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GF Macro Equity Income Fund

Stephen Bailey & Jamie Clark

The Fund

The Fund was launched in April 2014 as the Irish-domiciled feeder fund into Liontrust Macro Equity Income, which has been managed since launch in October 2003 by Stephen Bailey and since 2007 by co-manager Jamie Clark. The fund managers invest in UK-listed companies, with up to 20% in overseas companies, and aim to provide a rising level of income along with capital growth. They believe the identification and interpretation of major economic, political and social developments offer scope to add long-term investment value. The fund managers’ conviction is shown by the fact they may have 0% weightings in major sectors.

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The Macro-Thematic team

The Macro-Thematic team

Stephen Bailey (left) and Jamie Clark (right) have over 45 years of combined investment experience and moved to Liontrust in 2012. Stephen started his career in the mid-1980s and joined Walker Crips in 1987 as investment director. Jamie joined Walker Crips in 2003 and prior to that was a Junior Proprietary Trader at First New York Securities.

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The Macro-Thematic Process

The process is based on the analysis of economic, political, social and cultural developments to identify Macro-Themes. The fund managers define a Macro-Theme as an undiscounted, structural change in the process of realisation; and the related passage to theme-maturity, as the macro-trend. The fund managers believe this investment process equips them to locate unappreciated investment ideas and capture the full, long-term potential of each portfolio holding. There are four stages to the process: theme discovery; identification of theme-assisted and theme-impaired companies; bottom-up analysis of prospective investments; portfolio construction and management.

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Five key Macro Themes for 2019

Jamie Clark

'Rising Rates' and 'Ageing Population' are two of the Liontrust Macro Thematic team’s key themes for 2019. Find out what other top-down factors are... Read more

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GF Macro Equity Income Fund

Read the latest update for the Liontrust GF Macro Equity Income Fund.
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Discrete performance

31-12-2017 -
31-12-2016 -
31-12-2015 -
31-12-2014 -
31-12-2013 -
Liontrust GF Macro Equity Income -12.56% 9.16% 6.08% 4.87% N/A
Equity - UK -11.23% 11.56% 8.85% 4.85% N/A
FTSE All Share -9.47% 13.10% 16.75% 0.98% N/A
Liontrust GF Macro Equity Income
Equity - UK
FTSE All Share
Cumulative performance

To previous working day 6 months 1 year 3 year 5 year 10 year Since launch
Liontrust GF Macro Equity Income -6.21% -8.16% 13.28% N/A N/A 11.17%
Equity - UK -10.02% -8.36% 20.38% N/A N/A 18.11%
FTSE All Share -7.80% -5.88% 34.68% N/A N/A 27.57%
To previous working day
Liontrust GF Macro Equity Income
Equity - UK
FTSE All Share

Key Risks

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Do remember that the value of an investment and the income generated from them can fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed, therefore, you may not get back the amount originally invested and potentially risk total loss of capital. Investment in Funds managed by the Macro Thematic team involves foreign currencies and may be subject to fluctuations in value due to movements in exchange rates. The Fund’s expenses are charged to capital. This has the effect of increasing dividends while constraining capital appreciation. The performance of the Liontrust GF Macro Equity Income Fund may differ from the performance of the Liontrust Macro Equity Income Fund and is likely to be lower than its corresponding Master Fund due to additional fees and expenses.


The information and opinions provided should not be construed as advice for investment in any product or security mentioned, an offer to buy or sell units/shares of Funds mentioned, or a solicitation to purchase securities in any company or investment product. Always research your own investments and (if you are not a professional or a financial adviser) consult suitability with a regulated financial adviser before investing.

Source: Financial Express. Total return. The GF Macro Equity Income Fund C4 was launched on 01.07.14 and therefore discrete data is not available for more than two 12 month periods. Returns are in local currency.

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Key fund information

  • Launch date04/04/2014
  • SectorEquity - UK
  • BenchmarkFTSE All Share
  • Fund size£9,677,740.67
  • Number of holdings47
  • Active Share64.03%
  • Historic yield10.00%

Fund size, number of holdings and active share data is as at previous month end. Performance data is as at previous working day.

Active Share: The fraction of a portfolio invested differently to its benchmark. A 100% active share is a portfolio with no weightings in the benchmark, a 0% active share is a portfolio identical to the benchmark.

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