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Simon Clements, Peter Michaelis
The Fund invests in a broad range of worldwide investments based on the team's view of their long-term return prospects. Typically, between 45% and 85% will be invested in shares. It will invest only in companies that meet the team’s rules for environmental and social responsibility.
The 14-strong Sustainable Investment team, which is headed by Peter Michaelis, transferred to Liontrust from Alliance Trust Investments (ATI) in April 2017 and was previously running the Sustainable Future Fund range at Aviva Investors. Peter, with 16 years’ experience in investing, was previously Head of SRI at Aviva Investors and has been running the funds since their launch in 2001.
In a fast changing world, we believe the companies that will survive and thrive are those which improve people’s quality of life, be it through medical, technological or educational advances; driving improvements in the efficiency with which we use increasingly scarce resources; and helping to build a more stable, resilient and prosperous economy. The process seeks to invest in high-quality organisations with robust business fundamentals, strong management and attractive valuations; adaptors and innovators capitalising on change, accessing new markets and opportunities and outperforming their competitors; and companies that are creating real and lasting value for shareholders and society, now and in the future.
We invest in a focused portfolio of corporate bonds that are attractively valued and take into consideration environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors by investing in companies that manage these exposures to minimise risk. As active managers, we believe in a high conviction approach to ensure we develop a thorough understanding of our holdings and the factors that influence their long-term value. There are two main stages to the process: seeking to identify superior bonds and construct resilient portfolios.
• Past performance is not a guide to future performance. • Do remember that the value of an investment and the income from it can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the amount originally invested. • The Fund has holdings which are denominated in currencies other than Sterling and may be affected by movements in exchange rates. Consequently the value of an investment may rise or fall in line with the exchange rates. • Investments in emerging markets may involve a higher element of risk due to less well regulated markets and political and economic instability. • Fluctuations in interest rates are likely to affect the value of the bonds and other fixed-interest securities held by the Fund. If long-term interest rates rise, the value of your shares is likely to fall. • The fund can invest in derivatives. Derivatives are used to protect against currencies, credit and interests rates move or for investment purposes. There is a risk that losses could be made on derivative positions or that the counterparties could fail to complete on transactions.
• The information and opinions provided should not be construed as advice for investment in any product or security mentioned. • Always research your own investments and consult with a regulated investment adviser before investing.
Source: Financial Express. Total return.
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Fund size, number of holdings and active share data is as at previous month end. Historic yield and performance data is as at previous working day.
Historic yield: Reflects distributions declared over the past 12 months as a percentage of the mid-market unit price. It does not include any preliminary charge and investors may be subject to tax on their distributions.