1. Baillie Gifford US Discovery Fund

    Baillie Gifford US Discovery Fund

  2. Overview

    The Baillie Gifford US Discovery Fund seeks capital appreciation.

    Investment Proposition

    The Baillie Gifford US Discovery Fund invests in a portfolio of 40 – 75 high potential, immature smaller companies in the United States which each strive to disrupt established industries or build entirely new ones. Through bottom-up stock selection, our aim is to identify these companies early on in their development and own them over the long term as they strengthen their competitive edge and grow. We believe that approaching investment with a genuine long-term perspective, accepting a degree of uncertainty and backing robust innovation and entrepreneurial management gives us the best chance of achieving our goal of identifying the companies that have the potential to be the big winners of tomorrow and to capture long term capital appreciation.

    Managers

    Svetlana Viteva

    Svetlana joined Baillie Gifford in 2012 and is an Investment Manager in the Discovery Investment Team. She is a CFA Charterholder. Svetlana is also a Deputy Manager of our global small cap investment trust, Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust. She graduated BA in Economics and BA in Business Administration from the American University in Bulgaria in 2008, MSc in Investment Analysis in 2009 and PhD in Accounting and Finance in 2012, both from the University of Stirling.

    Douglas Brodie

    Douglas joined Baillie Gifford in 2001 and is Head of the Discovery Investment Team. Douglas became a Partner in 2015 and is a CFA Charterholder. He graduated BSc in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry from the University of Durham in 1997 and attained a DPhil in Molecular Immunology from the University of Oxford in 2001.

    Risks

    The most significant risks of an investment in The Baillie Gifford U.S. Equity Growth Fund are Investment Style Risk, Growth Stock Risk, Long-Term Investment Strategy Risk, Geographic Focus Risk and Non-Diversification Risk. The Fund is managed on a bottom up basis and stock selection is likely to be the main driver of investment returns. Returns are unlikely to track the movements of the benchmark. The prices of growth stocks can be based largely on expectations of future earnings and can decline significantly in reaction to negative news. The Fund is managed on a long-term outlook, meaning that the Fund managers look for investments that they think will make returns over a number of years, rather than over shorter time periods. The Fund focuses on investments in the US, meaning it may offer less diversification than other funds. The Fund may have a smaller number of holdings with larger positions in each relative to other mutual funds. Other Fund risks include: Conflicts of Interest Risk, Equity Securities Risk, Focused Investment 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, Service Provider Risk, Small-and Medium-Capitalization Securities 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.