The mid caps space is characterised by successful companies with strong growth profiles, which can offer attractive diversification benefits to Australian equity portfolios. Yet they comprise only a small proportion of a typical broad-based portfolio. In this investment publication, we highlight some of the attractive characteristics of this often-overlooked segment of the market.

Due to the concentrated nature of the Australian share market, roughly 70% of an ASX 300 portfolio – and fund manager’s attention – would be invested in Australia’s top 50 companies. The remaining market capitalisation of the ASX 300 is split roughly evenly between mid caps (15%) and small caps (15%). Such a relatively small exposure means that investors may be missing out on a rich seam of successful, growing companies which characterise the mid cap space...

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