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16 Apr 2024

Stephenson Harwood advises Sanctum on launch of AI-powered investment fund


Stephenson Harwood has advised investment services firm Sanctum FI LLP (Sanctum), on the launch of an Artificial Intelligence-powered investment fund.

Sanctum is the investment manager of Financial Science Holdings Limited (FSHL), a newly established closed-ended investment scheme based in Guernsey.

FSHL aims to generate long-term capital growth through a diversified portfolio primarily consisting of equity securities and bonds. The investment strategy focuses on enhanced investment performance at low cost through evolving machine learning algorithms. The core algorithmic engine applies machine learning to a wide range of fundamental, price and other data to select undervalued stocks and bonds across a risk adjusted portfolio.

These algorithms are designed to determine a regularly updated portfolio structure and identify and select the component percentage compositions of securities to optimise compounding long term capital growth for investors. The machine learning algorithms originated from extensive research and development into algorithmic trading using artificial intelligence with very large processing capabilities.

The Stephenson Harwood team was led by London-based corporate partner Nick Horton, who was supported by managing associate Kate Longman, technology partner Naomi Leach and associate Martha Hampton. The Stephenson Harwood team worked alongside Carey Olsen (partner Matt Brehaut, senior associate Rachel de la Haye and associate Bhavik Mehta), who advised Sanctum on all Guernsey legal and regulatory aspects related to the fund.



Nick Horton

Nick Horton

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Kate Longman

Kate Longman
Managing associate

T:  +44 20 7809 2123 M:  Email Kate | Vcard Office:  London


Freddie Harrison
Senior communications & PR manager

T: +44 20 7809 2832 
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