1. Overview

    The Worldwide UK Equity Alpha Fund adopts a long-term, low turnover investment approach and aims to hold higher quality, growth companies which are principally listed in the UK and are capable of growing their profits and cashflows faster than the market average. We are able to invest in large, medium and small capitalisation companies, constructing a concentrated portfolio of our best ideas, typically in the range of 30-40 holdings, which is highly differentiated from the benchmark, the FTSE All-Share Index.

    Top Ten Holdings - 31/08/2021

    Fund %
    1 Rightmove 8.3%
    2 Aveva 6.3%
    3 Ocado 5.9%
    4 Auto Trader 5.9%
    5 Renishaw 4.7%
    6 Abcam 4.2%
    7 Trainline 3.8%
    8 Genus 3.8%
    9 Hargreaves Lansdown 3.5%
    10 HomeServe 3.3%
    Total 49.8%


    Gerard Callahan

    Gerard joined Baillie Gifford in 1991 and is head of our UK Equity Team and Chairman of the International All Cap Portfolio Construction Group. He became a Partner of the firm in 2000 and Lead Manager of our UK Alpha Strategy in the same year. Gerard has been involved as a Portfolio Manager in our International strategies since 1998, initially in selecting UK stocks. He graduated BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford in 1991.

    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


    You can access any literature about the Fund here, either by downloading or requesting a copy by post (where available). Please note that, due to current government restrictions, we have a limited number of staff in our office. As a result, if posting instructions to us, there may be a delay in processing these due to these current restrictions.

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    Further Information

    Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (No. C182354). Registered office: 4/5 School House Lane East, Dublin 2, D02 N279. Registered in Ireland (No. 625892).

    In the first instance, clients should contact their normal Client Contact with any concerns. Alternatively, or for those clients who do not have a direct client contact assigned, complaints can be emailed to Baillie Gifford’s Compliance Department at: InstitutionalComplaints@bailliegifford.com. A summary document which contains details on Baillie Gifford’s complaints management policy is available upon request. All material complaints are recorded in an in-house incident management system and are escalated to, and dealt with by, members of staff of suitable seniority, independent of the area from which the matter arose.