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Global Smaller Companies

Fund launch date 31/12/2007
Fund size £24,241,060.19
Number of holdings 45
Managed by current team for 16 years
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The Fund

The Liontrust Global Smaller Companies Fund is managed by Tom Hosking and Hong Yi Chen. The Fund aims to generate capital growth over the long term (5 years or more). The Fund invests at least 80% of the portfolio in shares of small sized companies across the world. These are companies which, at the time of purchase, have a market capitalisation of under £10 billion.

You are able to redeem your investment from the Fund at any time and there is no exit fee for doing so.

Past performance does not predict future returns. You may get back less than you originally invested. Reference to specific securities is not intended as a recommendation to purchase or sell any investment.
Key Information
Manager Inception Date of Fund
31/12/2007
Class Launch Date
30/06/2016
Comparator Benchmark 2
IA Global
Price
Single Price
258.190p
Offer Price
-
Price Date
22/04/2024

Awards and Rating

Morningstar Rating Morningstar Rating: 4

Meet the team

Tom Hosking and Hong Yi Chen joined Liontrust in April 2022 as part of the acquisition of Majedie Asset Management and are members of the Global Fundamental team. Tom joined Majedie as an analyst on the graduate programme in 2014. Hong joined Majedie as an analyst on the graduate programme in 2010.

Meet the tea

Our Investment Process

The fund managers' process is based on the philosophy that change creates investment opportunities. 
The approach accepts the uncertainty associated with change and seeks to identify, through deep analysis of a company’s fundamentals, when change has created an asymmetry of potential returns to the upside. The changes that the companies within the fund seek to exploit sit along a range.
At one end is External Change. These changes originate outside of a company and can result in significant beneficial tailwinds. The catalysts for External Change are wide ranging and may include the arrival of a new technology that is transforming an industry, environmental change or demographic change that may take years to work through.
At the other end of the range is Internal Change. These changes originate from within a company and enable it to re-engineer itself so that its future is very different from its past. The catalysts for Internal Change may include new management teams, restructuring or pivoting to new business models and products.

The team seeks to identify companies that can exploit multiple change catalysts because this is often when change is most pronounced and the potential opportunity most advantageous.

Past performance does not predict future returns. You may get back less than you originally invested. Reference to specific securities is not intended as a recommendation to purchase or sell any investment.

Performance

Performance since manager inception date (%)

Discrete performance (%)

As at previous quarter 12 months ending: Mar 24 Mar 23 Mar 22 Mar 21 Mar 20
Liontrust Global Smaller Companies 26.3 -10.0 1.8 48.5 -6.1
IA Global 16.7 -2.6 8.4 40.6 -6.0
Quartile Ranking 1 4 4 2 2

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 Smaller Companies -5.5 5.0 18.3 3.5 18.4 1.7 47.2 172.9 158.2
IA Global -2.8 5.2 15.4 4.7 12.3 15.1 52.7 154.0 229.5
Quartile Ranking 4 3 2 3 2 4 3 2 -

Source: FE fundinfo as at 22/04/2024. 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 (%)

INSTALLED BUILDING PRODUCTS INC
6.37
FRONTDOOR INC
4.46
VERTIV HOLDINGS CO
4.42
ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC.
3.93
PERFORMANCE FOOD GROUP CO
3.65
COPA HOLDINGS SA
3.57
IONIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
3.53
FINMECCANICA
3.10
LGI HOMES, INC.
3.03
FEVERTREE DRINKS PLC
2.91

Sector Breakdown (%)

Industrials
35.23
Consumer Discretionary
30.48
Health Care
11.03
Consumer Staples
10.98
Information Technology
4.77
Materials
2.74
Financials
2.23
Communications
1.26
Money Market
1.24

Geographic Breakdown (%)

USA
62.03
UK
10.39
Japan
7.81
Panama
3.57
Italy
3.10
India
2.86
Norway
2.25
Peru
2.23
Denmark
2.14
Switzerland
1.78
Cash & Cash Equivalents
1.24
Korea
0.56
Source: FE fundinfo
Additional Information
Minimum initial investment
£250,000
Minimum additional investment
£0
Ex-dividend date
1 January
Distribution date
28 February (Final)
Sedol code
B29MXF6
ISIN code
GB00B29MXF68
Charges
Initial charge
-
Ongoing Charges Figure
0.87%
Included within the OCF is the Annual Management Charge
0.75%

For more information on the OCF, see our costs and charges page.

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Key Risks 

Past performance does not predict future returns. You may get back less than you originally invested. Overseas investments may carry a higher currency risk. They are valued by reference to their local currency which may move up or down when compared to the currency of the Fund. As the Fund is primarily exposed to smaller companies there may be liquidity constraints from time to time, i.e. in certain circumstances, the fund may not be able to sell a position for full value or at all in the short term. This may affect performance and could cause the fund to defer or suspend redemptions of its shares. In addition the spread between the price you buy and sell units will reflect the less liquid nature of the underlying holdings. Outside of normal conditions, the Fund may hold higher levels of cash which may be deposited with several credit counterparties (e.g. international banks). A credit risk arises should one or more of these counterparties be unable to return the deposited cash. Counterparty Risk: any derivative contract, including FX hedging, may be at risk if the counterparty fails. ESG Risk: In reference to any component (where applicable) of a fund's investment process that uses external ESG data, there may be limitations to the availability, completeness or accuracy of ESG information from third-party providers, or inconsistencies in the consideration of ESG factors across different third party data providers, given the evolving nature of ESG. There is no guarantee that an absolute return will be generated over a three year time period or within another time period.

Disclaimer

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