1. Overview

    The Fund aims to achieve, after deduction of costs, an annualised return over rolling five-year periods that is 3.5% more than the 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%*. The Fund also aims to have a weighted average greenhouse gas emissions intensity that is lower than that of the Fund's stated carbon budget. The carbon budget is set in absolute terms and will decrease at a steady annual rate of 7% per annum. Sustainable Multi Asset’s carbon budget for the period 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024 is 71.5 tCO2e/USD million EVIC. Both the budget and the portfolio saw a step-up in carbon footprint at the end of the year, in line with the EU Technical Expert Group guidance for the phasing-in of Scope 3 emissions for a wider range of economic activities.

    *The manager believes this is an appropriate benchmark given the investment policy of the Fund and the approach taken by the manager when investing.

    Performance & Portfolio

    Periodic Performance

    All figures to 30/06/2024

    6 Months

    1 Year

    3 Years

    Since Inception

    Class B-Acc 1.2%7.5%n/a0.5%
    Index* 2.6%5.3%n/a4.1%
    Target Benchmark** 4.4%8.8%n/a7.6%

    The value of your investment may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the amount you invested.
    Performance source: FE and relevant underlying index provider, single pricing basis, total return.
    Returns reflect the annual charges but exclude any initial charge paid.
    Please bear in mind that past performance is not a guide to future performance.
    The manager believes the UK Base Rate +3.5% is an appropriate target benchmark given the investment policy of the Fund and the approach taken by the manager when investing. 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 Targeted Absolute Return Investor Sector.

    Figures for 3 years and Since Inception are shown as the annualised rate of return. This is the average yearly return over the specified period.

    Annual Discrete Performance to 30 June each year

    Annual percentage return (Updated Quarterly)






    Class B-Acc n/an/an/a-2.0%7.5%
    Index* n/an/an/a3.3%5.4%
    Target Benchmark** n/an/an/a6.7%8.8%
    Sector Average*** n/an/an/a1.5%8.0%

    Source: FE, Revolution. Total return net of charges, in sterling.
    Share class returns calculated using 10am prices, while the Index is calculated close-to-close.
    Share Class Inception Date: 20 May 2022.
    *UK Base Rate.
    **UK Base Rate +3.5%.

    Top Ten Holdings - 30/06/2024

    Fund %
    1 Australia 4.25% (Green Bond) 21/06/2034 7.5%
    2 Citi/BG EM Equity ETN (c) 4.9%
    3 Plutus CLO Fund 3.7%
    4 Baillie Gifford Responsible Global Equity Income Fund 3.6%
    5 Galene Fund 3.5%
    6 Leadenhall UCITS ILS Fund 3.3%
    7 Baillie Gifford Investment Grade Bond Fund 3.1%
    8 Aegon ABS Opportunity Fund Acc 2.9%
    9 Citi/BG Value Equity ETN (c) 2.0%
    10 Barclays Modified CSI 500 +7% ETN (c) 1.8%
    Total 36.4%
    Asset Allocation - Exposure 30/06/2024

    Fund %

    • 1 Listed Equities 15.17
    • 2 Infrastructure 13.54
    • 3 Structured Finance 13.49
    • 4 Emerging Market Bonds 12.95
    • 5 Insurance Linked 10.12
    • 6 Government Bonds 9.80
    • 7 Property 9.31
    • 8 High Yield Credit 6.50
    • 9 Commodities 4.13
    • 10 Investment Grade Bonds 3.07
    • 11 Cash and Equivalents 1.82
    • 12 Active Rates and Currency -6.49
    • Total 93.40

    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

    Scott Lothian

    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.

    James Squires

    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 Amoako-Kwarteng

    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.

    Nicoleta Dumitru

    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.  

    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).

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    How to Invest

    You can invest in our funds via a number of fund platforms, please see the links opposite. Information on the range of funds available through platforms can be found in our Platform Matrix.

    Please note that we do not have the facility for you to invest directly with us in our Investment Trusts and we do not offer ISAs, SIPPS or Share Plans.

    Please also note that we do not have an online service for individual investors.

    Further information on our funds can be found in the relevant Key Investor Information and Prospectus Documents, which are available in English and will be sent to you free of charge on request.

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    How to Invest


    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.
    The specific risks associated with the Fund include:

    Market Conditions/ Liquidity

    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. In certain circumstances it can be difficult to buy or sell the Fund’s holdings and even small purchases or sales can cause their prices to move significantly, affecting the value of the Fund and the price of shares in the Fund.


    Custody of assets, particularly in emerging markets, involves a risk of loss if a custodian becomes insolvent or breaches duties of care.

    Emerging Markets

    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, particularly in emerging markets, may not be able to pay the bond income as promised or could fail to repay the capital amount.

    Alternative Assets

    Investments may be made directly in hedge funds or, through specific investment vehicles into property, infrastructure and commodities. Returns from these investments are sensitive to various factors which may include interest and exchange rates, economic growth prospects and inflation, the occurrence of natural disasters, and the cost and availability of gearing (debt finance).


    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.

    Foreign Currency

    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.

    Ethical Investment

    The Fund invests according to sustainable and responsible investment criteria which includes employing carbon screens. This means it cannot invest in certain sectors and companies. The universe of available investments will be more limited than other funds that do not apply such criteria/ exclusions, therefore the Fund may have different returns than a fund which has no such restrictions.

    Tax Rates

    Tax rates and the tax treatment of OEICs can change at any time.

    Further details of the risks associated with investing in the Fund can be found in the NURS-Key Investor Information Document or the Prospectus, copies of which are available at bailliegifford.com.

    This factsheet, as well as investment in the Fund described herein, is directed at and intended for Investors that fall within at least one category in each of: (1) the First Schedule of the Israeli Securities Law, 1968 (“Sophisticated Investors”); and (2) the First Schedule of the Investment Advice Law (“Qualified Clients”).