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Baillie Gifford Strategic Bond Class B - Accumulation (GBP)

Sell:249.70p Buy:249.70p Change: 0.90p (0.36%)
Prices as at 3 December 2021
Sell:249.70p
Buy:249.70p
Change: 0.90p (0.36%)
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 3 December 2021
Sell:249.70p
Buy:249.70p
Change: 0.90p (0.36%)
Prices as at 3 December 2021
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

Strategic bond funds have the freedom to invest across the fixed-interest spectrum, from traditional government and corporate bonds to higher-risk high-yield bonds. They can also invest up to 20% of the fund overseas and potentially benefit from currency movements. But this relies on the skill of the fund manager in making the right calls. Given the huge flexibility fund managers in this sector have, each fund should be judged on its own merits. Some focus on generating an income while others try to grow investors' money, or shelter it when times get tougher.

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.

question mark Manager Track Record Based on HL Quantitative Research

This information is currently unavailable.

Fund Track Record

03/12/16 to 03/12/17 03/12/17 to 03/12/18 03/12/18 to 03/12/19 03/12/19 to 03/12/20 03/12/20 to 03/12/21
Annual return 9.23% -0.14% 11.17% 5.00% 1.17%

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.

Fund Management Group Comment

Baillie Gifford was founded as an investment partnership in 1908 and the firm has always been wholly owned by the people who invest and look after their clients' money. They now have £326 billion under management and advice in specialist equity, fixed income and multi-asset portfolios for a global client base.

Information about the fund

Fund manager biography

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Manager Name: Lesley Dunn
Manager start date: 10 January 2018
Manager located in: Edinburgh

Lesley is Head of Credit and co-manager of the Strategic Bond Fund. She is a member of the Multi Asset and Income Leadership Group and the Multi Asset Income Portfolio Construction Group. Before joining Baillie Gifford in 2016, Lesley spent 15 years at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, initially in the Investment Grade Team then as a high yield manager. She graduated BSc (Hons) in Maths, Statistics & Economics from Strathclyde University in 2000 and is a CFA Charterholder.

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Manager Name: Torcail Stewart
Manager start date: 1 June 2010
Manager located in: Edinburgh

Torcail is an investment manager in the Credit Team and co-manager of our strategic bond funds. Torcail leads the Crossover Portfolio Group and is a member of the Multi Asset and Income Leadership Group. Before joining Baillie Gifford in 2008, he worked as an investment analyst for the Alliance Trust's UK large cap equity fund. Torcail graduated BA in Geography from the University of Cambridge in 2002 and M.Phil in Management, Economics and International Relations from the University of St Andrews in 2005. He is a member of the CFA Society of the UK (CFA UK).

Data policy - All information should be used for indicative purposes only. You should independently check data before making any investment decision. HL cannot guarantee that the data is accurate or complete, and accepts no responsibility for how it may be used. Benchmark data provided subject to this disclaimer.
You can buy or sell holdings in this fund through a Stocks and Shares ISA, Lifetime ISA, SIPP or Fund and Share Account