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Global Innovation Fund

James Dowey & Storm Uru

The Fund

The Fund is managed by James Dowey and Storm Uru. James started managing the Fund in July 2019 and was joined by Storm in February 2021. They have jointly developed the Global Innovation approach to the Global Equity investment process that is applied to the management of the Global Innovation Fund. The Fund aims to generate capital growth over the long term (5 years or more). The Fund invests in global equities on the basis of James and Storm’s disruption investing philosophy. In constructing the portfolio, the managers seek companies that are disruptors, enablers and embracers.

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James Dowey
The Fund Manager - James Dowey

James joined Liontrust as part of the acquisition of Neptune Investment Management in October 2019. James co-manages the Liontrust Global Dividend and Liontrust Global Innovation funds with Storm Uru by applying the Global Innovation approach to the Global Equity investment process. James has 15 years of experience in the industry and has also researched and taught the history of innovation at the London School of Economics and advised the UK government on its innovation strategy. He 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.

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Storm Uru
The Fund Manager - Storm Uru

Storm joined Liontrust as part of the acquisition of Neptune Investment Management in October 2019. Storm co-manages the Liontrust Global Dividend and Liontrust Global Innovation funds with James Dowey by applying the Global Innovation approach to the Global Equity investment process.  Storm also undertakes research on the industrials sector within the Global Equity team, having joined Neptune Investment Management in 2014. 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.

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The Global Equity Process

The fund managers believe the key to generating outperformance is through high conviction, long-term, research-led company selection that aims to identify long-term winners. The managers seek to invest in excellent companies that are positively exposed to powerful trends or have distinct and differentiated characteristics that will result in consistently above market returns over the long term. 

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Global Innovation Fund

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Awards and ratings

Citywire - Fund Manager rated AA
James Dowey
Citywire Manager rating: AA
Citywire - Fund Manager rated AA
Storm Uru
Citywire Manager rating: AA
FE Crown Rated - 4
Liontrust Global Innovation Fund
FE fundinfo Crown Rating: 4
Rayner Spencer Mills - R Rated Fund
Liontrust Global Innovation Fund
RSMR Rated Fund


Discrete performance

30-09-2020 -
30-09-2019 -
30-09-2018 -
30-09-2017 -
30-09-2016 -
Liontrust Global Innovation 19.53% 29.94% 1.95% 16.51% 20.37%
IA Global 23.20% 7.19% 5.98% 11.63% 14.92%
MSCI ACWI 27.45% 9.05% 2.53% 11.15% 18.34%
Liontrust Global Innovation
IA Global
Cumulative performance

To previous working day 6 months 1 year 3 year 5 year 10 year Since launch
Liontrust Global Innovation 14.07% 18.36% 79.99% 118.18% 235.08% 735.69%
IA Global 10.48% 20.48% 57.58% 82.67% 239.34% 337.72%
MSCI ACWI 8.92% 24.39% 64.40% 96.11% 261.11% 326.82%
To previous working day
Liontrust Global Innovation
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. Index returns are in local currency and the average returns of the sector are in sterling. 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£298,855,717.92
  • Number of holdings42

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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