1. Worldwide Emerging Markets Leading Companies Fund

    Worldwide Emerging Markets Leading Companies Fund

  2. Overview

    The Worldwide Emerging Markets Leading Companies Fund aims to maximise total return principally through investment primarily in a portfolio of companies deriving a substantial part of their income from, or having a substantial proportion of their assets located in, one or more Emerging Market Countries. It is not proposed to concentrate investments in any one country, market or sector. 

    Performance & Portfolio

    Data is not currently available for this share class.

    Top Ten Holdings - 31/05/2022

    Fund %
    1 TSMC 9.9%
    2 Samsung Electronics 9.4%
    3 Petrobras 6.4%
    4 Reliance Industries 5.2%
    5 Alibaba 4.5%
    6 Ping An Insurance 4.4%
    7 Tencent 3.7%
    8 MercadoLibre 3.4%
    9 Meituan 3.3%
    10 Samsung SDI 3.2%
    Total 53.4%
    Geographic Analysis of Total Assets 31/05/2022

    Fund %

    • 1 China 30.51
    • 2 Brazil 14.41
    • 3 South Korea 14.20
    • 4 India 13.17
    • 5 Taiwan 10.28
    • 6 Mexico 2.85
    • 7 South Africa 2.11
    • 8 Indonesia 2.07
    • 9 Others 8.44
    • 10 Cash 1.97
    • 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

    Will Sutcliffe

    William is Head of our Emerging Markets Equity Team and has been a Manager on the Emerging Markets Leading Company Strategy since 2009. William is also a member of the Emerging Markets Product Group. William joined Baillie Gifford in 1999 and became a Partner of the firm in 2010 and has also spent time working in the UK and US Equities teams. William graduated MA in History from the University of Glasgow in 1996.

    Roderick Snell

    Roderick joined Baillie Gifford in 2006 and is an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity Team. He has managed the Baillie Gifford Pacific Fund since 2010 and has been Manager of Pacific Horizon Investment Trust since 2021 (he was deputy from 2013). Since March 2020, he has also been a manager on the China strategy. He spent time in the UK and European Equity teams prior to joining the Emerging Markets Equity Team in 2008. Roderick graduated BSc (Hons) in Medical Biology from the University of Edinburgh in 2006.

    Sophie Earnshaw

    Sophie joined Baillie Gifford in 2010 and is an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity Team and a decision maker on the China A Share Fund. She has also been Co-Manager of the China Fund and a member of the International All Cap Portfolio Construction Group since 2014. Sophie is a CFA Charter holder. She graduated MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh in 2008 and MPhil in Eighteenth Century and Romantic Literature from the University of Cambridge in 2009.

    How To Invest

    For further information on the funds, including availability and investment options, please contact our local distributor Shinyoung Securities Co. Ltd.
     
    Qualified Professional Investor Enquiries
     
    Ki-sun Kim (Shinyoung Securities)
     
    Telephone: +822 2004 9704

    Documents

    You can access any literature about the Fund here, either by downloading or requesting a copy by post (where available).

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    Philosophy and Process Documents

    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.

    Concentration

    The Fund’s concentrated portfolio relative to similar funds may result in large movements in the share price in the short term.

    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 .

    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 at bailliegifford.com.