1. Overview

    The Global Income Growth Fund aims to achieve (after deduction of costs) growth in both income and capital over rolling five-year periods, whilst delivering a yield higher than that of the FTSE All World Index. 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 Equity Income Sector.

    Our Global Income Growth Fund invests in companies which have durable competitive advantages and attractive growth opportunities.

    Portfolio

    Top Ten Holdings - 30/09/2020

    Fund %
    1 United Parcel Service 3.8%
    2 TSMC 3.7%
    3 Procter & Gamble 3.4%
    4 Roche 3.3%
    5 Deutsche Boerse 3.1%
    6 Fastenal 3.1%
    7 Sonic Healthcare 3.0%
    8 Nestlé 3.0%
    9 Microsoft 3.0%
    10 Coca Cola 2.8%
    Total 32.1%
    Fund %
    1 United Parcel Service 3.8%
    2 TSMC 3.7%
    3 Procter & Gamble 3.4%
    4 Roche 3.3%
    5 Deutsche Boerse 3.1%
    6 Fastenal 3.1%
    7 Sonic Healthcare 3.0%
    8 Nestlé 3.0%
    9 Microsoft 3.0%
    10 Coca Cola 2.8%
    Total 32.1%
    Sector Analysis of Total Assets - 30/09/2020
    Cash - this figure excludes revenue cash.

    As 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.
    Please note that totals may not add due to rounding.
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    Meet the Managers

    James Dow

    James was appointed Co-Head of the Global Income Growth Team and Co-Manager of The Scottish American Investment Company PLC (SAINTS) in 2017. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2004 on the Graduate Scheme and became an Investment Manager in our US Equities team. Previously, James spent three years working at The Scotsman newspaper, where he was the Economics Editor. He is a CFA Charterholder, graduated MA (Hons) in Economics-Philosophy from the University of St Andrews in 2000 and MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics in 2001.

    Toby Ross

    Toby joined Baillie Gifford in 2006 and is Co-Head of the Global Income Growth Team and Joint Manager of The Scottish American Investment Company PLC (SAINTS). He has also been a member of the International Alpha Portfolio Construction Group since 2018. Since joining Baillie Gifford, Toby has also spent time as an Investment Analyst in the UK Equity Team and as a Global Sector Specialist. He graduated MA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge in 2006 and is a CFA Charterholder.

    How to Buy

    You can invest in a range of our funds via a number of fund platforms and supermarkets, please see the links opposite. Further information on the funds can be found in the relevant Key Investor Information and Prospectus Documents, which are available in English and will be sent to you free of charge on request. Information on the range of funds available through platforms can be found in our Platform Matrix.

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    Fund Platforms/Supermarkets

    OEIC Terms of Business

    To buy and sell our funds, you must complete and return a copy of the document below, if you don't already have an agreement with us. In order for us to accept your business for our range of OEICs, please complete and return the Terms of Business Acceptance Form.

    Documents

    You can access any literature about the Fund here, either by downloading or requesting a copy by post (where available). To download any document you will need Adobe Reader.  Please note that we can now provide you with Braille and audio transcriptions of our literature on request. It may take up to 10 days for the transcription to be completed dependent on the size of the document.

    Risks

    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

    Custody of assets involves a risk of loss if a custodian becomes insolvent or breaches duties of care.

    Foreign Currency

    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.

    Emerging Markets

    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.

    Volatility

    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.

    Dilution

    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 to Capital

    For distribution purposes the Authorised Corporate Director (ACD) has the facility to allocate some or all expenses to capital. This will reduce the capital value of the Fund. For the year to 31 January 2020 91% of expenses were allocated to capital. The figure for the current financial period has not yet been determined however this number will vary from year to year.

    Tax Rates

    Tax rates and the tax treatment of OEICs can change at any time.