Liontrust Asset Management Launching Global Strategic Equity Fund

Apr 22 2015 | 12:05pm ET

Liontrust Asset Management is launching a new fund aimed at alternative international investments. 

London-based Liontrust plans to launch the Global Strategic Equity Fund out of Dublin by the end of the month, subject to regulatory approvals.

“We are seeing significant demand for alternative investments from clients, particularly internationally, which is partly being driven by the current valuations of equity and bond markets,” wrote John Ions, chief executive at Liontrust, in the firm’s latest trading update.

Liontrust has also brought aboard three long/short equity managers to lead the new fund. Kristof Bulkai, Hugo Rogers and Patrick Cadell previously managed funds at F&C Asset Management.

The new fund will have significant weighting to emerging markets as well as a global water and agriculture fund later in the year. 

Liontrust has assets under management of £4.5 billion as of March 31st, a 24% rise year over year. 

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