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: Island Time: Slow Bond Investing
Sep 20, 2019
Torcail Stewart, investment manager in Baillie Gifford’s Credit team, wants those who are investing in bonds to slow down and take some tips from Island living. more...
Baillie Gifford: Finding Europe’s Hidden Champions
Sep 13, 2019
There are lots of reasons not to invest in Europe. Its economic growth is uninspiring and much of its stock index is made up of bureaucratic corporate dinosaurs. But beyond the negative headlines, there are still exciting investment opportunities to found, including potential ‘tenbaggers’, companies whose share price could increase ten-fold. Stephen Paice discusses in the latest episode of Baillie Gifford’s podcast ‘Short Briefings on Long Term Thinking’. more...
Baillie Gifford: Space- the final investment frontier
Sep 12, 2019
Entrepreneurs on the west coast of America are stepping up spending on space. Luke Ward, investment manager, discusses how this new space age might impact investment in this episode of Baillie Gifford’s podcast ‘Short Briefings on Long Term Thinking.’ more...
Baillie Gifford: What if China breaks away?
Sep 9, 2019
Should strained relations between the US and China become a full-blown rift, it could hurt global trade and stymie investors. Read this and more in the latest issue of Enlightenment, the funds magazine from Baillie Gifford. more...
The hunt for Europe’s tenbaggers
Aug 1, 2019
How do you find Europe's ‘tenbaggers’, the stocks which have the potential to increase ten-fold? Baillie Gifford Investment Manager Stephen Paice takes a look to see what observations can be made about the big winners in order to increase the potential of identifying future ones. Capital at risk. more...