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Contact details

Calton Square, 1 Greenside Row, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 3AN
0800 917 4750 (Broker Line)
0800 917 4751 (Dealing)
0800 917 4751 (Enquiries)
0131 275 3955 (Fax Number)
0131 275 2000 (Main Number)
0800 917 2113 (Private Clients)

Fund managers

* Douglas Brodie03-May-2011 to Present
Baillie Gifford & Co» 01-Jan-2010 to 02-May-2011
David Walton» 01-Apr-2001 to 31-Dec-2009
Ben Griffiths» 01-May-2003 to 31-Aug-2006
Euan Macdonald» 01-Sep-1999 to 31-Mar-2001
Ewan MacLean» 29-Oct-1993 to 31-Aug-1999

Investment objectives

To provide above average total returns over the long term by investing globally in transferable securities of companies that the ACD considers offer excellent future growth prospects. The Fund may also invest in money market instruments, cash and near cash. The Fund’s share price can be volatile due to movements in the prices of the underlying holdings and the basis on which the Fund is priced.

Key Information

Fund vs sector

  1y 3y
Position 189 / 277 3 / 248
Quartile 3 1

Fund ratings

FE Crown Rating: 5 FE Crown Rating


  1y 3y
Volatility 15.59 14.23
Alpha -3.94 9.09
Beta 1.38 1.18
Sharpe 0.15 1.53
Info Ratio -0.15 1.06
R2 0.32 0.50
Quartiles:   1  2  3  4   help with ratios
vs. Global»
performance chart
ACC +3.7+89.1+105.7+53.4+18.9-11.7+23.2
  GLOBAL   +4.6+38.1+43.3+17.9+11.9-9.7+14.9
Clean share class
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf BAILLIE GIFFORD GLOBAL DISCOVERY B ACC ACC 712.40 (p) 17-Dec-2014 0.00 0.84% BQ95 0605933
pdf BAILLIE GIFFORD GLOBAL DISCOVERY B INC INC 614.50 (p) 17-Dec-2014 0.00 0.78% BG60 0605922
Other share classes
   Bid OfferDateYieldOCF help CiticodeSEDOL
pdf BAILLIE GIFFORD GLOBAL DISCOVERY A ACC ACC 646.40 (p) 17-Dec-2014 0.00 1.59% BG68 0605911

The Ongoing Charges Figure (OCF) shows the drag on performance caused by operational expenses associated with a fund.

Expenses which are represented by this figure include payments to the manager, the trustee the custodian and their representatives. The figure also includes registration, regulatory, audit and legal fees, and the costs of distribution.

Performance fees, transaction costs, interest on borrowing, costs associated with derivatives, entry and exit fees and soft commissions are not included in the OCF calculation, and should be factored in separately by the investor.

The OCF is calculated by taking the sum of these expenses incurred in the last 12 months and dividing this by the average net assets of that class for the last 12 months.

Total Expense Ratio (TER) is a formula designed to show the ongoing costs to the investor associated with a fund, including some charges which are not factored into the annual management fee. In addition the fund’s annual fee, charges such as trading fees, audit and legal fees, and operational expenses are included in the TER, which is worked out by dividing the total cost of the fund by its total assets to arrive at a percentage.

Unlike the Ongoing Charges Figure, the TER takes into account performance fees. It does not include transaction costs paid to the custodian.

Detailed fund information
Fund type flag UK Open Ended Investment Company (OEIC)
Own ISA wrapper Fund has ISA Wrapper help with ratios Fund size£151.3m / $236.7m (17-Dec-14)
Savings plan Fund has Savings Plan Minimum: £ 50.0 Monthly Launch29-Oct-1993
Pricing times10:00 Daily Dealing frequencyDaily
Dealing timesMon-Fri 09:00 to 17:00
Minimum initial£ 1,000
Minimum additional£ 100
Initial charge5.00%
Annual management charge1.50%
Note to chargesn/a
Trustee / DepositaryNational Westminster Bank plc
RegistrarBaillie Gifford Savings Management Limited
Dividend policyMay 01 (Final)
Peer groups
Region Asset Class Investment Focus Sector
Global Equity Mixed Global
Largest holdings, 31-Oct-2014
Holding (%) Rank Fund factsheet Equity factsheet
IP GROUP 4.30 2 - -
STRATASYS LTD 3.40 3 - -
ZILLOW INC 2.10 6 - -
DEXCOM INC 1.90 9 - -
4D PHARMA PLC 1.70 10 - *
Regional weightings, 31-Oct-2014
USA42.301 42.30% USA
UK25.802 25.80% UK
Europe12.803 12.80% Europe
Global Emerging Markets8.204 8.20% Global Emerging Markets
Japan4.405 4.40% Japan
Asia3.506 3.50% Asia
Cash3.007 3.00% Cash
Sector weightings, 31-Oct-2014
Information Technology34.101 34.10% Information Technology
Health Care24.002 24.00% Health Care
Consumer Discretionary16.703 16.70% Consumer Discretionary
Financials10.204 10.20% Financials
Industrials9.905 9.90% Industrials
Cash3.006 3.00% Cash
Materials2.107 2.10% Materials

All prices in Pence Sterling (GBX) unless otherwise specified. Price total return performance figures are calculated on a bid price to bid price basis (mid to mid for OEICs) with net income (dividends) reinvested. Performance figures are shown in Sterling unless otherwise specified.

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Asset allocation

US Equities, 42.30%
42.3000% ofUS Equities
UK Equities, 25.80%
25.8000% ofUK Equities
European Equities, 12.80%
12.8000% ofEuropean Equities
Global Emerging Market Equities, 8.20%
8.2000% ofGlobal Emerging Market Equities
Japanese Equities, 4.40%
4.4000% ofJapanese Equities
Asia Pacific Equities, 3.50%
3.5000% ofAsia Pacific Equities
Money Market, 3.00%
3.0000% ofMoney Market

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