Quick Stats

Bid Price - Offer Price -
Mid Price GBX 5,965.00 Day Change GBX +17.00 (0.29%)
Price Date 17 Oct 2017 Crown Rating 4
Shares Class Inc. Yield 0.48 %
Total Expense Ratio 0.68 Fund Size 730,349,000.00
Launch Date 01/07/1980 Standard Initial Charge (%) 0.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible No
Annual Management Charge (%) 0.57 Sector IMA UK Equity Income
Min Investment (£) 1,000.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 0.68
ISIN GB0005941272 Min TopUp (£) 0.00

Fund Objective

The objective is to produce attractive returns over the long term by investing principally in companies worldwide, excluding the United Kingdom.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.

Fund Managers

Malcolm MacColl
Malcolm 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 has spent time working in the UK Small Cap Team and North American Team. He has been a Global Alpha Investment Manager since the product's inception and became a Partner in 2011. Malcolm is a member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (UKSIP).
Charles Plowden
Charles 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.
Spencer Adair
Spencer 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.