1. Worldwide Emerging Markets Leading Companies Fund

    Worldwide Emerging Markets Leading Companies Fund

  2. Overview

    The Worldwide Emerging Markets Leading Companies Fund aims to maximise total return principally through investment primarily in a portfolio of companies deriving a substantial part of their income from, or having a substantial proportion of their assets located in, one or more Emerging Market Countries. It is not proposed to concentrate investments in any one country, market or sector. 

    Performance & Portfolio

    Data is not currently available for this share class.

    Top Ten Holdings - 31/01/2024

    Fund %
    1 TSMC 9.8%
    2 Samsung Electronics 9.1%
    3 MercadoLibre 6.0%
    4 Petrobras 5.8%
    5 Reliance Industries 5.5%
    6 Tencent 4.1%
    7 HDFC Bank 3.9%
    8 Alibaba 3.5%
    9 SK Hynix 3.1%
    10 Ping An Insurance 3.0%
    Total 53.9%
    Geographic Analysis of Total Assets 31/01/2024

    Fund %

    • 1 China 25.48
    • 2 Brazil 15.74
    • 3 India 15.29
    • 4 South Korea 14.45
    • 5 Taiwan 9.76
    • 6 Mexico 7.01
    • 7 Indonesia 2.65
    • 8 Poland 2.32
    • 9 Others 6.62
    • 10 Cash 0.68
    • 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.

    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

    Managers

    Will Sutcliffe

    William is Head of our Emerging Markets Equity Team and has been a Manager on the Emerging Markets Leading Company Strategy since 2009. William is also a member of the Emerging Markets Product Group. William joined Baillie Gifford in 1999 and became a Partner of the firm in 2010 and has also spent time working in the UK and US Equities teams. William graduated MA in History from the University of Glasgow in 1996.

    Roderick Snell

    Roderick joined Baillie Gifford in 2006 and is an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity Team. He has managed the Baillie Gifford Pacific Fund since 2010 and has been Manager of Pacific Horizon Investment Trust since 2021 (he was deputy from 2013). Since March 2020, he has also been a manager on the China strategy. He spent time in the UK and European Equity teams prior to joining the Emerging Markets Equity Team in 2008. Roderick graduated BSc (Hons) in Medical Biology from the University of Edinburgh in 2006.

    Sophie Earnshaw

    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.

    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.

    Corporate Governance

    PRIIPs Performance Disclosures

    Important Information

    This site is for intermediates only. It is not intended for retail investors. 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 of a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a particular investment. You can read details of our legal and important information here.