1. Overview

    The Worldwide European High Yield Bond Fund aims to produce a combination of income and capital growth. The Fund will invest predominantly in sub-investment grade bonds and will be actively managed. Bonds are primarily of European currency, hedged to the client’s base currency.

    Performance & Portfolio

    Data is not currently available for this share class.

    Top Ten Holdings - 31/10/2021

    Fund %
    1 Unicredit 2.6%
    2 Marks and Spencer Group 2.4%
    3 OCI 2.4%
    4 Virgin Media Holdings Inc. 2.4%
    5 Burford Capital 2.3%
    6 LeasePlan Corporation N.V. 2.3%
    7 CPI Property Group S.A. 2.1%
    8 Coop Wholesale Society 2.1%
    9 PaymentSense 2.0%
    10 Rothesay Life Plc 2.0%
    Total 22.5%
    Geographic Analysis of Total Assets 31/10/2021

    Fund %

    • 1 Europe 51.06
    • 2 United Kingdom 24.10
    • 3 North America 14.92
    • 4 Emerging Markets 8.20
    • 5 Cash, Futures and Forwards 1.72
    • 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.


    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.

    Lucy Isles

    Lucy joined Baillie Gifford in 2012 and is co-manager of the High Yield Bond Fund. Lucy graduated MA (Hons) in International Relations and Modern History from the University of St Andrews in 2011.

    How to Invest

    You can invest in a range of our funds via a number of fund platforms and supermarkets. Certain share classes are available for investment via a number of platforms. Please see the links opposite.

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    How to Invest


    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.

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    Further Information

    Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (No. C182354). Registered office: 4/5 School House Lane East, Dublin 2, D02 N279. Registered in Ireland (No. 625892).

    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.