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The Macro-Thematic team

Stephen Bailey & Jamie Clark

The team

Stephen Bailey (left) and Jamie Clark (right) have over 45 years of combined investment experience and moved to Liontrust in 2012. Stephen started his career in the mid-1980s and joined Walker Crips in 1987 as investment director. Jamie joined Walker Crips in 2003 and prior to that was a Junior Proprietary Trader at First New York Securities. Jamie Clark became co-manager of the Macro funds in 2007.

The Macro-Thematic team

The Macro-Thematic Process

The process is based on the analysis of economic, political, social and cultural developments to identify Macro-Themes. The fund managers define a Macro-Theme as an undiscounted, structural change in the process of realisation; and the related passage to theme-maturity, as the macro-trend. The fund managers believe this investment process equips them to locate unappreciated investment ideas and capture the full, long-term potential of each portfolio holding. There are four stages to the process: theme discovery; identification of theme-assisted and theme-impaired companies; bottom-up analysis of prospective investments; portfolio construction and management.

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Latest fund updates

The Macro-Thematic team

Read the latest fund updates from the Macro-Thematic team.

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UK domiciled  

Macro Equity Income Fund

The Fund seeks to provide a rising level of income along with capital growth through investing predominantly in the UK, with up to 20% exposure to international companies, and using the Macro-Thematic process, which can lead to sector exposures being significantly different from those of the market and many of its sector's peers.

Liontrust Macro Equity Income is among a small handful of UK equity income funds that have long-standing managers, have achieved steady returns over the last decade and have scored highly for major risk metrics, according to data from FE Analytics.

FE Trustnet, June 2016

Macro UK Growth Fund

The Fund seeks to provide capital growth along with reasonable income through investing in UK and up to 20% international companies and using the Macro-Thematic process, which can lead to sector exposures being significantly different from those of the market and many of its sector's peers.

The managers have a good track record of identifying the right themes and [Liontrust Macro UK Growth] makes a great core UK equity fund for your portfolio.

Chelsea Financial Services, Daily Mail online, Feb 2016

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. Investment in Funds managed by the Macro Thematic team involves foreign currencies and may be subject to fluctuations in value due to movements in exchange rates. The Fund’s expenses are charged to capital. This has the effect of increasing dividends while constraining capital appreciation. The performance of the Liontrust GF Macro Equity Income Fund may differ from the performance of the Liontrust Macro Equity Income Fund and is likely to be lower than its corresponding Master Fund due to additional fees and expenses.


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.


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