Fact sheet: Baillie Gifford British SmCos

Fund information
Fund name
Baillie Gifford British Smaller Companies B Acc
Fund manager company
Baillie Gifford
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Andrew Strathdeesince 30/09/2013
Fund objective
The objective is to produce attractive returns over the long term, principally through capital growth. The Fund will invest principally in the equities of smaller companies in any economic sector that are either incorporated, domiciled or conduct a significant portion of their business in the UK. The Fund May also invest in smaller companies that have their primary listing on the London Stock Exchange. The ACD will determine from time to time what constitutes a smaller company. 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
  • FTSE Small Cap ex ITs
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
3.3%
1 Year rank in sector
30/47
Sector
UT UK Smaller Companies
Yield
1.1%
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.
0.67%
Fund size
£180m (£210m 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.
83
Mid price
692.2
Top in this sector
Fund name1 Year
Cavendish AIM22.7%
Jupiter UK Smaller Companies19%
The MI Discretionary Unit19%
TB Amati UK Sm Cos16.5%
Marlborough UK Micro Cap Gwth11.2%
...more in UT UK Smaller Companies

Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • UK99.2%
    Money Market0.8%
  • Consumer Services25.9%
    Industrials21.6%
    Health Care19.4%
    Financials13.8%
    Technology6.6%
  • UK Equities99.2%
    Money Market0.8%

Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund-1.6%-1%6%3.3%11.8%97.8%
Sector1.4%1.1%4.5%4.3%20%93.5%
Rank within sector47 / 4838 / 4813 / 4830 / 4742 / 4631 / 44
Quartile4th4th2nd3rd4th3rd
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund3.2%8.8%-3%43.6%29.7%
Sector3.4%14.2%-1.9%37.4%22.5%
Rank within sector24 / 4742 / 4735 / 4613 / 459 / 44
Quartile3rd4th4th2nd1st
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.
-0.91
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.
0.93
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.
0.16
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%.
11.34
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.
6.12
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.
-0.25
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.
0.72
Price movement
52 week high740.7
52 week low593.4
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price692.2
Region
1UK99.2%
2Money Market0.8%
Industry sector
1Consumer Services25.9%
2Industrials21.6%
3Health Care19.4%
4Financials13.8%
5Technology6.6%
6Consumer Goods6%
7Basic Materials2.5%
8Telecommunications2.3%
9Oil & Gas1.1%
Asset type
1UK Equities99.2%
2Money Market0.8%
Individual holdings
1ABCAM6.4%
2BOOHOO.COM PLC5.2%
3RICARDO4%
4IP GROUP3.6%
5RENISHAW PLC3.6%
6YOUGOV2.8%
7TED BAKER2.6%
8DIGNITY PLC2.5%
9CINEWORLD GROUP2.4%
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 capital growth. The Fund will invest principally in the equities of smaller companies in any economic sector that are either incorporated, domiciled or conduct a significant portion of their business in the UK. The Fund May also invest in smaller companies that have their primary listing on the London Stock Exchange. The ACD will determine from time to time what constitutes a smaller company. 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
  • FTSE Small Cap ex ITs
Investment style
Growth
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Andrew Strathdee30/09/2013Andrew graduated BA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 1991 and gained a PhD in Biological Sciences from Birmingham University in 1994. He joined Baillie Gifford in 1995 and after working in the Developed Asia and European Equity Teams, is now an Investment Manager in the UK Equity Team. Andrew has been the lead manager on our UK Focus strategy since launch in 2003. He also manages our UK smaller companies strategy.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS IV Compliant, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Baillie Gifford British Smaller Companies A Acc
Initial charge5%
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 price600.8
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBG69
Baillie Gifford British Smaller Companies B Acc
Initial charge1%
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.67%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.67%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price692.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBG70
Baillie Gifford British Smaller Companies B Inc
Initial charge1%
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.67%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.67%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price503.2
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeBG71
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