Fact sheet: Baillie Gifford American

Fund information
Fund name
Baillie Gifford American B Acc
Fund manager company
Baillie Gifford
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Tom Slatersince 01/01/2016
  • Helen Xiongsince 01/05/2015
  • Gary Robinsonsince 01/05/2014
Accolades
 Highly Commended - North America
Fund objective
The objective is to produce attractive returns over the long term principally through investment, whether direct or indirect, in any economic sector in the United States of America. From time to time, at the ACD’s sole discretion, investment, whether direct or indirect, may also be made in any economic sector in Canada. Up to (but no more than) 10% in value of the Fund may be invested in each of the following: collective investment schemes and deposits.
Benchmark
  • S&P 500
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
36.3%
1 Year rank in sector
7/82
Sector
UT North America
Yield
-
Ongoing charge (OCF)
?A fund’s ongoing charges figure (OCF) is similar to the old-style total expense ratio. It reflects the annual charge to investors in the fund, in percentage terms, but does not include extra performance-related fees (where these are levied) or the fund’s trading expenses on its underlying investments.
0.52%
Fund size
£534m (£392m last year)
FE Risk score
?FE Risk Scores measure the riskiness of instruments relative to the FTSE 100 index of shares. Weekly volatility is measured over three years with recent behaviour counting more heavily than earlier behaviour. Cash-type investments will have scores close to zero. Funds will tend to have scores in the 0-150 range. The FTSE 100 is always scored at 100. There is no upper limit.
118
Mid price
525.8
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
VT De Lisle America46.5%
Investec American38.3%
UBS US Equity37.4%
Royal London US Gth Trst36.8%
M&G Nth Am Div36.4%
...more in UT North America

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • North America98.6%
    Money Market1.5%
  • Consumer Discretionary30.1%
    Information Technology23%
    Financials18.1%
    Health Care15.2%
    Industrials9.2%
  • North American Equities98.6%
    Money Market1.5%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund3.5%2.5%7.7%36.3%80.4%126.9%
Sector-0.3%2.2%6.9%31.2%67.3%118.1%
Rank within sector1 / 8836 / 8725 / 867 / 827 / 7427 / 63
Quartile1st2nd2nd1st1st2nd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20172016201520142013
Fund8.1%27.3%13.5%17.6%26.2%
Sector2.5%31.2%4.9%17.8%30.5%
Rank within sector1 / 8769 / 813 / 7950 / 7259 / 65
Quartile1st4th1st3rd4th
Risk statistics
Alpha
?Alpha is a measure of a fund's over- or under-performance by comparison to its benchmark. If the Alpha is 5, the fund has outperformed its benchmark by 5%; so the greater the Alpha, the greater the outperformance.
1.1
Beta
?Beta estimates a fund's volatility by comparison to that of its benchmark. A fund with a beta close to 1 means that the fund will move generally in line with the benchmark. Higher than 1 and the fund is more volatile than the benchmark and vice versa.
1.08
Sharpe
?This commonly-used measure calculates the level of return over and above the return of a notional risk-free investment, such as cash. The difference in returns is then divided by the fund's volatility. The resulting ratio is an indication of the amount of excess return generated per unit of risk.
1.27
Volatility
?Volatility (or standard deviation), when applied to an investment fund, expresses its risk. It shows how widely a range of returns varied from the fund's average return over a particular period. For example, if a fund had an average return of 5%, and its volatility was 15, this would mean that the range of its returns over the period had swung between +20% and -10%.
13.83
Tracking error
?This measures the standard deviation of a fund's excess returns over the returns of an index or benchmark portfolio. As such, it can be an indication of 'riskiness' in the manager's investment style. A Tracking Error below 2 suggests a passive approach. At 3 and above the the manager will be deploying a more active investment style.
6.55
Information ratio
?This is a useful risk-adjusted measure of actively managed fund performance. It is calculated by deducting the returns of the fund's benchmark from the fund's overall returns, then dividing the result by its tracking error. The higher the Information Ratio the better. It is generally considered that a figure of 0.5 reflects a good performance, 0.75 very good, and 1.00 outstanding.
0.34
R-Squared
?An indication of how closely correlated a fund is to an index or a benchmark. Values for R-Squared range between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating no correlation at all and 1 showing a perfect match. Values upwards of 0.7 suggest that the fund's behaviour is increasingly linked to its benchmark.
0.77
Price movement
52 week high531
52 week low377.4
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price525.8
Region
1North America98.55%
2Money Market1.45%
Industry sector
1Consumer Discretionary30.1%
2Information Technology23%
3Financials18.1%
4Health Care15.2%
5Industrials9.2%
6Materials2.1%
7Money Market1.5%
8Consumer Staples0.8%
Asset type
1North American Equities98.55%
2Money Market1.45%
Individual holdings
1AMAZON.COM INC9.7%
2TESLA INC7.2%
3MARKETAXESS HLDGS INC6.1%
4FACEBOOK INC5.9%
5ALPHABET INC5.8%
6FIRST REPUBLIC BANK SAN FRANCISCO4.8%
7ILLUMINA INC3.9%
8NETFLIX COM INC3.7%
9WATSCO INC2.9%
Management
Fund manager group
Baillie Gifford
Fund manager company
Baillie Gifford
Fund type
OEIC
Fund objective
The objective is to produce attractive returns over the long term principally through investment, whether direct or indirect, in any economic sector in the United States of America. From time to time, at the ACD’s sole discretion, investment, whether direct or indirect, may also be made in any economic sector in Canada. Up to (but no more than) 10% in value of the Fund may be invested in each of the following: collective investment schemes and deposits.
Benchmark
  • S&P 500
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Tom Slater01/01/2016Tom graduated BSc in Computer Science with Mathematics from the University of Edinburgh in 2000.  He joined Baillie Gifford the same year and worked in the Developed Asia and UK Equity Teams before joining the Long Term Global Growth Team at the start of 2009. Tom became a Partner in the firm in 2012. Tom was appointed Joint Manager of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust in January 2015 having served as Deputy Manager for the previous five years. In 2015 Tom was appointed Head of the North American Equities Team and is a decision maker on Long Term Global Growth portfolios. Tom’s investment interest is focused on high growth companies both in listed equity markets and as an investor in private companies.
Helen Xiong01/05/2015Helen graduated BSc (Hons) in Economics from Warwick University in 2007 and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge the following year. In 2008, she joined Baillie Gifford and is an Investment Manager in the North American Equity Team.
Gary Robinson01/05/2014Gary graduated MBiochem in Biochemistry from Oxford University in 2003. Having previously spent the summer with Baillie Gifford in 2002, he joined the firm full-time in September 2003. Gary is an Investment Manager in the North American Equity. He has been CFA qualified since 2006.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Baillie Gifford American A Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge1.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)1.53%
Total expense ratio (TER)1.51%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price462.1
CurrencyGBX
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBG82
Baillie Gifford American B Acc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.52%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.52%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price525.8
CurrencyGBX
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBQ69
Baillie Gifford American B Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge0.5%
Min single investment£1,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.52%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.52%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price485.6
CurrencyGBX
Price updated26/04/2017
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBG54
Baillie Gifford American C Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£250,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISAYes
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.02%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.03%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi code0YH5
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