by Scott Ronalds

While in Toronto this month, Tom sat down with the lead manager of our new Global Small-Cap Equity Fund, Magnus Larsson. Magnus is the Head of International Equities at TimesSquare Capital Management, which is the manager of our fund. With the camera rolling, the two discussed Magnus’ European background as well as TimesSquare’s investment process and approach to managing volatility. We also learned, to Tom’s dismay, that ABBA takes precedence over Springsteen on Magnus’ playlist. This 7-minute video captures the highlights.

In a separate 6-minute video, Magnus sheds some light on the new fund by chatting about a few of the current areas of investment, including financial services and technology companies. To be sure, these aren’t your father’s investments. Magnus and the team at TimesSquare steer clear of blue-chip banks and the FAANGs (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) and look for opportunities instead in little-known stocks such as Fineco Bank (Italy), Altran Technologies (France) and Horiba (Japan). There’s a slim chance you’ve heard of these companies, yet they’re leaders in their field with a unique edge on their competition. Magnus also discusses TimesSquare’s approach to investing in the emerging markets.

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