1. Overview

    The Pacific Fund aims to outperform (after deduction of costs) the MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index, as stated in Sterling, by at least 2% per annum over rolling five-year periods. There is no guarantee that this objective will be achieved over any time period and actual investment returns may differ from this objective, particularly over shorter time periods.

    The manager believes this is an appropriate benchmark given the investment policy of the Fund and the approach taken by the manager when investing. In addition, the manager believes an appropriate performance comparison for this Fund is the Investment Association Asia Pacific excluding Japan Sector.

    Asia is facing a period of change. We look to embrace the opportunities afforded by this change, by investing in companies disrupting the existing order.

    Performance & Portfolio

    Periodic Performance

    All figures to 31/03/2021

    6 Months

    1 Year

    3 Years

    5 Years

    Class B-Acc 21.0%86.6%22.4%24.9%
    Index* 14.3%41.8%9.8%15.0%
    Target Benchmark** 15.4%44.6%12.0%17.3%

    Annual Discrete Performance to 31 March each year

    Annual percentage return (Updated Quarterly)

    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

    Class B-Acc 34.8%22.9%-0.5%-1.2%86.6%
    Index* 35.4%12.5%2.3%-8.8%41.8%
    Target Benchmark** 38.1%14.7%4.4%-6.9%44.6%
    Sector Average*** 35.1%7.3%3.1%-11.3%48.5%

    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.
    Performance source: FE and relevant underlying index provider, single pricing basis, total return.
    Returns reflect the annual charges but exclude any initial charge paid.
    *MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index.
    **MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index +2%.
    ***IA Asia Pacific ex Japan Sector.

    Performance - 31/03/2021

    The value of your investment may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the amount you invested.
    Source: FE and relevant underlying index provider, 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 Holdings - 31/03/2021

    Fund %
    1 SEA Limited 6.8%
    2 TSMC 3.9%
    3 JD.com 3.6%
    4 MMG Limited 2.9%
    5 Samsung SDI 2.9%
    6 Tata Motors 2.5%
    7 Samsung Electronics 2.4%
    8 Tencent 2.3%
    9 Dragon Capital Vietnam Enterprise Investments 2.3%
    10 Ping An Insurance 2.2%
    Total 31.8%
    Geographic Analysis of Total Assets - 31/03/2021

    Fund %

    • 1 China 41.03
    • 2 India 15.35
    • 3 South Korea 12.23
    • 4 Taiwan 8.91
    • 5 Vietnam 7.19
    • 6 Singapore 7.17
    • 7 Indonesia 4.58
    • 8 Hong Kong 2.23
    • 9 Others 0.70
    • 10 Cash 0.63
    • 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

    Ewan Markson-Brown

    Ewan is an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity Team. He has co-managed the Pacific Fund since May 2014 and has managed Pacific Horizon Investment Trust PLC since March 2014. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford in 2013, Ewan was a Senior Vice President in Emerging Markets at PIMCO. He previously worked at Newton for five years, most recently as Lead Portfolio Manager on an Asia Pacific Equity Strategy, as well as segregated Asian income and Japanese Equities Strategies. Ewan also previously worked for Merrill Lynch Investment Managers as a Portfolio Manager in the Asia-Pacific region for six years. He graduated MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford in 2000.

    Roderick Snell

    Roderick joined Baillie Gifford in 2006 and is an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity Team. He previously worked in the UK and European Equity Teams and has managed the Baillie Gifford Pacific Fund since 2010. Roderick graduated BSc (Hons) in Medical Biology from the University of Edinburgh in 2006.

    Documents

    You can access any literature about the Fund here, either by downloading or requesting a copy by post (where available). Please note that, due to current government restrictions, we have a limited number of staff in our office. As a result, if posting instructions to us, there may be a delay in processing these due to these current restrictions.

    To download any document you will need Adobe Reader. Please note that we can now provide you with Braille and audio transcriptions of our literature on request. It may take up to 10 days for the transcription to be completed dependent on the size of the document.

    Complaints

    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: [email protected]. 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.