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GF Sustainable Future Global Growth Fund

Fund launch date 12/11/2019
Fund size $392,448,421.66
Number of holdings 45
Managed by current team for 2 years
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The Fund

The Fund aims to deliver capital growth over the long term (5 years or more) using the Sustainable Future investment process to invest in companies globally. This process uses a thematic approach to identify the key structural growth trends that will shape the global economy of the future and the fund managers then seek to invest in well run companies whose products and operations capitalise on these transformative changes.

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of an investment and the income generated from it can fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you originally invested.
Key Information
Manager Inception Date of Fund
12/11/2019
Class Launch Date
12/11/2019
Comparator Benchmark 1
MSCI World
Price
Single Price
$12.106
Offer Price
-
Price Date
30/12/2021

Awards and Ratings

Citywire fund manager rating Citywire Manager Rating: AA
Morningstar Rating Morningstar Rating: 4
Morningstar Sustainability rated 5 Morningstar Sustainability Rating: 5
3D Investing 3D Investing Fund Rating: AA

Meet the team

Simon Clements, Peter Michaelis and Chris Foster joined Liontrust in April 2017 as part of the acquisition of Alliance Trust Investments (ATI). Prior to managing funds and ATI for five years, Simon spent 12 years at Aviva Investors where latterly he was Head of Global Equities. Peter has been managing money in Sustainable and Responsible Investment for over 20 years when he was promoted to lead Portfolio Manager at Aviva Investors, before being made Head of Sustainable and Responsible Investment. Chris joined ATI through the management training programme after graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Edinburgh. Chris is a CFA Charterholder. 

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Meet the tea

“Over our first 20 years of managing the SF funds, our investments have been successful because they have provided something society needs.”

Our Investment Process

The investment process seeks to generate strong returns from investing in companies aiming to deliver profits through positive social and environmental impacts. The fund managers look at the world through the prism of three mega trends – Better resource efficiency (cleaner), Improved health (healthier) and Greater safety and resilience (safer) – and then 20 themes within these.

If a company has significant exposure to one of the themes, the fund managers verify how sustainable the rest of its activities are. For each company, the fund managers determine the key ESG factors that are important indicators of future success and assess how well these are managed, via the proprietary Liontrust Sustainability Matrix.

Companies in which the fund managers invest will have robust business fundamentals with a proven ability to deliver high returns on equity (RoE) through sustaining margins and asset turnover. Typically, these companies have a maintainable competitive advantage through scale, technology or business model.

The fund managers invest in well-run companies whose products and operations capitalise on the transformative changes the Liontrust Sustainable Investment team has highlighted, may benefit financially from them and score well on ESG, business fundamentals and valuation. The managers believe identifying these powerful themes and investing in exposed companies can make for attractive and sustainable investments.

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of an investment and the income generated from it can fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you originally invested.

Performance

Performance since manager inception date (%)

Discrete performance (%)

As at previous quarter 12 months ending: Mar 22 Mar 21 Mar 20 Mar 19 Mar 18
Liontrust GF Sustainable Future Global Growth -2.1 60.8 - - -
MSCI World 10.1 54.0 - - -

Cumulative performance (%)

As at previous day end 1 month 3 months 6 months YTD 1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years Since Inception
Liontrust GF Sustainable Future Global Growth -3.4 -13.3 -26.0 -27.6 -20.8 - - - 21.1
MSCI World -2.0 -7.4 -11.6 -14.5 -6.3 - - - 25.7

Source: FE fundinfo as at 27/05/2022. Performance figures are shown in USD. Total return performance figures are calculated net of costs and charges, on a bid price to bid price basis (mid to mid for OEICs) with net income (dividends) reinvested. Where applicable the quartile rank is for the primary share class within the sector. If your investment is made in a currency other than that used in the past performance calculation the return may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations.

Current positioning

Top 10 Holdings (%)

VISA INC. 4.59
ALPHABET INC 4.43
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC 3.75
AMERICAN TOWER CORP 3.39
CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS INC 3.39
LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP PLC 3.22
ILLUMINA INC 2.78
WASTE CONNECTIONS INC 2.77
PALO ALTO NETWORKS INC 2.73
NVR INC 2.68

Sector Breakdown (%)

Information Technology 34.76
Health Care 15.79
Financials 14.58
Industrials 10.39
Consumer Discretionary 8.95
Communications 7.24
Real Estate 5.89
Materials 1.74
Money Market 0.63

Geographic Breakdown (%)

USA
64.70
UK
8.63
Germany
7.01
Japan
5.44
Netherlands
4.51
Sweden
2.36
Denmark
2.34
Switzerland
1.53
Luxembourg
1.52
Spain
1.28
Money Market
0.63

Source: Liontrust as at 29/04/2022.

Source: FE fundinfo
Additional Information
Minimum initial investment
$1,000
Minimum additional investment
$1,000
Ex-dividend date
1 February, 1 August
Distribution date
Sedol code
BK7ZBC6
ISIN code
IE00BK7ZBC60
Charges
Initial charge
-
Ongoing Charges Figure
1.63%
Included within the OCF is the Annual Management Charge
1.50%

Additional resources

The Sustainable team’s Annual Review measures the impact of their investments and analyses the success of their engagement initiatives. 

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The Sustainable team’s latest Engagement and Voting Review covers the work done to drive improvement in the businesses held across the Sustainable Future funds and progress made on proactive engagement initiatives during 2021.

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Learn more about how Liontrust is complying with the SFDR requirements.

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Fund insights

Key features of the Fund

The Fund aims to achieve capital growth over the long term (five years or more) through investment in sustainable securities, predominantly consisting of global equities. Typically at least 90% of the Fund will be invested in the shares of global companies, with up to 10% in bonds and cash. The Fund will only invest in companies that meet defined ethical considerations and will benefit from improvements in environmental standards and a shift towards a more sustainable economic system. While the Fund will invest predominantly in companies from developed markets it may also invest up to 20% in emerging market securities. In normal conditions, the Fund will aim to hold a diversified portfolio, although at times the Investment Adviser may decide to hold a more concentrated portfolio, and it is possible that a substantial portion of the Fund could be invested in cash or cash equivalents. The Fund is not expected to have any exposure to derivatives (contracts whose value is linked to the expected future price movements of an underlying asset) in normal circumstances but may on occasion use them for investment, efficient portfolio management and for hedging purposes including gaining exposure to financial indices.
5 years or more.
6 (Please refer to the Fund KIID for further detail on how this is calculated)

Active
The Fund is considered to be actively managed in reference to MSCI World (the "Benchmark") by virtue of the fact that it uses the Benchmark for performance comparison purposes. Some of the Fund's securities may be components of and may have similar weightings to the Benchmark. However the Benchmark is not used to define the portfolio composition of the Fund or as a performance target and the Fund may be wholly invested in securities which are not constituents of the Benchmark.
The Fund is a financial product subject to Article 9 of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).

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Key Risks 

Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of an investment and the income generated from it can fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may get back less than you originally invested. The issue of units/shares in Liontrust Funds may be subject to an initial charge, which will have an impact on the realisable value of the investment, particularly in the short term. Investments should always be considered as long term.

 

Investment in the Fund involves foreign currencies and may be subject to fluctuations in value due to movements in exchange rates.

 

Disclaimer

This is a marketing communication. Before making an investment, you should read the relevant Prospectus and the Key Investor Information Document (KIID), which provide full product details including investment charges and risks. These documents can be obtained, free of charge, from www.liontrust.co.uk or direct from Liontrust. Always research your own investments. If you are not a professional investor please consult a regulated financial adviser regarding the suitability of such an investment for you and your personal circumstances. 

 

This 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. Examples of stocks are provided for general information only to demonstrate our investment philosophy. The investment being promoted is for units in a fund, not directly in the underlying assets. It contains information and analysis that is believed to be accurate at the time of publication, but is subject to change without notice. Whilst care has been taken in compiling the content of this document, no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made by Liontrust as to its accuracy or completeness, including for external sources (which may have been used) which have not been verified. It should not be copied, forwarded, reproduced, divulged or otherwise distributed in any form whether by way of fax, email, oral or otherwise, in whole or in part without the express and prior written consent of Liontrust.

 
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