GLOBAL INCOME GROWTH FUNDGLOBAL INCOME GROWTH FUND
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.
Top Ten Holdings - 31/08/2020
Fund % 1 United Parcel Service 3.7% 2 TSMC 3.5% 3 Procter & Gamble 3.3% 4 Roche 3.3% 5 Deutsche Boerse 3.3% 6 Fastenal 3.3% 7 Microsoft 3.1% 8 Nestlé 3.0% 9 Sonic Healthcare 3.0% 10 Coca Cola 2.7% Total 32.1% Fund % 1 United Parcel Service 3.7% 2 TSMC 3.5% 3 Procter & Gamble 3.3% 4 Roche 3.3% 5 Deutsche Boerse 3.3% 6 Fastenal 3.3% 7 Microsoft 3.1% 8 Nestlé 3.0% 9 Sonic Healthcare 3.0% 10 Coca Cola 2.7% Total 32.1%Sector Analysis of Total Assets - 31/08/2020Unfortunately we were unable to load the chart. Please try again later.
InsightsAll insightsAugust 2020
Featuring the news and views of the teams involved in running our funds.July 2020
Searching for Tomorrow’s Income Aristocrats.
Income investing has been shaken by the coronavirus, but how will this affect the dividend payers of the future? Baillie Gifford investment manager James Dow gives us a glimpse of the potential star performers of tomorrow.June 2020
Featuring the news and views of the teams involved in running our funds.April 2020
Manager Insights - Global Income Growth Team.
Investment manager Toby Ross gives an update on the portfolio positioning as we deal with the current global pandemic.April 2020
The Great Dividend Crisis.
James Dow, co-head of Baillie Gifford’s equity income strategies, argues that dividend investors should avoid traditional high-yielding stocks, which are likely to disappoint given probable constraints on their reverting to the pre-crisis mean. The task, he concludes, is to look ahead to the global, high growth companies likely to be big providers of the future.March 2020
Featuring the news and views of the teams involved in running our funds.Fourth Quarter 2019
Watsco - A Cool Investment.
Investment manager Toby Ross discusses recent investment, Watsco.Fourth Quarter 2019
Our quarterly e-zine featuring the news and views of the teams involved in running our funds.ARCHIVEDFourth Quarter 2018
Income Through a Growth Lens.
Toby Ross shows how Baillie Gifford’s growth approach to income investing, starts from a very different philosophical position compared with our peers. Take a look from a different angle.ARCHIVEDSecond Quarter 2018
Toby Ross discusses whether there is a relationship between a fund’s starting yield and the amount of income it actually delivers over time.
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Meet the Managers
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 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.
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OEIC Terms of Business
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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 involves a risk of loss if a custodian becomes insolvent or breaches duties of care.
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 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 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 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 and the tax treatment of OEICs can change at any time.