UK EQUITY CORE FUNDUK EQUITY CORE FUND
The UK Equity Core Fund aims to outperform (after deduction of costs) the FTSE All-Share Index by at least 1% 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 UK All Companies Sector.
Top Ten Holdings - 31/12/2020
Fund % 1 BG British Smaller Companies Fund 4.6% 2 Rio Tinto 4.4% 3 St. James's Place 4.2% 4 BHP Group 4.0% 5 Prudential 3.9% 6 Unilever 3.6% 7 Diageo 3.5% 8 Bunzl 3.3% 9 Ashtead 3.3% 10 RELX 2.6% Total 37.2% Fund % 1 BG British Smaller Companies Fund 4.6% 2 Rio Tinto 4.4% 3 St. James's Place 4.2% 4 BHP Group 4.0% 5 Prudential 3.9% 6 Unilever 3.6% 7 Diageo 3.5% 8 Bunzl 3.3% 9 Ashtead 3.3% 10 RELX 2.6% Total 37.2%
InsightsAll InsightsDecember 2020
UK Equities – Time for a closer look.
Our economy may have taken a battering, but Kathleen MacMillan, UK equity investment specialist, finds plenty of compelling reasons to invest in British businesses.Autumn 2020
Milena Mileva, manager of the Baillie Gifford UK Equity Focus Fund talks about Games Workshop – a firm with a fanatical following.2020
UK Equity Stewardship Report.
Our investment process at Baillie Gifford is founded on the long-term ownership of growing businesses. Our ‘bottom-up’ approach to stock selection leads us to focus on trying to understand the fundamental drivers behind individual businesses. We typically hold these investments for five to ten years – long enough for the fundamentals to emerge as the dominant influence on share prices. Cultivating conviction in corporate governance and sustainability in its broadest sense is a critical part of this process.March 2020
UK Stock Stories - Abcam and Homeserve.
Investment managers Iain McCombie and Milena Mileva give some examples of companies within the UK portfolio that show exciting growth potential.
Meet the Manager
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.
How to Invest
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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
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
Enhanced Disclosure Document
Key Investor Information 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’s exposure to a single market may increase share price movements.
The Fund’s concentrated portfolio relative to similar funds may result in large movements in the share price in the short term.
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.