UK Equity Core Fund
UK 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.
Performance & Portfolio
All figures to 31/10/2023
Class B-Acc -7.2% 6.8% 4.7% 1.6% Index* -5.9% 5.9% 11.7% 3.9% Target Benchmark** -5.4% 7.0% 12.8% 4.9% Sector Average*** -7.3% 3.8% 7.4% 2.3% Sector Ranking 132/239 91/238 155/229 148/219
Annual Discrete Performance to 30 September each year
Annual percentage return (Updated Quarterly)
Class B-Acc -0.1% -10.6% 30.1% -21.8% 14.7% Index* 2.7% -16.6% 27.9% -4.0% 13.8% Target Benchmark** 3.7% -15.8% 29.2% -3.0% 15.0% Sector Average*** -0.0% -12.8% 32.4% -15.3% 12.8%
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 you invested.
Source: FE, Revolution, FTSE. Total return in sterling.
Share class and Sector returns calculated using 10am prices, while the Index is calculated close-to-close.
†17 January 2018.
*FTSE All-Share Index +1.0%
****FTSE All-Share Index plus at least 1% per annum over rolling five-year periods.
***IA UK All Companies Sector.
Figures for 3 and 5 years show the annual rate of return.
Top Ten Holdings - 31/10/2023
Fund % 1 AstraZeneca 5.0% 2 Rio Tinto 4.8% 3 Bunzl 4.6% 4 Diageo 4.3% 5 RELX 4.0% 6 Unilever 3.8% 7 Prudential 3.7% 8 Legal & General 3.6% 9 Auto Trader 3.1% 10 Marks and Spencer Group 3.1% Total 39.9%
Meet the Manager
Iain is the head of our UK Equity Team and lead manager of the UK Core Strategy. He is also the joint manager on our flagship Managed Strategy, which he has been involved in since 2000, and became a partner of the firm in 2005. Since joining Baillie Gifford in 1994, Iain has spent time on the US Equities Team. Iain graduated with a MA in Accountancy from the University of Aberdeen and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
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
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.