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 UKís 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. Itís a philosophy that has guided our investment strategy for over 100 years
We know the important role intermediaries play in making Baillie Gifford successful investment managers. Use the links below to discover how we work, how we think, and how that turns into investment opportunities you can be confident work for your clients.
Baillie Gifford: Refreshingly Predictable
Dec 13, 2018
While multi-asset managers look to incorporate ever-more complex asset classes in their portfolios, the Baillie Gifford Managed fund sticks to a straightforward approach. more...
Baillie Gifford: Japan's Return to Dividends
Dec 13, 2018
Japan often has a reputation for low dividend payments. Karen See, Investment Manager, explains why this has not always been the case and might not be in the future. more...
Read the first issue of Enlightenment, the funds magazine from Baillie Gifford
Nov 5, 2018
We are delighted to bring you the first issue of Enlightenment, the funds magazine from Baillie Gifford. Itís the chance for you to read the news and views of the teams involved in running Baillie Giffordís funds. more...
Baillie Gifford: Bond Beats - #1 PureGym
Oct 31, 2018
In Bond Beats, Baillie Giffordís High Yield Bond Fund team explains the thinking behind some of their investment decisions. In the first Bond Beats, Lucy Isles takes a look at how PureGym has radically redefined a whole industry by breaking down the barriers to gym membership. more...
Baillie Gifford: Japanese Income Growth Fund Ė Opportunity & Process
Aug 21, 2018
The idea of growth investing in Japan with a yield orientation is a new opportunity. Corporate Japan has evolved a great deal and the process is ongoing, while the price paid for Japanese shares relative to their earnings has dropped considerably over time. more...