- Large diverse range of global companies
- Mixes rapid growth companies with more established and cyclical holdings
Of all the blockbuster funds flying the Baillie Gifford flag, it is Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (SMT) that tends to turn heads. That attention looked fairly justified as 2020 drew to a close: the trust’s shares roughly doubled in price this year, placing them among the 10 best-performing UK stocks.
While outperformance could well continue, cautious investors might question if such price momentum is sustainable and whether big weightings to the likes of Tesla (US:TSLA) will ultimately land the portfolio in hot water. Those wishing for a more nuanced global equity portfolio with less high-octane characteristics might instead turn to a Baillie Gifford stablemate, Monks Investment Trust (MNKS).