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 41 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 £145bn 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.
First State Investments is the investment management business of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. We are a global asset manager with established offices across Europe, the US, and Asia Pacific regions. We are stewards of over £113.5 billion* in assets managed on behalf of institutional investors, pension funds, wholesale distributors, investment platforms, financial advisers and their clients worldwide. With expertise across a range of asset classes and specialist investment sectors, our approach to investment is driven by a commitment to provide the best possible outcomes over the long term for our investors. To achieve this, we ensure our interests are aligned with our investors and uphold a culture of consistently acting in our clients’ best interests. *as at 31 March 2018.