1. Overview

    The Trust aims to maximise capital growth over the long-term from investment primarily in shares of listed UK equities which have the potential to deliver a total return in excess of the FTSE All-Share Index.

    The portfolio is a high conviction, concentrated selection of our best ideas in the UK with a bias to mid and smaller cap growth companies, where we intuitively believe the growth spot for UK equities to be.

    Performance & Portfolio

    Periodic Performance

    All figures to 31/03/2021

    1 Year

    3 Years

    5 Years

    10 Years

    Share Price 53.7%37.8%80.4%134.4%
    NAV 37.7%20.9%54.9%112.0%
    Index* 26.0%7.7%39.9%81.0%

    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.
    *FTSE All-Share (GBP) TR. 
    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

    31/03/2016
    31/03/2017

    31/03/2017
    31/03/2018

    31/03/2018
    31/03/2019

    31/03/2019
    31/03/2020

    31/03/2020
    31/03/2021

    Share Price 17.0%1.6%7.7%-13.9%57.4%
    NAV 16.8%-0.2%2.1%-13.8%43.7%
    Index* 22.0%1.3%6.4%-18.5%26.7%

    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.
    *FTSE All-Share (GBP) TR. 
    Performance source: Morningstar and relevant underlying index provider, total return. 
    Please bear in mind that past performance is not a guide to future performance.

    Performance - 30/04/2021

    Baillie Gifford took over the management of the Trust in July 2018.
    The value of your investment may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the amount you invested.
    Benchmark data is limited to a 5 year period from the current date.
    The graph has been rebased to 100.
    Baillie Gifford took over the management of the Trust in July 2018.
    Please bear in mind that past performance is not a guide to future performance.

    Holdings - 30/04/2021

    Fund %
    1 Renishaw 4.5%
    2 Genus 4.4%
    3 St. James's Place 4.0%
    4 Volution Group 3.7%
    5 Abcam 3.6%
    6 Ashtead 3.4%
    7 Auto Trader 3.4%
    8 Games Workshop 3.2%
    9 Prudential 3.2%
    10 Howden Joinery 3.2%
    Total 36.5%

    Meet the Managers

    Iain McCombie

    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.

    Milena Mileva

    Milena joined Baillie Gifford in 2009 and is an Investment Manager in the UK Equity Team. She graduated BA in Social & Political Science from the University of Cambridge in 2007 and MPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford in 2009.

    Documents

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