1. Overview

    The UK Equity Core Fund aims to outperform (after deduction of costs) the FTSE All-Share Index by at least 1% 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 UK All Companies Sector.

    Performance & Portfolio

    Periodic Performance

    All figures to 31/05/2024

    6 Months

    1 Year

    3 Years

    5 Years

    Class B-Acc 12.2%10.9%1.4%3.6%
    Index* 13.6%15.4%7.9%6.5%
    Target Benchmark** 14.2%16.6%9.0%7.6%
    Sector Average*** 14.0%13.4%3.4%5.2%
    Sector Ranking 180/234175/232151/224173/214

    Figures for 3 and 5 years are shown as the annualised rate of return. This is the average yearly return over the specified period.


    Annual Discrete Performance to 31 March each year

    Annual percentage return (Updated Quarterly)

    31/03/2019
    31/03/2020

    31/03/2020
    31/03/2021

    31/03/2021
    31/03/2022

    31/03/2022
    31/03/2023

    31/03/2023
    31/03/2024

    Class B-Acc -19.3%39.7%-0.1%-2.0%6.4%
    Index* -18.5%26.7%13.0%2.9%8.4%
    Target Benchmark** -17.6%28.0%14.2%4.0%9.5%
    Sector Average*** -19.2%38.0%5.4%-1.9%7.7%

    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 you invested.

    Source: FE, Revolution, FTSE. Total return net of charges, in sterling.
    Share class returns calculated using 10am prices, while the Index is calculated close-to-close.
    †17 January 2018.
    *FTSE All-Share Index +1.0%
    ****FTSE All-Share Index plus at least 1% per annum over rolling five-year periods.
    ***IA UK All Companies Sector.

    Top Ten Holdings - 31/05/2024

    Fund %
    1 AstraZeneca 5.0%
    2 Rio Tinto 4.2%
    3 Bunzl 3.8%
    4 Marks and Spencer Group 3.6%
    5 Legal & General 3.5%
    6 Unilever 3.5%
    7 RELX 3.5%
    8 Auto Trader 3.4%
    9 Inchcape 3.3%
    10 Babcock International Group 3.2%
    Total 37.1%

    Meet the Manager

    Iain McCombie

    Iain is the head of our UK Equity Team and lead manager of the UK Core Strategy. He is also the joint manager on our flagship Managed Strategy, which he has been involved in since 2000, and became a partner of the firm in 2005. Since joining Baillie Gifford in 1994, Iain has spent time on the US Equities Team. Iain graduated with a MA in Accountancy from the University of Aberdeen and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

    How to Buy

    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.

    You can invest in our funds via a number of fund platforms. Information on the range of funds available through platforms can be obtained from platforms@bailliegifford.com

    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.

    Single Country

    The Fund’s exposure to a single market may increase share price movements.

    Concentration

    The Fund’s concentrated portfolio relative to similar funds may result in large movements in the share price in the short term.

    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 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

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

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    Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (Reference number C182354) as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager and UCITS Manager to Baillie Gifford Worldwide Funds plc. Its registered office is 4/5 School House Lane East, Dublin 2, D02 N279, Ireland.

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