Quick Stats

Bid Price - Offer Price -
Mid Price GBX 259.70 Day Change GBX -1.70 (-0.65%)
Price Date 23 Nov 2017 Crown Rating 4
Shares Class Inc. Yield 0.56 %
Total Expense Ratio 0.67 Fund Size 1,056,995,000.00
Launch Date 08/03/2010 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 (%) 0.67
ISIN GB00B3PPZ729 Min TopUp (£) 0.00

Fund Objective

The objective is to outperform the MSCI AC World Index by at least 2.0% per annum over rolling three year periods (before the management fee). There is no guarantee that a positive return will be achieved over rolling three year periods or any time period and capital may be at risk. The Sub-fund will invest primarily in global equities. The Sub-fund is actively managed and investments may be made in companies in any sector or industry and from any part of the world. The Sub-fund may also invest in other transferable securities, money market instruments, cash and near cash and up to 10% in value of the Sub-fund may be invested in each of the following: (1) collective investment schemes including those managed or operated by the ACD and (2) 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. He is also Chair of the Strategic Leadership Group.
Spencer Adair
Spencer graduated BSc in Medicine from the University of St Andrews 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. He became a Partner in 2013.