Quick Stats

Bid Price - Offer Price -
Mid Price GBX 662.20 Day Change GBX +0.70 (0.11%)
Price Date 19 Jul 2017 Crown Rating 4
Shares Class Inc. Yield 1.60 %
Total Expense Ratio 0.04 Fund Size 1,262,074,000.00
Launch Date 01/04/1987 Standard Initial Charge (%) 0.00
Currency GBX ISA Eligible No
Annual Management Charge (%) 0.00 Sector IMA UK Equity Income
Min Investment (£) 250,000.00 Total Expense Ratio (%) 0.04
ISIN GB0006010499 Min TopUp (£) 0.00

Fund Objective

The objective is to produce attractive returns over the long term by investing worldwide in transferable securities, whether directly or via collective investment schemes, in any economic sector, but with the ability also to invest up to (but no more than) 10% in value of the Fund in deposits. The Fund will be diversified by exposure to different asset classes (e.g. in most circumstances fixed interest stocks as well as equities), by international exposure and by exposure to companies operating in a wide range of industries. The portfolio will generally also have exposure to some medium and smaller sized companies as well as the largest ‘blue chips’. 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.

Fund Managers

Iain McCombie
Iain graduated MA in Accounting from Aberdeen University and trained as a Chartered Accountant. Iain joined Baillie Gifford in 1994, and has spent the majority of his career as an investment manager in our UK Equity Team. He became a Partner in 2005 and Chief of Investment Staff in 2013.
Steven Hay
Steven graduated BAcc in Economics and Accountancy from the University of Glasgow in 1992 and completed an MSc in Economics from Warwick University in 1993. Prior to Baillie Gifford, Steven was a fixed income investment manager with Scottish Widows. His considerable experience includes seven years undertaking analysis and research for the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, and involvement in managing the UK’s foreign exchange reserves. Steven joined Baillie Gifford in 2004 and is Head of the Rates and Currencies Team.