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: Beyond the Headlines - Stock Stories in Asia
Jan 21, 2019
How do you find the most exciting growth companies in the Asia Pacific region? In this film Ewan Markson-Brown and Roderick Snell, managers of the Baillie Gifford Pacific Fund, discuss the key components that an exceptional growth company must exhibit and how they are upbeat for the prospects of the companies that display them. more...
Baillie Gifford Bond Beats: # 3 Pinewood Studios
Jan 17, 2019
In the Bond Beats short film series, Baillie Gifford’s High Yield Bond team explains the thinking behind some of their investment decisions. Hollywood might be the first location you think of when it comes to blockbuster films, but there’s another important ‘wood’. Investment manager Alexander Nicolier takes a look at England’s iconic Pinewood Studios and why they might be centre stage in the film industry for many years to come. more...
Baillie Gifford: Asia - Beyond the Headlines
Jan 16, 2019
Recent headlines relating to geopolitical and market unrest in Asia do not deter Tim Erskine-Murray from an upbeat analysis of Asia’s outlook. more...
Baillie Gifford Bond Beats: # 2 WorldPay
Jan 16, 2019
In the Bond Beats short film series, Baillie Gifford’s High Yield Bond team explains the thinking behind some of their investment decisions. Baillie Gifford investment manager Robert Baltzer take a look at how, in a world where cash purchases are on the decline and e-commerce is on the rise, Worldpay is part of the technological backbone supporting digital transactions. more...
Baillie Gifford: Japan - The Land of the Rising Dividend
Jan 9, 2019
Structural reform among Japanese companies is boosting payments to shareholders. However, as Karen See points out, many income investors continue to ignore the land of rising dividends. more...