1. Objective

    The Long Term Global Growth Equity Fund seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation.

  2. Investment Proposition

    Long Term Global Growth is a purely stock-driven, unconstrained global equity strategy focused on investing in exceptional growth companies. This approach is expressly long term, we believe that investing in companies with the scope to grow to multiples of their current size has the potential to transform the returns for investors over time. The Fund’s share price can be volatile, which we look to embrace as it can provide opportunities to invest in companies with great long term growth prospects at opportune prices.

  3. "It’s not just enough for businesses to endure, you want businesses that can also adapt."
  4. Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Please click here for the most recent month-end performance.

    The Baillie Gifford Fund's performance shown assumes reinvestment or dividend and capital gain distributions and is net of management fees and expenses. Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized. From time to time, certain fees and/or expenses have been voluntarily or contractually waved or reimbursed, which has resulted in higher returns. Without these waivers or reimbursements, the returns would have been lower. Voluntary waivers or reimbursements may be applied or discontinued at any time without notice. Only the Board or Trustees may modify or terminate contractual fee waivers or expense reimbursements. All fees are described in the fund's prospectus.

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    Fund Facts

    All figures to 03/31/2018
    Ticker - Share Class K BGLKX
    Ticker - Share Class Institutional BSGLX
    Launch Date June 10, 2014
    Size $197.0m
    Benchmark MSCI AC World Index
    Current Number of Stocks 30
    Active Share 94%*
    Annual Turnover 7%
    Style Growth
    Stocks (guideline range) 30-60

    *Relative to MSCI AC World Index. Source: Baillie Gifford & Co and relevant underlying index provider(s).

    For a full glossary of definitions, please click here
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    Portfolio Characteristics

      Fund MSCI AC World Index
    Market Cap (weighted average) $238.62bn $132.41bn
    Price/Book 6.92 2.27
    Price/Earnings (12 months forward) 41.18 14.85
    Earnings Growth (5 year historic) 19.85% 4.75%
    Return on Equity 16.82% 15.32%
    Beta 1.16 n/a
    Standard Deviation (trailing 3 years) 18.08% 10.72%

    Source: Baillie Gifford & Co, UBS, StatPro and relevant underlying index provider(s).

    Beta is in comparison to MSCI AC World Index.

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  8. Meet the Managers

  9. "The concept of global, of course, is constantly evolving."
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    Charges

      K Institutional
    Management Fee 0.62% 0.62%
    Other Expenses 0.18% 0.18%
    Gross Expense Ratio 0.80% 0.80%
    Net Expense Ratio 0.77% 0.77%

     

    Expense Ratios: All mutual funds have expense ratios which represent what shareholders pay for operating expenses and management fees. Expense ratios are expressed as an annualized percentage of a fund's average net assets paid out in expenses. Expense ratio information is as of the Fund's current prospectus, as revised and supplemented from time to time. The net expense ratios for this fund are contractually capped, excluding interest expense (if any), through April 30, 2019.

  11. Fund Risks

    The most significant risks of an investment in The Long Term Global Growth Equity Fund are Asia Risk, China Risk, Currency and Currency Hedging Risk, Emerging Markets Risk, Equity Securities Risk, Focused Investment Risk, Growth Stock Risk, Information Technology Risk, IPO Risk, Large-Capitalization Securities Risk, Liquidity Risk, Long-Term Investment Strategy Risk, Market Disruption and Geopolitical Risk, Market Risk, Non-Diversification Risk, Non-U.S. Investment Risk, Service Provider Risk, Settlement Risk and Small- and Medium-Capitalization Securities Risk. For more information about these and other risks of an investment in the Fund, see “Principal Investment Risks” and Additional Investment Strategies in the prospectus.

  12. Index Disclaimer

    Source: MSCI. The MSCI information may only be used for your internal use, may not be reproduced or redisseminated in any form and may not be used as a basis for or a component of any financial instruments or products or indices. None of the MSCI information is intended to constitute investment advice or a recommendation to make (or refrain from making) any kind of investment decision and may not be relied on as such. Historical data and analysis should not be taken as an indication or guarantee of any future performance analysis, forecast or prediction. The MSCI information is provided on an ‘as is’ basis and the user of this information assumes the entire risk of any use made of this information. MSCI, each of its affiliates and each other person involved in or related to compiling, computing or creating any MSCI information (collectively, the ‘MSCI Parties’) expressly disclaims all warranties (including, without limitation, any warranties or originality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) with respect to this information. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall any MSCI Party have any liability for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, consequential (including, without limitation, lost profits) or any other damages (www.msci.com).

  13. The Baillie Gifford Mutual Funds are distributed by Baillie Gifford Funds Services LLC. Investors should carefully consider the objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Funds before investing. This information and other information about the Funds can be found in the prospectus and the summary prospectus. For a prospectus and summary prospectus please go here. Please carefully read the Fund’s prospectus and related documents before investing.