Specialist fund management
Liontrust is an independent specialist fund management company with no corporate parent that launched in 1995 and was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1999.
Its head office is on the Strand in London and it has offices in Edinburgh and Luxembourg.
It has eight fund management teams: five investing in UK, European, Asian and global equities; a global fixed income team; a sustainable investment team; and one that manages multi-asset portfolios.
Liontrust doubled its assets under management to £3bn in the last 12 months as the takeover of Walker Crips and a sharp rise in inflows boosted the business.
Smith & Williamson Investment Management has appointed Mickey Morrissey as head of UK IFA sales in a push to grow its discretionary fund management service.
The UK's main inflation rate jumped sharply to 2.7% in October, catching out forecasts and prompting fresh worries it will remain above target for longer than feared.
Liontrust is to launch an offshore version of its popular Special Situations unit trust early next month.
John Ions, chief executive of Liontrust, has warned asset managers they face a threat from the growing power of distributors as the RDR approaches.
Long seen as leveraged plays on the market, asset managers' improving cash positions may give them more defensive qualities as they face up to a changing fund management landscape.
Liontrust co-head UK equities(Macro) Jan Luthman highlights three key investment themes investors should consider when constructing portfolios.
Liontrust Asset Management is to acquire Walker Crips Asset Managers (WCAM) in a £12m deal.
A century after Captain Scott and Roald Amundsen raced to the South Pole, six British soldiers are attempting to complete the same challenge.
Managers have attacked the UK initial public offering (IPO) market, branding it as ‘broken', ‘dysfunctional' and ‘dead', following a summer of delays and cancellations.
Liontrust is set to acquire the fund management business of Occam, including its emerging markets and Asia teams in a £3.9m deal.
Liontrust's James Inglis-Jones has bought into Continental Europe in his £341m Income fund for the first time since taking it over from Jeremy Lang and William Pattisson in 2009.
Anthony Cross and co-manager Julian Fosh, running the £53m Liontrust Special Situations fund, have returned more than three times the IMA UK All Companies sector average over the past three years.
Nigel Legge, former chief executive of Liontrust, is planning to return to the asset management industry with the launch of Vinculum Fund Management.
In the latest Conjecture debate, our panelists from S&P, L&G Investments and Liontrust discussed Absolute Returns.
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Liontrust is planning to launch a credit fund in the third quarter, despite axing Ross Hollyman's newly-hired global equities team to concentrate on existing offerings.