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Sustainable Future Corporate Bond Fund

Fund launch date 19/02/2001
Fund size £746,858,766.47
Number of holdings 88
Managed by current team for 9 years
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The Fund

The Fund aims to deliver income with capital growth over the long term (5 years or more) through using the Sustainable Future investment process. At least 80% of the Fund is invested in investment grade corporate bonds that are sterling denominated or hedged back to sterling. The Fund can also invest in government bonds and other fixed income securities.

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
20/08/2012
Class Launch Date
19/02/2001
Comparator Benchmark 2
IA Sterling Corporate Bond
Price
Single Price
75.630p
Offer Price
-
Price Date
30/12/2021

Awards and Ratings

Citywire fund manager rating Citywire Manager Rating: +
Morningstar Sustainability rated 4 Morningstar Sustainability Rating: 4
Rayner Spencer Mills RSMR Responsible Rated Fund
Square Mile Responsible A Square Mile Responsible Rating: A
3D Investing 3D Investing Certified Fund

Meet the team

Fixed Income investments for the Liontrust Sustainable Investment team are headed by Stuart Steven, who has been involved in managing multi-currency fixed income portfolios since 1994, including at Britannic Asset Management, Legal & General and Scottish Widows Investment Partnership. Stuart and the rest of the team joined Liontrust in April 2017 as part of the acquisition of Alliance Trust Investments (ATI). Stuart’s co-managers are Kenny Watson (formerly at Ignis Asset Management for 15 years where he was responsible for sub-investment grade bond portfolios), along with Aitken Ross and Jack Willis who also started their careers in the graduate scheme at ATI.

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Our Investment Process

Macroeconomic analysis is used to determine the team’s top-down view of the world and this helps shape all aspects of portfolio construction and appetite for risk. After this, the managers aim to focus on high-quality issuers and believe this can reduce bond specific risk.
The fund managers’ assessment of quality is a distinctive part of the process, in which they combine traditional credit analysis with a detailed sustainability assessment based on the proprietary model. The managers assess individual bonds for whether they believe they offer attractive long-term returns and for absolute and relative valuations. 
The managers seek the best value bonds issued by the high-quality issuers identified, looking at bonds issued across the capital structure, along the maturity curve, or issued into the primary credit markets (UK, US and Europe). 
Sustainability analysis is fully integrated into the investment process, helping to identify high-quality companies that the managers believe will both enhance returns and reduce issuer specific tail-risk. 
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

Performance since manager inception date (%)

Discrete performance (%)

As at previous quarter 12 months ending: Mar 22 Mar 21 Mar 20 Mar 19 Mar 18
Liontrust Sustainable Future Corporate Bond -5.7 12.9 -1.4 2.6 2.6
Markit iBoxx GBP Corporates -5.5 10.1 0.0 4.1 1.6
IA Sterling Corporate Bond -4.2 9.0 0.8 3.0 1.7
Quartile Ranking 4 1 4 3 1

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 Sustainable Future Corporate Bond -1.5 -4.2 -10.3 -9.9 -10.3 0.7 4.0 50.6 122.3
Markit iBoxx GBP Corporates -1.1 -4.3 -10.9 -9.9 -9.6 -0.2 3.8 54.0 179.9
IA Sterling Corporate Bond -1.2 -3.9 -9.2 -8.6 -8.1 1.2 4.9 43.1 121.5
Quartile Ranking 4 3 3 4 4 3 3 2 -

Source: FE fundinfo as at 27/05/2022. 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.

Current positioning

Top 10 Holdings (%)

STANDARD CHARTERED 5.125% DTD SUBORD NTS 06/06/34 GBP100000 2.67
BANCO SANTANDER SA 2.25% MTN 04/10/32 GBP100000 2.61
LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC 2.707% DTD SUB RST NT 03/12/35 GBP100000 2.57
AT&T INC 7% BDS 30/04/40 GBP(VAR) 2.55
HM TREASURY UNITED KINGDOM DMO 0.875% GREEN GILT 31/07/33 GBP0.01 2.50
VODAFONE GROUP 6.15% NTS 27/02/37 USD1000 2.40
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. 3.375% BDS 27/10/36 GBP100000 1.96
ZURICH FINANCE IRELAND 3% MTN 19/04/51 USD200000 1.96
AXA FLTG RATE BDS PERP USD1000 `REGS` 1.95
PENSION INSURANCE CORP PLC 5.625% SUB NTS 20/09/30 GBP100000 1.89

Sector Breakdown (%)

Financials 38.79
Utilities 15.17
Telecommunications 13.71
Real Estate 6.33
Property 5.88
Consumer Services 4.81
Financial Services 3.81
Government Bonds 2.50
Cash Derivatives 2.06
Industrials 2.03
Health Care 2.01
Asset/Mortgage-Backed Securities 1.87
Mortgage & Secured Bonds 0.96

Geographic Breakdown (%)

UK
68.60
Netherlands
7.12
USA
6.00
France
4.49
Spain
3.99
Luxembourg
3.54
Money Market
2.06
Ireland
1.97
Denmark
1.23
Italy
0.97

Source: Liontrust as at 29/04/2022.

Credit Rating *

Source: UBS Delta and Liontrust as at 28/02/2022. Aggregate credit rating exposure includes the effect

Source: FE fundinfo
Additional Information
Minimum initial investment
£500,000
Minimum additional investment
£25,000
Ex-dividend date
1 February, 1 May, 1 August, 1 November (Final)
Distribution date
31 March, 30 June, 30 September, 31 December (Final)
Sedol code
3002906
ISIN code
GB0030029069
Charges
Initial charge
-
Ongoing Charges Figure
0.56%
Included within the OCF is the Annual Management Charge
0.50%

Additional resources

The Sustainable team’s Annual Review covers the Sustainable Future process, performance, and work across impact measurement and engagement during 2021

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The Sustainable team’s latest Engagement and Voting Review covers the work done to drive improvement in the businesses held across the Sustainable Future funds and progress made on proactive engagement initiatives during 2021.

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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 value of fixed income securities will fall if the issuer is unable to repay its debt or has its credit rating reduced. Generally, the higher the perceived credit risk of the issuer, the higher the rate of interest. The Distribution Yield is also the Underlying Yield for this fund.

 

Disclaimer

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