Baillie Gifford Pacific A

  • 942.30p
    Price (Inc)

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    Price (Acc)

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    Initial charge

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  • 1.50%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.54%
    Ongoing charges

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    Yield

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Prices as at 17 September 2020, fund data last updated 06 November 2008

This Fund targets long term capital growth in the Far East, excluding Australasia and Japan. It is run by Baillie Gifford's Edinburgh based emerging markets desk which is headed up by Gerald Smith. Stock analysis is split amongst the team by country. The team target companies in growing industries and typically favour financially stable businesses with competitive advantages. Company valuation is also a consideration.

Fund summary

Sector Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
Structure OEIC
Launched
Size £1,050m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis
Dividends paid 31 Jan

Charges

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Annual management charge 1.50%
Ongoing charges figure 1.54%

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Investment process

The fund targets exposure to companies with potential for above average returns. The team has an emphasis on corporate cash flow generation. Companies held will also benefit from at least some of the following criteria: strong industry background, competitive advantage, financial strength and an able management team. Companies are evaluated on standard ratios such as Price/Earnings and Price/Book, where the team do proprietary forecasting of earnings or sum of the parts valuation where applicable. Stock weightings within the portfolio are a factor of conviction and liquidity. Each member of the team maintains a followed list of stocks which in tandem with company meetings in the region lead to idea generation. Returns can be expected to be driven by stock selection. Country and sector allocation are considered secondary as contributors to returns.

Manager research

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Bestinvest MRI

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

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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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Portfolio

60 to 80 stocks, typically 70.

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