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Global Dividend Fund

Fund launch date 20/12/2012
Fund size £358,094,782.43
Number of holdings 40
Managed by current team for 5 years
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The Fund

The Fund was launched in 2012. Storm started managing the Fund in August 2017 and was joined by James in February 2021. They have jointly developed the Global Innovation investment process that is applied to the management of the Global Dividend Fund.  The Fund has a formal objective of delivering a net target yield of at least the net yield of the MSCI World Index every year and the potential for long term (5 years or more) capital growth. The managers also seek to produce annual dividend growth and to maximise the total return of the Fund over the long term.

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
MSCI World
Comparator Benchmark 2
IA Global Equity Income
Single Price
Offer Price
Price Date

Awards and Ratings

Fund Manager of the Year Awards 2021 Fund Manager of the Year Awards 2021 Best Global Income Fund
Citywire fund manager rating Citywire Manager Rating: +
FEfundinfo Crown Rating FE fundinfo Crown Rating: 4
Morningstar Fund Rating: 5 Morningstar Rating: 5

Meet the team

Storm Uru, James Dowey and Clare Clare Pleydell-Bouverie moved to Liontrust as part of the acquisition of Neptune Investment Management in October 2019. Storm joined Neptune in 2014, and prior to this, he graduated with an MBS in International Business from Massey University in 2011 and an MBA in Finance at the University of Oxford in 2014. James has researched and taught the history of innovation at the London School of Economics. James has an MA in Economics from Edinburgh University, an MPhil in Economics from King’s College, Cambridge University, and a PhD from the London School of Economics. rior to joining Neptune, Clare undertook third party research for private equity firms across a variety of industries. Clare graduated from Christ Church College, Oxford University with a first-class degree in history. Clare is a CFA Charterholder.

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Meet the tea

Our Investment Process

The fund managers believe the key to generating outperformance is through high conviction, long-term, research-led company selection.
The Liontrust Global Dividend Fund focuses on investing in innovative businesses for both capital growth and income, believing that innovative businesses represent the best investments to meet either of these objectives. 

The managers believe that the traditional approach to income investing, focused on investing in companies with relatively high current yields, is challenged in today’s highly disruptive economy where many high yield companies face significant risks from disruptive change. Investing in innovative businesses presents a superior approach to income investing in these conditions.

Though not every great innovation is a great investment. In assessing an innovative business as an investment, it is essential to judge it not by its cleverness or novelty but simply by the value it creates for its customers and its ability to capture an adequate share of this value for its shareholders. Innovative businesses have the potential to deliver high investment returns because they can grow at a low cost of growth.

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: Jun 22 Jun 21 Jun 20 Jun 19 Jun 18
Liontrust Global Dividend -7.3 26.5 9.9 17.2 8.8
MSCI World -2.6 24.4 5.9 10.3 9.3
IA Global Equity Income 1.0 21.2 -2.6 8.4 3.6
Quartile Ranking 4 2 1 1 1

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 Global Dividend 4.1 7.8 -3.6 -4.5 -0.1 33.2 73.9 - 159.9
MSCI World 5.7 5.6 1.7 -3.2 3.7 35.5 66.6 - 228.4
IA Global Equity Income 3.2 2.4 0.6 -1.8 3.6 22.5 39.4 - 136.7
Quartile Ranking 1 1 4 3 4 1 1 - -

Source: FE fundinfo as at 10/08/2022. Performance figures are shown in GBX. 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 (%)

HALMA 3.04

Sector Breakdown (%)

Information Technology 29.73
Financials 13.89
Consumer Discretionary 12.53
Industrials 10.83
Communications 9.04
Health Care 7.42
Materials 5.46
Consumer Staples 5.13
Real Estate 1.92
Money Market 1.80
Utilities 1.17
Energy 1.04

Geographic Breakdown (%)

New Zealand
Money Market

Source: Liontrust as at 29/07/2022.

Source: FE fundinfo
Additional Information
Minimum initial investment
Minimum additional investment
Ex-dividend date
1 January, 1 April, 1 July, 1 October
Distribution date
28 February, 31 May, 31 August, 30 November
Sedol code
ISIN code
Initial charge
Ongoing Charges Figure
Included within the OCF is the Annual Management Charge
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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. 



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