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Liontrust GF Special Situations (A1 Unhgd - EUR)

Ranked 13 out of 234 in - UK (All Companies) over 36 months
All calculations are in GBP unless stated

Managed by

Anthony Cross

Anthony Cross joined Schroder Investment Management as a research analyst in 1990 having graduated from Exeter University with a politics degree earlier that year. He moved to the group’s smaller companies team in 1994 and was number two on the desk by 1995. Cross made the switch to Liontrust in 1997 to become a director of Liontrust Investment Services Limited.

Julian Fosh

Born in 1963, Julian Fosh graduated from Merton College, Oxford, in Jurisprudence. The bulk of his career was spent with Scottish Amicable Investment Managers in a 13-year stint prior to its acquisition by Britannic in 1997. He spent less than a year at the new entity before moving to Scottish Friendly. As investment director of the group, his responsibilities included the management of the Scottish Friendly Managed Growth and Scottish Friendly UK Growth unit trusts. Fosh made the switch to Saracen Fund Managers in June 2004 where he worked alongside Jim Fisher on the Saracen Growth Alpha fund. He joined Liontrust in 2008.


The investment objective of the Fund is to provide long-term capital growth. The Investment Adviser believes the best way to achieve this growth is by investing in equities of companies in a special situation. These companies are in a special situation because they have certain special characteristics that are difficult to replicate, distinct from their competitors and that enables them to sustain a higher level of profitability for longer than expected which often surprises the market and typically leads to strong share price appreciation.

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UK (All Companies) over : 30/04/2016 - 30/04/2019

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 31/03/2019 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 8.3%
2018 -3.3% -3.3% 10.1% 1.5% -10.5%
2017 14.4% 4.1% 2.3% 2.9% 4.4%
2016 15.5% -1.1% 4.7% 9.7% 1.7%
2015 11.4% 6.7% 0.9% -3.4% 7.0%
2014 0.3% 0.9% 0.2% -1.5% 0.7%
2013 17.6% 8.8% -0.6% 3.5% 5.1%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
GBP Cash 5.09%
Compass Group PLC ORD 4.12%
Diageo PLC ORD 4.12%
Unilever PLC ORD 4.09%
GlaxoSmithKline PLC ORD 4.09%
BP PLC ORD 4.08%
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC ORD 4.06%
Royal Dutch Shell Plc B ORD 3.95%
Relx PLC ORD 3.77%
Sage Group PLC ORD 3.41%

Registered For Sale In

  1. Austria
  2. France
  3. Germany
  4. Ireland
  5. Switzerland
  6. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date08/11/2012
  • Share Class size01Mn
  • Base currencyEUR
  • ISIN IE00B87MS887

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment1,000
  • Min. regular additional investment0


  • Annual management1.75%

Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).