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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.

Long Term

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.


Please click here to find a schedule of upcoming events in 2018 where you can meet Baillie Gifford staff. This schedule will be updated throughout the year.


Welcome to our Insights section, where you will find articles, white papers and fund presentations.

Japanese Income Growth Fund: Japan's Return to Dividends - Fourth Quarter 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.

Japanese Income Growth Fund: Japan's Return to Dividends - Fourth Quarter 2018

Europeans are Entrepreneurs After All – First Quarter 2018

It is a common myth that Europe lacks entrepreneurship. Not so, says Stephen Paice, co-manager of the Baillie Gifford European Fund, you just have to look in the right places.

Intelligent Healthcare – Fourth Quarter 2017

Baillie Gifford Strategic Bond Fund – What’s in a Name – First Quarter 2018

The Baillie Gifford Corporate Bond Fund is changing its name to the Baillie Gifford Strategic Bond Fund. This is our Marathon to Snickers moment, the name is changing but the investment philosophy remains the same.

Why China? Why Now?

Indonesia – Waiting for the The Boom – First Quarter 2018

Investment manager Ewan Markson-Brown recently visited Jakarta, where he found a changing political and technological landscape which could see Indonesia emerge as one of the most exciting growth stories globally in the next few years.

Why China? Why Now?

Asia – The Stars Align – First Quarter 2018

The managers of the Baillie Gifford Pacific Fund and Pacific Horizon Investment Trust discuss why they believe the stars are aligning for the Asia Pacific Ex-Japan region following a period of weak global growth, and why they feel the outlook is positive for the region.

Why China? Why Now?


Read Enlightenment, the quarterly digital magazine that puts Baillie Gifford’s funds in the spotlight, giving you the chance to access insights from the teams that manage them. In the latest issue, we discuss the importance of engaging with companies on the frontiers of science and manufacturing , take a look at why Japan should not be overlooked by income-seeking investors and discover why recent headlines on geopolitical and market unrest in Asia do not deter the optimism of investment manager Tim Erskine-Murray.
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Investment Trusts

Please note that all Baillie Gifford managed trusts are available for investment by intermediaries and their clients.
Your client can invest in one or more of the investment trusts we manage.
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Important information

The information on this site is for financial intermediaries, authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) only. It is not for onward distribution or intended for use by members of the general public. 


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