Baillie Gifford manages C$16* billion for over 60 Canadian clients. The firm has been in business for over 110 years and is one of the leading privately-owned investment management firms in the UK.
We have been managing money for Canadian clients for over 30 years and provide a variety of international, emerging markets and global equity portfolios for public and corporate pension plans in Canada, as well as a variety of non-pension sponsors.
The success of the firm has been largely built on the simple foundations of good performance, good service and low staff turnover. Independent ownership allows us to focus on the key areas of investment performance and proactive client service. Our partnership structure fosters stability and loyalty in our people and as investment management is our only business we have no conflicts of interest, which gives an extra clear focus to our clients’ needs.
Our structure combines the best of experience and international comparison. We believe that our analysis of individual businesses has added the most value for our clients. Not only has it helped us to produce steady returns from stock selection – we feel this to be a more reliable source of return because it is based on hundreds of separate decisions – but it has also alerted us to forthcoming wider macroeconomic challenges.
Our 179 investors scour the world in search of new stock ideas. We spend much more time with academics and entrepreneurs than we do looking at traditional sources of investment research. We believe our approach will stand us in good stead as we embark on our second century of investment management for leading institutional clients.