BAILLIE GIFFORD MULTI ASSET FUNDBAILLIE GIFFORD MULTI ASSET FUND
The Baillie Gifford Multi Asset Fund seeks long-term capital growth at lower volatility than is typically associated with equity markets.
Our Baillie Gifford Multi Asset Fund embraces the concept of diversification by investing across a very broad range of asset classes. We aim to achieve an attractive level of return over the long term and to deliver it with low volatility. The Fund offers a solution for an investor looking for an actively-managed portfolio invested across a broad range of traditional and non-traditional asset classes. We offer a portfolio that adapts to different investment environments to help capture current opportunities.
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It should not be assumed that recommendations/transactions made in the future will be profitable or will equal performance of the asset classes mentioned. The composition of the Fund's holdings is subject to change. Percentages are based on asset classes at market value. Internal classifications are used for any graphs represented above.
There is no guarantee that the investment objective of the Fund will be achieved. Stocks fluctuate in price and the value of your investment in the Fund may go down. This means that you could lose money on your investment in the Fund or the Fund may not perform as well as other possible investments.
James is Head of the Multi Asset Team and a member of the Investment Risk Committee. He became a Partner in 2018. James joined Baillie Gifford in 2006, initially working in our North American Equity and Fixed Income Teams. He has been a CFA Charterholder since 2010 and graduated BA in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford in 2005.
David is an Investment Manager in the Multi Asset Team and is a CFA Charterholder. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2008, initially working in our Fixed Income and European Equity Teams. David previously worked for KPMG and in 2007 qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He graduated BA in History and Politics from the University of Oxford in 2004.
Felix joined Baillie Gifford in 2011 and is an Investment Manager in the Multi Asset Team. He is a CFA Charterholder. Felix graduated BComm in Accounting from University of Cape Coast, Ghana in 2008 and MSc in Investment Analysis from the University of Stirling in 2010.
Scott joined Baillie Gifford in 2015 and is an Investment Manager in the Multi Asset Team. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford, he worked for Schroders in London, BEA Union in Hong Kong and Towers Watson. Scott graduated BSc in Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics from Heriot-Watt University in 1999. He is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
Nicoleta joined Baillie Gifford in 2013 and is an Investment Manager in the Multi Asset Team. In 2018, she joined the Multi Asset Income Portfolio Construction Group (PCG). Nicoleta graduated BSc (Hons) in Management and Marketing from the University of Manchester in 2013.
Tax & Distributions
The Fund intends to pay dividends to its shareholders at least annually. Distributions will automatically be reinvested in Fund shares unless you submit a request for cash payment with at least ten days prior notice, before the record date for distribution, to the Transfer Agent. The distribution dates will appear on this page alongside the rates once they become available. The dates can be changed by the Officers of the Funds. For more information on Baillie Gifford Funds’ Distributions please see the Statutory Prospectus.
The below table shows the makeup of the most recent distributions paid.
Short-Term Capital Gains *
Qualified Dividend Income **
Foreign Tax Credits
Long-Term Capital Gains
Total Per Share
Baillie Gifford Multi Asset Fund Institutional Class BGBIX 0.55372 0.05507 0.07769 0.00000 0.10821 0.71700 12/30/2019 12/30/2019 Final Baillie Gifford Multi Asset Fund K Class BGBKX 0.55372 0.05507 0.07769 0.00000 0.10821 0.71700 12/30/2019 12/30/2019 Final
Source: Bank of New York Mellon and Baillie Gifford & Co
*Short-Term Capital Gains are treated as ordinary income for U.S. Federal Income Tax Purposes.
**Qualified Dividend Income is a subset of Income Dividends (rather than an additional category of income).
Full details of the 2019 distribution rates for the Baillie Gifford Funds can be found here.
The table below shows the proposed distribution dates for the current tax year. The dates can be changed by the Officers of the Funds.
2020 12/29/2020 12/30/2020 12/30/2020
Source: Bank of New York Mellon and Baillie Gifford & Co
Please click here to view estimated capital gain distributions for 2020.
Philosophy and Process Documents
Quarterly Investor Reports
Semi Annual Reports
Statement of Additional Information (SAI)
Risks & Disclaimers
The most significant risks of an investment in the Baillie Gifford Multi Asset Fund are Asset Allocation Risk, Volatility Management Risk, Market Risk, Derivatives Risk, Underlying Funds Risk, Commodities Risk, Conflicts of Interest Risk, Counterparty and Third Party Risk, Credit Risk, Currency and Currency Hedging and Trading Risk, Debt Securities Risk, Emerging Markets Risk, Equity Securities Risk, Frontier Markets Risk, Growth Stock Risk, Hedging Risk, High Yield Investments Risk, Information Technology Risk, Infrastructure Investments Risk, Interest Rate Risk, IPO Risk, Large-Capitalization Securities Risk, Liquidity Risk, Long-Term Investment Strategy Risk, Market Disruption and Geopolitical Risk, , Modeling Risk, New and Smaller-Sized Funds Risk, Non-U.S. Investment Risk, Over-the-Counter Risk, Real Estate Securities Risk, Service Provider Risk, Settlement Risk, Short Position Risk, Small-and Medium-Capitalization Securities Risk, Structured Finance Securities Risk, Tax Risk, Valuation Risk.
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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.