Baillie Gifford Managed B

Internal fund of funds investing mainly in equities and bonds.

  • 1056.00p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 1629.00p
    Price (Acc)

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    Initial charge

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  • 0.40%
    Annual management charge

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  • 0.44%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 0.90%
    Yield

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Prices as at 15 January 2021, fund data last updated 01 February 2001

The fund's official objective is “to achieve above average returns over the long term”, achieved through a combination of stockpicking and asset allocation. The bulk of the portfolio is in equities, spread internationally but with a core in the UK, but some bonds are also held. Equity investments are typically direct holdings selected by Baillie Gifford's regional teams, whilst fixed interest exposure is via Baillie Gifford funds,.

Fund summary

Sector Mixed Investment 40-85% Shares
Structure OEIC
Launched October, 1999
Size £7,033m
Yield 0.90%
Charging basis Income
Dividends paid 31 Mar, 30 Sep

Charges

Standard initial charge 1.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.00%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 0.40%
Ongoing charges figure 0.44%

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Investment process

The fund seeks to produce superior returns over time by combining a long term, committed, stockpicking approach from the group's regional equity portfolios with the best ideas from their Rates & Currencies and Credit teams, covering interest rate and active currency views, along with investment grade and high yield corporate bond opportunities. In addition, the Fund takes active asset allocation positions. These are driven by the views of our investment teams, based on the availability of attractive long-term investments in each area, with account also taken of the broader views of the firm’s Investment Advisory Group.

Restricting the fund to investment in other Baillie Gifford funds means that it benefits from lower costs than unfettered funds of funds (those that can invest across the market). However, it may impact performance if the fund invests in areas where Baillie Gifford is weak.

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 16/17 -0.02%
  • 17/18 0.36%
  • 18/19 0.24%
  • 19/20 0.31%
  • 20/21 2.46%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 1.00%
  • 5 years 0.67%
  • Career 0.44%
  • 3 years 99.80%
  • 5 years 99.80%
  • Career 99.70%

Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

Elaine Morrison / Iain McCombie / Steven Hay

Morrison graduated with an MA in Economics and Accountancy from Dundee University in 1989. She joined Baillie Gifford in 1989 and became a Partner in 1999. Elaine is Head of the Developed Asian Equity Team. McCombie graduated MA in Accounting, Aberdeen University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994. He joined Baillie Gifford the same year and is Head of the Smaller Companies Team in the UK Investment Department. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford in 2004, Hay was a fixed income investment manager with Scottish Widows. His considerable experience includes seven years undertaking analysis and research for the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, and latterly involvement in managing the UK’s foreign exchange reserves. Hay graduated with a BAcc in Economics and Accountancy from the University of Glasgow in 1992 and with an MSc in Economics from Warwick University in 1993.

Track record

Elaine Morrison / Iain Mccombie / Steven Hay has 7.9 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.44%. During the worst period of relative performance (from May 2013 - December 2014) there was a decline of 5% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 12%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is more than 99%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -12.00% (August 2018 - December 2018)
Relative -5.00% (May 2013 - December 2014)

About the MRI

Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.

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Top 10 holdings

Data accurate as at 30 June 2020

2.37% Us Treasury
2.09% Amazon.com Inc
2.03% Shopify Inc Npv Subordinated A
1.98% Tesla Inc
1.49% Irs Pln Rec Flt 15/05/23
1.15% Netflix Inc
1.13% Wayfair Inc
1.1% Asml Holding Nv
1.07% Imcd Nv
1.05% Nibe Industrier Ab
Source: Trustnet

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