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GF UK Equity Fund

Fund launch date 03/03/2014
Fund size £41,059,175.22
Number of holdings 79
Managed by current team for 8 years
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The Fund

The Liontrust GF UK Equity Fund is constructed of four sub-portfolios, managed by James de Uphaugh, Chris Field, Imran Sattar and John King. Three of the sub-portfolios, which account for roughly 90% of the Fund, invest primarily in FTSE 350 stocks, while the fourth sub-portfolio invests in UK smaller companies. The team has the ability to invest up to 20% of the Fund in overseas equities. The Fund aims to deliver a total return after costs and charges, combining income and capital growth, in excess of its benchmark over any five-year period.

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
Class Launch Date
Comparator Benchmark 1
FTSE All Share
Comparator Benchmark 2
IA UK All Companies
Single Price
Offer Price
Price Date

Awards and ratings

Morningstar Sustainability rated 4 Morningstar Sustainability Rating: 4

Meet the team

James de Uphaugh, Chris Field, Imran Sattar and John King joined Liontrust in April 2022 as part of the acquisition of Majedie Asset Management and are members of the Global Fundamental team. James, who has 34 years’ experience managing institutional portfolios, is also responsible for managing the Edinburgh Investment Trust. Chris, who has 35 years’ experience, also manages the LF Liontrust UK Income Fund, and is co-manager of the LF Liontrust UK Focus Fund and deputy manager of the Edinburgh Investment Trust. James and Chris co-founded Majedie in 2002, with colleagues from the UK team at Mercury Asset Management. Imran, who joined Majedie in 2018, has 25 years’ experience managing UK equity funds at Blackrock and Mercury Asset Management. He is also responsible for co-manging the LF Liontrust UK Focus Fund. John has 12 years’ industry experience and worked at AXA, Jefferies, UBS and N+1 Singer prior to joining Majedie in 2019.

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Our Investment Process

Since the Fund’s inception in 2014, the four-manager investment team has consistently applied a flexible investment process, which avoids inbuilt style biases and enables the team to pursue investment alpha regardless of economic and market conditions. 
This flexible approach is the natural by-product of the multi-manager structure.
Fundamental analysis is at the core of the team’s approach. The team focuses on shares which, in their view, offer the best risk/reward profiles, whilst ensuring that the portfolio is well balanced and risk is carefully targeted.
ESG (environmental, social and governance) considerations are embedded across the investment approach. 
The fund managers are first and foremost stock pickers. However macro-economic research is also woven into the team’s bottom-up analysis.
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 since fund launch date

Discrete performance (%)

As at previous quarter 12 months ending: Mar 22 Mar 21 Mar 20 Mar 19 Mar 18

Cumulative performance (%)

As at previous day end 1 month 3 months 6 months YTD 1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years Since Inception

Current positioning

Top 10 Holdings (%)

Sector Breakdown (%)

Geographic Breakdown (%)

Source: Liontrust as at -.

Additional Information
Minimum initial investment
Minimum additional investment
Ex-dividend date
30 June, 31 December
Distribution date
31 August, 28 February
Sedol code
ISIN code
Initial charge
Ongoing Charges Figure
Included within the OCF is the Annual Management Charge

Key features of the Fund

The Fund aims to produce a total return in excess of the FTSE All-Share Index over the long term through investment in a diversified portfolio of predominantly UK equities. 

The Fund's portfolio will be constructed taking into consideration macroeconomic factors (such as interest rates, GDP, monetary and fiscal trends), the outlook for different economic sectors and market capitalisations, and stock-specific factors (such as valuation, market position, investment potential, management quality and financial strength). The Fund is actively managed. The Fund is managed in reference to a benchmark in that it has a target to outperform the FTSE All-Share Index but is not constrained by the Index in any way. 

There is no policy to restrict investment to any particular economic sector or industry. 

The Fund intends to invest in the equity securities of companies which are listed or traded on one or more Markets listed in Appendix I to the Prospectus. At least 80% of the Fund will be invested in UK equities, with the balance in international equities (which for the avoidance of doubt could include emerging markets equities), cash or near cash. 

The Fund may invest up to 10% of its Net Asset Value in other collective investment schemes such as money market funds invested in for cash management purposes. 

There can be no guarantee that the investment objective of the Fund will be achieved.

This Fund may not be appropriate for investors who plan to withdraw their money within 5 years.
6 (Please refer to the Fund KIID for further detail on how this is calculated)

FTSE All-Share Index

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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.


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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