1. Objective

    The Strategic Bond Fund aims to produce monthly income. Opportunities for capital growth are also sought, subject to prevailing market conditions. The manager believes an appropriate comparison for this Fund is the Investment Association Sterling Strategic Bond sector average given the investment policy of the Fund and the approach taken by the manager when investing.

    The value of investments and any income from them may go down as well as up and you or your client may not get back the amount originally invested.
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    Our performance is driven by stock selection. We source ideas across both investment grade and high yield bonds and are guided by our fundamental, bottom-up stock analysis.
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  5. Key Information

    Launch Date 26 February 1999
    Benchmark Investment Association Sterling Strategic Bond sector average
    The Investment Association Sector £ Strategic Bond
    XD Date Last day of each month
    Distribution Second last business day of each month
    Pricing Valuation point 10am daily, swinging single price
    Dealing in the Fund In light of the current market conditions, we have introduced a threshold for daily net inflows and outflows of money into or out of the Fund. If this threshold is exceeded, we will increase the dilution adjustment to reflect the increased dealing costs incurred by the Fund as a result of these larger inflows and outflows.
    FundCalibre Rated Fund FundCalibre Rated Fund
    Square Mile Recommended Fund* Square Mile - A

    Please bear in mind that past performance is not a guide to future performance.

    The value of your investment may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the amount invested.

    *These ratings are designed for use by professional advisers and intermediaries as part of their advice process. These ratings are not a recommendation to buy. If you need further information or are in doubt then you should consult a professional adviser.

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    Baillie Gifford are long-term investors, not speculators. Our investment philosophy focuses on growth while our universe is global. Accordingly, we believe that fundamental analysis and proprietary research are core to a successful, long-term, bottom-up investment approach.
  7. Investment Choice and Charges

    Share Class ISIN Number SEDOL Number Min. Investment Min. Top Up Ongoing Charges* Initial Charge
    B Inc GB0005947741 0594774 £1,000 no minimum 0.52% 0%
    B Acc GB0005947857 0594785 £1,000 no minimum 0.52% 0%

    * Interim figures as at 31/03/2020

    A further explanation of all the charges and costs relating to this Fund can be found in the Enhanced Disclosure of Fund Charges and Costs document.