily dealing.

Please find our monthly fund factsheets here and Key Investor Information Documents (KIIDs) below:

KIID – SVS Dowgate Wealth UK New Economies Fund B Class Income

KIID – SVS Dowgate Wealth UK New Economies Fund B Class Accumulation

Please find our Prospectus here and Annual Report & Accounts here (coming soon).

Our funds are available by opening an account directly with us, through your Financial Advisor if they manage your investment portfolio or through retail platforms. If your platform is not listed, please submit your enquiry to funds@dowgate.co.uk.

These share classes represent different units of the same fund.