8IP rebrands Atom Small Cap Fund

Eight Investment Partners (8IP) has rebranded the Atom Small Cap Fund to 8IP Australian Small Companies Fund (the Fund) as the final step in integrating the two businesses into a unified investment house.

The Atom business was consolidated into 8IP in March 2011 as part of 8IP`s plans to build a strong Australian equities capability for the benefit of investors and to support future product ambitions.

Since that time, the business has formalised the structure of its investment team, which is led by Chief Investment Officer Kerry series.

Rick Steele, Chief Executive Officer of 8IP, said: Bringing 8IP and Atom together was a strategic step designed to establish a competitive investment business in the Asia Pacific. Having a consolidated, `one-brand` approach strengthens our position in the market.

The combined investment team transitioned smoothly and is operating effectively under the leadership of Kerry Series. Now was the right time to combine the brands.