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
All figures to 31/10/2023
Class B-Acc -6.2% 1.2% -5.3% 3.8% Sector Median*** 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Sector Ranking 199/219 149/216 198/198 72/170
Annual Discrete Performance to 30 September each year
Annual percentage return (Updated Quarterly)
Class B-Acc 3.6% 26.9% 16.5% -28.2% 6.4% Sector Median*** 4.5% -0.5% 16.8% -9.6% 5.0%
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.
Source: FE, Revolution. Total return in sterling.
Share class and Sector returns calculated using 10am prices, while the Index is calculated close-to-close.
*IA Mixed Investment 40-85% Shares Sector.
Figures for 3 and 5 years show the annual rate of return.
Top Ten Equity Holdings - 31/10/2023
Fund % 1 The Trade Desk 1.7% 2 Amazon.com 1.5% 3 NVIDIA 1.5% 4 Shopify 1.1% 5 TSMC 1.1% 6 Prosus 1.1% 7 Tesla Inc 1.0% 8 AstraZeneca 1.0% 9 Rio Tinto 1.0% 10 ASML 1.0% Total 12.0%GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF TOTAL ASSETS - 31/10/2023
- 1 UK 20.53
- 2 Overseas Bonds 19.52
- 3 North America 18.05
- 4 Europe (ex UK) 17.88
- 5 Developed Asia Pacific 11.90
- 6 Emerging Markets 9.57
- 7 UK Bonds 1.76
- 8 Cash & Derivatives 0.80
- Total 100.00
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 is the head of our UK Equity Team and lead manager of the UK Core Strategy. He is also the joint manager on our flagship Managed Strategy, which he has been involved in since 2000, and became a partner of the firm in 2005. Since joining Baillie Gifford in 1994, Iain has spent time on the US Equities Team. Iain graduated with a MA in Accountancy from the University of Aberdeen and subsequently qualified 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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General Investment Risk
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.
Custody of assets involves a risk of loss if a custodian becomes insolvent or breaches duties of care.
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.
The Fund invests in emerging markets where difficulties in dealing, settlement and custody could arise, resulting in a negative impact on the value of your investment.
Bonds & Inflation
Bonds issued by companies and governments may be adversely affected by changes in interest rates, expectations of inflation and a decline in the creditworthiness of the bond issuer. The issuers of bonds in which the Fund invests may not be able to pay the bond income as promised or could fail to repay the capital amount.
Derivatives may be used to obtain, increase or reduce exposure to assets and may result in the Fund being leveraged. This may result in greater movements (down or up) in the price of shares in the Fund. It is not our intention that the use of derivatives will significantly alter the overall risk profile of the Fund.
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.
A dilution adjustment may apply when you buy or sell shares in the Fund. This is applied to the share price and may reduce the return on your investment.
Fees from Revenue
Where possible, charges are taken from the Fund's revenue. Where there is insufficient revenue, the remainder will be taken from capital. This will reduce the capital value of your investment.
Tax rates and the tax treatment of OEICs can change at any time.