Micro Cap Strategy

Invests primarily in companies with market capitalizations under $500 million.

December 31, 2018

Wilshire U.S. Micro Cap Index

August 1, 1999

$185.1 Million




Richard Imperiale

Chief Investment Officer

  • Over 30 years of investment experience
  • A pioneer in REIT investing since 1988
  • Author of Real Estate Investment Trusts: New Strategies for Portfolio Management
  • Leads a team of investment professionals with more than 200 years of total investment experience


1. Uniplan Investment Counsel is a boutique investment firm, with roots dating back to 1984, that manages a variety of portfolios primarily for US clients. Uniplan maintains a complete list and description of composites that is available upon request. 2. The composite was created August 1, 1999. Performance is calculated in US dollars utilizing a time-weighted total rate of return. Total return for the composite is represented by the asset-weighted returns of the portfolios within the composite. Trade-date valuation is used. 3. Performance is net of all transaction costs and net performance is net of transaction costs and (maximum allowable total) investment management fee, but before any custodial fees (that may be incurred separately by the client). 4. The benchmark for the composite is the Wilshire US Micro Cap Index that represents a float-adjusted, market capitalization-weighted portfolio of all stocks below the 2,500th rank by market capitalization in the Wilshire 5000 at March 31 and December 31 of each year. The index is used to measure small stocks and is adjusted to reflect the reinvestment of dividends, when applicable. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. The index figures do not reflect any deduction for fees, expenses or taxes. 5. The dispersion of annual returns is measured by the standard deviation of asset-weighted portfolio returns represented within the composite for the full year. The standard deviation of the annual returns for the period August 1, 1999 to December 31, 2018 is 17.86% for the composite and 24.89% for the Wilshire Micro Cap Index. 6. The composite does not have a minimum size criterion for composite membership. All fee-paying discretionary accounts with similar investment objectives are included. Leverage is not used in this composite as a means to generate higher returns. There may be non-fee paying portfolios in the composite. Individual account holdings may vary depending on numerous factors including the size of an account, cash flows, and account restrictions. 7. There have been no changes in the personnel responsible for the management of this composite. 8. The composite contains both traditional and wrap fee portfolios. Uniplan has a flexible and negotiable fee schedule reflecting the differences in size, composition and servicing needs of clients’ accounts. A complete description of investment advisory fees is contained in Uniplan’s Form ADV and is available upon request. 9. Uniplan Investment Counsel does not claim GIPS Compliance. Individual account performance may vary from the results shown because of differences in inception date, restrictions and other factors. 10. Investors should understand that micro cap stocks are subject to a higher degree of risk than other equity investments due to the small size of the companies and the limited trading volume inherent in micro cap stocks. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment involves a risk of loss.