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.
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
IPSX is the world’s first regulated securities exchange dedicated to the initial public offering and secondary market trading of companies owning single institutional grade real estate assets. It represents a major evolution in the real estate market. Issuers will provide investors with the opportunity to invest in the shares of operating companies that own prime commercial real estate assets through the trading mechanisms offered by a fully regulated and public exchange. Investors will be able to buy or sell shares though market makers quoting two-way prices during the trading day. Gating will not apply to the trading of equity shares on IPSX. Investors seeking to buy or sell larger volumes will be able to engage with traditional stockbroking firms to undertake direct transactions. In this way, investors gain access to the attractive income characteristics of real estate, combined with the ability to trade shares during normal market hours daily. Find out more at www.ipsx.com
Merian Global Investors is a leading, independent, global asset management company. As an investment-led firm, we strive to deliver investment strategies that are truly differentiated from those available elsewhere. In pursuit of this goal, we are resolutely committed to active portfolio management; we target a high “active share” among our long-only strategies, and our absolute return strategies are expected to deliver on their commitments, while offering return profiles with a low correlation to other absolute return strategies. Our name was inspired by the remarkable life of the Frankfurt-born, 17th-Century scientist, adventurer and artist, Maria Sibylla Merian. Often described as “the woman who made science beautiful,” as a polymath, Merian embodied the multi-faceted approach we take to investment. With no centralised investment process or chief investment officer, our investment teams are free to pursue their own, proven strategies.
Orbis is a global investment firm, managing around £29 billion of assets. We have been creating long-term value for our institutional clients since 1990, and have now made our investment expertise available to UK retail investors. Founded in 1989, we are a privately owned firm with offices across 5 continents. Our largest presence is based in London across our two offices. Our investment philosophy is fundamental, long-term and contrarian and we are uniquely structured to encourage bold but considered decisions, even in times of stress. As a firm, our business model is structured in a way that requires us to deliver meaningful long-term outperformance to our clients. UK investors can now access two Orbis funds, our Orbis OEIC Global Balanced Fund and Orbis OEIC Global Equity Fund.
For the past 18 months, The Personal Finance Society and its members have been running a pro bono scheme helping the next generation to have a better understanding about money.
The My Personal Finance Skills pro bono initiative delivers financial education workshops to schools and colleges across the UK through a network of Education Champions (PFS members) and aims to be the largest programme of its type in the UK.
Content for this programme of financial education workshops has undergone a process of testing and evaluation before being awarded the financial education quality mark. This gives the volunteers the confidence that what they deliver helps students understand more about money. Key areas covered include: my future finances, staying safe from scams and moving on from school.
This session will be delivered by a PFS Education Champion and will high light the benefits for both the students and the PFS member in getting involved with their local community.
Incisive Media Events has partnered with BusinessGreen, the UK's leading green business media brand, to help deliver on our sustainability strategy. Incisive Media Events mission in partnership with BusinessGreen is to create a genuinely sustainable events business.
As part of the new strategy, Incisive Media will commit to working towards the ISO20121 https://www.iso.org/iso-20121-sustainable-events.html sustainable events standard.
Our goal is to reduce our paper consumption, improve recycling rates, curb food waste and cut red meat at all our events. We will also look to deliver carbon offsetting at our events wherever relevant. In addition, we will be asking all suppliers to provide detailed information on their sustainability credentials and initiatives, we will ban plastic straws at all of our events, and we will focus on and highlight how to travel to our events via public transport.
For more information about BusinessGreen go to https://www.businessgreen.com/.
Incisive Media have partnered with Ecosphere+ to ensure all our remaining greenhouse gas emissions are offset. Working with Ecosphere+, we calculate the emissions from all our events, including those from event operations, venues and delegates. We then purchase the equivalent number of carbon offset credits to counter-act our activities. These credits are supporting the protection of vital rain forest in Peru, by funding conservation work and creating sustainable sources of income for locals to minimise incentives for deforestation.