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Sustainable Future Corporate Bond Fund

Stuart Steven, Kenny Watson & Aitken Ross

The Fund

The Fund aims to provide a higher long-term return than UK Government Bonds, with most of the returns likely to be to come from income. The Fund typically invests at least 70% of the portfolio in sterling denominated fixed income securities issued by corporates, governments and supranational institutions. Up to 30% of the Fund can be invested in non-sterling denominated fixed income securities, which are typically hedged back into sterling. The Fund invests only in the bonds of companies that meet the team’s rules for environmental and social responsibility.

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The Sustainable Investment team (Fixed income)

The Sustainable Investment team - Fixed Income

Stuart Steven (centre), Kenny Watson (left) and Aitken Ross (right) have more than 50 years of combined investment experience in managing fixed income and transferred to Liontrust from Alliance Trust Investments (ATI) in April 2017.

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The Sustainable Future Process (Fixed income)

The process is designed to enable the fund managers to select bonds that they believe will generate superior investment performance. The process focuses on high-quality issues and the managers believe this can enable them to reduce bond specific risk. The process uses ESG, credit and macro-economic analysis to find high-quality companies. The process also assesses potential returns versus downside risk and valuations based on both absolute and relevant returns.

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Citywire - Fund Manager rated +
Aitken Ross
Citywire Manager rating: +
Citywire - Fund Manager rated +
Kenny Watson
Citywire Manager rating: +
Citywire - Fund Manager rated +
Stuart Steven
Citywire Manager rating: +
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The Sustainable Investment team

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Morningstar rated 4 star
Liontrust SF Corporate Bond Fund
Morningstar Rating: 4
Morningstar Sustainability rated 5
Liontrust SF Corporate Bond Fund
Morningstar Sustainability Rating: 5
RSM SRI rated fund
Liontrust SF Corporate Bond Fund


Discrete performance

30-09-2018 -
30-09-2017 -
30-09-2016 -
30-09-2015 -
30-09-2014 -
Liontrust Sustainable Future Corporate Bond 8.67% 0.42% 2.84% 13.18% 3.18%
IA Sterling Corporate Bond 9.02% 0.10% 0.61% 12.22% 2.82%
Markit iBoxx GBP Corporates 10.98% 0.03% 0.26% 15.93% 3.86%
Liontrust Sustainable Future Corporate Bond
IA Sterling Corporate Bond
Markit iBoxx GBP Corporates
Cumulative performance

To previous working day 6 months 1 year 3 year 5 year 10 year Since launch
Liontrust Sustainable Future Corporate Bond 5.18% 9.05% 14.92% 29.01% 85.31% 131.85%
IA Sterling Corporate Bond 4.97% 8.45% 11.87% 24.49% 71.03% 127.63%
Markit iBoxx GBP Corporates 5.21% 9.95% 12.83% 30.10% 92.96% 192.23%
To previous working day
Liontrust Sustainable Future Corporate Bond
IA Sterling Corporate Bond
Markit iBoxx GBP Corporates

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. The majority of the Liontrust Sustainable Future Funds have holdings which are denominated in currencies other than Sterling and may be affected by movements in exchange rates. Some of these funds invest in emerging markets which may involve a higher element of risk due to less well regulated markets and political and economic instability. Consequently the value of an investment may rise or fall in line with the exchange rates. Liontrust UK Ethical Fund, Liontrust SF European Growth Fund and Liontrust SF UK Growth Fund invest geographically in a narrow range and has a concentrated portfolio of securities, there is an increased risk of volatility which may result in frequent rises and falls in the Fund’s share price. Liontrust SF Managed Fund, Liontrust SF Corporate Bond Fund, Liontrust SF Cautious Managed Fund, Liontrust SF Defensive Managed Fund and Liontrust Monthly Income Bond Fund invest in bonds and other fixed-interest securities - fluctuations in interest rates are likely to affect the value of these financial instruments. If long-term interest rates rise, the value of your shares is likely to fall. If you need to access your money quickly it is possible that, in difficult market conditions, it could be hard to sell holdings in corporate bond funds. This is because there is low trading activity in the markets for many of the bonds held by these funds. Mentioned above five funds can also invest in derivatives. Derivatives are used to protect against currencies, credit and interests rates move or for investment purposes. There is a risk that losses could be made on derivative positions or that the counterparties could fail to complete on transactions.


The information and opinions provided 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. Always research your own investments and (if you are not a professional or a financial adviser) consult suitability with a regulated financial adviser before investing.


Source: Financial Express. Total return. Citywire information is proprietary and confidential to Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd ('Citywire'), may not be copied and Citywire excludes any liability arising out of its use.


© 2019 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information.  Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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Key fund information

  • Launch date19/02/2001
  • IA sectorIA Sterling Corporate Bond
  • BenchmarkMarkit iBoxx GBP Corporates
  • Fund size£567,535,400.00
  • Number of holdings72
  • Historic yield2.71%

Fund size, number of holdings and active share data is as at previous month end. Historic yield and performance data is as at previous working day.

Historic yield: Reflects distributions declared over the past 12 months as a percentage of the mid-market unit price. It does not include any preliminary charge and investors may be subject to tax on their distributions.

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