1. Worldwide Responsible Global Dividend Growth Fund

  2. Overview

    The Worldwide Responsible Global Dividend Growth Fund aims to achieve a higher level of income than global equities whilst, over the longer term, achieving growth in both income and capital by investing primarily in shares of companies anywhere in the world which meet the relevant environmental, social and governance criteria and will exclude companies from certain industries and companies which are inconsistent with the principles of United Nations Global Compact for Business.

    Performance & Portfolio

    Data is not currently available for this share class.

    Top Ten Holdings - 30/04/2024

    Fund %
    1 Novo Nordisk 5.1%
    2 Microsoft 4.8%
    3 Watsco 4.7%
    4 TSMC 4.2%
    5 Fastenal 4.1%
    6 Schneider Electric 3.8%
    7 Procter & Gamble 3.6%
    8 Atlas Copco 3.3%
    9 PepsiCo 2.9%
    10 Apple 2.8%
    Total 39.1%
    Geographic analysis of Total Assets 30/04/2024

    Fund %

    • 1 North America 40.44
    • 2 Europe (ex UK) 34.69
    • 3 Emerging Markets 9.70
    • 4 Developed Asia Pacific 9.03
    • 5 UK 6.00
    • 6 Cash 0.14
    • 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.

    Managers

    James Dow

    James was appointed Co-Head of the Global Income Growth Team and Co-Manager of The Scottish American Investment Company PLC (SAINTS) in 2017. He became Manager of SAINTS when Toby Ross stepped back as Co-Manager in February 2024. He became a Partner in the firm from 1 May 2023. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2004 on the Graduate Scheme and became an Investment Manager in our US Equities Team. Previously, James spent three years working at The Scotsman newspaper, where he was the Economics Editor. He is a CFA Charterholder, graduated MA (Hons) in Economics-Philosophy from the University of St Andrews in 2000 and MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics in 2001.

    Ross Mathison

    Ross joined Baillie Gifford in 2019 as an investment manager in the Global Income Growth Team and became Deputy Manager of The Scottish American Investment Company PLC (SAINTS) in August 2023. Previously, he spent a year at Aviva Investors and prior to that nine years at Standard Life Investments as an investment manager, first in the European Equity Team and latterly in the Global Equity Team. Ross is a CFA Charterholder and graduated MA (Hons) in Business and Finance from Heriot-Watt University in 2008. He also sits on the board of directors at Aberlour, a Scottish children’s charity.

    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

    PRIIPs Performance Disclosures

    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.

    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.

    Fees to Capital

    Part or all of the expenses of the Fund will be taken from the Fund’s capital. This will reduce the capital value of the Fund. The amount of expenses that will be allocated to capital for the current financial period has not yet been determined.

    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.