1. Overview

    The Worldwide Japanese Fund aims to maximise total return principally through investment in equity securities which are listed, traded or dealt on Regulated Markets in Japan. 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.

    Performance & Portfolio

    Data is not currently available for this share class.

    Top Ten Holdings - 31/10/2021

    Fund %
    1 Keyence 5.0%
    2 Sony 4.9%
    3 Recruit Holdings 4.7%
    4 SoftBank Group 3.8%
    5 Murata Manufacturing 3.1%
    6 Sysmex 3.0%
    7 SBI Holdings 2.9%
    8 Kubota 2.9%
    9 Rakuten 2.9%
    10 SMC 2.6%
    Total 35.7%


    Donald Farquharson

    Donald heads the Japanese Equities Team and has been a member of the International Alpha Portfolio Construction Group (PCG) since 2014. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2008 and became a Partner in 2017. He has 32 years’ investment experience dedicated almost entirely to Japanese Equities. Donald spent 20 years working for Schroders as a Japanese specialist, latterly as Head of the Pan Pacific Equity Team. Between 1991 and 1995, he headed Schroders’ Research Team in Tokyo. Donald graduated MA (Hons) in Arabic Studies from the University of St Andrews in 1987 and is a CFA Charterholder.

    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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    Key Investor Information Documents

    Quarterly Investor Updates

    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.