Worldwide China A Shares Growth Fund
Worldwide China A Shares Growth Fund
The China A-shares strategy is a purely stock-driven, unconstrained equity strategy focused on investing in exceptional growth companies listed on the domestic stock markets in China (known as 'A' shares). The portfolio holds 25-40 companies listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges. The portfolio is benchmark agnostic. The companies which we invest in are expected to benefit from, and contribute to, China's economic, societal and cultural development, and be capable of growing to a multiple of their current size. We take a long-term approach with an expected investment horizon of 5+ years
Performance & Portfolio
Performance & PortfolioData is not currently available for this share class.
Top Ten Holdings - 31/01/2024
Fund % 1 Midea 8.0% 2 Kweichow Moutai 8.0% 3 CATL 7.5% 4 Shenzhen Inovance Technology 6.7% 5 Zhejiang Sanhua Intelligent Controls 6.4% 6 Asymchem Laboratories 4.1% 7 Anker Innovations 3.6% 8 Guangzhou Kingmed Diagnostics Group 3.4% 9 PROYA Cosmetics 3.3% 10 Sinocare 3.1% Total 54.5%Sector Weights 31/01/2024
- 1 Industrials 39.05
- 2 Information Technology 17.31
- 3 Health Care 16.63
- 4 Consumer Staples 11.38
- 5 Consumer Discretionary 9.88
- 6 Financials 2.96
- 7 Materials 1.71
- 8 Cash 1.08
- 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.
Meet The Managers
Sophie is an investment manager in the China Equities Team. She is a decision maker on our All China Strategy, which she has managed since 2014, and on our A share Strategy since its inception in 2019. She also provides China insight to the Emerging Markets Leading Companies and International All Cap portfolio construction groups. She is a CFA Charterholder and graduated MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh in 2008 and MPhil in Eighteenth Century and Romantic Literature from the University of Cambridge in 2009.
Linda is the head of the China Equities Team, and a decision maker on our All China and China A share strategies. She is also a member of the Long Term Global Growth Team. Linda joined Baillie Gifford in September 2014 and worked in Edinburgh until relocating to Shanghai in 2019 as Head of the Investment Team. She became a partner of the firm in May 2022 and is now based in Edinburgh. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford, Linda spent four years as a global equity analyst with Aubrey Capital and two years in real estate investment in China. She graduated BComm in Accounting and Finance from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 2007 and MSc in Finance and Investment from the University of Edinburgh in 2011. Linda is a native Mandarin speaker.
John is an investment manager and decision maker in the Long Term Global Growth (LTGG) Team. He is also a member of the China A share portfolio construction group. John has been a partner in the firm since 2016. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2000 as an investment graduate. Prior to his current roles, he worked in the North American, Japan and Global Discovery teams. John graduated MA in Ancient & Modern History from the University of Oxford in 2000.
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MIFID II Ex-Ante Disclosures
Other Fund Literature
Quarterly Investor Updates
PRIIPs Key Information Document
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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 of assets, particularly in emerging markets, involves a risk of loss if a custodian becomes insolvent or breaches duties of care.
The Fund’s exposure to a single market may increase share price movements.
The Fund invests in China “A” Shares where difficulties with market volatility, political and economic instability including the risk of market shutdown, trading, liquidity, settlement, corporate governance, regulation, legislation and taxation could arise, resulting in a negative impact on the value of your investment.
The Fund’s concentrated portfolio relative to similar funds and in a particular geographical area or industry may result in large movements in the share price in the short term.
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.
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 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.
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.
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