OC Funds Management was founded at a time when there were only a few boutique specialist small company fund managers in Australia.
The specialist fund manager was established as Opis Capital in 2000, with the purpose of providing a dedicated portfolio solution for investors seeking exposure to the Australian small companies sector. This is where the investment team believes some of the greatest return opportunities exist for Australian equity investors.
In its first year of operation, Opis Capital launched two flagship funds: the OC Premium Small Companies Fund and the broader-mandated OC Dynamic Equity Fund. With a track record for both funds dating back to December 2000, OC is one of the longest running small caps specialist fund managers in Australia.
Capitalising on the immense trading opportunities at the smaller end of the Small Company spectrum, in December 2003 they launched the OC Micro-Cap Fund (known as the OC Concentrated Equity Fund until 2016).
In 2009 Opis Capital was rebranded as OC Funds Management, under the stewardship of OC’s newly-appointed Head of Investments Rob Frost.