1. Objective

    The Developed Asia Pacific Fund aims to outperform (after deduction of costs) the MSCI Pacific Index, as stated in Sterling, by at least 1.5% per annum over rolling five-year periods. There is no guarantee that this objective will be achieved over any time period and actual investment returns may differ from this objective, particularly over shorter time periods.

    The manager believes this is an appropriate benchmark given the investment policy of the Fund and the approach taken by the manager when investing. In addition, the manager believes an appropriate performance comparison for this Fund is the Investment Association Asia Pacific including Japan Sector.

    The value of investments and any income from them may go down as well as up and you or your client may not get back the amount originally invested.
  2. Meet the Managers

    Iain Campbell
    Iain Campbell

    Iain joined Baillie Gifford in 2004 and is a member of the Japanese Specialist Team. Most of Iain’s investment career has been focused on Emerging and Developed Asian markets. He has responsibility for managing various specialist Developed Asia, including Japan, portfolios and is also a member of the International All Cap Portfolio Construction Group. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford, Iain worked for Goldman Sachs as an analyst in the Investment Banking division. He graduated BA in Modern History from the University of Oxford in 2000.

    Tolibjon Tursunov

    Tolibjon joined Baillie Gifford in 2011 and is an Investment Manager in the Japanese Equities Team. He began his professional career in the Corporate and Operations Finance Department of British American Tobacco. Later, he set up a price-comparison website covering products and services in the insurance, banking and telecom sectors in Central Asia. Tolibjon graduated LLB in Law from Queen Mary University of London in 2008 and is a CFA Charterholder.

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  4. Key Information

    Launch Date 20 June 2001
    Benchmark MSCI Pacific Index + 1.5%
    The Investment Association Sector Asia Pacific including Japan
    XD Date Last day of April each year
    Distribution Last day of June each year
    Pricing Valuation point 10am daily, swinging single price
    Active Share 81%**

    Please bear in mind that past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of your investment may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the amount invested.

    **Relative to MSCI Pacific Index. Source: Baillie Gifford & Co, MSCI.

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  6. Investment Choice and Charges

    Share Class ISIN Number SEDOL Number Min. Investment Min. Top Up Ongoing Charges* Initial Charge
    B Inc GB0030491632 3049163 £1,000 no minimum 0.59% 0%
    B Acc GB0030492044 3049204 £1,000 no minimum 0.59% 0%

    * Annual figures as at 30/04/2020

    A further explanation of all the charges and costs relating to this Fund can be found in the Enhanced Disclosure of Fund Charges and Costs document.