The ‘7’ in 7IM refers to the seven original founders of the business. Back in 2002, they couldn’t find a firm they trusted to manage their families’ money properly – so they started the kind of organisation they’d like to invest with themselves. Today, more than 400 talented people manage over £17 billion for a range of clients.
We work in partnership with advisers to make the most of their clients’ investments. Discretionary investment management, ready-made portfolios, funds and platform are all there to make it easier for advisers to provide an exceptional all-round service.
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 47 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 term ourselves Actual Investors.We currently manage or advise some £197bn on behalf of clients worldwide. Whilst we are predominantly an institutional manager (circa 85% of FUM), we offer an extensive range of investment trusts and open ended funds to UK wealth managers and intermediaries.
Orbis has been creating value for clients for over 30 years.
We work to find opportunities others miss, but this means investing in unpopular areas of the market, which takes courage and patience. Our long-term approach is at the core of everything we do, from the way we invest, our company structure, and even the way we charge fees.
We evaluate businesses from the bottom up to identify businesses with long-term prospects priced at less than they are worth. Since it can take time for these companies to realise their true value, our business is structured to avoid pressure for short-term performance with no external shareholders. Our independence allows us to prioritise clients, make bold but considered decisions and stand by them as long as we need to.
Our unique fee structure further ensures we remain driven to deliver long-term returns as we only charge a fee when we outperform.