ObjectiveThe 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.
The Emerging Markets Leading Companies 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.
Meet the ManagerWill Sutcliffe
Will joined Baillie Gifford in 1999 and is an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity Team. He became a Partner of the firm in 2010. He is a member of the Positive Change Portfolio Construction Group and has also spent time working in the UK and US Equities Teams. In addition to his investment responsibilities, Will oversees Baillie Gifford’s investment graduate recruitment programme, and is a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Group. Will graduated MA in History from the University of Glasgow in 1996.Roderick Snell
Roderick joined Baillie Gifford in 2006 and is an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity Team. He previously worked in the UK and European Equity Teams and has managed the Baillie Gifford Pacific Fund since 2010. Roderick graduated BSc (Hons) in Medical Biology from the University of Edinburgh in 2006.Sophie Earnshaw
Sophie joined Baillie Gifford in 2010 and is an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity Team and a decision maker on the China A Share Fund. She has also been Co-Manager of the China Fund and a member of the International All Cap Portfolio Construction Group since 2014. Sophie is a CFA Charter holder. She graduated MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh in 2008 and MPhil in Eighteenth Century and Romantic Literature from the University of Cambridge in 2009.
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Launch Date 10 May 2005 Benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets Index + 2% The Investment Association Sector Global Emerging Markets 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 68%**
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Investment Choice and Charges
Share Class ISIN Number SEDOL Number Min. Investment Min. Top Up Ongoing Charges* Initial Charge B Inc GB00B06HZP43 B06HZP4 £1,000 no minimum 0.77% 0% B Acc GB00B06HZN29 B06HZN2 £1,000 no minimum 0.77% 0%
* Interim figures as at 31/10/2019
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.