SCOTTISH AMERICAN INVESTMENT COMPANYSCOTTISH AMERICAN INVESTMENT COMPANY
Aims to be a core investment for private investors seeking income. Its objective is to grow the dividend at a faster rate than inflation by increasing capital and growing income. The focus of the portfolio is on global equities but investments are also made in bonds, property and other asset types.
Baillie Gifford's culture of sharing information and encouraging debate is central to the SAINTS' investment process.
Performance & Portfolio
Annual Performance to 30 June each year
Share Price 10.8% 26.6% 6.8% 15.1% 4.5% NAV 15.5% 26.2% 7.7% 14.0% 6.6% Index* 14.0% 23.0% 9.4% 10.1% 5.7%
All figures to 30/06/2020
Share Price 4.5% 28.3% 80.0% 213.7% NAV 6.6% 30.9% 90.9% 195.9% Index* 5.7% 27.3% 78.4% 205.9%
The value of your investment may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the amount you invested.
NAV is calculated with borrowings deducted at fair value for 1, 3 and 5 years and book value for 10 years.
*FTSE All World Index (GBP) TR.
Performance source: Morningstar and relevant underlying index provider, total return.
Past performance is not a guide to future performance.Performance - 30/06/2020The value of your investment may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the amount you invested.
Benchmark data is limited to a 5 year period from the current date.
Benchmark - changed from 50% FTSE All-Share / 50% FTSE All World ex UK to FTSE All World Index on 01/01/2014. In the above graph the indices have been chain-linked to form a single benchmark.
The graph has been rebased to 100.
Please bear in mind that past performance is not a guide to future performance.Unfortunately we were unable to load the chart. Please try again later.Discount/Premium History at Fair - 30/06/2020The value of your investment may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the amount you invested.
If the graph shows negative figures this means that the share price is lower than the NAV at fair – this is known as trading at a Discount.
If the graph shows positive figures this means that the share price is higher than the NAV at fair - this is known as trading at a Premium.
Please bear in mind that past performance is not a guide to future performance.Dividend Growth vs Inflation - 31/12/2017The graph demonstrates how the SAINTS dividend compares with inflation rates. Figures rebased to 100 at 31 December 2007. Hovering over the line shows the actual SAINTS dividend total dividend per ordinary share (net) – pence per share, the retail price index (rebased to 100 at January 1987) and the consumer price index (rebased to 100 at January 2005) for the date highlighted.
Sources: Thomson Reuters Datastream and Baillie Gifford & Co.
Please remember that changing stock market conditions and currency exchange rates will affect the value of your investment in the fund and any income from it. The level of income is not guaranteed and you may not get back the amount invested.
Past performance is not a guide to future returns.Unfortunately we were unable to load the chart. Please try again later.
Holdings - 30/06/2020
Fund % 1 Roche 3.1% 2 Deutsche Boerse 2.9% 3 Procter & Gamble 2.7% 4 Fastenal 2.7% 5 Microsoft 2.6% 6 Nestlé 2.5% 7 Sonic Healthcare 2.4% 8 TSMC 2.4% 9 Coca Cola 2.3% 10 United Parcel Service 2.3% 11 PepsiCo 2.2% 12 B3 2.1% 13 Partners 2.0% 14 Admiral Group 1.9% 15 Edenred 1.9% 16 CH Robinson 1.8% 17 Atlas Copco 1.7% 18 Analog Devices 1.7% 19 Anta Sports Products 1.6% 20 Schneider Electric SA 1.6% 21 Novo Nordisk 1.6% 22 GlaxoSmithKline 1.6% 23 Apple 1.5% 24 Prudential 1.5% 25 Wolters Kluwer 1.5% 26 Watsco 1.5% 27 Experian 1.4% 28 McDonald's 1.4% 29 Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing 1.3% 30 Man Wah 1.3% 31 Carsales.com 1.2% 32 Greencoat UK Wind 1.2% 33 Kering 1.2% 34 Cisco Systems 1.2% 35 British American Tobacco 1.1% 36 Rio Tinto 1.1% 37 Kimberly-Clark De Mexico 1.0% 38 United Overseas Bank 1.0% 39 SAP 1.0% 40 Albemarle 0.9% 41 T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. 0.9% 42 Sandvik 0.9% 43 China Mobile 0.9% 44 Kuehne & Nagel 0.9% 45 Hargreaves Lansdown 0.9% 46 Sumitomo Mitsui Trust 0.9% 47 AVI 0.9% 48 National Instruments 0.8% 49 AJ Gallagher 0.8% 50 Want Want China 0.8% 51 Medtronic 0.8% 52 Dolby Laboratories 0.8% 53 Hiscox 0.8% 54 Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. 0.8% 55 Pernod Ricard 0.8% 56 USS 0.7% Total 25.7%All holdings of 0.7% and above Fund % 1 Roche 3.1% 2 Deutsche Boerse 2.9% 3 Procter & Gamble 2.7% 4 Fastenal 2.7% 5 Microsoft 2.6% 6 Nestlé 2.5% 7 Sonic Healthcare 2.4% 8 TSMC 2.4% 9 Coca Cola 2.3% 10 United Parcel Service 2.3% 11 PepsiCo 2.2% 12 B3 2.1% 13 Partners 2.0% 14 Admiral Group 1.9% 15 Edenred 1.9% 16 CH Robinson 1.8% 17 Atlas Copco 1.7% 18 Analog Devices 1.7% 19 Anta Sports Products 1.6% 20 Schneider Electric SA 1.6% 21 Novo Nordisk 1.6% 22 GlaxoSmithKline 1.6% 23 Apple 1.5% 24 Prudential 1.5% 25 Wolters Kluwer 1.5% 26 Watsco 1.5% 27 Experian 1.4% 28 McDonald's 1.4% 29 Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing 1.3% 30 Man Wah 1.3% 31 Carsales.com 1.2% 32 Greencoat UK Wind 1.2% 33 Kering 1.2% 34 Cisco Systems 1.2% 35 British American Tobacco 1.1% 36 Rio Tinto 1.1% 37 Kimberly-Clark De Mexico 1.0% 38 United Overseas Bank 1.0% 39 SAP 1.0% 40 Albemarle 0.9% 41 T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. 0.9% 42 Sandvik 0.9% 43 China Mobile 0.9% 44 Kuehne & Nagel 0.9% 45 Hargreaves Lansdown 0.9% 46 Sumitomo Mitsui Trust 0.9% 47 AVI 0.9% 48 National Instruments 0.8% 49 AJ Gallagher 0.8% 50 Want Want China 0.8% 51 Medtronic 0.8% 52 Dolby Laboratories 0.8% 53 Hiscox 0.8% 54 Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. 0.8% 55 Pernod Ricard 0.8% 56 USS 0.7% Total 82.9%Asset allocation of total assets - 30/06/2020Unfortunately we were unable to load the chart. Please try again later.Active Share - 30/06/2020Relative to FTSE All-World Index. Source: Baillie Gifford & Co, FTSE.Unfortunately we were unable to load the chart. Please try again later.
InsightsAll insightsJuly 2020
Searching for Tomorrow’s Income Aristocrats.
Income investing has been shaken by the coronavirus, but how will this affect the divided payers of the future? Baillie Gifford investment manager James Dow gives us a glimpse of the potential star performers of tomorrow.May 2020
SAINTS - Annual Governance and Sustainability Report.
SAINTS aims to invest sustainably for income. Its approach needs to give careful consideration to environmental, social and governance factors.April 2020
SAINTS - Manager Insights.
Investment manager Toby Ross gives an update on The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C.April 2020
The Great Dividend Crisis.
James Dow, co-head of Baillie Gifford’s equity income strategies, argues that dividend investors should avoid traditional high-yielding stocks, which are likely to disappoint given probable constraints on their reverting to the pre-crisis mean. The task, he concludes, is to look ahead to the global, high growth companies likely to be big providers of the future.April 2020
Growth, Income and Dependability.
By investing long term in a select number of exceptional growth companies, SAINTS’ managers expect to generate superior capital returns over time, alongside a growing and dependable income stream.February 2020
SAINTS Annual Update.
Investment manager James Dow gives un update on the The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C.Fourth Quarter 2019
Watsco - A Cool Investment.
Investment manager Toby Ross discusses recent investment, Watsco.Third Quarter 2018
SAINTS - Seeking an Income that Stays on Track for Years to Come.
Join Toby Ross and James Dow, SAINTS’ joint managers, on their travels as they seek out the companies from across the globe that they believe can deliver a dependable and growing income along with capital growth.ARCHIVEDSecond Quarter 2019
SAINTS Stock Stories: Sonic Healthcare and Edenred.
The managers of SAINTS explain the appeal of two investments which perfectly fit the trust's long-term objectives: a resilient income, with attractive growth.ARCHIVEDFirst Quarter 2019
SAINTS on Track for Income and Growth.
Results season has been in full swing for the last few months. James Dow and Toby Ross, co-managers of SAINTS, chalk up the scores at the end of a year that has left them feeling optimistic about the future.
View all Insights.
Meet the Managers
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 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 joined Baillie Gifford in 2006 and is Co-Head of the Global Income Growth Team and Joint Manager of The Scottish American Investment Company PLC (SAINTS). He has also been a member of the International Alpha Portfolio Construction Group since 2018. Since joining Baillie Gifford, Toby has also spent time as an Investment Analyst in the UK Equity Team and as a Global Sector Specialist. He graduated MA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge in 2006 and is a CFA Charterholder.
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
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Bulletins and Factsheets
Fund Ratings Reports
Investor Disclosure Document
Key Information Document
Other Fund Literature
Any investment in an investment trust involves risk. You should be aware of the following risks when considering investing.
Past performance is not a guide to future performance.
The value of your investment
The investment trusts managed by Baillie Gifford & Co Limited are listed UK companies and are not authorised or regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The value of their shares, and any income from them, can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the amount invested.
The Trust invests in overseas securities. Changes in the rates of exchange may also cause the value of your investment (and any income it may pay) to go down or up.
The Trust 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 Trust can borrow money to make further investments (sometimes known as “gearing” or “leverage”). The risk is that when this money is repaid by the Trust, the value of the investments may not be enough to cover the borrowing and interest costs, and the Trust will make a loss. If the Trust's investments fall in value, any invested borrowings will increase the amount of this loss.
The Trust can buy back its own shares. The risks from borrowing, referred to above, are increased when a trust buys back its own shares.
Market values for securities which have become difficult to trade may not be readily available and there can be no assurance that any value assigned to such securities will accurately reflect the price the Trust might receive upon their sale.
The Trust can make use of derivatives to obtain, increase or reduce exposure to assets and may result in the Trust being leveraged. Derivatives are most often used to compensate for possible unfavourable currency and market movements. This may result in greater movements (down or up) in the net asset value of the Trust. It is not our intention that the use of derivatives will significantly alter the overall risk profile of the Trust. A further risk exists in respect of the counterparty with whom the derivative transaction is made. Due care and diligence is exercised in the selection of counterparties, however, the possibility of the counterparty failing to pay sums due to the Trust still remains.
The Trust has some direct property investments, which may be difficult to sell. Valuations of property are only estimates based on the valuer's opinion. These estimates may not be achieved when the property is sold.
Corporate bonds are generally perceived to carry a greater possibility of capital loss than investment in, for example, higher rated UK government bonds. Bonds issued by companies and governments may be adversely affected by changes in interest rates and expectations of inflation.
Charges to capital
The Trust charges 65% of its investment management fee, borrowing costs and property management fee to capital, which reduces the capital value. Also, where income is low, the remaining expenses may be greater than the total income received, meaning the Trust may not pay a dividend and the capital value would be further reduced.
You should note that tax rates and reliefs may change at any time and their value depends on your circumstances.
The Trust is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is not authorised or regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Information subject to change
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Suitability for retail distribution
Please note that the Company currently conducts its affairs, and intends to continue to conduct its affairs, so that the Company’s ordinary shares can be recommended by Independent Financial Advisers to ordinary retail investors in accordance with the FCA’s rules in relation to non-mainstream pooled investment products (NMPI). The Company’s ordinary shares are excluded from the FCA’s restrictions which apply to non-mainstream pooled investment products because they are shares in an investment trust.
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