Independent Global Investment Managers since 1908
Baillie Gifford is unique in the UK in being a large-scale investment business that has remained an independent private partnership. This ownership structure has allowed us to keep our efforts focused entirely on our clients and their investments and we are now one of the UK’s largest active investment management firms.
The best investment ideas spring from thinking about future possibilities, not short-term probabilities. From Edinburgh, our research covers the globe. We set no barriers to the imagination of our investors, encouraging fresh perspectives and the use of diverse sources of information.
The world is complex. We believe that the way to generate returns for our clients is to focus on the deceptively simple task of identifying and investing in those companies which have the potential to grow at a faster rate, on a more sustainable basis, than their peers. We conduct rigorous qualitative research to establish whether prospective investments have the competitive, financial and strategic advantages to deliver on that potential.
We are long-term investors, not speculators. Our investment philosophy focuses on growth, while our universe is global. Over a century of global investment experience has taught us that patience is vital, so we build long-term committed portfolios that aim to anticipate the next decade, not the next quarter. It’s a philosophy that has guided our investment strategy for over 100 years.
As with any investment, your clients' capital is at risk. Baillie Gifford & Co Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
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Baillie Gifford: Navigating a stock market crisis
Mar 30, 2020
These are turbulent times for investors but itís important to stay calm and think about the long term. Scott Nisbet, partner at Baillie Gifford, discusses what over a century of investing has taught us about navigating a crisis in our latest podcast. more...
Baillie Gifford: Worry, But Donít Panic
Mar 30, 2020
The Coronavirus crisis has created a great deal of uncertainty in all our lives. Thatís why, now more than ever, itís important that long-term investors donít panic. more...
Baillie Gifford: The Digital Archipelago
Feb 3, 2020
Two of Southeast Asiaís biggest nations are following china into rapid tech-led growth says Ewan Markson-Brown, co-manager of Baillie Giffordís Pacific Fund. more...
Baillie Gifford: Finding Explosive Growth in Asia
Jan 29, 2020
Baillie Gifford investment managers Roderick Snell and Ewan Markson-Brown discuss the best ways to unleash the potential of Asia in your portfolio. more...
Baillie Gifford: James Anderson on the Imperatives of Growth Investing
Jan 19, 2020
James Anderson of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust discusses why we need to embrace risk and volatility to achieve long-term rewards. more...