1. Objective

    The Baillie Gifford Asia Ex Japan Fund seeks capital appreciation.

  2. Investment Proposition

    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.

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    Fund Facts

    Ticker - Share Class K BASKX
    Ticker - Share Class Institutional BSASX
    Launch Date
    Benchmark MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index
    Current Number of Stocks
    Active Share
    Annual Turnover
    Style Growth
    Stocks (guideline range) 50-100

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

    K and Institutional Classes are currently unfunded

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      K Institutional
    Management Fee 0.65% 0.65%
    Other Expenses 20.05% 20.20%
    Gross Expense Ratio 20.70% 20.85%
    Fee Waiver -19.9% -19.9%
    Net Expense Ratio 0.80% 0.95%

    Source: Bank of New York Mellon and Baillie Gifford & Co


    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 taxes, sub-accounting expenses and extraordinary expenses), through April 30, 2020.

  8. Fund Risks

    The most significant risks of an investment in The Baillie Gifford Asia Ex Japan Fund are Investment Style Risk, Growth Stock Risk, Long-Term Investment Strategy Risk, Geographic Focus Risk, Asia Risk, China Risk, Conflicts of Interest Risk, Currency and Currency Hedging Risk, Emerging Markets Risk, Equity Securities Risk, Focused Investment Risk, Frontier Markets Risk, Information Technology Risk, IPO Risk, Large Capitalization Securities Risk, Liquidity Risk, Market Disruption and Geopolitical Risk, Market Risk, New and Smaller-Sized Funds Risk, Non-U.S. Investment Risk, Service Provider Risk, Settlement Risk, Small-and Medium-Capitalization Risk.

  9. 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).

  10. 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.