MANAGED FUNDMANAGED FUND
The Managed Fund aims to achieve capital growth over rolling five-year periods.
The manager believes an appropriate comparison for this Fund is the Investment Association Mixed Investment 40 – 85% Shares sector median given the investment policy of the Fund and the approach taken by the manager when investing.
Some things are timeless. For over 30 years we have developed a time-honoured approach that rises above passing trends.
Top Ten Equity Holdings - 31/12/2020
Fund % 1 Amazon.com 1.6% 2 Tesla Inc 1.5% 3 Shopify 1.5% 4 IMCD 1.1% 5 The Trade Desk 1.0% 6 Zalando 1.0% 7 BHP Group 0.9% 8 Prosus 0.9% 9 Avanza Bank 0.9% 10 Wayfair 0.9% Total 11.2% Fund % 1 Amazon.com 1.6% 2 Tesla Inc 1.5% 3 Shopify 1.5% 4 IMCD 1.1% 5 The Trade Desk 1.0% 6 Zalando 1.0% 7 BHP Group 0.9% 8 Prosus 0.9% 9 Avanza Bank 0.9% 10 Wayfair 0.9% Total 11.2%GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF TOTAL ASSETS - 31/12/2020As 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.
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InsightsView all Insights.December 2020
We keep it really simple.
For a lot of investors, the investment world looks like a big puzzle. Baillie Gifford’s Managed Fund aims to solve this puzzle by bringing together the best ideas in equities and bonds and putting them in one simple portfolio.September 2020
Living longer: Can we afford it?
Traditional financial planning no longer covers our extending lifespans. Baillie Gifford’s Steven Hay considers why we need to think differently about how we invest.April 2020
Managed Fund - Manager Insights.
Lucy Haddow, product specialist, gives an update on the Managed Fund and its position during these challenging times.April 2020
Wanted – Bond Champions.
Yields at low or even negative rates have prompted questions about the relevance of investing in bonds. Phil Annen remains a fan. And he explains why, insisting this is an asset class that can still form a key part of an actively-managed, balanced portfolio and offer attractive returns.February 2020
The Power of Positivity.
Optimism is in short supply in these volatile times, but Baillie Gifford’s Iain McCombie believes the benefits of focusing on exciting opportunities far outweigh any negative news.May 2019
Staying Focused on What is Important Since 1987.
Since 1987, the Managed Fund has exemplified that sometimes the simplest solutions can be very successful. Iain McCombie and Steven Hay explain how the fund can help you solve the puzzle of investing in a complex world.
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Meet the Managers
Iain is the lead manager of our UK Core strategy. He is also a member of the Global Stewardship Portfolio Construction Group (PCG). Most recently, Iain served as Chief of Investment Staff from 2013 to 2018 and became a Partner of the firm in 2005. He initially joined Baillie Gifford in 1994 and spent five years training as an Investment Manager in the US Equities Team before joining the UK Equity Team in 1999. Iain graduated MA in Accountancy from the University of Aberdeen and subsequently trained as a Chartered Accountant.
Steven joined Baillie Gifford in 2004 and is Head of the Income Research Team. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford, Steven was a Fixed Income Investment Manager with Scottish Widows. His experience includes seven years undertaking analysis and research for the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, and involvement in managing the UK’s foreign exchange reserves. Steven graduated BAcc (Hons) in Economics and Accountancy from the University of Glasgow in 1992 and MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick in 1993.
How to Invest
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How to Invest
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
If you want to use an authorised intermediary, MyLocalAdviser is a website that allows you to search for authorised intermediaries in your area. You can visit their site on www.mylocaladviser.co.uk
You can access any literature about the Fund here, either by downloading or requesting a copy by post (where available). To download any document you will need Adobe Reader. Please note that we can now provide you with Braille and audio transcriptions of our literature on request. It may take up to 10 days for the transcription to be completed dependent on the size of the document.
Enhanced Disclosure Document
Key Investor Information Documents
Philosophy and Process Documents
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 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 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 may not be able to pay the bond income as promised or could fail to repay the capital amount.
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’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.