A Suit­case and a Spread­sheet

What hap­pens when you com­bine an over­seas IPO boom, a dearth of an­a­lyst cov­er­age and wild mar­ket volatil­ity? Some $2.6 bil­lion for the in­trepid small-cap man­agers of Grandeur Peak funds.

Forbes - - Investing - By Liyan Chen

When your day job in­volves travers­ing the globe from city to city, it’s not sur­pris­ing that geo-tag­ging selfes for Face­book gets old fast. But for Robert Gardiner and the globe-trot­ting an­a­lysts of $2.6 bil­lion smal­land mi­cro­cap as­set man­ager Grandeur Peak Global Ad­vi­sors, up­dat­ing and shar­ing their 6,175row spread­sheet of in­ter­na­tional com­pa­nies never gets old.

As he scrolls through thou­sands of en­tries pro­jected on the wall of his Salt Lake City ofce, each one ded­i­cated to a difer­ent ob­scure pub­lic com­pany—from a bank in Ban­ga­lore to an en­ergy frm in Calgary—gardiner is beam­ing. “No­body else is do­ing this much trav­el­ing,” he boasts.

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