Fact sheet: Baillie Gifford Gbl Alpha Gth

Fund information
Fund name
Baillie Gifford Global Alpha Growth B Acc
Fund manager company
Baillie Gifford
Fund type
OEIC
Fund managers
  • Spencer Adairsince 08/03/2010
  • Malcolm MacCollsince 08/03/2010
  • Charles Plowdensince 08/03/2010
Fund objective
The objective is to produce attractive returns over the long term by investing primarily in global equities. The Fund may also invest in other transferable securities, money market instruments, cash and near cash. 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
  • MSCI AC World
Investment style
Concentrated
Investment method
Shares
Quick stats
1 Year return
22.4%
1 Year rank in sector
60/247
Sector
UT Global
Yield
0.6%
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.
0.68%
Fund size
£908m (£842m 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.
106
Mid price
213.4
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Performance snapshot

Holdings snapshot

  • North America48.7%
    Global Emerging Markets17.7%
    Europe ex UK17.3%
    Asia Pacific10.1%
    UK5.2%
  • No data available.
  • North American Equities48.7%
    Global Emerging Market Equities17.7%
    Europe ex UK Equities17.3%
    Asia Pacific Equities10.1%
    UK Equities5.2%

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Performance vs Sector

Cumulative performance
 1 mth3 mth6 mth1 yr3 yr5 yr
Fund0.9%3.6%17%22.4%47.9%102.5%
Sector-0.1%1.6%12.7%16.3%29.6%66.3%
Rank within sector84 / 26358 / 26246 / 25660 / 24726 / 22619 / 201
Quartile2nd1st1st1st1st1st
Calendar performance
 YTD - 20162015201420132012
Fund19.7%7.2%12%27.4%11.5%
Sector15.4%3.4%6.7%19.7%9.9%
Rank within sector73 / 25052 / 24031 / 22632 / 21481 / 201
Quartile2nd1st1st1st2nd
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.
2.67
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.
1.16
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.
0.87
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%.
12.38
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.
3.83
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.
1.05
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.
0.92
Price movement
52 week high225
52 week low152.2
Current bid price-
Current offer price-
Current mid price213.4
Region
1North America48.7%
2Global Emerging Markets17.7%
3Europe ex UK17.3%
4Asia Pacific10.1%
5UK5.2%
6Money Market1%
Industry sector
No data available.
Asset type
1North American Equities48.7%
2Global Emerging Market Equities17.7%
3Europe ex UK Equities17.3%
4Asia Pacific Equities10.1%
5UK Equities5.2%
6Money Market1%
Individual holdings
1AMAZON.COM INC4.4%
2NASPERS3.3%
3ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES3%
4TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING3%
5PRUDENTIAL PLC2.9%
6SAP SE2.6%
7ALPHABET INC2.4%
8CRH2.1%
9FIRST REPUBLIC BANK SAN FRANCISCO2%
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 by investing primarily in global equities. The Fund may also invest in other transferable securities, money market instruments, cash and near cash. 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
  • MSCI AC World
Investment style
Concentrated
Investment method
Shares
Fund managers
NameSinceBiography
Spencer Adair08/03/2010Spencer graduated from the University of St Andrews with a BSc in Medicine in 1997 followed by two years of clinical training in Edinburgh. He joined Baillie Gifford in 2000 and spent time working in the Fixed Income, Japanese, European and UK teams, before becoming an Investment Manager for the Global Alpha portfolio. Spencer managed the Investment Grade Long Bond Fund whilst being a Fixed Income Investment Manager and the European portion of wider Global portfolios whilst in the European Team. He has also spent time with our Emerging Markets Team. Spencer has been involved in the Global Alpha portfolio since inception in 2005 and has focused exclusively on this portfolio management responsibility since early 2007. He became a Partner in 2013.
Malcolm MacColl08/03/2010Malcolm graduated MA in Economics and History in 1998 and MLitt in Economics, Politics and Management in 1999 both from the University of St Andrews. He joined Baillie Gifford in 1999 and spent his graduate rotation in the UK Small Cap Team before joining the North American Team. Malcolm managed the North American portion of wider Global portfolios whilst in the North American Team. He has been a Global Alpha Investment Manager since the product’s inception in 2005 and this is now his sole portfolio responsibility. Malcolm is a member of the CFA Society of the UK. He became a Partner in 2011.
Charles Plowden08/03/2010Charles graduated BA in Modern History from Oxford University in 1983 and joined Baillie Gifford the same year, becoming a Partner in 1988. He was an Investment Manager in the UK equity team for over 20 years notably developing Baillie Gifford’s specialist UK capabilities, and was latterly head of the team. Since its inception in 2005, Charles has headed up the Global Alpha strategy which is currently his sole portfolio management role. He became Joint Senior Partner with overall responsibility for the investment departments in 2006.
Compliance
IA Recognised, UCITS V Compliant
Domicile
No data available.
Fund for sale in
United Kingdom
Baillie Gifford Global Alpha Growth 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)1.52%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price200.7
CurrencyGBX
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIHY1
Baillie Gifford Global Alpha Growth B Acc
Initial charge1%
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£100
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.68%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.67%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price213.4
CurrencyGBX
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeAccumulation
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIHY3
Baillie Gifford Global Alpha Growth B Inc
Initial charge1%
Annual charge0.65%
Min single investment£10,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.68%
Total expense ratio (TER)0.67%
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price201.4
CurrencyGBX
Price updated05/12/2016
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classRetail
Domicile-
Citi codeIHY2
Baillie Gifford Global Alpha Growth C Inc
Initial charge-
Annual charge-
Min single investment£250,000
Min regular saving£0
Available in ISANo
Ongoing charge (OCF)0.03%
Total expense ratio (TER)-
Bid price-
Offer price-
Mid price-
CurrencyGBX
Price updated01/01/1900
TypeIncome
Institutional or retail classInstitutional
Domicile-
Citi codeIHY5
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