1. Overview

    Baillie Gifford China Growth Trust aims to produce long term capital growth by investing predominantly in shares of, or depositary receipts representing the shares of, Chinese companies.

    Performance & Portfolio

    Periodic Performance

    All figures to 31/05/2022

    1 Year

    3 Years

    5 Years

    10 Years

    Share Price -40.2%-6.1%-0.5%81.4%
    NAV -33.6%-10.5%-8.9%56.8%
    Index* -22.3%-5.5%2.1%89.0%

    Performance figures appear in GBP. 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 par value for 10 years.
    *Changed from MSCI AC Asia ex Pacific index to MSCI China All Shares Index on 16/09/20. Data chain-linked from this date to form a single comparative index
    Performance source: Morningstar and relevant underlying index provider, total return.
    Please bear in mind that past performance is not a guide to future performance.


    Discrete Performance

    Annual Performance to 31 March each year

    31/03/2017
    31/03/2018

    31/03/2018
    31/03/2019

    31/03/2019
    31/03/2020

    31/03/2020
    31/03/2021

    31/03/2021
    31/03/2022

    Share Price 6.6%4.1%-3.2%53.0%-32.7%
    NAV 5.5%-0.1%-10.5%42.3%-28.2%
    Index* 7.5%2.4%-7.4%27.3%-20.5%

    Performance figures appear in GBP. 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 par value for 10 years.
    *Changed from MSCI AC Asia ex Pacific index to MSCI China All Shares Index on 16/09/20. Data chain-linked from this date to form a single comparative index.
    Performance source: Morningstar and relevant underlying index provider, total return.
    Please bear in mind that past performance is not a guide to future performance.

    Holdings - 31/05/2022

    Fund %
    1 Tencent 9.2%
    2 Alibaba 5.9%
    3 ByteDance 5.1%
    4 Kweichow Moutai 4.6%
    5 Meituan 3.9%
    6 Ping An Insurance 3.9%
    7 China Merchants Bank 3.5%
    8 Li Ning 3.0%
    9 NetEase 2.5%
    10 CATL 2.4%
    Total 44.1%

    Meet the Managers

    Sophie Earnshaw

    Sophie joined Baillie Gifford in 2010 and is an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets and China A-share Teams. She has also been Co-Manager of the China Fund and a member of the International Focus Portfolio Construction Group since 2014. Sophie is a CFA Charter holder. She graduated MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh in 2008 and MPhil in Eighteenth Century and Romantic Literature from the University of Cambridge in 2009.

    Roderick Snell

    Roderick joined Baillie Gifford in 2006 and is an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity Team. He has co-managed the Baillie Gifford Pacific Fund since 2010 and has been Deputy Manager of Pacific Horizon Investment Trust since 2013. Since March 2020, he has also been a co-manager of the Baillie Gifford China Fund. He spent time in the UK and European Equity teams prior to joining the Emerging Markets Equity Team in 2008. Roderick graduated BSc (Hons) in Medical Biology from the University of Edinburgh in 2006.

    Documents

    You can access any literature about the Fund here, either by downloading or requesting a copy by post (where available).

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