Baillie Gifford has made 16 of its open-ended products available on the Fidelity FundsNetwork platform.
The firm says the move is the “logical next step” to increasing the availability of its funds to advisers and investors.
The 16 funds include Baillie Gifford’s America, British Smaller Companies, Corporate Bond, Emerging Markets, Income and Japanese offerings.
Intermediary sales and marketing director, Ken Edwards, says: “The move is the logical next step in improving distribution for the range of open ended funds under Baillie Gifford’s management.
“As a result of our ongoing dialogue with intermediary partners, we have taken the decision to add these funds on to the FundsNetwork platform as an important step in increasing availability of our successful fund range.”
Chris Fletcher, head of retail investments, adds: “Baillie Gifford is pleased to have added these popular funds to FundsNetwork, and is anticipating strong support from intermediaries.
“We also look forward to the development of the platform for investment trusts. This would strengthen the range of investment opportunities on the platform which are available to advisers and improve their ease of access to trusts.”
FundsNetwork’s Rob Fisher says: “We are delighted that Baillie Gifford is joining the FundsNetwork platform, taking the total number of providers to 60.
“Baillie Gifford is making 16 of its fixed income and equity funds available to users of FundsNetwork, spanning the UK, Europe, Americas, Asia and Emerging Markets.
“Advisers now have an even greater choice of fund as they seek to build genuinely diversified portfolios for their clients.”
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