1. Diversified Growth Fund

    Diversified Growth Fund

  2. Overview

    The Diversified Growth Fund aims to achieve (after deduction of costs): an annualised return over rolling five-year periods that is at least 3.5% more than 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%. There is no guarantee that a positive return will be achieved over rolling three-year periods, or any time period, and capital may be at risk.

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

    Our investment approach embraces the concept of diversification by investing actively across a very broad range of asset classes to deliver capital growth with low volatility.

    Holdings - 30/04/2023

    Fund %
    1 Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Bond Fund 11.3%
    2 Baillie Gifford Worldwide Global Strategic Bond Fund 5.8%
    3 Plutus CLO Fund 3.6%
    4 Aspect Core UCITS Fund C GBP 3.1%
    5 Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Corporate 3.0%
    6 Baillie Gifford Global Income Growth Fund 2.8%
    7 UBS CSI 500 NTR index + 4.25% ETN (c) 2.4%
    8 Fair Oaks Senior CLO Note 2.4%
    9 Ashmore Asian High Yield Bond Fund Acc 2.3%
    10 Galene Fund 2.3%
    Total 38.9%

    Fund %

    • 1 Listed Equities 12.59
    • 2 Property 4.80
    • 3 High Yield Credit 9.17
    • 4 Investment Grade Bonds 5.84
    • 5 Structured Finance 11.37
    • 6 Commodities 3.62
    • 7 Emerging Market Bonds Local Currency 11.26
    • 8 Emerging Market Bonds Hard Currency 2.47
    • 9 Infrastructure 7.22
    • 10 Government Bonds 8.01
    • 11 Absolute Return 4.39
    • 12 Insurance Linked 4.58
    • 13 Active Currency 0.19
    • 14 Cash and Equivalents 14.48
    • Total 100.00

    Meet the Managers

    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.

    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.

    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.  


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