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Emerging Markets Fund

Ewan Thompson

The Fund

The Fund offers investors exposure to the fast growth potential of the world’s emerging economies by investing in a mix of companies that may provide growth opportunities, attractive valuations or ‘special situations’. Special situations can exist where companies are out of favour, misunderstood or where management changes or takeovers are expected. Ewan Thompson has managed the Fund since launch in September 2008, using the Global Equity Team’s process to select the best investment opportunities from across the emerging markets. 

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Ewan Thompson
The Fund Manager - Ewan Thompson

Ewan manages the Liontrust Emerging Markets Fund and the Liontrust India Fund. Ewan previously managed these funds at Neptune Investment Management, before moving to Liontrust in October 2019. Ewan also leads the team’s research on the metals and mining sectors. Prior to joining Neptune in 2006, he worked as an editor for Yale University Press. Ewan graduated from Oxford University in 2003 with a degree in English.

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The Global Equity Process

The fund managers believe the key to generating long-term outperformance is through high conviction, long-term, research-led company selection. When combined with the team’s portfolio construction, this approach can drive returns that are largely uncorrelated to the successes and failures of popular investment styles such as growth (investing in growing companies) and value (holding relatively cheap companies).

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Emerging Markets Fund

Read the latest update for the Liontrust Emerging Markets Fund.

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Awards and ratings

Citywire - Fund Manager rated A
Ewan Thompson
Citywire Manager rating: A


Discrete performance

30-06-2019 -
30-06-2018 -
30-06-2017 -
30-06-2016 -
30-06-2015 -
Liontrust Emerging Markets -6.53% 4.78% 12.19% 25.09% 11.78%
IA Global Emerging Markets -2.89% 6.15% 3.65% 27.51% 3.94%
MSCI Emerging Markets 1.37% 1.84% 10.47% 21.77% -7.71%
Liontrust Emerging Markets
IA Global Emerging Markets
MSCI Emerging Markets
Cumulative performance

To previous working day 6 months 1 year 3 year 5 year 10 year Since launch
Liontrust Emerging Markets -2.56% -6.09% 7.16% 61.43% 46.04% 149.87%
IA Global Emerging Markets 0.03% -3.87% 4.72% 51.91% 54.08% 129.84%
MSCI Emerging Markets 5.65% 10.69% 17.56% 44.89% 82.56% 134.83%
To previous working day
Liontrust Emerging Markets
IA Global Emerging Markets
MSCI Emerging Markets

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 Global Equity (GE) team may involve investment in smaller companies - these stocks may be less liquid and the price swings greater than those in, for example, larger companies. Investment in funds managed by the GE team may involve foreign currencies and may be subject to fluctuations in value due to movements in exchange rates. The team may invest in emerging markets/soft currencies or in financial derivative instruments, both of which may have the effect of increasing volatility. Some of the funds managed by the GE team hold a concentrated portfolio of stocks, meaning that if the price of one of these stocks should move significantly, this may have a notable effect on the value of that portfolio.


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Source: Financial Express. Total return, bid-to-bid. This page is showing performance data and information for an income producing share class. Please go to our Interactive Fund Centre for performance data and information on the Fund’s other share classes.

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Key fund information

  • Launch date9/29/2008
  • IA sectorIA Global Emerging Markets
  • Fund size£23,883,500.00
  • Number of holdings30
  • Active Share69.23%

Fund size and number of holdings data is as at previous month end. Performance data is as at previous working day.

Active Share: The fraction of a portfolio invested differently to its benchmark. A 100% active share is a portfolio with no holdings in the benchmark, a 0% active share is a portfolio identical to the benchmark.

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