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Liontrust Global Equity Team

European Opportunities Fund

Thomas Smith

The Fund

A high conviction, actively managed Fund providing exposure to world-class companies based in Europe, excluding the UK. The Fund invests in a mix of companies that can be classified into one of the three silos of 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. Thomas Smith identifies portfolio holdings using the Global Equity Team’s process, which is based on collaborative research, a culture of investing with conviction and three silo portfolio construction.  

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Thomas Smith
The Fund Manager - Thomas Smith

Thomas manages the Liontrust European Opportunities Fund and the Liontrust Latin America Fund, both of which he ran at Neptune Investment Management before moving to Liontrust in October 2019. He also leads the team’s research on the energy and utilities sectors. Thomas has a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the Oxford University.

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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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Awards and ratings

Citywire - Fund Manager rated A
Thomas Smith
Citywire Manager rating: A


Discrete performance

30-06-2019 -
30-06-2018 -
30-06-2017 -
30-06-2016 -
30-06-2015 -
Liontrust European Opportunities -12.47% -6.91% -1.01% 62.53% -12.44%
IA Europe Excluding UK 0.89% 3.28% 3.11% 29.15% 4.46%
MSCI Europe ex UK -2.37% 5.24% 2.74% 21.57% -9.63%
Liontrust European Opportunities
IA Europe Excluding UK
MSCI Europe ex UK
Cumulative performance

To previous working day 6 months 1 year 3 year 5 year 10 year Since launch
Liontrust European Opportunities -8.18% -12.61% -21.49% 13.84% 59.83% 413.69%
IA Europe Excluding UK -0.52% -1.23% 5.57% 41.28% 121.41% 317.01%
MSCI Europe ex UK -9.06% -3.06% 4.51% 9.55% 82.33% 162.03%
To previous working day
Liontrust European Opportunities
IA Europe Excluding UK
MSCI Europe ex UK

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 date11/29/2002
  • IA sectorIA Europe Excluding UK
  • Fund size£79,662,300.00
  • Number of holdings39
  • Active Share78.94%

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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