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.
Pictet Asset Management is an independent asset manager offering investment services around the world. We have over 990 employees located in 17 offices across the world, close to the markets in which we invest and the clients we serve. Our key investment capabilities include: Multi-Asset, Thematic Equities, Emerging Market Equities, Emerging Markets Debt, Global Fixed Income and Alternative Investments. We manage £157 billion in assets as at the end of December 2019. We have had an office in London since 1980. This is an investment centre with over 200 employees where we have a Distribution team looking after our UK clients. We are part of the Pictet Group, founded in Geneva in 1805.