1. Overview

    The Multi Asset Income Fund aims to produce monthly income, whilst seeking to maintain the value of that income and of capital in line with inflation (UK CPI) over five-year periods. The Fund has no benchmark. However, you may wish to assess performance of both income and capital against inflation (UK CPI) over five-year periods.

    In addition, the manager believes an appropriate performance comparison for this Fund is the Investment Association Flexible Investment Sector.

    Seeking real income, time after time.

    Top Ten Holdings - 31/05/2022

    Fund %
    1 Baillie Gifford High Yield Corporate Credit 11.4%
    2 Baillie Gifford EM Government Bonds(Hard Currency) 6.5%
    3 MAI Commodities 2.3%
    4 Baillie Gifford Investment Grade Corporate Credit 2.2%
    5 Terna 1.4%
    6 Consolidated Edison 1.4%
    7 Novo Nordisk 1.3%
    8 Eversource Energy 1.3%
    9 WEC Energy Group 1.3%
    10 Baillie Gifford Special Situation Equity 1.3%
    Total 30.5%

    Meet the Managers

    James Dow

    James was appointed Co-Head of the Global Income Growth Team and Co-Manager of The Scottish American Investment Company PLC (SAINTS) in 2017. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2004 on the Graduate Scheme and became an Investment Manager in our US Equities team. Previously, James spent three years working at The Scotsman newspaper, where he was the Economics Editor. He is a CFA Charterholder, graduated MA (Hons) in Economics-Philosophy from the University of St Andrews in 2000 and MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics in 2001.

    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.

    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.  

    Lesley Dunn

    Lesley is Head of Credit and co-manager of the Strategic Bond Fund. She is a member of the Multi Asset and Income Leadership Group and the Multi Asset Income Portfolio Construction Group. Before joining Baillie Gifford in 2016, Lesley spent 15 years at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, initially in the Investment Grade Team then as a high yield manager. She graduated BSc (Hons) in Maths, Statistics & Economics from Strathclyde University in 2000 and is a CFA Charterholder.


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    In the first instance, clients should contact their normal Client Contact with any concerns. Alternatively, or for those clients who do not have a direct client contact assigned, complaints can be emailed to Baillie Gifford’s Compliance Department at: InstitutionalComplaints@bailliegifford.com. A summary document which contains details on Baillie Gifford’s complaints management policy is available upon request. All material complaints are recorded in an in-house incident management system and are escalated to, and dealt with by, members of staff of suitable seniority, independent of the area from which the matter arose.