1. Overview

    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 & Portfolio

    Periodic Performance

    All figures to 31/10/2021

    6 Months

    1 Year

    3 Years

    5 Years

    Class B-Acc 3.9%18.2%18.8%14.4%

    Annual Discrete Performance to 30 September each year

    Annual percentage return (Updated Quarterly)






    Class B-Acc 13.9%13.3%3.6%26.9%16.5%
    Sector Median*** 9.1%5.4%4.5%-0.5%16.8%

    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.
    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 - 31/10/2021

    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.
    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.
    The graph is rebased to 100.

    Top Ten Equity Holdings - 31/10/2021

    Fund %
    1 Shopify 1.6%
    2 Tesla Inc 1.3%
    3 IMCD 1.3%
    4 Moderna 1.2%
    5 Avanza Bank 1.1%
    6 ASML 1.0%
    7 Ashtead 1.0%
    8 NIBE 1.0%
    9 The Trade Desk 0.9%
    10 St. James's Place 0.9%
    Total 11.3%

    Fund %

    • 1 Europe (ex UK) 19.23
    • 2 North America 18.84
    • 3 UK 18.71
    • 4 Overseas Bonds 14.43
    • 5 Developed Asia Pacific 10.57
    • 6 Emerging Markets 9.53
    • 7 UK Bonds 1.73
    • 8 Index Linked 0.44
    • 9 Cash & Derivatives 6.52
    • Total 100.0

    As 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.
    Please note that totals may not add due to rounding.

    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.

    Steven Hay

    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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