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Liontrust Investment Partners LLP

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Basic information

OO 01. Signatory category and services

01.1. Select the services and funds you offer

Select the services and funds you offer
% of asset under management (AUM) in ranges
Fund management
Fund of funds, manager of managers, sub-advised products
Other
Total 100%

Further options (may be selected in addition to the above)

01.2. Additional information. [Optional]

Liontrust is a long term active fund management company that uses proprietary investment processes to identify and hold companies for our clients for the medium to long term. Our funds have a low average turnover - i.e. our average investment in a company is a number of years, and many companies have been held for much longer. Investing in companies over the long term emphasises the need for good governance and stewardship.

At the heart of the Liontrust culture are the proprietary investment processes that each team develops and applies to the management of their funds. Liontrust believe investment processes are key to consistent long-term performance and effective risk control. Each team have determined the key factors and processes that will drive stock selection. As part of this, portfolio managers are responsible for performing appropriate due diligence on their investments and this will, at a minimum, include regularly reviewing various aspects of a company including the strategy, performance, risk, capital structure and corporate governance. There is a recognition that these factors impact the long term returns of companies.

Liontrust recognises that good governance & stewardship, sustainability and social impact is important to stock selection and longer term performance. Liontrust investment teams take a holistic approach that aims to include any information in our investment decisions that could be material to investment performance which includes ESG factors - these factors are taken into account as there is a recognition that they may have a material effect on the returns delivered to clients. There are a number of core principles we apply across the whole of our fund range, these include:

  • A minimum standard of governance and behaviour of what we expect from companies we invest in;
  • Support from a central Governance and Stewardship team;
  • A commitment to the FRC's Stewardship Code;
  • Active voting in line with clearly articulated voting policies; and
  • Tools and training to support identification of ESG risks and opportunities.

In 2019, Liontrust engaged MSCI ESG manager for all investment teams providing ESG ratings, ESG controversy monitoring and carbon analytics of all portfolios, which empowers our investment managers to consider ESG issues in their decision making processes.

A responsible investment strategy is currently being developed for Liontrust. In January 2020, Liontrust established a Sustainability and Stewardship Committee "SSC" chaired by the Chief Executive Officer reporting into the Board of Directors, the SSC is supported by a Working Group with representatives from the firm to enable the implementation of our investment strategy.

Liontrust are in the process of producing its first Sustainability report for 2019, to be published in Q2 2020.

Liontrust have a single specialised Sustainable Investment Team who, as at the 31st December 2019, manage 28% of Liontrust's AUM. The Sustainable Investment Team fully integrate ESG issues into their investment process, taking a thematic approach to identify investment opportunities that are making a positive contribution to society (environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors).

Liontrust signed up to the PRI in April 2018, however the Sustainable Investment team have been signatories for a number of years and are represented on a number of PRI working groups to include PRI Cyber Security, PRI Sustainable Palm Oil Investor Working Group, PRI Global Investor Taskforce on Tax & the PRI Tax Advisory Committee and the PRI SDG and Active Ownership Committee, PRI Listed Equity Advisory Committee and PRI Working Group for a Just Transition.

 


OO 02. Headquarters and operational countries

02.1. Select the location of your organisation’s headquarters.

United Kingdom

02.2. Indicate the number of countries in which you have offices (including your headquarters).

02.3. Indicate the approximate number of staff in your organisation in full-time equivalents (FTE).

153 FTE

02.4. Additional information. [Optional]


OO 03. Subsidiaries that are separate PRI signatories

03.1. Indicate whether you have subsidiaries within your organisation that are also PRI signatories in their own right.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]


OO 04. Reporting year and AUM

04.1. Indicate the year end date for your reporting year.

31/12/2019

04.2. Indicate your total AUM at the end of your reporting year.

Include the AUM of subsidiaries, but exclude advisory/execution only assets, and exclude the assets of your PRI signatory subsidiaries that you have chosen not to report on in OO 03.2
Total AUM
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds
Currency
Assets in USD
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds

04.4. Indicate the assets which are subject to an execution and/or advisory approach. Provide this figure based on the end of your reporting year

04.5. Additional information. [Optional]


OO 06. How would you like to disclose your asset class mix

06.1. Select how you would like to disclose your asset class mix.

Internally managed (%)
Externally managed (%)

 

Listed equity >50% 79 0 0
Fixed income 10-50% 12 0 0
Private equity 0 0 0 0
Property 0 0 0 0
Infrastructure 0 0 0 0
Commodities 0 0 0 0
Hedge funds 0 0 0 0
Fund of hedge funds 0 0 0 0
Forestry 0 0 0 0
Farmland 0 0 0 0
Inclusive finance 0 0 0 0
Cash <10% 4 0 0
Money market instruments 0 0 0 0
Other (1), specify <10% 5 0 0
Other (2), specify 0 0 0 0

`Other (1)` specified

          Multi Asset Fund Management
        

06.2. Publish asset class mix as per attached image [Optional].

06.3. Indicate whether your organisation has any off-balance sheet assets [Optional].

06.5. Indicate whether your organisation uses fiduciary managers.

06.6. Provide contextual information on your AUM asset class split. [Optional]


OO 07. Fixed income AUM breakdown (Private)


OO 08. Segregated mandates or pooled funds (Not Applicable)


OO 09. Breakdown of AUM by market

09.1. Indicate the breakdown of your organisation’s AUM by market.

88 Developed Markets
12 Emerging Markets
0 Frontier Markets
0 Other Markets
Total 100% 100%

09.2. Additional information. [Optional]


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