1. Worldwide US Equity Alpha Fund

  2. Overview

    The Worldwide US Equity Alpha Fund aims to maximise total return principally through investment in equities which are listed on Regulated Markets in the US.

    Top Ten Holdings - 30/04/2024

    Fund %
    1 Microsoft 3.4%
    2 Shopify 3.1%
    3 Alphabet 2.7%
    4 DoorDash 2.4%
    5 NVIDIA 2.3%
    6 Meta Platforms 2.3%
    7 Amazon.com 2.3%
    8 Hershey Foods Corporation 2.0%
    9 AutoZone 2.0%
    10 Netflix 1.9%
    Total 24.3%

    Fund %

    • 1 Information Technology 21.37
    • 2 Consumer Discretionary 21.37
    • 3 Health Care 14.63
    • 4 Communication Services 11.96
    • 5 Financials 9.96
    • 6 Industrials 7.71
    • 7 Consumer Staples 5.66
    • 8 Real Estate 3.35
    • 9 Materials 2.47
    • 10 Energy 0.47
    • 11 Cash 1.05
    • Total 100.00

    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.


    Michael Taylor

    Michael is an investment manager in the US Alpha Team. Having previously worked at Baillie Gifford from 2009 to 2014, Michael re-joined Baillie Gifford in 2022 to lead our US Alpha strategy. He is also an investment scout for the Global Alpha Team. Prior to returning to Baillie Gifford, Michael was an investment manager at Marathon Investment Management. He graduated BA (Hons) from the University of Oxford in 2008. Michael is a CFA Charterholder.

    Saad Malik

    Saad is an investment manager in the US Alpha Team. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2016. Saad is also an investment scout for the Sustainable Growth Strategy. He graduated MSc from the London School of Economics in 2016. Prior to this, he completed a BA (Hons) double major in Philosophy and Criminology at York University in Canada.

    Sacha Meyers

    Sacha is an investment manager in the US Alpha Team. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2015. He previously worked on global and regional teams with both small and large caps. Sacha holds a BSc from King’s College London and two master’s degrees, one from University College London and another from Imperial College London. Sacha is a CFA Charterholder.

    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


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    Further Information

    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.


    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 of assets involves a risk of loss if a custodian becomes insolvent or breaches duties of care.

    Single Country

    The Fund’s exposure to a single market and currency may increase share price movements.


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


    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 Information Document (KID), or the Prospectus. Copies of both the KID and Prospectus are available at bailliegifford.com.


    Active Share: A measure of the Fund's overlap with the benchmark. An active share of 100 indicates no overlap with the benchmark and an active share of zero indicates a portfolio that tracks the benchmark.


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