Liontrust Global Technology C

A concentrated global technology fund with a bias to US companies.

  • 394.77p
    Price (Inc)

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    Price (Acc)

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    Initial charge

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    Annual management charge

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Prices as at 21 September 2021

The fund aims to achieve capital growth through investing in a concentrated portfolio of technology stocks. It has a global mandate with no regional restraints but given the location of most of the industry there is a high allocation to US companies. The manager, Alastair Unwin, has a strong technology background, having previously been at Herald Investment Management.

Fund summary

Sector Technology and Telecoms
Structure OEIC
Launched December, 2015
Size £113m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid Acc units only

Charges

Standard initial charge 0.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.75%
Ongoing charges figure 0.90%

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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

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  • 17/18 0.00%
  • 18/19 0.00%
  • 19/20 -0.24%
  • 20/21 0.00%

Bestinvest MRI

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  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career -0.16%
  • 3 years 0.00%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 35.90%

Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

Robin Geffen

Geffen founded Neptune Investment Management in May 2002 and is their CEO. He graduated from Oxford in 1979 and began his investment career at Charterhouse J Rothschild before moving onto Eagle Star, York Trust plc and then Scottish Equitable, where he set up their pooled fund business. Geffen joined Orbitex Investments Limited as Chief Investment Officer in 1997 and was most recently Global CIO – Pensions, before founding Neptune.

Track record

Robin Geffen has 2.8 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been -0.16%. During the worst period of relative performance (from September 2002 - October 2003) there was a decline of 15% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 22%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -22.00% (July 2002 - January 2003)
Relative -15.00% (September 2002 - October 2003)

About the MRI

Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.

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Top 10 holdings

Data accurate as at 31 August 2021

8.1144% Microsoft Corp
5.9148% Alphabet Inc
5.2099% Nvidia Corp
4.999% Apple Inc
4.9103% Amazon.com Inc
3.9817% Visa Inc
3.2946% Paypal Hldgs Inc
3.2661% Adobe Inc
3.2274% Fortinet Inc
3.0505% Facebook Inc
Source: Trustnet

Sector breakdown

Information Technology 78.00%
Communications 11.00%
Consumer Discretionary 8.00%
Health Care 2.00%
Real Estate 2.00%

Portfolio

The portfolio will typically consist of 40-60 stocks.

Key Investor Information

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