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 Credit Fund aims to achieve a high level of total return by investing in a diversified portfolio consisting primarily of corporate bonds which are listed, traded or dealt in on one or more Regulated Markets worldwide. Financial derivative instruments will be used in keeping with the Fund’s objective for investment and/or efficient portfolio management purposes.
Meet the ManagersRobert Baltzer
Robert joined Baillie Gifford in 2001 and is Head of the High Yield Team, and co-manager of the European High Yield and Global Credit strategies. He is a CFA Charterholder and graduated MMath from the University of Durham in 2001.Torcail Stewart
Torcail joined Baillie Gifford in 2008 and is an Investment Manager in the Credit Team. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford, he worked as an Investment Analyst for the Alliance Trust’s UK Large Cap Equity Fund. Torcail graduated BA in Geography from the University of Cambridge in 2002 and MPhil in Management, Economics and International Relations from the University of St Andrews in 2005. Torcail is a member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (UKSIP).
Fund FactsAll figures to 30/06/2020
Launch Date 10 July 2012 Guideline Range of Issuers 60-80 Current Number of Issuers 77 Size $399.1m Comparative Index Bloomberg Barclays Global Credit Index
Actual investors imagine 'what if?'
Not 'what is'.
Investment Choice and Charges
Share Class ISIN SEDOL Ongoing Charges* Initial Charge Currency NAV Per Share % Change A-Acc USD IE00BK70YV13 BK70YV1 1.12% 0% USD 10.13 -1.05% B-Acc USD IE00BYM6HL37 BYM6HL3 0.57% 0% USD 13.31 -1.04% B-Inc USD IE00BMZ81091 BMZ8109 0.57% 0% USD 10.14 -1.04% C-Acc USD IE00B7960C91 B7960C9 0.12% 0% USD 16.62 -1.04%
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.