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Global Core

This strategy provides access to our best regional equity investment ideas. By combining specialist, actively managed regional equity portfolios, we are flexible enough to run a portfolio in line with your bespoke asset allocation requirements, emphasising, de-emphasising or excluding regions as necessary. It’s our best regional equity ideas, all in one place.

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Invest in our best ideas

For more than two decades, our Global Core Strategy has provided clients with the opportunity to invest in Baillie Gifford’s best regional equity ideas with asset allocation bespoke to their needs.

Long-term growth

Our objective is to deliver capital growth over the long term. The flexibility of our approach means we can accommodate a client-specific benchmark for performance measurement purposes.  

Our expertise lies in bottom-up stock picking. We have an unapologetically long-term, active, growth-focused method for equity investing. This, along with bespoke asset allocations, creates a portfolio that typically looks very different from the index. We believe differentiation is crucial in order to deliver meaningful outperformance, net of fees, in the long term. 

Embracing diversity

The Strategy provides exposure to different geographies around the world, and a diverse array of growing companies, while having the flexibility to meet your individual allocation requirements.  

Our regional equity teams cover the UK, Europe ex-UK, North America, Emerging Markets and Developed Asia. We take a diversified approach – the Strategy typically invests in 150 to 200 stocks.

A bet against equities is a bet against human ingenuity. Do so at your peril.
Iain McCombie

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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.
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