WORLDWIDE EMERGING MARKETS LEADING COMPANIES FUNDWORLDWIDE EMERGING MARKETS LEADING COMPANIES FUND
The Worldwide Emerging Markets Leading Companies Fund aims to maximise total return principally through investment primarily in a portfolio of companies deriving a substantial part of their income from, or having a substantial proportion of their assets located in, one or more Emerging Market Countries. It is not proposed to concentrate investments in any one country, market or sector.
Performance & PortfolioSelect currencyCumulative Performance 31/12/2020
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Top Ten Holdings - 31/12/2020
Fund % 1 TSMC 9.7% 2 Samsung Electronics 9.0% 3 Alibaba 6.3% 4 MercadoLibre 5.0% 5 Ping An Insurance 4.4% 6 Samsung SDI 4.4% 7 Meituan Dianping 4.3% 8 Sberbank 4.0% 9 Tencent 3.9% 10 Naspers 3.8% Total 54.9% Fund % 1 TSMC 9.7% 2 Samsung Electronics 9.0% 3 Alibaba 6.3% 4 MercadoLibre 5.0% 5 Ping An Insurance 4.4% 6 Samsung SDI 4.4% 7 Meituan Dianping 4.3% 8 Sberbank 4.0% 9 Tencent 3.9% 10 Naspers 3.8% Total 54.9%Geographic Analysis of Total Assets 31/12/2020As the Fund invests in overseas securities, changes in the rates of exchange may cause the value of your investment (and any income it may pay) to go down or up.
The information contained on this page is intended as a guide only and should not be relied upon when making investment decisions. All holdings information is unaudited. Source Baillie Gifford & Co.
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Emerging Markets Webinar: Coming of Age.
Client director Tim Campbell introduces the highlights of the recent Emerging Markets webinar, in which Tim and investment manager Will Sutcliffe discuss their outlook for the future, whilst keeping in mind the performance of emerging markets in the past.October 2020
The Great Divergence Between East and West.
China has defied recession in 2020, but where to now? Investment manager Roderick Snell anticipates big things ahead.October 2020
Emerging Markets Article: Coming of Age.
It’s time to stop looking in the rear-view mirror when it comes to emerging markets. Conventional wisdom always extrapolates recent experience, but after a decade in which both economic growth and equity returns have been lacklustre relative to the rest of the world – and with relative valuations now back at multi-decade lows – we worry that investors have badly misunderstood the depth of the transformation that has been taking place in our asset class.June 2020
How Do We Do What We Do? - Emerging Markets Investing.
One ought to be an optimist to invest in Emerging Markets, but so very few analysts are. Baillie Gifford’s Emerging Markets team explain how they fly in the face of market inefficiencies in their search for excess returns.May 2020
It's Time to Look East.
First to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, the Asia ex Japan region is in robust health and its innovative companies are thriving. Roderick Snell surveys the Asian landscape and argues that Asia is where to look for superior long-term growth.March 2020
Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets.
Will Sutcliffe, Sophie Earnshaw and Mike Gush, investment managers in the Emerging Markets team with a combined total of 45 years’ experience, give an introduction to the team’s approach.February 2020
Governance in China: Risk or Opportunity?
Growing familiarity with China’s markets invites closer examination of governance at a country and corporate level. A company by company approach is vital to limit the risks and find the opportunities, writes Ben Lloyd.November 2019
The Shape of Things to Come.
It’s essential to be realistic and keep the risk of over-optimism in check. But there’s plenty to feel positive about in emerging markets, says Tim Erskine-Murray, who offers an insight into the reasons for his unwavering enthusiasm.Second Quarter 2018
Emerging Markets – Reasons to Be Cheerful.
In 2017, the Emerging Markets team wrote a paper called ‘Morbid Symptoms’, explaining why they were optimistic despite the confusion of political events in the West. A year on, Will Sutcliffe provides five more reasons to be cheerful about emerging market equities.Third Quarter 2017
Why Do We Do What We Do? - Emerging Market Investing.
Active management in emerging markets - Claire Gillies and Andrew Keiller explain why it is important to be selective rather than follow the index and outline the potential rewards such an approach can bring.
William is Head of our Emerging Markets Equity Team and has been a Manager on the Emerging Markets Leading Company Strategy since 2009. William is also a member of the Emerging Markets Product Group. William joined Baillie Gifford in 1999 and became a Partner of the firm in 2010 and has also spent time working in the UK and US Equities teams. William graduated MA in History from the University of Glasgow in 1996.
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