Baillie Gifford’s sole business is investment management. Since the company was founded in 1908 it has been a partnership. Today it is owned by 44 partners all of whom work in the business. We believe that the best investment ideas spring from thinking about future possibilities, not short-term probabilities. We set no barriers to the imagination of our investors, encouraging fresh perspectives and the use of diverse sources of information. We currently manage or advise some £177bn on behalf of clients worldwide. Whilst we are predominantly an institutional manager (circa 90% of FUM), we offer an extensive range of investment trusts and open ended funds to UK wealth managers and intermediaries.
BMO Global Asset Management is a global investment manager with offices in more than 25 cities in 14 countries, delivering service excellence to clients across five continents. We have over £198bn in assets under management, as of 30 September 2018. BMO Global Asset Management is a part of BMO Financial Group, a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America with more than 45,000 employees.
Goldman Sachs Asset Management is one of the world’s leading investment managers, investing or advising on more than £800 billion of assets. With more than 2,000 professionals across 31 offices worldwide, GSAM provides institutional and individual investors with investment and advisory solutions, with strategies spanning asset classes, industries and geographies. Our investment solutions include multi-asset, fixed income, money markets, public equity, commodities, hedge funds, private equity and real estate. Our investment teams represent over 700 investment professionals, capitalizing on the market insights, risk management expertise and technology of Goldman Sachs to help clients navigate today’s dynamic markets and identify the opportunities that shape their portfolios and long-term investment goals. @GoldmanSachs
Orbis is a global investment firm, managing around £27 billion of assets. We have been creating long-term value for our institutional clients since 1990, and have now made our investment expertise available to UK retail investors. Founded in 1989, we are a privately owned firm with offices across 5 continents. Our largest presence is based in London across our two offices. Our investment philosophy is fundamental, long-term and contrarian and we are uniquely structured to encourage bold but considered decisions, even in times of stress. As a firm, our business model is structured in a way that requires us to deliver meaningful long-term outperformance to our clients. UK investors can now access two Orbis funds, our Orbis OEIC Global Balanced Fund and Orbis OEIC Global Equity Fund.
Founded in May 1999 by five Salomon Brothers Managing Directors, Rubicon Fund Management is an internal partnership with offices in London, Jersey and USA. CEO Paul Brewer and two other founding partners continue to be fully involved in the business. Building on the inaugural Rubicon Master Fund, a discretionary global macro fund, Rubicon has developed an asset management business with a robust platform, sophisticated infrastructure and a depth and breadth of trading talent consistent with both investor requirements and strong performance. The firm’s focus is on creating value for clients through a diversified product base which provide complimentary solutions for investors’ portfolios.