Worldwide Global Alpha Choice Fund
Worldwide Global Alpha Choice Fund
The Global Alpha Choice Fund aims to provide returns comprising capital growth and dividend income over the long term by investing primarily in global equites which are listed, traded or dealt in on Regulated Markets worldwide. The Fund excludes companies from certain industries using a sector-based screen, and also companies which do not comply with the requirements of the United Nations Global Compact Principles for Business. In addition, it commits to having a weighted average greenhouse gas intensity lower than that of the MSCI ACWI EU Paris Aligned Requirements Index.
Performance & PortfolioData is not currently available for this share class.
Top Ten Holdings - 31/01/2024
Fund % 1 Microsoft 5.2% 2 Amazon.com 4.1% 3 Meta Platforms 3.9% 4 Elevance Health Inc. 3.8% 5 Moody's 3.4% 6 Mastercard 2.8% 7 Service Corporation International 2.3% 8 Prosus 2.3% 9 Alphabet 2.3% 10 CRH 2.2% Total 32.5%Geographic Analysis of Total Assets 31/01/2024
- 1 North America 67.29
- 2 Europe (ex UK) 15.92
- 3 Emerging Markets 8.78
- 4 Developed Asia Pacific 6.31
- 5 UK 0.95
- 6 Cash 0.76
- 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.
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Malcolm is an Investment Manager in the Global Alpha Team. He has been involved in Global Alpha since the product’s inception in 2005 and this is his sole portfolio responsibility. He joined Baillie Gifford in 1999 and spent his graduate rotation in the UK Small Cap Team before joining the North American Team. Malcolm managed the North American portion of wider Global portfolios whilst in the North American Team. He became a Partner of the firm in 2011 and, in 2021, he became a Managing Partner with overall oversight for the investment department. He is a member of the CFA Society of the UK. Malcolm graduated MA in Economics and History in 1998 and MLitt in Economics, Politics and Management in 1999, both from the University of St Andrews.
Spencer joined Baillie Gifford in 2000 and is an Investment Manager in the Global Alpha Team. He became a Partner in 2013 and has also spent time working in the Fixed Income, Japanese, European and UK Equity Teams. Spencer graduated BSc in Medicine from the University of St Andrews in 1997, followed by two years of clinical training in Edinburgh.
Helen joined Baillie Gifford in 2008 and is a partner and investment manager on the Global Alpha Team. In addition to Global Alpha, Helen has spent time working on our Developed Asia, UK, North America, Emerging Markets and Global Equity Teams. Before coming to live and work in the UK, Helen lived in China, South Africa and Norway. She graduated BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Warwick in 2007 and MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge the following year.
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Philosophy and Process Documents
Quarterly Investor Updates
PRIIPs Key Information DocumentBaillie Gifford Worldwide Global Alpha Choice Fund D NOK Accumulation (Hedged) Key Information Document
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Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (No. C182354). Registered office: 4/5 School House Lane East, Dublin 2, D02 N279. Registered in Ireland (No. 625892).COMPLAINTS CONTACT DETAILS
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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, particularly in emerging markets, involves a risk of loss if a custodian becomes insolvent or breaches duties of care.
The Fund invests in emerging markets where difficulties in trading could arise, resulting in a negative impact on the value of your investment.
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 sustainable and responsible investment criteria which means it cannot invest in certain sectors and companies. Additionally, the Fund employs carbon screens which means it cannot invest in certain companies. The universe of available investments will be more limited than other funds that do not apply such criteria/ exclusions, therefore the Fund 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.
Please consider all of the characteristics and objectives of the fund as described in the Key Information Document (KID) and prospectus before making a decision to invest in the Fund. For more information on how sustainability issues, such as climate change are considered, see bailliegifford.com.
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 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.
Qualified Investors include those that the Financial Services Act (FinSA) defines as Professional or Institutional Clients, which range from central banks to private investment structures with professional treasury operations created for a high-net-worth retail client. If you are not a qualified investor please select “Change” at the top of this page.
Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (Reference number C182354) as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager and UCITS Manager to Baillie Gifford Worldwide Funds plc. Its registered office is 4/5 School House Lane East, Dublin 2, D02 N279, Ireland.
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