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 43 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 £173bn 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.
What matters most to our clients, matters most to us. For over two centuries we have helped clients look forward to a successful future, planning for the long term and investing time building a personal understanding of their unique circumstances and ambitions. From private individuals, family offices and trusts, to businesses and pension plans, they all rely on us to provide bespoke, discretionary and advisory investment services. Our experience of navigating complex markets and adapting to change helps us balance risk and reward. We are experts in investment management and wealth planning, and also offer discretionary fund management to external advisers, and are a leading UK charity Fund Manager.
Goldman Sachs Asset Management is one of the world's leading investment managers. With more than 2,000 professionals across 30 offices worldwide, GSAM provides institutional and individual investors with investment solutions spanning asset classes, industries and geographies. Our investment solutions include 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. We help our clients navigate today's dynamic markets and identify the opportunities that shape their portfolios and long-term investment goals.
First State Investments is a global asset manager with established offices across Europe, the US, Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions. We are stewards of over £127.5 billion (as at 30 September 2017) in assets managed on behalf of institutional investors, pension funds, wholesale distributors, investment platforms, financial advisers and their clients worldwide. With expertise across a range of asset classes and specialist investment sectors, our approach to investment is driven by a commitment to provide the best possible outcomes over the long term for our investors. To achieve this, we ensure our interests are aligned with our investors and uphold a culture of consistently acting in our clients’ best interests.
Orbis is a global investment firm, managing around £25 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.