Diversified Growth Fund
Diversified Growth Fund
The Diversified Growth Fund aims to achieve (after deduction of costs): an annualised return over rolling five-year periods that is at least 3.5% more than UK Base Rate, a positive return over rolling three-year periods and annualised volatility of returns over rolling five-year periods that is below 10%. There is no guarantee that a positive return will be achieved over rolling three-year periods, or any time period, and capital may be at risk.
The manager believes this is an appropriate benchmark given the investment policy of the Fund and the approach taken by the manager when investing.
Our investment approach embraces the concept of diversification by investing actively across a very broad range of asset classes to deliver capital growth with low volatility.
Top Ten Holdings - 31/10/2023
Fund % 1 Baillie Gifford Worldwide Sustainable Emerging Markets Bond Fund 7.8% 2 Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Bond Fund 7.1% 3 Baillie Gifford Worldwide Global Strategic Bond Fund 5.0% 4 Plutus CLO Fund 4.4% 5 Baillie Gifford Long Term Global Growth Investment Fund 4.0% 6 Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Corporate 2.8% 7 Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Leading Companies Fund 2.7% 8 Galene Fund 2.7% 9 Sweden 3.5% 30/03/2039 2.4% 10 WisdomTree Aluminium ETC (c) 2.0% Total 40.9%Asset Allocation - Exposure 31/10/2023
- 1 Government Bonds 13.92
- 2 Listed Equities 13.00
- 3 Structured Finance 12.12
- 4 Infrastructure 9.03
- 5 Emerging Market Bonds Hard Currency 8.94
- 6 Property 7.32
- 7 High Yield Credit 7.13
- 8 Emerging Market Bonds Local Currency 7.06
- 9 Insurance Linked 6.29
- 10 Cash and Equivalents 5.15
- 11 Commodities 5.04
- 12 Investment Grade Bonds 5.02
- 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.
Cash and Equivalents includes the net unrealised profit or loss of open currency positions in the Fund.
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.
Meet the Managers
James is Head of the Multi Asset Team and a member of the Investment Risk Committee. He became a Partner in 2018. James joined Baillie Gifford in 2006, initially working in our North American Equity and Fixed Income Teams. He has been a CFA Charterholder since 2010 and graduated BA in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford in 2005.
Felix joined Baillie Gifford in 2011 and is an Investment Manager in the Multi Asset Team. He is a CFA Charterholder. Felix graduated BComm in Accounting from University of Cape Coast, Ghana in 2008 and MSc in Investment Analysis from the University of Stirling in 2010.
Scott joined Baillie Gifford in 2015 and is an Investment Manager in the Multi Asset Team. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford, he worked for Schroders in London, BEA Union in Hong Kong and Towers Watson. Scott graduated BSc in Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics from Heriot-Watt University in 1999. He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
Nicoleta joined Baillie Gifford in 2013 and is an Investment Manager in the Multi Asset Team. In 2018, she joined the Multi Asset Income Portfolio Construction Group (PCG). Nicoleta graduated BSc (Hons) in Management and Marketing from the University of Manchester in 2013.
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OEIC Terms of Business
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Enhanced Disclosure Document
Key Investor Information Documents
General Investment Risk
The Fund does not guarantee positive returns. It aims to limit the extent of loss in any short-term period to a lower level than equities. 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 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 and 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.
Investments may be made directly in hedge funds and insurance-linked bonds or, through specific investment vehicles into property, infrastructure, private (unlisted) companies and commodities.
Returns from these investments are sensitive to various factors including interest and exchange rates, economic growth prospects and inflation, and the cost and availability of gearing (debt finance). Certain specific factors affect these assets such as:
- Hedge funds – invest in a wide variety of assets and use gearing which may increase losses; it may be difficult to obtain independent verification of the value of shares in hedge funds and there is a risk that investments in them may be difficult to sell; some funds are not directly regulated, increasing the risk of lack of transparency.
- Insurance-linked bonds (also known as catastrophe bonds) – exposed to the risk of extreme insurance losses should several natural disasters like earthquakes, fire or hurricanes occur during the bond’s life.
- Property - rents, vacancy rates, the supply of new property, and confidence.
- Infrastructure and Private Companies – expectations of future cash flow.
- Commodities – climate, supply, industrial and consumer demand, and tariffs.
Derivatives may be used to obtain, increase or reduce exposure to assets and may result in the Fund being leveraged. This may result in greater movements (down or up) in the price of shares in the Fund. It is not our intention that the use of derivatives will significantly alter the overall risk profile of the Fund.
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.
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.
Under certain market conditions it can be difficult to buy or sell securities and even small purchases or sales can cause their prices to move significantly. To manage the effects of this, we may apply an increased dilution adjustment. As a result investors may face increased dealing costs.
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.
Market values for illiquid securities which are difficult to trade, or value less frequently than the Fund, such as holdings in weekly or monthly dealt funds, may not be readily available. There can be no assurance that any value assigned to them will reflect the price the Fund might receive upon their sale.
Investment in vehicles which themselves invest in a range of assets described previously which may become illiquid may not be easily converted into cash when required.
Tax rates and the tax treatment of OEICs can change at any time.