Baillie Gifford Positive Change Class B Acc

Essentials Portfolio Analysis Background Data Investment Risk Performance View PDF Factsheet
Portfolio data accurate as at:

Performance

Discrete performance - to last month end

31/03/16
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31/03/17
31/03/17
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31/03/18
31/03/18
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31/03/19
31/03/19
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31/03/20
31/03/20
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31/03/21
Fund n/a 29.3% 11.0% 15.9% 79.3%
Sector 28.6% 2.7% 9.0% -6.0% 40.6%
Rank n/a 3/285 106/312 2/332 10/357
Quartile n/a 1 2 1 1

Annualised performance

Annualised
3 Years to
31/03/21
5 Years to
31/03/21
10 Years to
31/03/21
Fund 32.1% n/a n/a
Sector 12.9% 13.7% 9.8%
Rank 3/312 n/a n/a
Quartile 1 n/a n/a

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight
TESLA INC 7.75
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING 6.67
M3 INC 6.16
MODERNA INC 6.06
ASML HOLDING NV 6.06
MERCADOLIBRE INC 4.86
ILLUMINA INC 4.63
DEXCOM INC 3.65
UMICORE SA 3.55
ALPHABET INC 3.17
Total 52.56

Fund Aims

Investment Objective The Sub-fund aims to outperform (after deduction of costs) the MSCI AC World Index, as stated in Sterling, by at least 2% per annum over rolling five-year periods. Investment Policy The Sub-fund will invest at least 90% in shares of companies anywhere in the world whose products or behaviour make a positive impact on society and/or the environment in the investment manager’s opinion. Investments will be made in companies addressing critical challenges in areas such as, but not limited to; education, social inclusion, healthcare and the environment. The Sub-fund will be actively managed, concentrated and will invest in shares of companies of any size, any country and in any sector. Investments will be made following a process of fundamental business analysis by the investment manager using its own research to identify companies where delivering a positive impact is core to their business and whose products or services represent an improvement to the status quo. To the extent that the Sub-fund is not fully invested in shares, the Sub-fund may also invest in other transferable securities of companies anywhere in the world, money market instruments, deposits and cash. The Sub-fund may not invest in or otherwise use derivatives

Fund Manager

Ed Whitten manager for 1 years and 3 months

Photo of Ed Whitten Ed joined Baillie Gifford in 2018 and is an Impact Analyst for the Positive Change strategy and a member of the Positive Change Portfolio Construction Group. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford, Ed worked for three years in a consultancy advising investors, insurers and corporates on risk management and social impact in emerging and frontier markets. Ed started his career as an officer in the British Army, latterly working in a cross-government role in Whitehall. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in History from Newcastle University in 2008 and is studying towards an MSc in Sustainable Development at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. Ed’s experience of working in and studying developing countries drives his desire to work towards a more sustainable future that leaves no one behind. Ed believes that thoughtful and responsible investment in companies achieving financial, social and environmental returns has enormous potential to catalyse positive change in the corporate landscape, build trust in capital markets and help support solutions to global challenges.

Michelle O’Keefe manager for 1 years and 3 months

Photo of Michelle O’Keefe Michelle joined Baillie Gifford in March 2015. She a Senior Impact Analyst for the Positive Change strategy and a member of the Positive Change Portfolio Construction Group. She brings expertise in climate change, resource governance and European policy assessments gained through previous roles with the Carbon Disclosure Project as Technical Director of reporting and as a research associate with University College London’s Institute for Sustainable Resources. Michelle graduated BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Cardiff in 1999 and MSc in Climate Change and Risk Management from the University of Exeter in 2009. Michelle has a wealth of experience in assessing and understanding environmental and climate change risks and opportunities. A focus on the long-term sustainability of companies in its broadest sense is therefore a topic Michelle sees as central to investment.

Lee Qian manager for 4 years and 3 months

Photo of Lee Qian Lee grew up in China during a period of incredible economic and social progress, when hundreds of millions of people were lifted out of poverty and the standard of living improved for the majority of the population. Witnessing that has influenced Lee deeply and he has been interested in development since. Lee graduated BA (Hons) in Economics and Management from Oxford University in 2012. Lee joined Baillie Gifford in 2012 and is an Investment Manager in the EAFE Alpha Research Team and a member of the Positive Change Fund Portfolio Construction Group.

Kate Fox manager for 4 years and 3 months

Photo of Kate Fox Kate believes the financial community plays a crucial role in creating a more sustainable world for future generations. Kate’s experience analysing smaller companies has left her with a natural enthusiasm for businesses that address unmet needs or challenge the status quo, as well as an appreciation of their long-term potential. Kate graduated MA in Economics and Maths from the University of Edinburgh in July 2001. Kate is an Investment Manager in the European Equity Team and a member of the Positive Change Fund Portfolio Construction Group.

Fund Overview

Mid (09/04/2021) 358.60p
Historic yield 0.28%
Fund size (28/02/2021) £2392.91m
Number of holdings 33
Entry Charge 0.00%
Ongoing Charges 0.53%
Launch date 03/01/2017

Asset Allocation

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  International Equities 98.24%
  Cash and Equivalents 1.10%
  UK Equities 0.66%
Portfolio data accurate as at: 28/02/21

Important Information

Source of portfolio data: Broadridge. Source of performance data: FE fundinfo. Please remember that past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The figures shown are intended only to demonstrate performance history of the fund and take no account of product charges. Fund performance is based upon the movement of the daily price and is shown as total return in GBP with net income reinvested. The value of your client's investment may go down as well as up and the fund value may be less than the payments your client has made. Please also note that our charges may vary in the future and may be higher than they are now.

This factsheet is for investment professionals and is for information purposes only. You should refer to your client's policy documentation and supporting brochures for fund availability, investment strategy, any product information and charges. Every care has been taken in populating this output, however it must be appreciated that neither Broadridge, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this report or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

Portfolio data accurate as at:

Asset Allocation

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  International Equities 98.24%
  Cash and Equivalents 1.10%
  UK Equities 0.66%

Equity Sector Breakdown

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Industry Supersector Sector Subsector
 
Health Care 38.77% - - -
 
Health Care - 38.77% - -
 
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology - - 16.65% -
 
Biotechnology - - - 16.65%
 
Medical Equipment & Services - - 12.82% -
 
Medical Equipment - - - 12.82%
 
Health Care Providers - - 9.30% -
 
Health Care Services - - - 9.30%
 
Technology 18.50% - - -
 
Technology - 18.50% - -
 
Technology Hardware & Equipment - - 12.73% -
 
Semiconductors - - - 6.67%
 
Production Technology Equipment - - - 6.06%
 
Software & Computer Services - - 5.77% -
 
Consumer Digital Services - - - 5.77%
 
Consumer Discretionary 14.14% - - -
 
Automobiles & Parts - 7.75% - -
 
Automobiles & Parts - - 7.75% -
 
Automobiles - - - 7.75%
 
Consumer Products & Services - 4.86% - -
 
Consumer Services - - 4.86% -
 
Consumer Services: Misc. - - - 4.86%
 
Retail - 1.52% - -
 
Retailers - - 1.52% -
 
Diversified Retailers - - - 1.52%
 
Industrials 11.29% - - -
 
Construction & Materials - 5.78% - -
 
Construction & Materials - - 5.78% -
 
Building Materials: Other - - - 2.90%
 
Building: Climate Control - - - 2.88%
 
Industrial Goods & Services - 5.51% - -
 
Industrial Engineering - - 2.57% -
 
Machinery: Agricultural - - - 2.57%
 
Electronic & Electrical Equipment - - 2.28% -
 
Electronic Equipment: Pollution Control - - - 2.28%
 
Industrial Support Services - - 0.66% -
 
Business Training & Employment Agencies - - - 0.66%
 
Financials 7.01% - - -
 
Financial Services - 2.95% - -
 
Finance & Credit Services - - 2.95% -
 
Mortgage Finance - - - 2.95%
 
Banks - 2.24% - -
 
Banks - - 2.24% -
 
Banks - - - 2.24%
 
Insurance - 1.83% - -
 
Life Insurance - - 1.83% -
 
Life Insurance - - - 1.83%
 
Basic Materials 4.90% - - -
 
Basic Resources - 3.55% - -
 
Industrial Metals & Mining - - 3.55% -
 
Metal Fabricating - - - 3.55%
 
Chemicals - 1.35% - -
 
Chemicals - - 1.35% -
 
Chemicals: Diversified - - - 1.35%
 
Utilities 2.03% - - -
 
Utilities - 2.03% - -
 
Gas, Water & Multi-utilities - - 2.03% -
 
Multi-Utilities - - - 2.03%
 
Consumer Staples 1.59% - - -
 
Food, Beverage & Tobacco - 1.59% - -
 
Food Producers - - 1.59% -
 
Food Products - - - 1.59%
 
Cash and Equivalents 1.10% - - -
 
Telecommunications 0.67% - - -
 
Telecommunications - 0.67% - -
 
Telecommunications Service Providers - - 0.67% -
 
Telecommunications Services - - - 0.67%

Regional Allocation

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  North America 52.99%
  Developed Europe - Excl UK 23.22%
  Emerging Asia 13.37%
  Japan 6.16%
  Middle East & Africa 2.50%
  Cash and Equivalents 1.10%
  UK 0.66%

Regional Breakdown

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Region Country
 
North America 52.99% -
 
United States - 50.39%
 
Canada - 2.60%
 
Developed Europe - Excl UK 23.22% -
 
Netherlands - 6.06%
 
Denmark - 5.91%
 
Belgium - 3.55%
 
Ireland - 2.90%
 
Sweden - 2.88%
 
Germany - 1.92%
 
Emerging Asia 13.37% -
 
Taiwan - 6.67%
 
India - 2.95%
 
Indonesia - 2.24%
 
China - 1.52%
 
Japan 6.16% -
 
Japan - 6.16%
 
Middle East & Africa 2.50% -
 
South Africa - 1.83%
 
Kenya - 0.67%
 
Cash and Equivalents 1.10% -
 
UK 0.66% -
 
United Kingdom - 0.66%

Breakdown By Market Cap (%)

Mega
 
 
60.52%
Large
 
 
29.94%
Medium
 
 
4.52%
Non-Classified
 
 
3.92%
Cash
 
 
1.10%

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight Sector Country
1 TESLA INC 7.75% Automobiles & Parts United States
2 TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING 6.67% Technology Hardware & Equipment Taiwan
3 M3 INC 6.16% Health Care Providers Japan
4 MODERNA INC 6.06% Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology United States
5 ASML HOLDING NV 6.06% Technology Hardware & Equipment Netherlands
6 MERCADOLIBRE INC 4.86% Consumer Services United States
7 ILLUMINA INC 4.63% Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology United States
8 DEXCOM INC 3.65% Medical Equipment & Services United States
9 UMICORE SA 3.55% Industrial Metals & Mining Belgium
10 ALPHABET INC 3.17% Software & Computer Services United States

Dual Aspect Equity Analysis

UK Equities Int'l Equities UK Bonds Int'l Bonds UK Gilts Property Other Cash & Equiv Total
Technology - 18.50% - - - - - - 18.50%
Telecommunications - 0.67% - - - - - - 0.67%
Financials - 7.01% - - - - - - 7.01%
Consumer Discretionary - 14.14% - - - - - - 14.14%
Consumer Staples - 1.59% - - - - - - 1.59%
Utilities - 2.03% - - - - - - 2.03%
Health Care - 38.77% - - - - - - 38.77%
Industrials 0.66% 10.62% - - - - - - 11.29%
Basic Materials - 4.90% - - - - - - 4.90%
Cash and Equivalents - - - - - - - 1.10% 1.10%

Important Information

The Industry Classification Benchmark is a product of FTSE International Limited and has been licensed for use.

This factsheet is for investment professionals and is for information purposes only. You should refer to your client's policy documentation and supporting brochures for fund availability, investment strategy, any product information and charges. Every care has been taken in populating this output, however it must be appreciated that neither Broadridge, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this report or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

Identification Codes

Sedol Code BYVGKV5
Mex Code -
Isin Code GB00BYVGKV59
Citi Code NGPB

Fund Charges

Entry Charge 0.00%
Ongoing Charges 0.53%

Aims and Benchmark

Aims Investment Objective The Sub-fund aims to outperform (after deduction of costs) the MSCI AC World Index, as stated in Sterling, by at least 2% per annum over rolling five-year periods. Investment Policy The Sub-fund will invest at least 90% in shares of companies anywhere in the world whose products or behaviour make a positive impact on society and/or the environment in the investment manager’s opinion. Investments will be made in companies addressing critical challenges in areas such as, but not limited to; education, social inclusion, healthcare and the environment. The Sub-fund will be actively managed, concentrated and will invest in shares of companies of any size, any country and in any sector. Investments will be made following a process of fundamental business analysis by the investment manager using its own research to identify companies where delivering a positive impact is core to their business and whose products or services represent an improvement to the status quo. To the extent that the Sub-fund is not fully invested in shares, the Sub-fund may also invest in other transferable securities of companies anywhere in the world, money market instruments, deposits and cash. The Sub-fund may not invest in or otherwise use derivatives
Benchmark MSCI AC World Index + 2%
Benchmark Category -
IA Sector Global

Fund Background

Valuation frequency Daily
Valuation point 10:00
Fund type OEIC
Launch price £1.00
Fund currency Pound Sterling
Fund domicile United Kingdom
Nisa allowable Yes
Sipp allowable Yes

Distribution Details

Income frequency Annually
Distribution Type Dividend
Distribution Payment Basis Net

Distribution Dates

Ex dividend date(s) Income payment date(s)
31 December 28 February

Effect of Deductions

Assuming a growth rate of 6.00% Assuming a growth rate of 7.00%
- -

Fund Administration

Fund Trustee/Depository NatWest Trustee and Depositary Services Limited
Fund Administrator Internal
Fund Registrar Internal
Fund Custodian Bank of New York Mellon Trust & Depositary Co. Ltd

Group Details

Group name Baillie Gifford & Co
Group address Calton Square 1 Greenside Row Edinburgh EH1 3AN
Group telephone 0800 917 4752
Dealing telephone 0800 917 4750
Email trustenquiries@bailliegifford.com
Homepage www.bailliegifford.com/intermediaries
Fax number 0131 275 3955

Dealing

Minimum Investment -
Minimum Top Up -
Minimum Regular Saving -
Settlement Period: Buy 3 days
Settlement Period: Sell 3 days
Pricing Basis Forward
Dealing Decimals -

Important Information

Ongoing charges may vary in the future and may be higher than they are now.

This factsheet is for investment professionals and is for information purposes only. You should refer to your client's policy documentation and supporting brochures for fund availability, investment strategy, any product information and charges. Every care has been taken in populating this output, however it must be appreciated that neither Broadridge, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this report or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

Risk Analysis

Ratio Value
Alpha 18.07
Beta 1.06
Sharpe 1.50
Standard Deviation 19.10
Info Ratio 1.44

Risk Factors

Risk Factor Yes / No
Charges to Capital No
Emerging Markets Yes
Concentrated Portfolio Yes
Smaller Companies No
High Yield Bonds No
Sector Specific No
Geared Investments No
Value of Investments Yes
Investments Long Term Yes
Property No
Exchange Rate Yes
Higher Risk No
Performance Charges No
Derivative Exposure No
Offshore No
Income Eroding Capital Growth No
Umbrella Liabilities No
New Fund Yes
Solvency of Depository No
Solvency of Bond Issuers No
Ethical Restrictions No
Liquidity Yes
Returns Are Not Guaranteed Yes
Inflation Yes
Taxation and Tax Relief Yes

Fund Specific Risks

Emerging Markets

The fund invests in emerging markets. Generally less well regulated than the UK. There is an increased chance of political and economic instability with less reliable custody, dealing and settlement arrangements. The market(s) can be less liquid. If a fund investing in markets is affected by currency exchange rates, the investment could either increase or decrease. These investments therefore carry more risk.

Concentrated Portfolio

The fund may invest in a relatively smaller number of stocks. This stock concentration may carry more risk than funds spread across a larger number of companies.

Value of Investments

The value of investments, and any income can fall, as well as rise, so you could get back less than you invested. Neither capital nor income is guaranteed.

Investments Long Term

Investments should be regarded as long term and are not suitable for money which may be needed in the short term, you should always have a sufficient cash reserve.

Exchange Rate

This fund invests in securities outside the UK. The value of investments and any income from them may therefore decrease or increase as a result of changes in exchange rates between currencies.

New Fund

The charges and expenses may make up a higher proportion of a newly launched fund than initially estimated.

Liquidity

This fund can suffer from partial or total illiquidity, which may lead to considerable price fluctuations and the inability to redeem your investment.

Returns Are Not Guaranteed

What you receive when you sell your investment is not guaranteed; it depends on how your investments perform.

Inflation

Inflation will reduce the real value of your investments in future.

Taxation and Tax Relief

Levels of taxation and tax relief are subject to change.

Important Information

The risk factor definitions are provided by Broadridge. These definitions may differ from those of Prudential or any underlying fund manager. The data itself is provided by Prudential or the underlying fund manager.

This factsheet is for investment professionals and is for information purposes only. You should refer to your client's policy documentation and supporting brochures for fund availability, investment strategy, any product information and charges. Every care has been taken in populating this output, however it must be appreciated that neither Broadridge, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this report or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

Important Information

Source of performance data: FE fundinfo. Please remember that past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The figures shown are intended only to demonstrate performance history of the fund and take no account of product charges. Fund Performance is based upon the movement of the daily price and is shown as total return in GBP with net income reinvested. The value of your client's investment may go down as well as up and the fund value may be less than the payments your client has made. Please also note that our charges may vary in the future and may be higher than they are now.

This factsheet is for investment professionals and is for information purposes only. You should refer to your client's policy documentation and supporting brochures for fund availability, investment strategy, any product information and charges. Every care has been taken in populating this output, however it must be appreciated that neither Broadridge, Prudential nor their sources guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this report or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

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