The Asia Ex Japan Fund seeks capital appreciation.
The Fund aims to invest in an actively managed portfolio of Asian stocks excluding Japan. We are prepared to invest in securities listed on other exchanges that derive most of their revenues from, or have most of their assets in, non-developed markets. Our approach results in a committed portfolio which will often look very different to its benchmark. We are happy to accept short-term volatility around an index in the pursuit of superior long-term performance.
Ticker - Share Class K BASKX Ticker - Share Class Institutional BSASX Launch Date — Size — Benchmark MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index Current Number of Stocks — Active Share * Annual Turnover — Style Growth Stocks (guideline range) 50-100
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Meet the ManagersRichard Sneller
Richard graduated BSc (Econ) in Statistics from The London School of Economics in 1993 and MSc in Investment Analysis in 1994 from Stirling University. He joined Baillie Gifford in 1994 and became a Partner in 2004. With the exception of a year researching UK Smaller Companies, Richard has spent his career at Baillie Gifford covering the emerging markets and is Head of our Emerging Markets Equity Team. Richard is a member of the Emerging Markets Product Group.Will Sutcliffe
Will graduated MA in History from the University of Glasgow in 1996. He joined Baillie Gifford in 1999 and worked as an Investment Analyst in the UK and US Equity Teams before joining the Emerging Markets Equity Team in 2001, where he is an Investment Manager. Will became a Partner in 2010. He is a member of the Emerging Markets Product Group.Andrew Stobart
Andrew graduated MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge in 1987. After three years working in investment banking in London, he joined Baillie Gifford as an Investment Analyst in 1991. Andrew has been a member of the ACWI ex US Alpha Portfolio Construction Group since 2008.Mike Gush
Mike graduated MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Durham University in 2003. He joined Baillie Gifford in the same year and worked in the UK and Japanese equity teams before moving to the Emerging Markets Equity Team in 2005, where he is an Investment Manager. Mike is one of the six portfolio managers of our Global Select strategy, and is a CFA Charterholder.Ewan Markson-Brown
Ewan graduated MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University in 2000. He previously worked at Merrill Lynch and Newton as an Asia Pacific portfolio manager. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford in 2013, he was a Senior Vice President in Emerging Markets at PIMCO. Ewan is an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity Team.Roderick Snell
Roderick graduated BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences in Medical Biology from the University of Edinburgh in 2006. He joined Baillie Gifford in the same year and worked in the UK and European Equity Teams before joining the Emerging Markets Equity Team where he is an Investment Manager.Sophie Earnshaw
Sophie 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. She joined Baillie Gifford in 2010 and is an Investment Manager in the Emerging Markets Equity Team. Sophie has been a CFA Charterholder since 2014.
K Institutional Management Fee 0.72% 0.72% Other Expenses 0.56% 0.71% Gross Expense Ratio 1.28% 1.43% Net Expense Ratio 0.87% 1.02%
The most significant risks of an investment in The Asia ex Japan Fund are Asia Risk, China Risk, Currency and Currency Hedging Risk, Emerging Markets Risk, Equity Securities Risk, Focused Investment Risk, Frontier Markets 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-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.
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