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Multi-Asset team

The Multi-Asset team

The Multi-Asset team

This is one of the most experienced and highly regarded multi-asset multi-manager teams in the UK market. Led by John Husselbee and comprising six investment managers, the team has more than 100 years of investment management experience between them. They manage target risk funds and portfolios, specialist funds and income generating funds.

John Husselbee
John Husselbee
Head of the Liontrust Multi-Asset team

John Husselbee is Head of Multi-Asset at Liontrust. He is a fund manager and analyst with 35 years’ experience managing multi-asset, multi-manager funds and portfolios. John leads the investment team managing a range of target risk funds and portfolios as well as specialist managed investment solutions.

Before joining Liontrust in 2013, John was a co-founder and CIO of North Investment Partners, a specialist investment boutique providing bespoke outsourced managed solutions working in partnership with financial advisers. Prior to co-founding North in 2005, he was Director of Multi-Manager Investments at Henderson Global Investors, joining in 1996.

John began his investment career at NM Rothschild & Sons in 1985 and gained his initial investment experience working in the private client investment team. He has served for many years in an oversight capacity on investment committees for charities and financial advisers. Outside of work, he is a keen golfer and a season ticket holder at Tottenham Hotspur FC.

James Klempster
James Klempster
Deputy Head of the Liontrust Multi-Asset team

James Klempster is Deputy Head of Multi-Asset at Liontrust. He is a fund manager and analyst with 17 years’ investment management experience, of which the past 14 were focused on managing multi-asset, multi-manager funds and portfolios. James supports John Husselbee in leading the Multi-Asset investment team and works with team members in managing target risk funds and portfolios as well as specialist managed investment solutions.

Before joining Liontrust, James was Director of Investment Management at Momentum Global Investment Management, where he led Momentum’s global investment team and solutions strategy for a global client list including institutional and retail clients. Prior to that, James worked for Avebury Asset Management where he managed global bond portfolios for institutional clients.

James began his investment career at NW Brown Investment Management in 2004 and gained experience in managing UK equity portfolios. James holds a BA (Hons) in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford and is a CFA Charterholder. In his spare time, James enjoys travel and spending time with his young family.

Paul Kim
Paul Kim

Paul Kim is a Senior Fund Manager in the Multi-Asset team at Liontrust. He is a fund manager and analyst with nearly 40 years’ experience in advising and managing multi-asset, multi manager funds and portfolios.

Before joining Liontrust in 2013, Paul was Research Director at Investment Manager Selection (IMS Ltd). Paul has also previously worked at Alexander Stenhouse Fund Managers, stockbroker Spencer Thornton, AXA Sun Life and Capel Cure Sharp.

Paul began his investment career in 1982. Away from work, Paul likes listening to rock and classical music as well as walking in the countryside.

Mayank Markanday
Mayank Markanday

Mayank Markanday is a Senior Investment Manager in the Multi-Asset team at Liontrust. He is a senior investment manager and analyst with 15 years’ experience in managing multi-asset funds.

Before joining Liontrust in 2020, Mayank was a Senior Investment Manager at Architas and was a voting member of the Tactical Asset Allocation Committee. He had research coverage for Macro, Fixed Income and Alternatives. Prior to this, he was a Portfolio Manager and Analyst at Russell Investments, joining in 2007. He managed the Russell Real Assets Fund, was Deputy on the flagship Russell Multi-Asset Growth Fund and had responsibility for LDI (Liability Driven Investment) Portfolio Management for Russell’s fiduciary clients.

Mayank began his investment career as an Investment Consultant working with large corporate pension schemes in the Russell Investments office in Sydney, Australia. Mayank has a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) in Finance and Actuarial Studies from the UNSW Business School, Sydney. He is a CFA charterholder

Jen Causton
Jen Causton

Jen Causton is an Investment Manager in the Multi-Asset team at Liontrust. She is an investment manager and analyst with 15 years’ experience in the industry. Jen is also leading the team’s ESG implementation process.

Before joining Liontrust in 2020, Jen was an analyst and investment manager at Architas, covering a variety of sectors as well as managing a number of multi-asset income funds and a UK multi-manager fund.

Jen began her investment career in 2006 at Schroders where she worked as an investment writer covering multi-asset funds and the investment group’s more esoteric products. She has an MSc in Financial Markets and Derivatives and is IMC qualified.

Shayan Ratnasingam
Shayan Ratnasingam

Shayan Ratnasingam is an Investment Manager in the Multi-Asset team at Liontrust. He is an investment manager and analyst with 8 years’ experience in the industry.

Prior to joining Liontrust in November 2020, Shayan was an analyst and fund manager at Architas where he was responsible for alternatives and supported the ESG due diligence process. He began his investment career in 2016 with Aon Investment Consulting as an investment analyst supporting clients with LDI (Liability Driven Investment) strategies. Prior to this, Shayan was a credit risk analyst at TSB Bank.

Shayan began his career at TCP LifeSystems where he worked as a system analyst. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Science from Cass Business School, London.

Multi-Asset target risk portfolios

Multi-Asset portfolios

The Liontrust Multi-Asset Portfolio Services offer a broad range of target risk and actively managed model portfolios to meet most clients’ risk and return objectives. The portfolios are suitable for all types of investors, from basic to experienced.

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Multi-Asset funds

Multi-Asset funds

The team manages three ranges of risk-profiled multi-asset funds (Active, Blended and Passive), income generating funds and specialist funds. The funds are diversified by asset class, geographic regions and investment managers.

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The Multi-Asset process

The process is designed to target the outcome expected by investors in terms of the level of risk, as measured by volatility, of each model portfolio and to maximise the return for each portfolio while still targeting the investors’ level of risk. These two objectives are pursued through a quantitative and qualitative approach with five key stages to the process: the strategic asset allocation, followed by the tactical asset allocation, fund selection, portfolio construction, and monitoring and review.

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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.

Some of the Funds managed by the Multi-Asset Team have exposure to foreign currencies and may be subject to fluctuations in value due to movements in exchange rates. The majority of the Funds invest in Fixed Income securities indirectly through other collective investment schemes. 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. Bond markets may be subject to reduced liquidity. Some Funds may have exposure to property via collective investment schemes. Property funds may be more difficult to value objectively so may be incorrectly priced, and may at times be harder to sell. This could lead to reduced liquidity in the Fund. Some also invest in non-mainstream (alternative) assets indirectly through other collective investment schemes. During periods of stressed market conditions non-mainstream (alternative) assets may be difficult to sell at a fair price, which may cause prices to fluctuate more sharply.

Disclaimer

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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