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Liontrust UK Smaller Companies Fund (R)

Ranked 47 out of 56 in - UK Smaller Companies over 3 months
All calculations are in GBP

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 Fund is to provide long-term capital growth by investing primarily in smaller UK companies displaying a high degree of Intellectual Capital and employee motivation through equity ownership in their business model. To achieve this aim, the Fund will invest in a portfolio of UK smaller companies’ shares, the majority of which are contained within the FTSE Small Cap., the FTSE Fledgling and the AIM indices. Companies within the Fund that graduate into the FTSE 250 Index will be held until a suitable replacement company is found.


UK Smaller Companies over : 28/11/2014 - 28/02/2015

Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2015 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2014 4.1% 9.4% -2.4% -4.0% 1.6%
2013 30.2% 6.1% 1.4% 10.8% 9.3%
2012 33.9% 13.2% 0.3% 10.3% 7.0%
2011 1.5% 4.5% 2.9% -7.4% 2.0%
2010 27.7% 5.0% -1.2% 10.5% 11.4%
2009 41.8% -6.8% 24.4% 12.2% 8.9%
2008 -27.4% -12.6% 4.8% -9.1% -12.8%
2007 -5.8% 5.2% 4.8% -7.0% -8.1%
2006 10.6% 6.3% -9.3% 5.7% 8.5%
2005 20.1% 7.2% 0.2% 7.0% 4.4%
2004 17.2% 5.6% 0.2% 0.7% 10.0%
2003 51.4% -5.1% 26.5% 17.4% 7.4%
2002 -20.0% 0.8% -9.0% -18.8% 7.4%
2001 -18.6% -8.6% 0.8% -26.1% 19.4%
2000 6.0% 9.9% -3.6% 8.4% -7.7%
1999 76.4% 13.7% 10.3% 4.8% 34.1%
1998 4.8% -19.9% 10.0%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Asset Allocation



Top 10 Holdings

Stock Size
GBP Cash 6.12
EMIS Group PLC ORD 4.39
Redcentric PLC ORD 3.39
Brooks Macdonald Group PLC ORD 3.37
Craneware PLC ORD 3.13
Advanced Computer Software Group PLC ORD 3.13
Tracsis PLC ORD 2.97
NCC Group PLC ORD 2.95
Renishaw PLC ORD 2.87
Wilmington Group PLC ORD 2.80

Registered For Sale In

  1. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date07/08/1995
  • Share Class size122Mn
  • Base currencyGBP
  • ISIN GB0007420788

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment100,000
  • Min. additional investment5,000


  • Annual management1.5%
  • Initial investment5

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