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Liontrust GF European Strategic Equity Fund A4 Acc EUR
Liontrust Global Funds PLC (Open Ended Investment Company domiciled in Ireland)
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Category: Open Ended Investment Company

The Fund seeks to deliver a positive absolute return (more than zero) over the long term by taking long, synthetic long and synthetic short positions, primarily in European equities and equity related derivatives. Policy ■ The Fund is considered to be actively managed in reference to the benchmark(s) in the performance table by virtue of the fact that it uses the benchmark(s) for performance comparison purposes. The benchmark(s) are not used to define the portfolio composition of the Fund and the Fund may be wholly invested in securities which are not constituents of the benchmark. ■ The Fund may invest anywhere in the world but will primarily invest in European companies either directly or via derivatives. ■ The Fund may use financial derivative instruments for investment purposes and for efficient portfolio management (including hedging). The Fund will take both long and short positions in derivatives meaning the gross exposure of the Fund will typically be greater than 100% of the net asset value of the Fund. ■ The Investment Adviser will alter the ratio of long and short exposures in the Fund depending on the Investment Adviser’s confidence in the investment process’ ability to generate returns from the short positions. ■ Where sufficient short opportunities can be found, the Fund will have an approximately equal weighting in long and short positions. At other times, the Fund will have a net long position i.e. more long positions than short positions held in the Fund. ■ Where investments are held in a currency other than the base currency, the exposure to currency risk may be minimised by hedging. ■ The Fund expects to provide a positive absolute return under all market conditions over the medium to long term. ■ Income from the Fund's investments is reinvested. ■ The Fund has both Hedged and Unhedged share classes available. The Hedged share classes use forward foreign exchange contracts to protect returns in the base currency of the Fund. Recommendation ■ This Fund may not be appropriate for investors who plan to withdraw their money within 5 years. How to buy ■ You may buy or sell shares on a daily basis (but not weekends or Bank Holidays). Orders must be received by 11.59am (Irish time) for execution at 12.00 midnight valuation point. Further details can be found at Investment process ■ The Fund focuses on the historic cash flows generated and invested by companies to support their forecast profits growth. As forecasts are often unreliable, the scale of cash invested to support forecasts is key. ■ The Fund seeks to own companies that generate significantly more cash than they need to sustain their planned growth, yet are lowly valued by investors on that measure. They sell short stocks that are expensive, are struggling to generate any cash and are run by management investing heavily for future growth.

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Key Information
Closing Price 02/12/202116.30
Morningstar categoryAlt - Long/Short Equity - Europe
Distribution statusAccumulating
Inception Date25/04/2014
Minimum initial amount1,000.00 EUR
Fees And Charges
Entry feeNone
Custody feeNone
Exit feeNone
Ongoing charge1.75% of which 0.50% is paid to MeDirect
Fund management company
AddressLiontrust Investment Partners LLP 2 Savoy Court, London WC2R 0EZ London WC2R 0EZ United Kingdom
Manager NameJames Inglis-Jones
Manager Start Date15/02/2012
Total Net Assets (mil)55.42 EUR (30/11/2021)
AdministratorBNY Mellon Fund Services (Ireland) Designated Activity Company


en 27/09/2021
Annual Report
en 31/12/2020
Semi Annual Report
en 30/06/2021
Morningstar Report


Historical returns are no guarantee for future performances. Investing in Financial markets and securities involves risk. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Investment losses may occur and investors could lose some or all of their investment in the Fund.
Entry fees, purchase charges, custody fees, exit fees, sale charges and taxes are not included in the calculation of past performance. Ongoing charges (including management fees, administrative fees and other costs) have been taken in to account, as they are already included in the price/NAV of the fund.
Annualised performance in EUR
PeriodAnnualised returnDate
1 year31.83%02/12/2021
3 years13.07%02/12/2021
5 years6.89%02/12/2021
Since launch6.64%02/12/2021
Cumulative performance in EUR
YTD 01/01/202128.35
1 month4.02
3 months11.18
6 months4.42
Quarterly Returns
Q 1Q 2Q 3Q 4


Asset Allocation
% Long% Short% Net Assets
Return/Risk Analysis
Risk Measurement1 Year3 Years5 Years
Standard Deviation
Sharpe Ratio
Sortino Ratio
Positive Months9.0021.0036.00
Negative Months3.0015.0024.00
Worst Month-6.45-12.52-12.52
World Regions
Europe - ex Euro44.53
United States20.88
United Kingdom18.92
Stock Sector Weighting
Sector% of Equity
Consumer Cyclical
Basic Materials19.00
Financial Services16.44
Communication Services9.94
Consumer Defensive
Top 10 Holdings
HoldingSectorCountry% of Assets
Bank of Ireland Group PLC Financial ServicesIreland5.18
Pandora A/S Consumer CyclicalDenmark4.62
Microsoft Corp TechnologyUnited States4.46
Stellantis NV Consumer CyclicalNetherlands4.26
Capital One Financial Corp Financial ServicesUnited States4.08
WPP PLC Communication ServicesUnited States4.03
Tethys Oil AB EnergySweden3.91
K+S AG Basic MaterialsGermany3.88
Novo Nordisk A/S Class B HealthcareDenmark3.84
Concentric AB IndustrialsSweden3.81
Classification of Morningstar Category
Ranking1 Year2 Years3 Years5 Years
Top 25%
Category above the average
Category below the average
Bottom 25%
Morningstar Style Box
Equity Style
Closing Price
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