Baillie Gifford, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, is one of the UK’s oldest independent fund management firms - founded in 1908. We are, we believe, unique for a company of our size in being an independent partnership with no outside shareholders and unlimited liability to our clients. Our single focus is on providing outstanding investment returns and service for those clients. We measure success by the value we add for clients after fees, not by our own revenues.
As long-term owners of our own business our culture which differentiates us from others, allowing us to take a very long-term view in everything that we do. Our focus is on real significant changes in the world, the pace of which is accelerating, and we think the financial system is ill-equipped to deal with it. We embrace the unknown and work constructively with the management of the companies in which we invest, encouraging them to lay the foundations of future success rather than fixate on quarterly or annual earnings targets. As a result, we have become a shareholder of choice for many of the most innovative and significant public and private companies across the globe.