1. Overview

    The Worldwide China Fund aims to invest in an actively managed portfolio of Chinese market stocks. We invest on a long-term (5 year) perspective, and have a strong preference for growth. We are looking for significant upside in each stock that we invest in.

    Portfolio

    Holdings - 31/05/2022

    Fund %
    1 Tencent 8.4%
    2 Alibaba 6.0%
    3 Meituan 4.7%
    4 JD.com 4.2%
    5 Kweichow Moutai 4.1%
    6 Ping An Insurance 3.9%
    7 China Merchants Bank 3.9%
    8 NetEase 3.2%
    9 Li Ning 3.0%
    10 CATL 2.8%
    Total 44.0%
    Sector Exposure 31/05/2022

    Fund %

    • 1 Consumer Discretionary 30.45
    • 2 Communication Services 15.36
    • 3 Industrials 11.55
    • 4 Health Care 10.80
    • 5 Financials 10.42
    • 6 Information Technology 7.67
    • 7 Consumer Staples 6.18
    • 8 Materials 5.09
    • 9 Utilities 1.40
    • 10 Real Estate 0.32
    • 11 Cash 0.78
    • 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.

    Managers

    Mike Gush

    Mike has been involved with the Global Stewardship strategy since inception as a member of the Portfolio Construction Group. He is a named manager for Baillie Gifford’s Emerging Markets and China Funds, as well as being responsible for the Emerging Markets Small Cap strategy. Mike first joined Baillie Gifford in 2003 and before moving to the Emerging Markets Equity Team in 2005, Mike worked in the UK and Japanese Equity Teams. Mike became a Partner of the firm in 2020. He is a CFA Charterholder and graduated MEng from the University of Durham in 2003.

    Roderick Snell

    Roderick joined Baillie Gifford in 2006 and is an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity Team. He has co-managed the Baillie Gifford Pacific Fund since 2010 and has been Deputy Manager of Pacific Horizon Investment Trust since 2013. Since March 2020, he has also been a co-manager of the Baillie Gifford China Fund. He spent time in the UK and European Equity teams prior to joining the Emerging Markets Equity Team in 2008. Roderick graduated BSc (Hons) in Medical Biology from the University of Edinburgh in 2006.

    Sophie Earnshaw

    Sophie joined Baillie Gifford in 2010 and is an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity Team and a decision maker on the China A Share Fund. She has also been Co-Manager of the China Fund and a member of the International All Cap Portfolio Construction Group since 2014. Sophie is a CFA Charter holder. She graduated MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh in 2008 and MPhil in Eighteenth Century and Romantic Literature from the University of Cambridge in 2009.

    Documents

    You can access any literature about the Fund here, either by downloading or requesting a copy by post (where available).

    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.

    Further Information

    BAILLIE GIFFORD INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT (EUROPE) LIMITED: REGISTERED OFFICE
    Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (No. C182354). Registered office: 4/5 School House Lane East, Dublin 2, D02 N279. Registered in Ireland (No. 625892).

    COMPLAINTS CONTACT DETAILS
    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.

    Risks

    Investment markets can go down as well as up and market conditions can change rapidly. The value of an investment in the Fund, and any income from it, can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the amount invested.

    The specific risks associated with the Fund include:

    Custody

    Custody of assets, particularly in emerging markets, involves a risk of loss if a custodian becomes insolvent or breaches duties of care.

    Single Country

    The Fund’s exposure to a single market may increase share price movements.

    Emerging Markets

    The fund invests primarily in the shares of, or depositary receipts representing the shares of, Chinese companies where difficulties with trading, liquidity, regulation and taxation could arise, resulting in a negative impact on the value of your investment.

    Concentration

    The Fund’s concentration in a particular geographical area or industry may result in large movements in the share price in the short term.

    Foreign Currency

    The Fund has exposure to foreign currencies and changes in the rates of exchange will cause the value of any investment, and income from it, to fall as well as rise and you may not get back the amount invested .

    Volatility

    The Fund’s share price can be volatile due to movements in the prices of the underlying holdings and the basis on which the Fund is priced.

    Further details

    Further details of the risks associated with investing in the Fund can be found in the Key Investor Information Document (KIID), or the Prospectus. Copies of both the KIID and Prospectus are available at bailliegifford.com.