Worldwide European Growth Fund
Worldwide European Growth Fund
The European Growth Fund aims to maximise total return principally through investment in equity securities which are listed, traded or dealt on Regulated Markets across Europe including Turkey but excluding the UK.
Top Ten Holdings - 31/03/2022
Fund % 1 Prosus 4.6% 2 ASML 4.5% 3 IMCD 4.3% 4 Atlas Copco 4.0% 5 Ryanair 3.9% 6 Avanza Bank 3.9% 7 Adyen 3.7% 8 Zalando 3.2% 9 Kingspan Group 3.1% 10 adidas 3.0% Total 38.1%
Stephen is Head of the European Equity Team and has been involved in running the European portion of the Managed Fund since 2019. Stephen joined Baillie Gifford in 2005 and spent time in the US, UK Smaller Companies and Japanese Equities Teams. Stephen graduated BSc (Hons) in Financial Mathematics in 2005.
Moritz joined Baillie Gifford in September 2010 and is an Investment Manager in the European Equity Team. He graduated BSc in Business Administration from the University of Regensburg, Germany in 2009 where he took part in the Honours Elite Degree Programme. Moritz then went on to complete an MSc in Finance and Investment from the University of Edinburgh in 2010.
Chris joined Baillie Gifford in 2012 and is an Investment Manager in the Europe Team. He graduated BA (Hons) in Music from the University of Oxford in 2009 and went on to gain an MMus in Music Performance from the Royal Welsh School of Music and Drama in 2010 and an MSc in Music, Mind and Brain from Goldsmiths College in 2011.
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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 of assets involves a risk of loss if a custodian becomes insolvent or breaches duties of care.
The Fund’s concentrated portfolio relative to similar funds may result in large movements in the share price in the short term.
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 & Governance (ESG)
The Fund invests according to responsible investment criteria and with reference to the ten 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.
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 of the risks associated with investing in the Fund can be found in the Key Investor Information Document (KIID), or the Prospectus. Copies of both the KIID and Prospectus are available at bailliegifford.com.