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“Best Buys Now” Pick #1:

Liontrust (LSE: LIO)

  • Liontrust is a fund manager that, despite seemingly a historically well-run business, has struggled with client withdrawal in recent years.
  • Assets under management and advice (AuMA) were flat quarter on quarter to Q4, though it saw an 11.5% decrease yar on year to £27.8bn.
  • Though pleasingly, there have been inflows into some of its funds, including the European dynamic fund, which saw AuMA nearly double to £1.4bn in the last quarter.
  • While this remains a relatively fallow period for Liontrust, it continues to invest in technology infrastructure, with a desire to improve efficiency and create a better client experience.
  • Most of its client money is invested in the UK market, which is suffering from negative investor sentiment, though I’d argue investors aren’t pricing in a strong likelihood of a recovery for Liontrust.
  • If ongoing negative sentiment eventually turns positive (perhaps helped by falling interest rates and improving investment performance), investors might enjoy strong capital returns, and until then they can collect a 9.5% forward yield.

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