PACIFIC FUNDPACIFIC FUND
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.
Top Ten Holdings - 31/08/2020
Fund % 1 SEA Limited 7.9% 2 Alibaba 7.1% 3 JD.com 5.0% 4 Meituan Dianping 4.1% 5 TSMC 4.0% 6 Tencent 3.6% 7 Reliance Industries 3.2% 8 Ping An Insurance 2.9% 9 Samsung SDI 2.7% 10 Li Ning 2.4% Total 42.8% Fund % 1 SEA Limited 7.9% 2 Alibaba 7.1% 3 JD.com 5.0% 4 Meituan Dianping 4.1% 5 TSMC 4.0% 6 Tencent 3.6% 7 Reliance Industries 3.2% 8 Ping An Insurance 2.9% 9 Samsung SDI 2.7% 10 Li Ning 2.4% Total 42.8%Geographic Analysis of Total Assets - 31/08/2020Unfortunately we were unable to load the chart. Please try again later.
InsightsAll insightsJuly 2020
How do we do what we do?
Three decades into running dedicated Asian ex Japan portfolios, what is it that we can see that the market does not? We explain how our investment approach – the search for fat tails – allows us to exploit persistent market inefficiencies to the benefit of our clients.August 2020
Featuring the news and views of the teams involved in running our funds.June 2020
It's Time to Look East.
First to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, the Asia ex Japan region is in robust health and its innovative companies are thriving. Roderick Snell surveys the Asian landscape and argues that Asia is where to look for superior long-term growth.June 2020
Featuring the news and views of the teams involved in running our funds.May 2020
Pacific Horizon Investment Trust and Pacific Fund – Manager Insights.
Roderick Snell, investment manager of the Pacific Fund and the Pacific Horizon Investment Trust PLC, gives an update on the portfolios and explains why he believes it’s time to look East.March 2020
Trip Notes - Seoul.
A new generation of entrepreneurs is changing the way South Korea does business. Ewan Markson-Brown, manager of Pacific Horizon Investment Trust, travelled to the country’s capital to meet them.March 2020
Featuring the news and views of the teams involved in running our funds.Fourth Quarter 2019
Our quarterly e-zine featuring the news and views of the teams involved in running our funds.Third Quarter 2019
Finding Explosive Growth in Asia.
Investment managers Roderick Snell and Ewan Markson-Brown believe that Asia is going to be one of the fastest-growing regions over the coming decades. And they argue that the best way to unleash this potential in your portfolio is by buying growth companies in that growth region. They call this 'Growth Squared'.ARCHIVEDMay 2018
Celebrating Inefficiency: The Market's, Not Ours.
By being nimble and patient, by joining the dots to find left of field insights and by looking at the world through both a telescope and a microscope, we can find opportunities in corporate bond markets that others may miss. Discover how we go about this.
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Meet the Managers
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 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.
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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 invests in emerging markets where difficulties in trading could arise, resulting in a negative impact on the value of your investment. The Fund’s investment in frontier markets may increase this risk.
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’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.