Worldwide Positive Change Fund
Worldwide Positive Change Fund
The Worldwide Positive Change Fund aims to produce capital growth over the long term by investing primarily in the equities of companies whose products, behaviour or services make a positive social impact. The Fund may also invest in other transferable securities, money market instruments, cash and cash equivalents.
Performance & PortfolioData is not currently available for this share class.
Top Ten Holdings - 31/05/2022
Fund % 1 ASML 9.0% 2 TSMC 8.7% 3 Deere & Co 5.6% 4 Moderna 5.2% 5 MercadoLibre 4.8% 6 Ørsted 4.6% 7 Dexcom 4.3% 8 Umicore 4.1% 9 Bank Rakyat Indonesia 4.1% 10 HDFC 3.7% Total 54.2%Geographic Analysis of Total Assets 31/05/2022
- 1 North America 41.24
- 2 Europe (ex UK) 27.59
- 3 Emerging Markets 27.04
- 4 Developed Asia Pacific 1.98
- 5 UK 0.86
- 6 Cash 1.30
- 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.
Key Decision Makers
Kate believes the financial community plays a crucial role in creating a more sustainable world for future generations. Kate’s experience analysing smaller companies has left her with a natural enthusiasm for businesses that address unmet needs or challenge the status quo, as well as an appreciation of their long term potential. Kate joined Baillie Gifford in 2002 and is an Investment Manager and decision maker in the Positive Change Team, as well as a Partner of the firm. She graduated MA in Economics and Maths from the University of Edinburgh in 2001.
Lee grew up in China during a period of incredible economic and social progress, when hundreds of millions of people were lifted out of poverty and the standard of living improved for the majority of the population. Witnessing that has influenced Lee deeply and he has been interested in development since. Lee joined Baillie Gifford in 2012 and is an Investment Manager and decision maker in the Positive Change Team. He is a CFA Charterholder and graduated BA (Hons) in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford in 2012.
Michelle has a wealth of experience in assessing climate change having worked in the field since 2000. A focus on the long-term sustainability of companies in its broadest sense is therefore a topic Michelle sees as central to investment. Michelle joined Baillie Gifford in 2015 and is a Senior Impact Analyst and decision maker in the Positive Change Team. She graduated BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Cardiff in 1999 and MSc in Climate Change and Risk Management from the University of Exeter in 2009.
Ed’s experience of working in and studying developing countries drives his desire to work towards a more sustainable future that leaves no one behind. Ed believes that thoughtful and responsible investment in companies achieving financial, social and environmental returns has enormous potential to catalyse positive change in the corporate landscape, build trust in capital markets and help support solutions to global challenges. Ed joined Baillie Gifford in 2018 and is a Senior Impact Analyst and decision maker in the Positive Change Team. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in History from Newcastle University in 2008 and an MSc in Sustainable Development from London’s School of Oriental and African Studies in 2020.
How to Invest
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How to Invest
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Key Investor Information Documents
Philosophy and Process Documents
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 of assets, particularly in emerging markets, involves a risk of loss if a custodian becomes insolvent or breaches duties of care.
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.
The Fund’s concentrated portfolio relative to similar funds may result in large movements in the share price in the short term.
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.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
The Fund invests in companies whose products or behaviour make a positive impact on society and/or the environment. This means the Fund will not invest in certain sectors and companies and the universe of investments available to the Fund will be more limited than other funds that do not apply such criteria. The Fund therefore may have different returns than a fund which has no such restrictions Data used to apply the criteria may be provided by third party sources and is based on backward-looking analysis and the subjective nature of non-financial criteria means a wide variety of outcomes are possible. There is a risk that data provided may not adequately address the underlying detail around material non-financial considerations.
Before making a decision to invest you should also take into account all of the fund's characteristics and objectives.
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 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 on this website (www.bailliegifford.com)