1. WORLDWIDE POSITIVE CHANGE FUND
    WORLDWIDE POSITIVE CHANGE FUND

    Overview

    The Worldwide Positive Change Fund aims to produce capital growth over the long term by investing primarily in the equities of companies whose products, behaviour or services make a positive social impact. The Fund may also invest in other transferable securities, money market instruments, cash and cash equivalents.

    Performance & Portfolio

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    Cumulative Performance 30/09/2020

    Rebased to 100 at the start date of this chart.

     

    B Acc USD share class launched on 05 May 2018.

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    Top Ten Holdings - 30/09/2020

    Fund %
    1 Tesla Inc 9.2%
    2 M3 6.0%
    3 TSMC 5.9%
    4 ASML 5.0%
    5 Dexcom 4.9%
    6 Kingspan Group 4.7%
    7 MercadoLibre 4.1%
    8 Illumina 4.1%
    9 Teladoc 3.9%
    10 Moderna 3.6%
    Total 51.5%
    Fund %
    1 Tesla Inc 9.2%
    2 M3 6.0%
    3 TSMC 5.9%
    4 ASML 5.0%
    5 Dexcom 4.9%
    6 Kingspan Group 4.7%
    7 MercadoLibre 4.1%
    8 Illumina 4.1%
    9 Teladoc 3.9%
    10 Moderna 3.6%
    Total 51.5%
    Geographic Analysis of Total Assets 30/09/2020
    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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    Key Decision Makers

    Kate Fox

    Kate believes the financial community plays a crucial role in creating a more sustainable world for future generations. Kate’s experience analysing smaller companies has left her with a natural enthusiasm for businesses that address unmet needs or challenge the status quo, as well as an appreciation of their long term potential. Kate joined Baillie Gifford in 2002 and is an Investment Manager and decision maker in the Positive Change Team, as well as a Partner of the firm. She is a CFA Charterholder and graduated MA in Economics and Maths from the University of Edinburgh in 2001.

    Lee Qian

    Lee grew up in China during a period of incredible economic and social progress, when hundreds of millions of people were lifted out of poverty and the standard of living improved for the majority of the population. Witnessing that has influenced Lee deeply and he has been interested in development since. Lee joined Baillie Gifford in 2012 and is an Investment Manager and decision maker in the Positive Change Team. He is a CFA Charterholder and graduated BA (Hons) in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford in 2012.

    Michelle O'Keeffe

    Michelle has a wealth of experience in assessing climate change having worked in the field since 2000. A focus on the long-term sustainability of companies in its broadest sense is therefore a topic Michelle sees as central to investment. Michelle joined Baillie Gifford in 2015 and is a Senior Impact Analyst and decision maker in the Positive Change Team. She graduated BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Cardiff in 1999 and MSc in Climate Change and Risk Management from the University of Exeter in 2009.

    Ed Whitten

    Ed’s experience of working in and studying developing countries drives his desire to work towards a more sustainable future that leaves no one behind. Ed believes that thoughtful and responsible investment in companies achieving financial, social and environmental returns has enormous potential to catalyse positive change in the corporate landscape, build trust in capital markets and help support solutions to global challenges. Ed joined Baillie Gifford in 2018 and is an Impact Analyst and decision maker in the Positive Change Team. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in History from Newcastle University in 2008 and is studying towards an MSc in Sustainable Development at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.

    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 Application Form
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    Baillie Gifford Worldwide Funds Further 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). 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.