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Following the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation in May, firms must apply a stricter process when marketing to individuals, especially where explicit consent is necessary. In some cases, it can be difficult to understand when to obtain this. The law includes an absolute right for all individuals to object to the receipt of […]

BlackRock takes Nucleus stake in AIM float

Investment giant BlackRock has taken a 3.3 per cent stake in platform Nucleus following the business’ listing on AIM last week. Nucleus floated on Thursday with a market valuation of £140m. According to the platform’s admission document, vertically integrated firm Sanlam still holds a majority stake in Nucleus, maintaining the 52.2 per cent holding it […]

Unpicking the Brexit pressure on UK equity funds

Investors are remaining cautious in the UK equity space but fund performance has not been as disappointing as some might think Looking at the UK All Companies sector, which the Investment Association stipulates 80 per cent of assets must be in UK equities, it is clear investors are nervous. While UK equities are not reflective […]

State of the markets: UK equity income

Artemis Income Fund manager Nick Shenton discusses the state of the UK equity income market with journalist Alexis Xydias. With the first three months of 2015 showing strong returns for both the Artemis Income Fund and UK markets generally, Nick Shenton discusses the fund’s top contributors – including overseas holdings Novartis and Bayer – and […]

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