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.
First State Investments is the investment management business of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. We are a global asset manager with established offices across Europe, the US, and Asia Pacific regions. We are stewards of over £113.5 billion* 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. *as at 31 March 2018.
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
Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) is one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor, with total assets under management of £983 billion *. We work with a wide range of global clients, including pension schemes, sovereign wealth funds, fund distributors, retail investors and direct investors. Throughout the past 45 years we have built our business through understanding what matters most to our clients and transforming this insight into valuable, accessible investment products and solutions. We provide investment expertise across the full spectrum of asset classes including fixed income, equities, multi-asset, real assets and cash. Our capabilities range from index-tracking, active and exchange-traded strategies to liquidity management and liability-driven risk management solutions. * Source: LGIM internal data as at 31 December 2017. These figures include assets managed by LGIMA, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Data includes derivative positions.