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Liontrust expands European distribution

Liontrust expands European distribution

Specialist fund management group Liontrust has added six funds to one of the largest platforms in Europe, as it looks to tap into new markets.

Investors now have access to a range of Liontrust funds through the Allfunds Bank platform.

James Beddall, Liontrust’s co-head of international sales, said the move was an “important step” in boosting Liontrust’s distribution, particularly given the platform’s popularity in continental Europe.

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He also said the decision to include the funds on the platform was a response to investor demand.

He added: “Given where we are in the economic and market cycle, we are seeing particular interest in our two long/short Ucits funds – European Strategic Equity and Global Strategic Equity.”

The Dublin-domiciled funds now on the platform include:

• European Strategic Equity

• Global Strategic Equity

• Global Water & Agriculture

• Asia Income

• Special Situations

• Global Income

The sales team at Liontrust is particularly focused on distributing the funds in Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the Benelux.

Borja Largo, global head of fund groups at Allfunds Bank, said including asset managers such as Liontrust, reinforces the platform’s current fund offering while matching the interest of many investors and financial distributors when it comes to investing in high-quality products.

Liontrust reported net inflows of £255m for the year ending 31 March, which it claimed was driven largely by the UK retail business.

katherine.denham@ft.com