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.
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.
Scottish Mortgage: Alexa, how big can you get?
Apr 1, 2019
When Scottish Mortgage joint manager Tom Slater met Jeff Bezos in Seattle recently, the Amazon CEO explained how little he cared about daily market news. Better, he said, to spend his time “living in the future … a wonderful place”. more...
Scottish Mortgage: Resolute Investors Part 2
Mar 25, 2019
James and Tom continue their discussion, moving on to talk through portfolio companies which are at the forefront of significant change in their industries. more...
Scottish Mortgage: Resolute Investors
Mar 20, 2019
In this in-depth two-part video interview, join Scottish Mortgage managers James Anderson and Tom Slater as they discuss what they’ve learned from investing and look at the companies in the portfolio at the forefront of profound change in their industries. Capital is at risk. more...
Scottish Mortgage – Invest in Progress
Feb 27, 2019
Scottish Mortgage is the UK’s largest investment trust. Join joint managers James Anderson and Tom Slater, as they discuss why they believe that it is the impact of a very small group of exceptional companies leading fundamental change in industry, the economy and society that is driving returns for long-term investors. Watch the film to discover how they invest in this progress. Capital at risk. more...