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UK Stock Story - Learning Technologies Group
May 19/05/2022

In this UK Stock Story, David Gorman introduces Learning Technologies Group (LTG). “Our employees are our most important asset.” How many times have we read this bit of vacuous corporate-speak and rolled our eyes? If employers truly value their staff, they will be investing properly in training and development. LTG is here to help with that.

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AIM Stock Story - Eckoh
May 11/05/2022

Cyber & Digital Security is one of our positive investment themes and one of the reasons why we invested in Eckoh PLC. In this AIM portfolio stock feature, Castlefield fund manager David Elton introduces one company making our online lives safer and more efficient.

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Alliance Manchester Business School Lecture
May 10/05/2022

After two years of restrictions, we’re extra keen to get out and talk to people about Castlefield and our thoughtful approach to investing. David Gorman, our Head of Research, was at Alliance Manchester Business School, spreading the word.

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UK Stock Story – MPac Group
Apr 21/04/2022

We dislike the environmental impact of packaging but recognise its importance. Building the machines that assemble things like food and medicine, MPac Group is at the forefront of new developments in packaging. It’s all about helping customers meet demand for eco-friendly packaging and reducing pointless plastic.

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Cryptocurrencies
Mar 29/03/2022

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are being advertised in record number, regularly appearing in mainstream media - often with celebrity endorsement and exaggerated claims. But is this unregulated asset all it’s cracked up to be?

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UK Stock Story – Smart Metering Systems PLC
Mar 18/03/2022

Smart meters are a common sight these days, as we all try to understand and reduce our energy consumption. We invest in Scottish company Smart Metering Systems, which is at the forefront of the government-mandated roll-out of smart meters, in support of its commitment to Net Zero ambitions.

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COP 15 – Biodiversity
Mar 17/03/2022

In this article, European fund manager Rory Hammerson looks at how COP15 is seen as the most critical biodiversity summit in a decade, with natural species declining at unprecedented rates in human history.

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Financial Gifts and the Tax Year End
Mar 16/03/2022

When we consider giving with our clients this predominately takes on two forms: charitable giving and making financial gifts to family. With both, there are considerations to be made at tax year end.

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European Stock Story of the Month – NX Filtration
Mar 09/03/2022

This month’s European stock story features Dutch company NX Filtration which provides nanofiltration technology to address issues around water scarcity and water quality. Rory Hammerson looks at how they've utilised a scientific advance using nanotechnology, enabling customers to produce pure water, treat wastewater and reduce their water footprint.

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Castlefield clients at the forefront of ESG
Mar 07/03/2022

2022 sees Castlefield celebrate its twentieth anniversary. In this piece, Olivia Bowen looks back at her career (which started at a similar time) and recounts how the world of ethical investment has progressed and how our clients are still at the forefront of ESG.

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