1. Worldwide Responsible Global Equity Income Growth Fund

    Worldwide Responsible Global Equity Income Growth Fund

  2. Overview

    The Worldwide Responsible Global Equity Income Growth Fund aims to achieve a higher level of income than global equities whilst, over the longer term, achieving growth in both income and capital by investing primarily in shares of companies anywhere in the world which meet the relevant environmental, social and governance criteria and will exclude companies from certain industries and companies which are inconsistent with the principles of United Nations Global Compact for Business.

    Top Ten Holdings - 31/03/2022

    Fund %
    1 Novo Nordisk 4.6%
    2 United Parcel Service 3.8%
    3 Microsoft 3.7%
    4 TSMC 3.5%
    5 Fastenal 3.5%
    6 Roche 3.3%
    7 Nestlé 3.3%
    8 Procter & Gamble 3.2%
    9 Sonic Healthcare 3.0%
    10 Schneider Electric SA 2.8%
    Total 34.8%
    Geographic analysis of Total Assets 31/03/2022

    Fund %

    • 1 North America 38.19
    • 2 Europe (ex UK) 30.95
    • 3 Emerging Markets 12.35
    • 4 Developed Asia Pacific 10.24
    • 5 UK 7.98
    • 6 Cash 0.29
    • Total 100.0

    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.

    Managers

    James Dow

    James was appointed Co-Head of the Global Income Growth Team and Co-Manager of The Scottish American Investment Company PLC (SAINTS) in 2017. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2004 on the Graduate Scheme and became an Investment Manager in our US Equities Team. Previously, James spent three years working at The Scotsman newspaper, where he was the Economics Editor. He is a CFA Charterholder, graduated MA (Hons) in Economics-Philosophy from the University of St Andrews in 2000 and MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics in 2001.

    Toby Ross

    Toby joined Baillie Gifford in 2006 and is Co-Head of the Global Income Growth Team and Joint Manager of The Scottish American Investment Company PLC (SAINTS). He has also been a member of the International Alpha Portfolio Construction Group since 2018. Since joining Baillie Gifford, Toby has also spent time as an Investment Analyst in the UK Equity Team and as a Global Sector Specialist. He graduated MA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge in 2006 and is a CFA Charterholder.

    Ross Mathison

    Ross joined Baillie Gifford in 2019 as an Investment Manager in the Global Income Growth Team. Previously, he had spent a year at Aviva Investors and prior to that 9 years at Standard Life Investments as an Investment Manager, first in the European Equity team and latterly in the Global Equity team. Ross is a CFA Charterholder and graduated MA (Hons) in Business & Finance from Heriot-Watt University in 2008. Ross also sits on the Board of Directors at Aberlour, a Scottish Children’s charity.

    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

    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.

    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: 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.

    Risks

    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

    Custody of assets, particularly in emerging markets, involves a risk of loss if a custodian becomes insolvent or breaches duties of care.

    Emerging Markets

    The Fund invests in emerging markets where difficulties in dealing, settlement and custody could arise, resulting in a negative impact on the value of your investment.

    Foreign Currency

    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 and 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.

    Before making a decision to invest you should also take into account all of the fund's characteristics and objectives.

    Fees to Capital

    Part or all of the expenses of the Fund will be taken from the Fund’s capital. This will reduce the capital value of the Fund. The amount of expenses that will be allocated to capital for the current financial period has not yet been determined.

    Volatility

    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

    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 on this website (www.bailliegifford.com).