Mid-Cap Fund

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Mid-Cap Fund

A mutual fund that invests primarily or exclusively in mid-capitalization stocks. In general, a mid-cap fund invests in companies with market capitalizations between $2 billion and $10 billion, but there is no specific definition. Some brokerages or exchanges have slightly different definitions of mid-cap. Mid-cap stocks are sometimes attractive because they are considered to have less volatility than small cap stocks, but more growth potential than large cap or blue chip stocks.
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Prior to joining the firm, Leeney spent ten years at The Gores Group, where he most recently served as the Head of Global Origination and oversaw business development for all of Gores' investment vehicles, including its small-cap and mid-cap funds.
The objective is to build a portfolio of EIB co-investments alongside EIF-supported SME and mid-cap funds across the EU Member States.
Over the five-year period, 28% of large-cap funds, 24% of mid-cap funds and 30% of small-cap funds in the bottom quartile disappeared.
Data from S&P Indices Versus Active (SPIVA) reports indicates that through June of this year, 81% of domestic large-cap equity funds, 84% of mid-cap funds and 94% of small-cap funds underperformed their respective benchmarks over the past three years.
Over the past 10 years, 80 percent of all large-cap equity funds and 87 percent of all mid-cap funds have underperformed the S&P 500 and the S&P MidCap 400 indexes respectively.
This is because mid-cap funds are affected by considerable volatility in stocks they hold, especially in a downturn.
Small-and mid-cap funds are likely to deliver attractive returns, but one must tread with caution
For the average investor, large cap funds are the best investment options as often are less volatile than small to mid-cap funds.
Those modifications will also recognize that some market segments--large-cap funds, mid-cap funds, real estate investment trust funds--have performed exceptionally well in the past year, "and most likely that just can't continue," and the Bar needs to look elsewhere for growth.
Anil Rego, chief executive of Right Horizons, a financial advisory firm, recommends using a Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) to invest in diversified funds, including large and mid-cap funds, as well as balanced funds to help manage the downside.
In the developed markets, US equity funds were said to have a neutral week with safe-haven flows into large-cap exchange traded funds canceled out by redemptions from small and mid-cap funds.
They may have taken a beating when the stock markets were in a tumble late last year, but don't write-off small- and mid-cap funds just yet.