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Liontrust Global Equity Team

Global Equity Fund

James Dowey

The Fund

The Fund is managed by James Dowey and aims to generate capital growth over the long term (5 years or more). The Fund invests in global equities on the basis of James’ disruption investing philosophy. In constructing the portfolio, James seeks companies that are disruptors, enablers and embracers.

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James Dowey
The Fund Manager - James Dowey

James manages the Liontrust Global Equity Fund. He also works closely with Robin Geffen to manage the Liontrust Global Equity Team investment process and leads the team’s global economic research. Prior to joining Liontrust, James was CIO at Neptune Investment Management and has taught at the London School of Economics and Aberdeen Business School and worked in actuarial consultancy. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and degrees in economics from Edinburgh and King’s College, Cambridge.

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The Global Equity Process

The fund managers believe the key to generating long-term outperformance is through high conviction, long-term, research-led company selection. When combined with the team’s portfolio construction, this approach can drive returns that are largely uncorrelated to the successes and failures of popular investment styles such as growth (investing in growing companies) and value (holding relatively cheap companies).

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Finding the FAANGs of the future

Robin Geffen

The growth of mega tech companies has led the US market and accelerated due to Covid-19. Robin Geffen examines whether... Read more

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Global Equity Fund

Read the latest update for the Liontrust Global Equity Fund.

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Awards and ratings

FE Crown Rated - 5
Liontrust Global Equity Fund
FE fundinfo Crown Rating: 5
Rayner Spencer Mills - R Rated Fund
Liontrust Global Equity Fund
Rayner Spencer Mills rated


Discrete performance

30-06-2019 -
30-06-2018 -
30-06-2017 -
30-06-2016 -
30-06-2015 -
Liontrust Global Equity 23.04% 2.00% 19.45% 25.61% -5.95%
IA Global 5.36% 7.50% 9.12% 23.71% 6.68%
MSCI ACWI 3.10% 6.14% 10.81% 19.15% -3.19%
Liontrust Global Equity
IA Global
Cumulative performance

To previous working day 6 months 1 year 3 year 5 year 10 year Since launch
Liontrust Global Equity 32.84% 28.08% 50.38% 102.72% 144.78% 567.52%
IA Global 23.21% 6.25% 25.76% 78.16% 148.12% 235.28%
MSCI ACWI 28.05% 7.35% 23.33% 59.34% 145.91% 209.31%
To previous working day
Liontrust Global Equity
IA Global

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 Global Equity (GE) team may involve investment in smaller companies - these stocks may be less liquid and the price swings greater than those in, for example, larger companies. Investment in funds managed by the GE team may involve foreign currencies and may be subject to fluctuations in value due to movements in exchange rates. The team may invest in emerging markets/soft currencies or in financial derivative instruments, both of which may have the effect of increasing volatility. Some of the funds managed by the GE team hold a concentrated portfolio of stocks, meaning that if the price of one of these stocks should move significantly, this may have a notable effect on the value of that portfolio.


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Source: Financial Express. Total return, bid-to-bid. This page is showing performance data and information for an income producing share class. Please go to our Interactive Fund Centre for performance data and information on the Fund’s other share classes.

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Key fund information

  • Launch date12/31/2001
  • IA sectorIA Global
  • Fund size£208,955,600.00
  • Number of holdings38
  • Active Share83.51%

Fund size and number of holdings 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 holdings in the benchmark, a 0% active share is a portfolio identical to the benchmark.

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