1. Worldwide Pan-European Fund

  2. Overview

    The Worldwide Pan-European Fund aims to maximise total return principally through investment in equity securities which are listed, traded or dealt on Regulated Markets across Europe.

    Performance & Portfolio

    Data is not currently available for this share class.

    Top Ten Holdings - 31/05/2024

    Fund %
    1 Hypoport 4.8%
    2 Prosus 4.4%
    3 Schibsted 3.7%
    4 Atlas Copco 3.6%
    5 Topicus.com 3.5%
    6 ASML 3.5%
    7 Games Workshop 3.3%
    8 Ryanair 3.2%
    9 Allegro.eu 2.9%
    10 Reply 2.9%
    Total 35.8%
    Sector Analysis of Total Assets - 31/05/2024

    Fund %

    • 1 Industrials 26.01
    • 2 Consumer Discretionary 19.26
    • 3 Information Technology 18.27
    • 4 Financials 15.67
    • 5 Health Care 10.66
    • 6 Communication Services 8.99
    • 7 Cash 1.13
    • Total 100.00

    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.

    Managers

    Stephen Paice

    Stephen is head of the European Equity Team. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2005, and became a partner of the firm in 2024. Stephen has been involved in running the European portion of the Global Core Strategy and Managed Strategy since 2019, as well as becoming a member of the International All Cap Portfolio Construction Group in 2022. Prior to joining the team he spent time in the US, UK Smaller Companies and Japanese equities teams. Stephen graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Financial Mathematics in 2005.

    Chris Davies

    Chris joined Baillie Gifford in 2012 and is an Investment Manager in the Europe Team. He graduated BA (Hons) in Music from the University of Oxford in 2009 and went on to gain an MMus in Music Performance from the Royal Welsh School of Music and Drama in 2010 and an MSc in Music, Mind and Brain from Goldsmiths College in 2011.

    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

    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.

    The specific risks associated with the Fund include:

    Custody

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

    Concentration

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

    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.

    Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

    The Fund invests according to responsible investment criteria and with reference to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact for business. This means the Fund will not invest in certain sectors and companies and, therefore, the universe of available investments will be more limited than other funds that do not apply such criteria/ exclusions. The Fund therefore may have different returns than a fund which has no such restrictions. Data used to apply the criteria may be provided by third party sources and is based on backward-looking analysis and the subjective nature of non-financial criteria means a wide variety of outcomes are possible. There is a risk that data provided may not adequately address the underlying detail around material non-financial considerations.

    Please consider all of the characteristics and objectives of the fund as described in the Key Information Document (KID) and prospectus before making a decision to invest in the Fund. For more information on how sustainability issues, such as climate change are considered, see bailliegifford.com.

    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.

    Further Details

    Further details of the risks associated with investing in the Fund can be found in the Key Information Document (KID), or the Prospectus. Copies of both the KID and Prospectus are available at bailliegifford.com.

    Definitions

    Active Share: A measure of the Fund's overlap with the benchmark. An active share of 100 indicates no overlap with the benchmark and an active share of zero indicates a portfolio that tracks the benchmark.

     

    Important Information

    Your location indicates you are based in the Channel Islands and you have confirmed that you are an intermediary. The information in the website is not intended for retail investors. Please select “Change” at the top of the page if this is not suitable for you.

    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.

    This website is informative only and the information provided should not be considered as investment or other advice or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a particular investment. You can read details of our Legal and Important Information here.