Currently Closed to New Investors
Please note, this fund is currently closed to new investors.
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 Discovery Fund aims to produce attractive long-term returns, mainly through capital growth. The Fund will invest primarily in equities which are listed, traded or dealt in on Regulated Markets worldwide and which will typically be stocks of smaller or younger companies that the Investment Manager considers to have strong future growth prospects.
Meet the ManagerDouglas Brodie
Douglas joined Baillie Gifford in 2001 and is Head of the Global Discovery Team. Douglas became a Partner in 2015 and is a CFA Charterholder. He graduated BSc in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry from the University of Durham in 1997 and attained a DPhil in Molecular Immunology from the University of Oxford in 2001.
Fund FactsAll figures to 30/04/2020
Style Global Smaller Companies Launch Date 06 September 2017 Size C$344.3m Stocks (guideline range) 50-70 Current Number of Stocks 70 Benchmark MSCI All Country World Small Cap Index Active Share 99%* Annual Turnover 9% Morningstar Analyst Rating European Funds Trophy 2019 - Best European Asset Management Company (26 to 40 rated funds category)
Actual investors think in decades.
Investment Choice and Charges
Share Class ISIN SEDOL Ongoing Charges* Initial Charge Currency NAV Per Share % Change A-Acc EUR IE00BJ5JS224 BJ5JS22 1.60% 0% EUR 12.53 -0.93% B-Acc EUR IE00BD09K309 BD09K30 0.85% 0% EUR 19.50 -0.92% B-Acc USD IE00BD09K416 BD09K41 0.85% 0% USD 18.15 0.15% C-Acc GBP IE00BJVHXJ20 BJVHXJ2 0.10% 0% GBP 13.66 -0.19% F-Acc CAD IE00BKLC2X16 BKLC2X1 0.48% 0% CAD 12.44 0.06% F-Acc EUR IE00BHR3CM61 BHR3CM6 0.48% 0% EUR 14.70 -0.92% F-Acc GBP IE00BG88PY66 BG88PY6 0.48% 0% GBP 14.15 -0.20% F-Inc GBP IE00BJ7W3579 BJ7W357 0.48% 0% GBP 13.03 -0.20% F-Acc NZD IE00BK63G481 BK63G48 0.48% 0% NZD 12.81 -0.23% F-Acc USD IE00BD09K523 BD09K52 0.48% 0% USD 18.32 0.15%
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 30/09/19
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 on the Daily Prices table.