Baillie Gifford appoints co-managers to Japanese funds

Karen-See-Baillie-Gifford

Baillie Gifford has appointed Karen See as co-manager of the Baillie Gifford Japanese Income Growth fund and Felicia Hjertman as co-manager of the Baillie Gifford Japanese Smaller Companies fund following the funds’ growth.

The appointments take immediate effect. See is working alongside Matthew Brett on the £109.37m Japanese Income Growth fund, which launched in July 2016.

See joined Baillie Gifford as a graduate in 2012 as a member of the firm’s Japanese equities team.

Hjertman is co-managing the £300m Japanese Smaller Companies fund with Praveen Kumar. Hjertman also joined Baillie Gifford as a graduate on the firm’s Japanese equities team, in 2011.

James Budden, director of retail marketing and distribution at Baillie Gifford says: “Baillie Gifford has a team-based approach to fund management and we see strong merits in the appointment of co-managers across our range of OEICs.”