1. Overview

    The Worldwide Global Strategic Bond Fund aims to achieve a high level of total return by investing in a diversified portfolio consisting primarily of corporate bonds which are listed, traded or dealt in on one or more Regulated Markets worldwide. Financial derivative instruments will be used in keeping with the Fund’s objective for investment and/or efficient portfolio management purposes.

    Performance & Portfolio

    Data is not currently available for this share class.

    Top Ten Holdings - 30/06/2021

    Fund %
    1 ENEL 3.0%
    2 Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited 2.6%
    3 Coop Wholesale Society 2.4%
    4 Netflix 2.2%
    5 EIB 2.2%
    6 Pension Insurance Corp 2.0%
    7 Time Warner Cable 2.0%
    8 Fidelity International Ltd. 1.9%
    9 Svenska Handelsbanken 1.8%
    10 Apple 1.8%
    Total 22.0%
    Geographic Analysis of Total Assets 30/06/2021

    Fund %

    • 1 North America 34.83
    • 2 United Kingdom 24.74
    • 3 Europe 23.57
    • 4 Emerging Markets 8.26
    • 5 Cash, Futures and Forwards 3.05
    • 6 Supranational 2.91
    • 7 Developed Asia 2.64
    • Total 100.0

    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

    Robert Baltzer

    Robert joined Baillie Gifford in 2001 and is Head of the High Yield Team, and co-manager of the European High Yield and Global Credit strategies. He is a CFA Charterholder and graduated MMath from the University of Durham in 2001.

    Torcail Stewart

    Torcail joined Baillie Gifford in 2008 and is an Investment Manager in the Credit Team. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford, he worked as an Investment Analyst for the Alliance Trust’s UK Large Cap Equity Fund. Torcail graduated BA in Geography from the University of Cambridge in 2002 and MPhil in Management, Economics and International Relations from the University of St Andrews in 2005. Torcail is a member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (UKSIP).

    Documents

    You can access any literature about the Fund here, either by downloading or requesting a copy by post (where available). Please note that, due to current government restrictions, we have a limited number of staff in our office. As a result, if posting instructions to us, there may be a delay in processing these due to these current restrictions.

    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.

    Further Information

    COMPLAINTS CONTACT DETAILS
    In the first instance, clients should contact their normal Client Contact with any concerns. Alternatively, or for those clients who do not have a direct client contact assigned, complaints can be emailed to Baillie Gifford’s Compliance Department at: InstitutionalComplaints@bailliegifford.com. A summary document which contains details on Baillie Gifford’s complaints management policy is available upon request. All material complaints are recorded in an in-house incident management system and are escalated to, and dealt with by, members of staff of suitable seniority, independent of the area from which the matter arose.