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 46 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.
Close Brothers Asset Management is one of the UK’s largest and longest established providers of high-quality investment management.We manage over £12.6 billion on behalf of private clients, families, professionals, business owners and charities.We are part of the Close Brothers Group plc, a FTSE 250 leading UK merchant banking group, providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services, and stocks and shares trading.Established in 1878, our strategy focuses on developing long-term relationships through delivering high levels of client service and professional expertise to help the people and businesses of Britain thrive over the long term.
Goldman Sachs Asset Management is one of the world’s leading investment managers. With around 2000 professionals across 37 offices worldwide, GSAM provides institutional and individual investors with investment and advisory solutions, with strategies spanning asset classes, industries and geographies. We help our clients navigate today’s dynamic markets and identify the opportunities that shape their portfolios and long-term investment goals. We extend these global capabilities to the world’s leading pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, central banks, insurance companies, financial institutions, endowments, foundations, individuals and family offices, for whom we invest or advise on more than $1.8 trillion of assets.
Pictet Asset Management is an independent asset manager offering investment services around the world. We have had an office in London since 1980. This is an investment centre with nearly 300 employees, where we have a Distribution team looking after our UK clients. We are part of the Pictet Group, founded in Geneva in 1805. Our key investment capabilities include: Thematic Equities, Strategic Credit, , Emerging Markets Debt, Emerging Market Equities, Multi Asset and Alternative Investments. We manage £174 billion in assets as at the end of September 2020. We are convinced that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations can help us make better long-term investment decisions for our clients. For decades, sustainability has been central to our way of thinking. Since the Pictet Group was founded in 1805, we have aimed to ensure the prosperity of our clients over the long term. In doing so, we have instinctively considered the interests of future generations.