CHINA FUNDCHINA FUND
The China Fund aims to outperform (after deduction of costs) the MSCI China All Shares Index, as stated in Sterling, by at least 2% per annum over rolling five-year periods. There is no guarantee that this objective will be achieved over any time period and actual investment returns may differ from this objective, particularly over shorter time periods.
The manager believes this is an appropriate benchmark given the investment policy of the Fund and the approach taken by the manager when investing. In addition, the manager believes an appropriate performance comparison for this Fund is the Investment Association China/Greater China Sector.
We do not believe that knowledge of present fundamentals is enough. Expectations of changes in those fundamentals are equally important.
Top Ten Holdings - 31/08/2020
Fund % 1 Alibaba 9.8% 2 Tencent 9.4% 3 JD.com 5.3% 4 Meituan Dianping 5.3% 5 Ping An Insurance 5.2% 6 Kweichow Moutai 3.6% 7 NetEase 2.3% 8 China Merchants Bank 2.2% 9 Guangzhou Kingmed Diagnostics Group 2.1% 10 Foshan Haitian Flavouring And Food 2.0% Total 47.2% Fund % 1 Alibaba 9.8% 2 Tencent 9.4% 3 JD.com 5.3% 4 Meituan Dianping 5.3% 5 Ping An Insurance 5.2% 6 Kweichow Moutai 3.6% 7 NetEase 2.3% 8 China Merchants Bank 2.2% 9 Guangzhou Kingmed Diagnostics Group 2.1% 10 Foshan Haitian Flavouring And Food 2.0% Total 47.2%Sector Analysis of Total Assets - 31/08/2020Unfortunately we were unable to load the chart. Please try again later.
InsightsAll insightsSeptember 2020
Asking the right questions.
Integrating ESG into company research requires rigour, nuance and a long-term perspective says Marianne Harper Gow.August 2020
Featuring the news and views of the teams involved in running our funds.June 2020
A View from the Midst of the Pandemic.
Technological developments over recent decades mean reality has outpaced the science fiction of his youth since Mark Urquhart joined Baillie Gifford almost 25 years ago. Now, scanning the Covid-19 driven global economy, he sets out his enthusiasm and expectations for the next decade and beyond.June 2020
Featuring the news and views of the teams involved in running our funds.April 2020
How to Invest in Equities and Stay Sane.
The best investment advice doesn’t grow old. When former Baillie Gifford Partner Edward Hocknell wrote ‘How to Invest in Equities and Stay Sane’ back in 2012, ‘global pandemic’ was just one on a list of scenarios for business continuity managers and civil servants to plan for.April 2020
Why We Care About Diversity and Inclusion.
Baillie Gifford’s first company-wide diversity and inclusion magazine about the individuals who make up our firm.April 2020
Fighting a Pandemic with Technology.
Medical developments are increasingly dependent on technology. Baillie Gifford investors look at some of the more innovative companies and their importance in the current pandemic, as well as considering how the situation we are living through will lay the foundations for a new era in healthcare, underpinned by data.April 2020
Calm Reflection During the Amygdala Hijack.
In times of stress stock markets, like people, often revert to act now, think later. Tim Garratt advocates doing the opposite. He reflects calmly on four key areas which will determine a company’s ability to survive the coronavirus (Covid-19) meltdown, by offering grounds for quiet optimism.March 2020
How did we do?
As the new decade dawns, James Anderson, joint manager of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, reflects on past predictions and ponders what’s next.March 2020
Famous for 15 seconds.
The genius of TikTok is not just its short and prolific content. Tom Slater, joint manager of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, talks to Jemima Kiss about how the Chinese social media company has achieved worldwide success.
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Meet the Managers
Mike is a named manager for Baillie Gifford’s Emerging Markets and China Funds, as well as being responsible for the Emerging Markets Small Cap strategy. He has also been a member of the Global Stewardship strategy since its inception in 2015. Mike first joined Baillie Gifford in 2003 and before moving to the Emerging Markets Equity Team in 2005, Mike worked in the UK and Japanese Equity Teams. Mike became a Partner of the firm in 2020. He is a CFA Charterholder and graduated MEng from the University of Durham in 2003.
Sophie joined Baillie Gifford in 2010 and is an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets and China A-share Teams. She has also been Co-Manager of the China Fund and a member of the International Focus 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.
Roderick joined Baillie Gifford in 2006 and is an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity Team. He previously worked in the UK and European Equity Teams and has managed the Baillie Gifford Pacific Fund since 2010. Roderick graduated BSc (Hons) in Medical Biology from the University of Edinburgh in 2006.
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Using professional financial advice
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General Investment Risk
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.
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 with dealing, settlement and custody could arise, resulting in a negative impact on the value of your investment.
The Fund’s exposure to a single market and currency may increase share price movements.
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.
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.
A dilution adjustment may apply when you buy or sell shares in the Fund. This is applied to the share price and may reduce the return on your investment.
Fees from Revenue
Where possible, charges are taken from the Fund's revenue. Where there is insufficient revenue, the remainder will be taken from capital. This will reduce the capital value of your investment.
Tax rates and the tax treatment of OEICs can change at any time.