Investment Overview

The Eaton Vance Global Small-Cap Strategy offers exposure to a broadly diversified portfolio of high quality, global small cap companies.

Investment Philosophy

We focus on three definable inputs - Quality, Valuation, and Time (QVT). Our focus on quality drives a preference for well entrenched franchises with durable and scalable business models, typically benefitting from either structural growth (compounders) or structural change (improvers). We believe a disciplined combination of quality in a reward-to-risk framework with a long-term mind-set can uncover sources of alpha in the broad and inefficient small cap universe.

Investment People

141 person team with an average of 12 years of experience located in Boston, London, Tokyo
Supported by the broader Eaton Vance equity group with over 502 investment professionals
Analyst driven process within a collaborative culture
High levels of accountability, with distinct lines of responsibility.
1Five investment professionals are dedicated to international/global small-cap strategies 2Portfolio managers, analysts, and traders including US and Global/International Equity team members.


Structured to implement our philosophy in a disciplined and repeatable reward-to-risk framework.
Portfolio exercises ensure team ownership, encourage collaboration, and test biases.
Ensures all research adds value – working list, wish list, research library.
Clearly defined portfolio construction and risk management parameters.

Portfolio Construction

120 – 180 holdings3
Quality/core bias
Alpha driven by bottom-up stock selection
Positioned for capital preservation in addition to capital appreciation
3The number of securities/holdings indicated is the current range typically associated with this type of account and will vary depending on account size, client parameters and market conditions prevailing at the time of investment.

Investment Team

Aidan Farrell4 - Global Small Cap Portfolio Manager
Non-US Consumer, Energy, Utilities, Financials
21 years of industry experience
J. Griffith Noble, CFA5
US Industrials
22 years of industry experience
Mike McLean, CFA5
US Consumer
16 years of industry experience
Claus Roller, CFA4
Non-US Information Technology, REITS
28 years of industry experience
Nakaba Minai4
Japanese small caps
22 years of industry experience
Brian Hertzog5
US Technology
19 years of industry experience
Samantha Pandolfi, CFA
Non-US Healthcare
18 years of industry experience
Andrew Valk, CFA5
US Utilities, Industrials
12 years of industry experience
Prachi Samudra5
US Banks, Insurance
11 years of industry experience
Allen Mayer, CFA4
Non-US Industrials, Materials
6 years of industry experience
Steven Reece4
Non-US Consumer
6 years of industry experience
Ryan Cavanaugh5
US Healthcare
5 years of industry experience
*The team is supported by three equity research associates 4Denotes investment professionals dedicated solely to International/Global Small-Cap.5Denotes members of the Eaton Vance US Small-Cap Investment Team.


MSCI World Small-Cap Index