Emerging Markets Growth Fund
Emerging Markets Growth Fund
The Emerging Markets Growth Fund aims to outperform (after deduction of costs) the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, as stated in Sterling, by at least 2% per annum over rolling five-year periods. There is no guarantee that this objective will be achieved over any time period and actual investment returns may differ from this objective, particularly over shorter time periods.
The manager believes this is an appropriate benchmark given the investment policy of the Fund and the approach taken by the manager when investing. In addition, the manager believes an appropriate performance comparison for this Fund is the Investment Association Global Emerging Markets Sector.
We have over 70 investors across both our Edinburgh and Shanghai offices covering emerging market companies, giving us a wealth of investment experience on which to draw.
Performance & Portfolio
All figures to 31/10/2023
Class B-Acc -1.0% 10.7% -5.1% 3.5% Index* -1.1% 5.6% -1.2% 3.0% Target Benchmark** -0.1% 7.7% 0.8% 5.1%
Annual Discrete Performance to 30 September each year
Annual percentage return (Updated Quarterly)
Class B-Acc 9.9% 12.2% 12.2% -23.4% 9.2% Index* 4.1% 5.7% 13.7% -12.8% 2.6% Target Benchmark** 6.2% 7.8% 16.0% -11.0% 4.7% Sector Average*** 6.5% 2.0% 17.0% -15.4% 2.6%
Please bear in mind that past performance is not a guide to future performance.
The value of your investment may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the amount you invested
Source: FE, Revolution, MSCI. Total return in sterling.
Share class and Sector returns calculated using 10am prices, while the Index is calculated close-to-close.
*MSCI Emerging Markets Index.
**MSCI Emerging Markets Index (in sterling) plus at least 2% per annum over rolling five-year periods.
***IA Global Emerging Markets Sector.
Figures for 3 and 5 years show the annual rate of return.
Top Ten Holdings - 31/10/2023
Fund % 1 TSMC 9.6% 2 Samsung Electronics 7.8% 3 Petrobras 6.0% 4 Tencent 5.5% 5 MercadoLibre 4.2% 6 Reliance Industries 4.1% 7 Alibaba 3.5% 8 HDFC Bank 2.7% 9 SK Hynix 2.6% 10 Tata Consultancy Services 2.1% Total 48.2%GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF TOTAL ASSETS - 31/10/2023
- 1 China 27.23
- 2 South Korea 15.76
- 3 India 14.55
- 4 Brazil 13.88
- 5 Taiwan 12.44
- 6 Mexico 5.04
- 7 Thailand 3.59
- 8 Indonesia 2.06
- 9 Others 6.26
- 10 Cash -0.81
- 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
Andrew Stobart - Investment Manager
Andrew Stobart has been an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets Team since 2007 and sits on the Emerging Markets All Cap Portfolio Construction Group. Andrew has also been a member of the International Alpha Portfolio Construction Group since 2008. Since joining Baillie Gifford as an Investment Analyst in 1991, Andrew has worked in the UK, Japanese and North American Teams. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford, Andrew spent three years working in Investment Banking in London. Andrew graduated MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge in 1987.
Mike is an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity Team. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2003 and became a partner of the firm in 2020. Prior to joining the team in 2005, he also spent time working in our UK and Japanese Equity Teams. Mike has also been a member of the Sustainable Growth strategy since its inception in 2015, where he is an investment scout. Mike is a CFA Charterholder and graduated MEng from the University of Durham in 2003.
Ben is an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets Team. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2017 and has also worked in our UK, Global Discovery and Private Companies teams. He previously worked for RBS in their Group Strategy and Corporate Finance Team. He is also a Chartered Accountant and a CFA Charterholder. Ben graduated BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Edinburgh in 2012.
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General Investment Risk
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.
Custody of assets, particularly in emerging markets, involves a risk of loss if a custodian becomes insolvent or breaches duties of care.
The Fund invests in emerging markets where difficulties in dealing, settlement and custody could arise, resulting in a negative impact on the value of your investment.
The Fund’s concentrated portfolio relative to similar funds 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.
A dilution adjustment may apply when you buy or sell shares in the Fund. This is applied to the share price and may reduce the return on your investment.
Fees from Revenue
Where possible, charges are taken from the Fund's revenue. Where there is insufficient revenue, the remainder will be taken from capital. This will reduce the capital value of your investment.
Tax rates and the tax treatment of OEICs can change at any time.