Liontrust reports AUM up as alternatives lead push into Continent

Liontrust Asset Management has reported net inflows of £110m (€155m) in the six months to September 2015 as it continued to push distribution across Continental Europe through its alternatives portfolios.

The manager said total AUM hit £4.4bn (€6.2bn) by the end of the period, of which some £1.08bn (€1.5bn) was invested no behalf of institutional clients.

UK retail clients represent the bulk of the manager’s asset still – some £3.06bn (€4.3bn) – but it is intent on boosting its presence across the region.

“We have broadened our fund management offering and we now have seven excellent teams. This is reflected in the growth of our alternative investments capability, with these funds being central to the expansion of our distribution in Continental Europe. We continue to enhance our distribution capability, in both the UK and internationally, and this is key to the future growth of the business,” said chief executive John Ions.

Adrian Collins, chairman, added: “The continued expansion of Liontrust is illustrated by the fact we now have seven fund management teams, including a very wide range of Multi-Asset portfolios, broader reach across the institutional, wealth management and advisory markets in the UK, enhanced distribution in continental Europe and a growing profile among consumers.”

“We will be enhancing our fund offering further through new launches where we have the expertise or hires and acquisitions where we do not. For example, we will launch the GF Water and Agriculture and the UK Micro Cap funds over the next few months.”

Liontrust, which is a listed company, has seen its share price fluctuate in a range of 247p-393.5p over the past 52 weeks, according to its own investor relations page online. The market capitalisation value is about £125m (€176m) as of its most recent share price.


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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