|The objective is to produce a total return, before charges and expenses payable out of the Fund, in excess of the total return on the JP Morgan Global Government Bond Index unhedged in sterling, or any successor or substitute index, in each case as modified from time to time over rolling 3-year periods. There is no guarantee that a positive return will be achieved over rolling 3-year periods or any time period and capital may be at risk. The Fund will invest primarily in fixed interest securities in the member countries from time to time of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Currency forwards and derivatives may be used from time to time in keeping with the Fund’s objective with the intention of either protecting or enhancing the return on the Fund.
No more than 10% in value of the property of the Fund will be invested in units of other collective investment schemes.
More than 35% in value of the property of Baillie Gifford Global Bond Fund may be invested in Government and public securities (“GAPS”):-
issued by, or on behalf of, the same person provided that person is among the Government of the United Kingdom, of Northern Ireland, or of Eire, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland or the United States of America; the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“the World Bank”), the European Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Finance Corporation, or the Inter-American Development Bank;
guaranteed by the same person, provided that that person is among the Governments referred to in paragraph (a) above.
As at the date of this Prospectus no more than 35% in value of the property of Baillie Gifford Global Bond Fund is or has at any point been invested in such Government and public securities.