How a fund manager performs is not just down to the talent of the individual or team but also the culture and environment in which they work. Creating the right culture for fund managers to perform has been a central tenet of Liontrust since the company was launched in 1995.
We have created an environment in which fund managers can focus on running money and not get distracted by other day-to-day aspects of running a fund management business, particularly administration.
The fund managers have flexibility over their working environment. Anthony Cross, for example, likes to work away from the noise of the City and to concentrate on fund management in a quiet environment. “It makes an enormous difference to my productivity.”
Another aspect of the Liontrust culture is that the fund managers invest in funds they run, which shows a belief in and a commitment to their investment processes and fellow investors.