MANAGED FUNDMANAGED FUND
The Managed Fund aims to achieve capital growth over rolling five-year periods.
The manager believes an appropriate comparison for this Fund is the Investment Association Mixed Investment 40 – 85% Shares sector median given the investment policy of the Fund and the approach taken by the manager when investing.
Some things are timeless. For over 30 years we have developed a time-honoured approach that rises above passing trends.
Performance & PortfolioPeriodic PerformanceAll figures to 31/03/2021
6 Months 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Class B-Acc 8.0% 46.4% 16.7% 15.6%Annual Discrete Performance figures to 31 March each yearAnnual percentage return (Updated Quarterly) 31/03/2016
Class B-Acc 22.0% 6.3% 8.4% 0.2% 46.4% Sector Median*** 17.7% 1.4% 4.5% -7.8% 26.3%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.
Sector data based on B-Acc share class performance.
Performance source: FE, single pricing basis, total return.
Returns reflect the annual charges but exclude any initial charge paid.
***IA Mixed Investment 40-85% Shares Sector.Performance - 31/03/2021The value of your investment may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the amount you invested.
Sector data based on B-Acc share class performance.
Source: FE and relevant underlying index provider(s), single pricing basis, total return.
Please bear in mind that past performance is not a guide to future performance.
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Top Ten Equity Holdings - 31/03/2021
Fund % 1 Shopify 1.4% 2 Amazon.com 1.3% 3 IMCD 1.2% 4 Wayfair 1.1% 5 BHP Group 1.0% 6 Avanza Bank 1.0% 7 Prosus N.V. 0.9% 8 St. James's Place 0.9% 9 The Trade Desk 0.9% 10 ASML 0.8% Total 10.4% Fund % 1 Shopify 1.4% 2 Amazon.com 1.3% 3 IMCD 1.2% 4 Wayfair 1.1% 5 BHP Group 1.0% 6 Avanza Bank 1.0% 7 Prosus N.V. 0.9% 8 St. James's Place 0.9% 9 The Trade Desk 0.9% 10 ASML 0.8% Total 10.4%GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF TOTAL ASSETS - 31/03/2021As the Fund invests in overseas securities, changes in the rates of exchange may cause the value of your investment (and any income it may pay) to go down or up.
The information contained on this page is intended as a guide only and should not be relied upon when making investment decisions. All holdings information is unaudited. Source Baillie Gifford & Co.
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InsightsAll InsightsApril 2021
The Baillie Gifford Managed Fund’s UK Champions - Five Burning Questions.
The year 2020 felt somewhat surreal for UK investors. Not only was our local economy hit hard by the pandemic, but whole sectors of the stock market came under pressure, including many high-profile firms.February 2021
Managed Fund - Manager Insights.
Lucy Haddow, product specialist, speaks to investment managers Steven Hay and Iain McCombie about the Managed Fund, as they reflect on 2020 and look forward to what’s to come.December 2020
We keep it really simple.
For a lot of investors, the investment world looks like a big puzzle. Baillie Gifford’s Managed Fund aims to solve this puzzle by bringing together the best ideas in equities and bonds and putting them in one simple portfolio.September 2020
Living Longer: Can We Afford It?
More of us are living longer, staying healthier for longer and working for longer. What are the implications for investing and financing this longer life? Listen to Baillie Gifford’s Steven Hay to find out.September 2020
Scale as a Service.
Companies become more efficient as they grow. In the past, that involved big capital outlays and was bad news for challengers. However, as Gary Robinson explains, entrepreneurs can now rent the essential tools from cloud platforms, enabling them to compete more easily.April 2020
Wanted – Bond Champions.
Yields at low or even negative rates have prompted questions about the relevance of investing in bonds. Phil Annen remains a fan. And he explains why, insisting this is an asset class that can still form a key part of an actively-managed, balanced portfolio and offer attractive returns.May 2019
Staying Focused on What is Important Since 1987.
Since 1987, the Managed Fund has exemplified that sometimes the simplest solutions can be very successful. Iain McCombie and Steven Hay explain how the fund can help you solve the puzzle of investing in a complex world.
Meet the Managers
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.
Steven joined Baillie Gifford in 2004 and is Head of the Income Research Team. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford, Steven was a Fixed Income Investment Manager with Scottish Widows. His experience includes seven years undertaking analysis and research for the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, and involvement in managing the UK’s foreign exchange reserves. Steven graduated BAcc (Hons) in Economics and Accountancy from the University of Glasgow in 1992 and MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick in 1993.
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Philosophy and Process Documents
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