ObjectiveThe value of investments and any income from them may go down as well as up and you or your client may not get back the amount originally invested.
The Worldwide Global Alpha Fund aims to provide returns comprising capital growth and dividend income over the long term by investing primarily in global equities which are listed, traded or dealt in on Regulated Markets worldwide.
Meet the ManagersCharles Plowden
Since the inception of Global Alpha in 2005, Mr. Plowden has been one of the three portfolio managers for the strategy. After becoming a Partner in 1988, he became Joint Senior Partner with overall responsibility for the investment departments in 2006. Mr. Plowden is also Chair of the Strategic Leadership Group. He joined Baillie Gifford in 1983 and was a portfolio manager in the UK Equity Team for over 20 years notably developing Baillie Gifford’s specialist UK capabilities, and was latterly head of the team. Charles graduated BA in Modern History from the University of Oxford in 1983.
Mr. Plowden is expected to retire from the Manager and cease to serve as Portfolio Manager for the Fund effective on or about April 30, 2021.Malcolm MacColl
Malcolm is an Investment Manager in the Global Alpha Team, having been involved with Global Alpha since the product’s inception in 2005. He became a Partner of the firm in 2011. Malcolm joined Baillie Gifford in 1999 and has spent time working in the UK Small Cap and North American Teams. He is a member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals. 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 Adair
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.
Fund FactsAll figures to 30/06/2020
Style Long-term, bottom up growth Launch Date 09 July 2012 Size DKK 8,167.6m Stocks (guideline range) 70-120 Current Number of Stocks 101 Benchmark MSCI ACWI Active Share 85%* Annual Turnover 17%
Actual investors think in decades.
Investment Choice and Charges
Share Class ISIN SEDOL Ongoing Charges* Initial Charge Currency NAV Per Share % Change A-Acc EUR IE00BK5TWB66 BK5TWB6 1.56% 0% EUR 11.89 0.82% A-Acc USD IE00B88CSH68 B88CSH6 1.56% 0% USD 21.46 1.58% A-Inc USD IE00B84XWW62 B84XWW6 1.56% 0% USD 21.48 1.58% B-Acc CHF IE00BSNB8564 BSNB856 0.65% 0% CHF 10.72 1.48% B-Acc EUR IE00BFX4DD70 BFX4DD7 0.63% 0% EUR 13.23 0.82% B-Acc USD IE00B912KW96 B912KW9 0.63% 0% USD 22.84 1.59% B-Inc USD IE00B90ZJS81 B90ZJS8 0.65% 0% USD 22.47 1.59% C-Acc CHF IE00BRS62D57 BRS62D5 0.06% 0% CHF 19.13 1.48% C-Acc GBP IE00BJM0FX81 BJM0FX8 0.06% 0% GBP 11.63 0.94% C-Inc JPY IE00BVYJ4Z25 BVYJ4Z2 0.06% 0% JPY 1568.64 1.19% D-Acc DKK IE00BNB79M50 BNB79M5 0.56% 0% DKK 224.81 0.84%
Class B shares are for standard direct investment. Multiple currency and currency hedged share classes may also be available.
A share class (Retrocession share class at 1.5% management fee) and C share class (management fee agreed directly with the investment manager) are also available on most funds.
Effective from 03 July 2020, F share classes for Worldwide Funds merged with their respective B share class or became a new B share class where this did not exist before.
* Annual figures as at 30/09/19
A further explanation of all the charges and costs relating to this Fund can be found in the Disclosure of Fund Charges and Costs document on the Daily Prices table.