1. Worldwide Health Innovation Fund

    Worldwide Health Innovation Fund

  2. Overview

    The Worldwide Health Innovation Fund aims to provide strong returns over the long term by investing primarily in a global equity portfolio selected from companies engaged in the health care industry.

    Performance & Portfolio

    Data is not currently available for this share class.

    Top Ten Holdings - 31/01/2024

    Fund %
    1 Moderna 6.9%
    2 Alnylam Pharmaceuticals 6.5%
    3 Genmab 6.0%
    4 ShockWave Medical 5.9%
    5 argenx 5.7%
    6 Dexcom 5.4%
    7 Sartorius Group 5.3%
    8 Ambu 4.9%
    9 Edwards Lifesciences 4.3%
    10 Exact Sciences 4.1%
    Total 55.0%
    Geographic Analysis of Total Assets 31/01/2024

    Fund %

    • 1 North America 64.56
    • 2 Europe (ex UK) 28.46
    • 3 Developed Asia Pacific 2.81
    • 4 Emerging Markets 2.74
    • 5 UK 1.04
    • 6 Cash 0.39
    • Total 100.00

    Managers

    Julia Angeles

    Julia joined Baillie Gifford in 2008 and became a partner in 2022. Julia is an investment manager in the Health Innovation Team which she co-founded in 2018 and is also a member of the International Growth Portfolio Construction Group. Since joining Baillie Gifford Julia has worked on a number of regional and global investment strategies. Julia has a passion for the transformation taking place in healthcare, and it was this passion which led to the establishment of the strategy. She believes that over the next 10 years healthcare systems around the world will experience a monumental change and we will witness a move away from reactive medicine to a world where prevention and cure will become an integral part of healthcare driven by technology. Julia previously worked as a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company advising firms in Denmark, Russia and Hungary. Julia obtained a BSc in 1999, MSc in 2001 and PhD in 2005 in Economics from the University of Aarhus, Denmark and speaks fluent Russian and Danish.

    Marina Record

    Marina joined Baillie Gifford in 2008 and is an investment manager in the Health Innovation Team. She worked in a number of global teams before joining Long Term Global Growth, where she focused on analysing companies with the potential for sustained rapid growth. It was here that Marina developed an interest in healthcare, intrigued by the accelerating pace of progress in the field. She joined the Health Innovation Team in January 2018 as an investment manager, to fully focus her attention on exploring the potential consequences of such progress and how Baillie Gifford can help. Marina graduated from the London School of Economics and the Higher School of Economics in Russia with BSc degrees in Banking and Finance and in Economics, having studied on these programmes simultaneously.

    Rose Nguyen

    Rose joined Baillie Gifford in 2013 and is an investment manager in the Health Innovation Team. Rose worked on various regional and global strategies before joining the Health Innovation Team as an investment manager. Having observed the innovations in multiple industries, she believes that the great convergence of different technologies and sciences will ultimately transform life science. Biology can move from alchemy and randomness to become a more predictable, deterministic and repeatable science, that will give rise to a plethora of exciting investment opportunities. She joined the Health Innovation Team in September 2018 at the inception of the strategy. Rose graduated BA (Hons) in Economics and MPhil in Finance and Economics from the University of Cambridge in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

    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

    Documents

    You can access any literature about the Fund here, either by downloading or requesting a copy by post (where available).

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    Corporate Governance

    Philosophy and Process Documents

    Risks

    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.

    The specific risks associated with the Fund include:

    Custody

    Custody of assets, particularly in emerging markets, involves a risk of loss if a custodian becomes insolvent or breaches duties of care.

    Emerging Markets

    The Fund invests in emerging markets, which includes China, where difficulties with market volatility, political and economic instability including the risk of market shutdown, trading, liquidity, settlement, corporate governance, regulation, legislation and taxation could arise, resulting in a negative impact on the value of your investment.

    Concentration

    The Fund’s concentrated portfolio relative to similar funds and in a particular geographical area or industry may result in large movements in the share price in the short term.

    Foreign Currency

    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.

    Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

    The Fund invests according to responsible investment criteria and with reference to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact for business. This means the Fund will not invest in certain sectors and companies and, therefore, the universe of available investments will be more limited than other funds that do not apply such criteria/ exclusions. The Fund therefore may have different returns than a fund which has no such restrictions. Data used to apply the criteria may be provided by third party sources and is based on backward-looking analysis and the subjective nature of non-financial criteria means a wide variety of outcomes are possible. There is a risk that data provided may not adequately address the underlying detail around material non-financial considerations.

    Please consider all of the characteristics and objectives of the fund as described in the Key Information Document (KID) and prospectus before making a decision to invest in the Fund. For more information on how sustainability issues, such as climate change are considered, see bailliegifford.com.

    Volatility

    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.

    Further Details

    Further details of the risks associated with investing in the Fund can be found in the Key Information Document (KID), or the Prospectus. Copies of both the KID and Prospectus are available at bailliegifford.com.

    Definitions

    Active Share: A measure of the Fund's overlap with the benchmark. An active share of 100 indicates no overlap with the benchmark and an active share of zero indicates a portfolio that tracks the benchmark.

     

    Important Information

    The content of this website is intended exclusively for professional investors in accordance with MiFID legislation. ’Professional investors’ are potential investors who are deemed to have the status of “professional clients”, within the meaning of MiFID (2004/39/EC), as transposed in Ireland. 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 or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a particular investment. You can read details of our Legal and Important Information here.