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Baillie Gifford High Yield Bond Class B - Income (GBP)

Sell:115.50p Buy:115.50p Change: No change
Prices as at 1 March 2024
Sell:115.50p
Buy:115.50p
Change: No change
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account
Prices as at 1 March 2024
Sell:115.50p
Buy:115.50p
Change: No change
Prices as at 1 March 2024
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account
The selling price currently displayed is higher than the buying price. This can occur temporarily for a variety of reasons; shortly before the market opens, after the market closes or because of extraordinary price volatility during the trading day.

Our view on this Fund

This fund does not feature on the Wealth Shortlist of funds our analysts believe have the potential to outperform their peers over the long term. This is not a recommendation to sell; however, if you are thinking of adding to your investments, we believe the Wealth Shortlist is a good place to start. View funds on the Wealth Shortlist »

Our view on the sector

The yields on offer from high-yield bonds have proven attractive in a low interest rate environment. They now offer less value than they once did. But we still think there are attractive opportunities for those prepared to look. Funds in this sector invest mainly in 'high yield' or 'non-investment grade' bonds. These are issued by companies thought to be less able to pay off their debts so they offer higher yields to compensate for the extra risk. High-yield bonds have tended to perform better when economic growth is strong because companies generally find it easier to pay their debts. But they are riskier and sometimes perform more like shares than investment grade bonds. Funds in this sector could be a good addition to a diversified portfolio invested to generate income.

Performance Analysis

Performance analysis for this fund is not available.

Investment Philosophy

Investment philosophy for this fund is not available.

Process and Portfolio Construction

Process and portfolio construction for this fund are not available.

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Fund Track Record

01/03/19 to 01/03/20 01/03/20 to 01/03/21 01/03/21 to 01/03/22 01/03/22 to 01/03/23 01/03/23 to 01/03/24
Annual return 7.27% 3.94% -3.06% -6.07% 9.67%

Please remember past performance is not a guide to future returns. Where no data is shown, figures are not available. This information is provided to help you choose your own investments, remember they can fall as well as rise in value so you may not get back the original amount invested.

Information about the fund

Fund manager biography

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Manager Name: Arthur Milson
Manager start date: 1 January 2023
Manager located in: TBC

Arthur Milson is an investment manager in the Credit Team. He is co-manager of our high yield bond funds and a member of the High Yield Portfolio Group. Before joining Baillie Gifford in 2022, Arthur worked for abrdn/Standard Life Investments for 16 years, where he was responsible for managing a number of high yield funds. Arthur graduated BSc Biological Sciences from The University of Edinburgh in 1992, has a postgraduate diploma in Commerce from The University of Wollongong and is a Chartered Accountant.

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Manager Name: Lucy Isles
Manager start date: 1 January 2018
Manager located in: Edinburgh

Lucy is an investment manager in the Credit Team and co-manager of our high yield bond funds. She leads the High Yield Portfolio Group and chairs the Governance and Sustainability Multi Asset and Fixed Income Working Group. Lucy joined Baillie Gifford in 2012 on the graduate scheme. She graduated MA (Hons) in International Relations and Modern History from the University of St Andrews in 2011.

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Manager Name: Rob Baltzer
Manager start date: 1 June 2010
Manager located in: Edinburgh

Robert is Head of Credit Research and co-manager of the Global Strategic Bond Fund and our high yield funds. He is a member of the Investment Grade, Crossover and High Yield Portfolio Groups. Robert joined Baillie Gifford in 2001 on the graduate scheme. He graduated MMath from Durham University in 2001 and is a CFA Charterholder.

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You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account