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Liontrust - Sustainable Future

Monthly Income Bond Fund

Stuart Steven, Kenny Watson & Aitken Ross

The Fund

The Fund has been managed by Stuart Steven since its launch in June 2010, with Aitken Ross joining him in 2012 and Kenny Watson in 2013. The aim of the Fund is to produce monthly income payments together with capital growth by investing at least 80% of the portfolio in investment grade corporate bonds that are sterling denominated or hedged back to sterling. The Fund targets a net total return of at least the IBOXX GBP Corporates (5-15Y) Index over the long term (rolling 5-year periods). While the Fund has been structurally short duration since launch, it has the flexibility to revert to a standard duration fund as and when yields normalise.

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The Sustainable Future Process (Fixed income)

The process is designed to enable the fund managers to select bonds that they believe will generate superior investment performance. The process focuses on high-quality issues and the managers believe this can enable them to reduce bond specific risk. The process uses ESG, credit and macro-economic analysis to find high-quality companies. The process also assesses potential returns versus downside risk and valuations based on both absolute and relevant returns.

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The Sustainable Investment team (Fixed income)

The Sustainable Investment team - Fixed Income

Stuart Steven (centre), Kenny Watson (left) and Aitken Ross (right) transferred to Liontrust from ATI in April 2017. Stuart was previously Investment Director at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership. Kenny was formerly at Ignis Asset Management where he was responsible for the sub investment grade bond portfolios. Aitken started his career in the graduate scheme at ATI.

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Rayner Spencer Mills - R Rated Fund
Liontrust Monthly Income Bond Fund
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Discrete performance

30-06-2019 -
30-06-2018 -
30-06-2017 -
30-06-2016 -
30-06-2015 -
Liontrust Monthly Income Bond 3.57% 4.03% 0.07% 14.38% 3.24%
IA Sterling Corporate Bond 5.76% 5.58% 0.58% 6.40% 6.15%
Markit iBoxx GBP Corporates 5-15 5.75% 7.07% 0.71% 7.07% 8.63%
Liontrust Monthly Income Bond
IA Sterling Corporate Bond
Markit iBoxx GBP Corporates 5-15
Cumulative performance

To previous working day 6 months 1 year 3 year 5 year 10 year Since launch
Liontrust Monthly Income Bond -0.48% 4.34% 8.35% 27.99% 70.58% 75.21%
IA Sterling Corporate Bond 2.21% 4.82% 12.97% 27.56% 66.60% 69.39%
Markit iBoxx GBP Corporates 5-15 2.12% 5.16% 14.88% 33.93% 90.42% 96.04%
To previous working day
Liontrust Monthly Income Bond
IA Sterling Corporate Bond
Markit iBoxx GBP Corporates 5-15

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. The majority of the Liontrust Sustainable Future Funds have holdings which are denominated in currencies other than Sterling and may be affected by movements in exchange rates. Some of these funds invest in emerging markets which may involve a higher element of risk due to less well regulated markets and political and economic instability. Consequently the value of an investment may rise or fall in line with the exchange rates. Liontrust UK Ethical Fund, Liontrust SF European Growth Fund and Liontrust SF UK Growth Fund invest geographically in a narrow range and has a concentrated portfolio of securities, there is an increased risk of volatility which may result in frequent rises and falls in the Fund’s share price. Liontrust SF Managed Fund, Liontrust SF Corporate Bond Fund, Liontrust SF Cautious Managed Fund, Liontrust SF Defensive Managed Fund and Liontrust Monthly Income Bond Fund invest in bonds and other fixed-interest securities - fluctuations in interest rates are likely to affect the value of these financial instruments. If long-term interest rates rise, the value of your shares is likely to fall. If you need to access your money quickly it is possible that, in difficult market conditions, it could be hard to sell holdings in corporate bond funds. This is because there is low trading activity in the markets for many of the bonds held by these funds. Mentioned above five funds can also invest in derivatives. Derivatives are used to protect against currencies, credit and interests rates move or for investment purposes. There is a risk that losses could be made on derivative positions or that the counterparties could fail to complete on transactions.


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.


Source: Financial Express. Total return. Citywire information is proprietary and confidential to Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd ('Citywire'), may not be copied and Citywire excludes any liability arising out of its use.


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Key fund information

  • Launch date6/13/2010
  • IA sectorIA Sterling Corporate Bond
  • Fund size£474,615,489.37
  • Number of holdings63

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

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