1. WORLDWIDE GLOBAL STRATEGIC BOND FUND
    WORLDWIDE GLOBAL STRATEGIC BOND FUND

    Overview

    The Worldwide Global Strategic Bond Fund aims to achieve a high level of total return by investing in a diversified portfolio consisting primarily of corporate bonds which are listed, traded or dealt in on one or more Regulated Markets worldwide. Financial derivative instruments will be used in keeping with the Fund’s objective for investment and/or efficient portfolio management purposes.

    Performance & Portfolio

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    Cumulative Performance 31/03/2021

    Rebased to 100 at the start date of this chart.

    C Acc USD share class launched on 10 July 2012.

    Index - 70% ICE BofAML Global Corporate Index/30% ICE BofAML Global High Yield Index (hedged U$).
    The comparative index changed to 70% ICE BofA Global Corporate Index: 30% ICE BofA Global High Yield Index on 15 January 2021. The above performance is being shown against the previous comparative index.

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    Top Ten Holdings - 31/03/2021

    Fund %
    1 Coop Wholesale Society 2.5%
    2 Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited 2.4%
    3 Netflix 2.2%
    4 EIB 2.1%
    5 Pension Insurance Corp 2.1%
    6 Fidelity International Ltd. 2.0%
    7 Time Warner Cable 2.0%
    8 Apple 1.7%
    9 Cheniere Energy, Inc. 1.7%
    10 EDF 1.7%
    Total 20.4%
    Fund %
    1 Coop Wholesale Society 2.5%
    2 Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited 2.4%
    3 Netflix 2.2%
    4 EIB 2.1%
    5 Pension Insurance Corp 2.1%
    6 Fidelity International Ltd. 2.0%
    7 Time Warner Cable 2.0%
    8 Apple 1.7%
    9 Cheniere Energy, Inc. 1.7%
    10 EDF 1.7%
    Total 20.4%
    Geographic Analysis of Total Assets 31/03/2021
    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.
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    Managers

    Robert Baltzer

    Robert joined Baillie Gifford in 2001 and is Head of the High Yield Team, and co-manager of the European High Yield and Global Credit strategies. He is a CFA Charterholder and graduated MMath from the University of Durham in 2001.

    Torcail Stewart

    Torcail joined Baillie Gifford in 2008 and is an Investment Manager in the Credit Team. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford, he worked as an Investment Analyst for the Alliance Trust’s UK Large Cap Equity Fund. Torcail graduated BA in Geography from the University of Cambridge in 2002 and MPhil in Management, Economics and International Relations from the University of St Andrews in 2005. Torcail is a member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (UKSIP).

    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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    FUND PLATFORMS/SUPERMARKETS

    Baillie Gifford Worldwide Funds - How to Invest
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    Baillie Gifford Worldwide Funds Subscription Request Form
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    Baillie Gifford Worldwide Funds Redemption Request Form
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    Documents

    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.

    To download any document you will need Adobe Reader. Please note that we can now provide you with Braille and audio transcriptions of our literature on request. It may take up to 10 days for the transcription to be completed dependent on the size of the document.

    Philosophy and Process Documents

    Quarterly Investor Updates

    Further Information

    COMPLAINTS CONTACT DETAILS
    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: [email protected]. 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.