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
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.