ObjectiveThe value of investments and any income from them may go down as well as up and you or your client may not get back the amount originally invested.
The Worldwide Global Alpha Fund aims to provide returns comprising capital growth and dividend income over the long term by investing primarily in global equities which are listed, traded or dealt in on Regulated Markets worldwide.
Meet the ManagersCharles Plowden
Charles graduated BA in Modern History from Oxford University in 1983 and joined Baillie Gifford the same year, becoming a Partner in 1988. He was an Investment Manager in the UK Equity team for over 20 years notably developing Baillie Gifford’s specialist UK capabilities, and was latterly head of the team. Since its inception in 2005, Charles has headed up the Global Alpha strategy which is currently his sole portfolio management role. He became Joint Senior Partner with overall responsibility for the investment departments in 2006.Malcolm MacColl
Malcolm graduated MA in Economics and History in 1998 and MLitt in Economics, Politics and Management in 1999 both from the University of St Andrews. He joined Baillie Gifford in 1999 and spent his graduate rotation in the UK Small Cap Team before joining the North American Team. Malcolm managed the North American portion of wider Global portfolios whilst in the North American Team. He has been a Global Alpha Investment Manager since the product’s inception in 2005 and this is now his sole portfolio responsibility. Malcolm is a member of the CFA Society of the UK. He became a Partner in 2011.Spencer Adair
Spencer graduated from the University of St Andrews with a BSc in Medicine in 1997 followed by two years of clinical training in Edinburgh. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2000 and spent time working in the Fixed Income, Japanese, European and UK teams, before becoming an Investment Manager for the Global Alpha strategy. Spencer managed the Investment Grade Long Bond Fund whilst being a Fixed Income Investment Manager and the European portion of wider Global portfolios whilst in the European Team. He has also spent time with our Emerging Markets Team. Spencer has been involved in the Global Alpha portfolio since inception in 2005 and has focused exclusively on this portfolio management responsibility since early 2007. He became a Partner in 2013.
Fund FactsAll figures to 31/03/2019
Style Long-term, bottom up growth Launch Date 09 July 2012 Size DKK 7,294.4m Stocks (guideline range) 70-120 Current Number of Stocks 99 Benchmark MSCI ACWI Active Share 89%* Annual Turnover 17% European Funds Trophy 2019 - Best European Asset Management Company (26 to 40 rated funds category)
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Investment Choice and Charges
Share Class ISIN SEDOL Ongoing Charges* Initial Charge Currency NAV Per Share % Change A-Acc USD IE00B88CSH68 B88CSH6 1.57% 0% USD 17.31 0.41% A-Inc USD IE00B84XWW62 B84XWW6 1.57% 0% USD 17.32 0.41% B-Acc EUR IE00BFX4DD70 BFX4DD7 0.64% 0% EUR 10.80 0.66% B-Acc USD IE00B912KW96 B912KW9 0.64% 0% USD 18.24 0.41% B-Inc USD IE00B90ZJS81 B90ZJS8 0.64% 0% USD 18.15 0.41% C-Acc CHF IE00BRS62D57 BRS62D5 0.07% 0% CHF 16.18 0.48% C-Inc JPY IE00BVYJ4Z25 BVYJ4Z2 0.07% 0% JPY 1281.15 0.15% D-Acc DKK IE00BNB79M50 BNB79M5 0.55% 0% DKK 183.91 0.66%
Class B shares are for standard direct investment. Multiple currency and currency hedged share classes may also be available.
A share class (Retrocession share class at 1.5% management fee) and C share class (management fee agreed directly with the investment manager) are also available on most funds.
Class F shares are only available under the terms set out in the relevant section of the Prospectus. Please speak to your sales contact for further details.
* Annual figures as at 30/09/18
A further explanation of all the charges and costs relating to this Fund can be found in the Disclosure of Fund Charges and Costs document.