The investment objective of the Spouting Rock Small Cap Growth Fund is long term capital appreciation. We provide a research-based approach to uncovering small cap companies that we consider to be “Future Compounders*.” Future Compounders are companies that we identify as undergoing demonstrated business improvements and that we believe can provide higher compound earnings, growth, and stock price appreciation over time. Our process for identifying Future Compounders is described below.



Russell 2000® Growth Index, BofA Merrill Lynch 3-Month T-Bill TR USD

Share Classes
Institutional Class, Advisor Class

Future Compounders*

Idea Generation - We perform rigorous fundamental research seeking to uncover unfolding growth opportunities.

Security Selection - Invest in smaller companies that have what we perceive to be sustainable competitive advantages and earnings power not fully reflected in valuation with catalysts for growth. Select strong management teams who are good stewards of capital. Invest in companies addressing large and growing markets.

disciplined Investment process

Portfolio Construction - Build a differentiated portfolio from the bottom up, targeting 50-70 companies. Aim for lower turnover and seek to avoid market timing. Willing to overweight sectors.

Risk Management - Seek to limit risk through stock selection, portfolio construction and an active sell discipline. Avoid certain business.


Key Differentiators

We do many little things differently-all add up to big overall differences you can see. Over time that performance compounds- particularly as you compare us to our benchmarks and competitors.

Our Commitment to Sustainable InvestingESG Integrated Approach

Spouting Rock believes Sustainable Growth and competitive barriers to entry arise from a company's embrace of environmental, social and governance ("ESG") factors in their businesses and culture. Our team actively integrates ESG analysis in our work.

The Fund avoids investments in companies who generate over 10% of their revenues from Tobacco, Alcohol, Corrections, Firearms, Gambling,  Debt Collection, Coal, Pornography, Defense, and Coal Fired Utilities.


Fund Literature

For more information on the Spouting Rock Small Cap Growth Mutual Fund, please contact us.

Our Team

James Gowen, CFA
Chief Investment Officer - Small Cap Equities

Prior to joining Spouting Rock Asset Management ("SRAM"), James was with Kalmar Investments, a $6 billion at peak equity manager, as a Portfolio Manager and Analyst and rose to become Co-leader of the investment team. At Kalmar, the team managed the Kalmar Growth Value Mutual Fund and were sub-advisors with Vanguard on two of their mutual funds. James began his investment career at Inverness Counsel, Inc. in New York, ultimately rising to Vice President. Following Research and Portfolio Management roles at Gardner Lewis Asset Management and E.R. Taylor Investments he joined Friess Associates in 2001. During the 12 years he was there he rose to become a Team Leader and Principal at Friess Associates a manager of Small Cap, Mid-Cap and All-Cap strategies through the Brandywine family of mutual funds.

John Ragard

John began working with SRAM in 2017 as a research analyst the Small Cap Equities strategy.

He has a multi-faceted US equities background, having experience investing in venture capital, private equity and public portfolio management ranging from small cap to large cap companies. Organizations for which John has invested during his 40-year career include General Electric Pension Trust, the University of Rochester endowment, Horsley Bridge Partners and Friess Associates. During the 21 years he was at Friess he rose to become a Team Leader and Principal on a team that managed $2 Billion in AUM at its peak.

As a public portfolio manager during the most recent twenty years of his career, assets for which he was directly responsible appreciated by more than four hundred basis points per annum above the relevant benchmark, the Russell 3000 Growth Index.

He graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a B.S. in Economics in 1976.

John is not an employee of Spouting Rock.


Address & PhoneContact Us

Spouting Rock Asset Management
925 W. Lancaster Ave, Suite 250
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(P): (610) 788-2128



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