EMERGING MARKETS GROWTH FUNDEMERGING MARKETS GROWTH FUND
The Emerging Markets Growth Fund aims to outperform (after deduction of costs) the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, as stated in Sterling, by at least 2% 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 Global Emerging Markets Sector.
All of our investment teams are based in Edinburgh, meaning the Emerging Markets Equity Team is able to draw on the experience of the wider Baillie Gifford regional teams.
Top Ten Holdings - 30/09/2020
Fund % 1 Alibaba 9.6% 2 TSMC 8.0% 3 Tencent 7.8% 4 Samsung Electronics 5.6% 5 Reliance Industries 3.5% 6 Meituan Dianping 3.4% 7 Ping An Insurance 3.4% 8 Sberbank 3.1% 9 Norilsk Nickel 2.7% 10 Mediatek 2.4% Total 49.6% Fund % 1 Alibaba 9.6% 2 TSMC 8.0% 3 Tencent 7.8% 4 Samsung Electronics 5.6% 5 Reliance Industries 3.5% 6 Meituan Dianping 3.4% 7 Ping An Insurance 3.4% 8 Sberbank 3.1% 9 Norilsk Nickel 2.7% 10 Mediatek 2.4% Total 49.6%GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF TOTAL ASSETS - 30/09/2020As 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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InsightsView all Insights.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.March 2020
Trip Notes - Seoul.
A new generation of entrepreneurs is changing the way South Korea does business. Ewan Markson-Brown, manager of Pacific Horizon Investment Trust, travelled to the country’s capital to meet them.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.December 2019
Economic Losers Can Be Bond Winners.
Weakening economic conditions are prompting governments in emerging markets to tighten up their policy framework. And that additional rigour is, in turn, creating attractive investment opportunities in some bonds, according to Yannis Lykouris.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.
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Meet the Managers
Mike is a named manager for Baillie Gifford’s Emerging Markets and China Funds, as well as being responsible for the Emerging Markets Small Cap strategy. He has also been a member of the Global Stewardship strategy since its inception in 2015. Mike first joined Baillie Gifford in 2003 and before moving to the Emerging Markets Equity Team in 2005, Mike worked in the UK and Japanese Equity Teams. Mike became a Partner of the firm in 2020. He is a CFA Charterholder and graduated MEng from the University of Durham in 2003.
Andrew Stobart - Investment Manager
Andrew Stobart has been an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets Team since 2007 and sits on the Emerging Markets All Cap Portfolio Construction Group. Andrew has also been a member of the International Alpha Portfolio Construction Group since 2008. Since joining Baillie Gifford as an Investment Analyst in 1991, Andrew has worked in the UK, Japanese and North American Teams. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford, Andrew spent three years working in Investment Banking in London. Andrew graduated MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge in 1987.
Ewan is an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity Team. He has co-managed the Pacific Fund since May 2014 and has managed Pacific Horizon Investment Trust PLC since March 2014. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford in 2013, Ewan was a Senior Vice President in Emerging Markets at PIMCO. He previously worked at Newton for five years, most recently as Lead Portfolio Manager on an Asia Pacific Equity Strategy, as well as segregated Asian income and Japanese Equities Strategies. Ewan also previously worked for Merrill Lynch Investment Managers as a Portfolio Manager in the Asia-Pacific region for six years. He graduated MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford in 2000.
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General Investment Risk
Investment markets can go down as well as up and market conditions can change rapidly. The value of an investment in the Fund, and any income from it, can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the amount invested.
Custody of assets, particularly in emerging markets, involves a risk of loss if a custodian becomes insolvent or breaches duties of care.
The Fund invests in emerging markets where difficulties in dealing, settlement and custody could arise, resulting in a negative impact on the value of your investment.
The Fund’s concentrated portfolio relative to similar funds may result in large movements in the share price in the short term.
The Fund has exposure to foreign currencies and changes in the rates of exchange will cause the value of any investment, and income from it, to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the amount invested.
The Fund’s share price can be volatile due to movements in the prices of the underlying holdings and the basis on which the Fund is priced.
A dilution adjustment may apply when you buy or sell shares in the Fund. This is applied to the share price and may reduce the return on your investment.
Fees from Revenue
Where possible, charges are taken from the Fund's revenue. Where there is insufficient revenue, the remainder will be taken from capital. This will reduce the capital value of your investment.
Tax rates and the tax treatment of OEICs can change at any time.