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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Scottish Mortgage Stock Stories – Ant Financial
Jun 17, 2019
ANT Financial is a private online payments business that started life as part of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Scottish Mortgage’s Tom Slater explains what attracted him to take a holding in ANT for Scottish Mortgage. more...
Baillie Gifford: Amazon – Head in the Cloud
Jun 10, 2019
In the eyes of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, the likely impact of ’the Cloud’ is still not fully understood. He sees it as a fundamental change in computing that will play out over decades. Scottish Mortgage’s Tom Slater considers the opportunities this might present. more...
Baillie Gifford: Amazon - Streaming the Future
Jun 6, 2019
Following a meeting with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Scottish Mortgage manager Tom Slater considers the online giant’s prospects in the areas of broadcasting, music and gaming with a traditional media and entertainment industry that’s in flux. more...
Baillie Gifford: Scottish Mortgage Stock Stories – Spotify
Jun 3, 2019
Tom Slater of Scottish Mortgage shares his enthusiasm for Spotify, a subscription streaming business that has grown to be a global product under the guidance of its founder CEO Daniel Ek. more...
Scottish Mortgage Stock Stories – Shopify
Jun 3, 2019
Shopify helps companies looking to sell their goods online. It is regarded by Amazon as a partner and, as Tom Slater of Scottish Mortgage explains, with a growing number of companies looking to have an online presence, it has a massive potential opportunity. more...