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Investment Grade Bond

Investment-grade corporate bonds offer potentially compelling risk-adjusted returns, providing higher income than government bonds with little increase in the risk of default.  

Our research-intensive process and extensive experience give us deep insight into companies, differentiating us from other market participants. 

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A sharp focus on inefficiencies

We aim to provide attractive returns with low risk by maximising the opportunities offered by diverse global businesses.

Corporate bond markets show persistent structural inefficiencies. Our approach is designed to exploit these. We find companies offering attractive compensation relative to their strengths, creating a portfolio that we believe will outperform the market in the long term.

A purposeful, conviction-led portfolio

Through deep research we seek to identify resilient companies that can adapt as societies and technologies change. We blend this with our top-down view of the economic environment, our collaborative approach helping identify macroeconomic trends and transitory forces. We then construct a diverse core portfolio of around 50-90 companies.

A patient and flexible approach

While we typically lend to companies for many years, we remain live to short-term inefficiencies in markets – actively seeking to generate returns by selecting specific bond issues which are available with differing maturities, capital protections and currency of issue.

My priority is to protect clients’ capital. To maximise long-term returns, prudent risk taking is key: I ensure the risks are intentional, well-diversified and sized appropriately.
Paul Dilworth

Meet the manager

Paul Dilworth

Paul Dilworth

Paul is an investment manager in the Credit Team. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2019. Before joining the firm, he worked for almost 13 years at Kames Capital where he was responsible for managing a broad range of fixed income mandates, including Global Financial Credit, Global Absolute Return and Investment Grade Credit. Paul graduated BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from Heriot-Watt University in 2006 and is a CFA Charterholder.

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Strategy portfolio holdings

A list of the top 10 holdings that the representative portfolio invests in.

All figures up to: 31 January 2024

#Holding% of portfolio
1AT&T 7% 20402.0%
2UK Treasury 4.5% 07/12/20421.9%
3EIB 6% 20281.9%
4UK Treasury 4.25% 07/12/20491.8%
5Blackstone Private Credit 4.875% 20261.8%
6UK Treasury 3.5% 22/10/20251.7%
7IBRD 0.25% 20261.6%
8Santander UK 6.75% 2024 Perp AT11.6%
9Weir Group 6.875% 20281.3%
10Legal & General 5.375% 2025/45 T21.2%

Strategy holdings by sector

All figures up to: 31 January 2024

1Financial35.00%
2Industrials22.60%
3Quasi & Foreign Government14.90%
4Securitized10.30%
5Utility9.60%
6Sovereign5.30%
7Cash & Derivatives2.20%
Total 100%

Strategy holdings by sector

All figures up to: 31 January 2024

Total: 100%

Please note

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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