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LF Liontrust Tortoise Fund

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The Fund

The LF Liontrust Tortoise Fund is a long/short global equity fund, lead managed by Matthew Smith and co-managed by Tom Morris. The Fund is actively managed using a combination of long equity positions and short CFD positions. 

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
Single Price
Offer Price
Price Date

Awards and Ratings

Morningstar Sustainability rated 4 Morningstar Sustainability Rating: 4
Sauren Fondsmanager rating Sauren Fund Manager Rating: Double Gold Matthew Smith

Meet the team

Matthew Smith and Tom Morris both joined Liontrust in April 2022 as part of the acquisition of Majedie Asset Management and are members of the Global Fundamental team. Matthew has 28 years’ experience managing funds. Prior to joining Majedie in 2006, Matthew had worked at Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and NPI. Tom joined Majedie as an Analyst on the graduate programme in 2009 and also co-manages the LF Liontrust Global Equity and LF Liontrust Global Focus funds.

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Our Investment Process

The LF Liontrust Tortoise Fund is a long/short equities fund that invests globally.
The Fund aims to deliver a positive absolute return over rolling three-year periods. 
The investment team combines a bottom-up, stock-picking process with detailed study of the macro environment and generally takes a “value” orientated approach to investing for both long and short positions. 
ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors are assessed as part of the stock selection process for long positions held in the Fund. 
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
LF Liontrust Tortoise 12.0 37.0 -4.0 -10.6 -1.9

Cumulative performance (%)

As at previous day end 1 month 3 months 6 months YTD 1 year 3 years 5 years 10 years Since Inception
LF Liontrust Tortoise -1.2 -1.9 2.7 13.1 12.3 48.5 26.2 67.4 62.3

Source: FE fundinfo as at 09/08/2022. 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.

Additional Information
Minimum initial investment
Minimum additional investment
Ex-dividend date
30 June, 31 December
Distribution date
31 August, 28 February
Sedol code
ISIN code
Initial charge
Ongoing Charges Figure
Included within the OCF is the Annual Management Charge

How to invest in Liontrust funds

Through a fund platform
Through a financial adviser
Direct with Liontrust

For any new application or transfer enquiry, please email Link Group: investorservices@linkgroup.co.uk.

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. The Fund may invest in derivatives. The use of derivatives may create leverage or gearing. A relatively small movement in the value of a derivative's underlying investment may have a larger impact, positive or negative, on the value of a fund than if the underlying investment was held instead.


This is a marketing communication. Before making an investment, you should read the relevant Prospectus and the Key Investor Information Document (KIID), which provide full product details including investment charges and risks. These documents can be obtained, free of charge, from www.liontrust.co.uk or direct from Liontrust. Always research your own investments. If you are not a professional investor please consult a regulated financial adviser regarding the suitability of such an investment for you and your personal circumstances.

This should not be construed as advice for investment in any product or security mentioned, an offer to buy or sell units/shares of Funds mentioned, or a solicitation to purchase securities in any company or investment product. Examples of stocks are provided for general information only to demonstrate our investment philosophy. The investment being promoted is for units in a fund, not directly in the underlying assets. It contains information and analysis that is believed to be accurate at the time of publication, but is subject to change without notice. Whilst care has been taken in compiling the content of this document, no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made by Liontrust as to its accuracy or completeness, including for external sources (which may have been used) which have not been verified. It should not be copied, forwarded, reproduced, divulged or otherwise distributed in any form whether by way of fax, email, oral or otherwise, in whole or in part without the express and prior written consent of Liontrust.

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