LONG TERM GLOBAL GROWTH INVESTMENT FUNDLONG TERM GLOBAL GROWTH INVESTMENT FUND
The Long Term Global Growth Investment Fund aims to outperform (after deduction of costs) the FTSE All World Index, as stated in Sterling, by at least 2.5% 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 Global Sector.
At Baillie Gifford, we ask ourselves one important question: ‘Where are the most exciting investment opportunities over the long term going to be?
Top Ten Holdings - 30/09/2020
Fund % 1 Tesla Inc 8.4% 2 Amazon.com 7.8% 3 Alibaba 6.4% 4 Tencent 5.4% 5 Meituan Dianping 4.9% 6 Kering 4.1% 7 Illumina 4.0% 8 3.7% 9 Netflix 3.3% 10 Shopify 3.1% Total 51.0% Fund % 1 Tesla Inc 8.4% 2 Amazon.com 7.8% 3 Alibaba 6.4% 4 Tencent 5.4% 5 Meituan Dianping 4.9% 6 Kering 4.1% 7 Illumina 4.0% 8 3.7% 9 Netflix 3.3% 10 Shopify 3.1% Total 51.0%Geographic Analysis of Total Assets 30/09/2020Total may not sum due to rounding.Unfortunately we were unable to load the chart. Please try again later.
InsightsView all Insights.April 2020
Some Suspicions About the Coming Years.
James Anderson discusses what we can learn about the effects of the coronavirus. Drawing on the work of experts such as Hans Rosling, James explores the monetary and fiscal transformation we are going through, concluding that the days of neo-liberalism are numbered. James also looks at what the crisis means for equity investors, asking what investments are now more valuable, and assesses the shift of global power towards Asia.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.
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Meet the Managers
Mark is a Senior Investment Manager in our Long Term Global Growth Team, a strategy which he co-founded in 2003. Mark joined Baillie Gifford in 1996, initially working as an Investment Analyst and Manager in the US, UK and Japanese Equities Teams. He became a Partner in 2004. Mark graduated BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford in 1992 and spent a year at Harvard as a Kennedy Scholar in 1993 before completing a PhD in Politics at the University of Edinburgh in 1996.
Tom is Head of the US Equities Team and is a Decision Maker on Long Term Global Growth Portfolios. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2000 and became a Partner of the firm in 2012. After serving as Deputy Manager for five years, Tom was appointed Joint Manager of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust in 2015. During his time at Baillie Gifford he has also worked in the Developed Asia and UK Equity Teams. Tom’s investment interest is focused on high growth companies both in listed equity markets and as an investor in private companies. He graduated BSc in Computer Science with Mathematics from the University of Edinburgh in 2000.
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Getting Financial Advice
At Baillie Gifford we don’t provide financial advice, but we do try our best to provide you with all the information we think you might need to make investment decisions. Of course, we realise there are occasions when you may want the advice of an expert.
Using professional financial advice
An authorised intermediary can give you advice and help on how best to manage your financial affairs based on your circumstances and investment aspirations. They can also help keep track of all your different investment interests, saving you a lot of time and bookkeeping.
Finding a financial adviser near you
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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 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.
The Fund’s concentrated portfolio relative to similar funds may result in large movements in the share price in the short term.
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.