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Global Technology Fund

Fund launch date 15/12/2015
Fund size £212,007,433.74
Number of holdings 44
Managed by current team for 1 year
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The Fund

The Global Technology Fund is lead managed by Storm Uru and James Dowey since February 2023. They have been supported by Clare Pleydell-Bouverie and James O’Connor as fund managers since May 2023. The team manages the Fund using the Global Innovation investment process, investing the Fund in high quality technology companies around the world. The Fund has a formal objective of delivering strong long-term (5 years or more) capital growth, which the team seeks to deliver through the powerful fundamentals of the innovative technology companies in which it invests, namely strong growth, strong barriers to competition and resilience and adaptability in tough times.

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
08/02/2023
Class Launch Date
15/12/2015
Comparator Benchmark 1
MSCI World/Information Technology
Comparator Benchmark 2
IA Technology & Technology Innovation
Price
Single Price
509.210p
Offer Price
-
Price Date
12/04/2024

Awards and Ratings

Morningstar Rating Morningstar Rating: 4

Meet the team

James Dowey, Storm Uru, Clare Pleydell-Bouverie and James O’Connor joined Liontrust as part of its acquisition of Neptune Investment Management in October 2019. James Dowey has 18 years of industry experience and holds degrees in economics from Edinburgh University and Cambridge University and a PhD from the London School of Economics, Storm Uru has 12 years’ industry experience and holds a degree in finance from Massey University and an MBA from Oxford University, Clare Pleydell-Bouverie has 7 years of industry experience and holds a degree in history from Oxford University and James O’Connor has 7 years of industry experience and holds a degree in psychology and economics from Harvard University and a degree in education research from Oxford university.

Meet the tea

Our Investment Process

The Liontrust Global Innovation team invests in innovative companies based on their strongly-held belief that innovation is the biggest driver of stock returns
The Liontrust Global Technology Fund invests in high quality technology companies with big growth opportunities ahead, strong barriers to competition and exceptional potential for high long-term stock returns
The team looks for four characteristics in every technology company in which it invests: innovation that creates value for customers, barriers to competition that capture value for shareholders, good management and strong returns on invested capital

While the Fund aims to achieve high returns and outperform the market over the long-term it may underperform over the shorter term due to macroeconomic volatility

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 class launch date (%)

Discrete performance (%)

As at previous quarter 12 months ending: Mar 24 Mar 23 Mar 22 Mar 21 Mar 20
Liontrust Global Technology 51.9 -11.4 18.0 40.5 6.9
IA Technology & Technology Innovation 33.1 -6.0 4.3 57.0 6.5
MSCI World/Information Technology 39.1 -0.7 20.6 50.8 12.6
Quartile Ranking 1 3 1 4 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 Technology 3.1 16.1 30.0 15.3 54.6 45.6 132.6 - 409.2
IA Technology & Technology Innovation 1.6 12.0 21.6 11.4 36.4 23.5 111.5 - 311.0
MSCI World/Information Technology 0.4 13.1 22.4 13.4 44.2 56.5 174.6 - 484.3
Quartile Ranking 3 2 1 2 1 1 2 - -

Source: FE fundinfo as at 12/04/2024. 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 (%)

NVIDIA CORP
9.18
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LIMITED
7.17
TESLA, INC.
4.50
CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS, INC.
4.22
LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
4.20
CONSTELLATION SOFTWARE INC.
4.11
BROADCOM INC
3.99
APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
3.72
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
3.60
SYNOPSYS, INC.
3.55

Sector Breakdown (%)

Information Technology
90.48
Consumer Discretionary
4.50
Health Care
1.92
Industrials
1.07
Financials
1.01
Materials
0.65
Money Market
0.34

Geographic Breakdown (%)

USA
71.04
Taiwan
7.56
Canada
7.06
Netherlands
5.01
Israel
4.11
Sweden
1.86
Italy
1.54
New Zealand
0.81
Cayman Islands
0.63
Cash & Cash Equivalents
0.34
Source: FE fundinfo
Additional Information
Minimum initial investment
£250,000
Minimum additional investment
£0
Ex-dividend date
1 January
Distribution date
28 February
Sedol code
BYXZ5N7
ISIN code
GB00BYXZ5N79
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. This Fund may have a concentrated portfolio. If one of these investments or sectors / factors fall in value this can have a greater impact on the Fund's value than if it held a larger number of investments across a more diversified portfolio. The Fund may encounter liquidity constraints from time to time. The spread between the price you buy and sell shares 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.

 

Disclaimer

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