Worldwide Global Dividend Growth Fund
Worldwide Global Dividend Growth Fund
The investment objective of the Fund is to obtain a yield higher than that generally available from investment in global equity securities while, over the longer term, achieving growth in both capital and income. The Fund will principally invest in global equities and may also invest in other transferable securities, money market instruments, cash and cash equivalents.
Performance & PortfolioData is not currently available for this share class.
Holdings - 31/10/2023
Fund % 1 Novo Nordisk 4.7% 2 Microsoft 4.2% 3 Watsco 3.8% 4 Fastenal 3.5% 5 Procter & Gamble 3.3% 6 TSMC 2.9% 7 Apple 2.8% 8 PepsiCo 2.7% 9 Partners 2.5% 10 Atlas Copco 2.4% Total 32.9%Geographic Analysis of Total Assets 31/10/2023
- 1 North America 40.85
- 2 Europe (ex UK) 31.71
- 3 Developed Asia Pacific 10.42
- 4 Emerging Markets 8.39
- 5 UK 7.84
- 6 Cash 0.79
- 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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James was appointed Co-Head of the Global Income Growth Team and Co-Manager of The Scottish American Investment Company PLC (SAINTS) in 2017. He became a Partner in the firm from 1 May 2023. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2004 on the Graduate Scheme and became an Investment Manager in our US Equities Team. Previously, James spent three years working at The Scotsman newspaper, where he was the Economics Editor. He is a CFA Charterholder, graduated MA (Hons) in Economics-Philosophy from the University of St Andrews in 2000 and MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics in 2001.
Toby is an Investment Manager on the Sustainable Growth Team and became a Partner in the firm on 1 May 2023. He first joined Baillie Gifford in 2006, as an analyst on the UK equities team. He joined the Global Income Growth team as an Investment Manager in 2013, and in this role, he helped to develop the team’s approach to responsible investment. He became the Joint Manager of The Scottish American Investment Company PLC (SAINTS) in 2017. In 2022, Toby assumed the leadership of the Sustainable Growth Team. He graduated MA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge in 2006 and is a CFA Charterholder.
Ross joined Baillie Gifford in 2019 as an investment manager in the Global Income Growth Team and became Deputy Manager of The Scottish American Investment Company PLC (SAINTS) in August 2023. Previously, he spent a year at Aviva Investors and prior to that nine years at Standard Life Investments as an investment manager, first in the European Equity Team and latterly in the Global Equity Team. Ross is a CFA Charterholder and graduated MA (Hons) in Business and Finance from Heriot-Watt University in 2008. He also sits on the board of directors at Aberlour, a Scottish children’s charity.
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PRIIPs 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
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, 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 dealing, settlement and custody could arise, resulting in a negative impact on the value of your investment.
Bonds & Inflation
Bonds issued by companies and governments may be adversely affected by changes in interest rates, expectations of inflation and a decline in the creditworthiness of the bond issuer. The issuers of bonds in which the Fund invests, particularly in emerging markets, may not be able to pay the bond income as promised or could fail to repay the capital amount.
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.
Fees to Capital
Part or all of the expenses of the Fund will be taken from the Fund’s capital. This will reduce the capital value of the Fund. The amount of expenses that will be allocated to capital for the current financial period has not yet been determined.
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 Investor Document (EU), Key Investor Information Document (UK), or the Prospectus. Copies of these documents are available at bailliegifford.com.
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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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