Prudential Baillie Gifford UK Equity Core S3

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Portfolio data accurate as at:

Performance

Discrete performance - to latest available quarter end

31/03/19
to
31/03/20
31/03/20
to
31/03/21
31/03/21
to
31/03/22
31/03/22
to
31/03/23
31/03/23
to
31/03/24
Fund -22.1% 45.6% -0.2% -1.6% 5.6%
Benchmark -18.5% 26.7% 13.0% 2.9% 8.4%

Performance - to latest available quarter end

Quarter Annualised
1
2024
3 Years to
31/03/24
5 Years to
31/03/24
10 Years to
31/03/24
Fund 1.8% 1.3% 3.3% 5.4%
Benchmark 3.6% 8.0% 5.4% 5.8%

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight
ASTRAZENECA 5.04
RIO TINTO 4.33
BUNZL 4.20
RELX 3.51
UNILEVER 3.46
LEGAL & GENERAL GROUP 3.46
INCHCAPE 3.45
DIAGEO 3.30
MARKS & SPENCER GROUP P.L.C. 3.14
HOWDEN JOINERY GROUP 3.09
Total 36.99

Fund Aims

Objective: The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in the Baillie Gifford UK Equity Core Fund - the underlying fund.

Underlying fund objective: The objective of the fund is to invest at least 80% directly or indirectly in shares of UK companies, being those which are incorporated, domiciled or conducting a significant portion of their business in the UK. The fund will be actively managed and may invest in UK companies of any size and in any sector. The fund manager will also assess shares in companies which are directly held using a Norms-based Evaluation and will comply with the fund manager investment policy on assessing breaches of the United Nations Global Compact as outlined in the company "ESG Principles and Guidelines" document. The indirect investment will be through collective investment schemes (including those managed or operated by the ACD). The fund may also invest in companies which are listed, quoted or traded in the UK. To the extent that the fund is not fully invested directly or indirectly in shares of such companies, the fund may also invest in other transferable securities of UK companies, deposits and cash. The fund may not invest in or otherwise use derivatives.

Fund Manager

Iain McCombie manager of the underlying fund for 6 years and 4 months

Photo of Iain McCombie Iain is a founding member of the Global Stewardship Team and is the lead Iain is a founding member of the Global Stewardship Team and is the lead manager of our UK Core strategy. Most recently, Iain served as Chief of Investment Staff from 2013 to 2018 and became a Partner of the firm in 2005. He initially joined Baillie Gifford in 1994 and spent five years training as an Investment Manager in the US Equities Team before joining the UK Equity Team in 1999. Iain graduated MA in Accountancy from the University of Aberdeen and subsequently trained as a Chartered Accountant.

Fund Overview

Daily price (23/05/2024) 436.48
Fund size (30/04/2024) £8.14m
Underlying Fund size £224.55m
Number of holdings 56
Annual Management Charge (AMC) Please refer to the "Fund Guide"
for your specific pension plan
Launch date 05/04/2004

Asset Allocation

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  UK Equities 98.57%
  Cash and Equivalents 1.00%
  Property 0.43%

Commentary

Performance as at Q1 2024 - Asia Pacific ex Japan lagged the FTSE World Index in the first quarter of 2024, which was largely due to the poor performance of China and Hong Kong. The region’s largest stockmarket, China, got off to a shaky start to the quarter as investors continued to fret about weakness radiating from its property sector. Another notable laggard was Thailand – the country’s bank shares were out of favour as sentiment was dented by the prospect that net interest margins might have peaked. Better-performing markets included Taiwan, South Korea and India. All three markets have significant technology exposure (particularly the first two) and benefited from the strength of this sector. South Korea’s market was also boosted by the proposed introduction of measures to boost shareholder returns. India’s stockmarket reached a record high during the quarter as economic growth in the final three months of 2023 came in much stronger than expected.

Source: M&G

Important Information

Some funds may invest in ‘underlying’ funds or other investment vehicles. The performance of our fund, compared to what it’s invested in won’t be exactly the same. That can be due to additional charges, cash management (needed to help people to enter and leave our fund when they want), tax and the timing of investments (this is known as a fund’s dealing cycle, it varies between managers and can be several days).

Source: London Stock Exchange Group plc and its group undertakings (collectively, the “LSE Group”). © LSE Group 2023. FTSE Russell is a trading name of certain of the LSE Group companies. e.g., “FTSE®” “Russell®”, “FTSE Russell®”, “MTS®”, “FTSE4Good®”, “ICB®”, “Mergent®, The Yield Book®,” are a trade mark(s) of the relevant LSE Group companies and are used by any other LSE Group company under license. “TMX®” is a trade mark of TSX, Inc. and used by the LSE Group under license. All rights in the FTSE Russell indexes or data vest in the relevant LSE Group company which owns the index or the data. Neither LSE Group nor its licensors accept any liability for any errors or omissions in the indexes or data and no party may rely on any indexes or data contained in this communication. No further distribution of data from the LSE Group is permitted without the relevant LSE Group company’s express written consent. The LSE Group does not promote, sponsor or endorse the content of this communication.

Source of portfolio data: Broadridge. Source of performance data: FE fundinfo. We can’t predict the future. Past performance isn’t a guide to future performance. The figures shown are intended only to demonstrate performance history of the fund, after allowing for the impact of fund charges and further costs, but take no account of any Annual Management Charge paid for by the deduction of units. Charges and further costs may vary in the future and may be higher than they are now. Fund performance is based upon the movement of the daily price and is shown as total return in GBP with gross income reinvested. The value of your investment can go down as well as up so you might get back less than you put in.

This factsheet is intended for the trustees, sponsors, advisers and members of occupational pension schemes using Prudential group pension contracts and Prudential grouped personal pensions and Stakeholder pension contracts. Its purpose is to provide an insight into how investment markets and funds have performed over the period and is provided for information only. If you are not familiar with any of the investment terminology included, then please contact an adviser. Investors should refer to their scheme documentation (e.g. Fund Guide) for fund availability, investment strategy, any scheme 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 information or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

Portfolio data accurate as at:

Asset Allocation

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  UK Equities 98.57%
  Cash and Equivalents 1.00%
  Property 0.43%

Equity Sector Breakdown

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Industry Supersector Sector Subsector
 
Industrials 30.65% - - -
 
Industrial Goods & Services - 27.24% - -
 
Industrial Support Services - - 10.03% -
 
Professional Business Support Services - - - 6.18%
 
Business Training & Employment Agencies - - - 1.51%
 
Transaction Processing Services - - - 1.20%
 
Industrial Suppliers - - - 1.13%
 
General Industrials - - 4.20% -
 
Diversified Industrials - - - 4.20%
 
Industrial Engineering - - 3.94% -
 
Machinery: Construction & Handling - - - 2.55%
 
Machinery: Industrial - - - 1.39%
 
Aerospace & Defence - - 3.90% -
 
Defense - - - 2.98%
 
Aerospace - - - 0.91%
 
Industrial Transportation - - 2.98% -
 
Commercial Vehicle-Equipment Leasing - - - 2.98%
 
Electronic & Electrical Equipment - - 2.20% -
 
Electronic Equipment: Gauges & Meters - - - 2.20%
 
Construction & Materials - 3.41% - -
 
Construction & Materials - - 3.41% -
 
Building Materials: Other - - - 2.40%
 
Engineering & Contracting Services - - - 1.01%
 
Financials 22.49% - - -
 
Insurance - 12.76% - -
 
Life Insurance - - 8.55% -
 
Life Insurance - - - 8.55%
 
Non-life Insurance - - 4.21% -
 
Property & Casualty Insurance - - - 2.60%
 
Full Line Insurance - - - 1.61%
 
Financial Services - 6.71% - -
 
Investment Banking & Brokerage Services - - 6.71% -
 
Asset Managers & Custodians - - - 5.50%
 
Investment Services - - - 1.20%
 
Banks - 3.03% - -
 
Banks - - 3.03% -
 
Banks - - - 3.03%
 
Consumer Discretionary 15.11% - - -
 
Media - 5.89% - -
 
Media - - 5.89% -
 
Publishing - - - 3.51%
 
Media Agencies - - - 2.38%
 
Consumer Products & Services - 5.16% - -
 
Household Goods & Home Construction - - 2.69% -
 
Home Construction - - - 2.69%
 
Personal Goods - - 1.24% -
 
Clothing & Accessories - - - 1.24%
 
Leisure Goods - - 1.22% -
 
Toys - - - 1.22%
 
Retail - 3.09% - -
 
Retailers - - 3.09% -
 
Home Improvement Retailers - - - 3.09%
 
Travel & Leisure - 0.91% - -
 
Travel & Leisure - - 0.91% -
 
Travel & Tourism - - - 0.91%
 
Automobiles & Parts - 0.06% - -
 
Automobiles & Parts - - 0.06% -
 
Auto Parts - - - 0.06%
 
Consumer Staples 11.21% - - -
 
Personal Care, Drug & Grocery Stores - 7.91% - -
 
Personal Care, Drug & Grocery Stores - - 7.91% -
 
Food Retailers & Wholesalers - - - 4.44%
 
Personal Products - - - 3.46%
 
Food, Beverage & Tobacco - 3.30% - -
 
Beverages - - 3.30% -
 
Distillers & Vintners - - - 3.30%
 
Health Care 8.25% - - -
 
Health Care - 8.25% - -
 
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology - - 8.25% -
 
Pharmaceuticals - - - 7.58%
 
Biotechnology - - - 0.68%
 
Basic Materials 4.73% - - -
 
Basic Resources - 4.33% - -
 
Industrial Metals & Mining - - 4.33% -
 
General Mining - - - 4.33%
 
Chemicals - 0.41% - -
 
Chemicals - - 0.41% -
 
Specialty Chemicals - - - 0.41%
 
Technology 3.51% - - -
 
Technology - 3.51% - -
 
Software & Computer Services - - 3.51% -
 
Consumer Digital Services - - - 3.02%
 
Software - - - 0.49%
 
Real Estate 2.65% - - -
 
Real Estate - 2.65% - -
 
Real Estate Investment & Services - - 1.94% -
 
Real Estate Services - - - 1.94%
 
Real Estate Investment Trusts - - 0.70% -
 
Diversified REITs - - - 0.43%
 
Office REITs - - - 0.28%
 
Cash and Equivalents 1.00% - - -
 
Energy 0.38% - - -
 
Energy - 0.38% - -
 
Non-Renewable Energy - - 0.38% -
 
Oil: Crude Producers - - - 0.38%

Regional Allocation

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  UK 98.57%
  Cash and Equivalents 1.00%
  Property 0.43%

Regional Breakdown

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Region Country
 
UK 98.57% -
 
United Kingdom - 98.57%
 
Cash and Equivalents 1.00% -
 
Property 0.43% -

Breakdown By Market Cap (%)

Mega
 
 
27.96%
Large
 
 
23.45%
Medium
 
 
39.57%
Small
 
 
6.63%
Micro
 
 
0.38%
Non-Classified
 
 
1.00%
Cash
 
 
1.00%

Top 10 Holdings

Stock % Weight Sector Country
1 ASTRAZENECA 5.04% Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology United Kingdom
2 RIO TINTO 4.33% Industrial Metals & Mining United Kingdom
3 BUNZL 4.20% General Industrials United Kingdom
4 RELX 3.51% Media United Kingdom
5 UNILEVER 3.46% Personal Care, Drug & Grocery Stores United Kingdom
6 LEGAL & GENERAL GROUP 3.46% Life Insurance United Kingdom
7 INCHCAPE 3.45% Industrial Support Services United Kingdom
8 DIAGEO 3.30% Beverages United Kingdom
9 MARKS & SPENCER GROUP P.L.C. 3.14% Personal Care, Drug & Grocery Stores United Kingdom
10 HOWDEN JOINERY GROUP 3.09% Retailers United Kingdom

Dual Aspect Equity Analysis

UK Equities Int'l Equities UK Bonds Int'l Bonds UK Gilts Property Other Cash & Equiv Total
Technology 3.51% - - - - - - - 3.51%
Financials 22.49% - - - - - - - 22.49%
Real Estate 2.22% - - - - 0.43% - - 2.65%
Consumer Discretionary 15.11% - - - - - - - 15.11%
Consumer Staples 11.21% - - - - - - - 11.21%
Energy 0.38% - - - - - - - 0.38%
Health Care 8.25% - - - - - - - 8.25%
Industrials 30.65% - - - - - - - 30.65%
Basic Materials 4.73% - - - - - - - 4.73%
Cash and Equivalents - - - - - - - 1.00% 1.00%

Important Information

Some funds may invest in ‘underlying’ funds or other investment vehicles. The performance of our fund, compared to what it’s invested in won’t be exactly the same. That can be due to additional charges, cash management (needed to help people to enter and leave our fund when they want), tax and the timing of investments (this is known as a fund’s dealing cycle, it varies between managers and can be several days).

Source: London Stock Exchange Group plc and its group undertakings (collectively, the “LSE Group”). © LSE Group 2023. FTSE Russell is a trading name of certain of the LSE Group companies. e.g., “FTSE®” “Russell®”, “FTSE Russell®”, “MTS®”, “FTSE4Good®”, “ICB®”, “Mergent®, The Yield Book®,” are a trade mark(s) of the relevant LSE Group companies and are used by any other LSE Group company under license. “TMX®” is a trade mark of TSX, Inc. and used by the LSE Group under license. All rights in the FTSE Russell indexes or data vest in the relevant LSE Group company which owns the index or the data. Neither LSE Group nor its licensors accept any liability for any errors or omissions in the indexes or data and no party may rely on any indexes or data contained in this communication. No further distribution of data from the LSE Group is permitted without the relevant LSE Group company’s express written consent. The LSE Group does not promote, sponsor or endorse the content of this communication.

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This factsheet is for information purposes only. If there is information or terminology included that you would like to discuss, then please contact an adviser. Investors should refer to their 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 information or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

Identification Codes

Sedol Code 3420188
Mex Code PUPAC
Isin Code GB0034201888
Citi Code P552

Fund Charges

Annual Management Charge (AMC) Please refer to the "Fund Guide"
for your specific pension plan

Aims and Benchmark

Aims Objective: The investment strategy of the fund is to purchase units in the Baillie Gifford UK Equity Core Fund - the underlying fund. Underlying fund objective: The objective of the fund is to invest at least 80% directly or indirectly in shares of UK companies, being those which are incorporated, domiciled or conducting a significant portion of their business in the UK. The fund will be actively managed and may invest in UK companies of any size and in any sector. The fund manager will also assess shares in companies which are directly held using a Norms-based Evaluation and will comply with the fund manager investment policy on assessing breaches of the United Nations Global Compact as outlined in the company "ESG Principles and Guidelines" document. The indirect investment will be through collective investment schemes (including those managed or operated by the ACD). The fund may also invest in companies which are listed, quoted or traded in the UK. To the extent that the fund is not fully invested directly or indirectly in shares of such companies, the fund may also invest in other transferable securities of UK companies, deposits and cash. The fund may not invest in or otherwise use derivatives.
Benchmark FTSE All-Share Index + 1%
Sector ABI UK All Companies

Important Information

Some funds may invest in ‘underlying’ funds or other investment vehicles. The performance of our fund, compared to what it’s invested in won’t be exactly the same. That can be due to additional charges, cash management (needed to help people to enter and leave our fund when they want), tax and the timing of investments (this is known as a fund’s dealing cycle, it varies between managers and can be several days).

Source: London Stock Exchange Group plc and its group undertakings (collectively, the “LSE Group”). © LSE Group 2023. FTSE Russell is a trading name of certain of the LSE Group companies. e.g., “FTSE®” “Russell®”, “FTSE Russell®”, “MTS®”, “FTSE4Good®”, “ICB®”, “Mergent®, The Yield Book®,” are a trade mark(s) of the relevant LSE Group companies and are used by any other LSE Group company under license. “TMX®” is a trade mark of TSX, Inc. and used by the LSE Group under license. All rights in the FTSE Russell indexes or data vest in the relevant LSE Group company which owns the index or the data. Neither LSE Group nor its licensors accept any liability for any errors or omissions in the indexes or data and no party may rely on any indexes or data contained in this communication. No further distribution of data from the LSE Group is permitted without the relevant LSE Group company’s express written consent. The LSE Group does not promote, sponsor or endorse the content of this communication.

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Important Information

This factsheet is intended for the trustees, sponsors, advisers and members of occupational pension schemes using Prudential group pension contracts and Prudential grouped personal pensions and Stakeholder pension contracts. Its purpose is to provide an insight into how investment markets and funds have performed over the period and is provided for information only. If you are not familiar with any of the investment terminology included, then please contact an adviser. Investors should refer to their scheme documentation (e.g. Fund Guide) for fund availability, investment strategy, any scheme 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 information or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

Important Information

Some funds may invest in ‘underlying’ funds or other investment vehicles. The performance of our fund, compared to what it’s invested in won’t be exactly the same. That can be due to additional charges, cash management (needed to help people to enter and leave our fund when they want), tax and the timing of investments (this is known as a fund’s dealing cycle, it varies between managers and can be several days).

Source: London Stock Exchange Group plc and its group undertakings (collectively, the “LSE Group”). © LSE Group 2023. FTSE Russell is a trading name of certain of the LSE Group companies. e.g., “FTSE®” “Russell®”, “FTSE Russell®”, “MTS®”, “FTSE4Good®”, “ICB®”, “Mergent®, The Yield Book®,” are a trade mark(s) of the relevant LSE Group companies and are used by any other LSE Group company under license. “TMX®” is a trade mark of TSX, Inc. and used by the LSE Group under license. All rights in the FTSE Russell indexes or data vest in the relevant LSE Group company which owns the index or the data. Neither LSE Group nor its licensors accept any liability for any errors or omissions in the indexes or data and no party may rely on any indexes or data contained in this communication. No further distribution of data from the LSE Group is permitted without the relevant LSE Group company’s express written consent. The LSE Group does not promote, sponsor or endorse the content of this communication.

Source of performance data: FE fundinfo. We can’t predict the future. Past performance isn’t a guide to future performance. The figures shown are intended only to demonstrate performance history of the fund, after allowing for the impact of fund charges and further costs, but take no account of any Annual Management Charge paid for by the deduction of units. Charges and further costs may vary in the future and may be higher than they are now. Fund performance is based upon the movement of the daily price and is shown as total return in GBP with gross income reinvested. The value of your investment can go down as well as up so you might get back less than you put in.

This factsheet is intended for the trustees, sponsors, advisers and members of occupational pension schemes using Prudential group pension contracts and Prudential grouped personal pensions and Stakeholder pension contracts. Its purpose is to provide an insight into how investment markets and funds have performed over the period and is provided for information only. If you are not familiar with any of the investment terminology included, then please contact an adviser. Investors should refer to their scheme documentation (e.g. Fund Guide) for fund availability, investment strategy, any scheme 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 information or make any warranties regarding results from its usage.

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