Baillie Gifford

About Baillie Gifford

About Baillie Gifford 

Baillie Gifford has been managing investments since 1909. Our success has been built on finding good investment opportunities for clients through extensive independent research. Our fundamental analysis and judgement over the years have helped us to become one of the UK’s largest independent investment management groups with over £145 billion of funds under management and advice as at 31 December 2016*.

Baillie Gifford is one of the largest investment trust managers in the UK with a range of seven trusts. We also have an extensive range of OEIC sub-funds and manage investments globally for pension funds, institutions and charities.

What makes us different?

We are an independent company, owned and run by our partners, all of whom work fully within the firm. We don't have a parent company or external shareholders whose interests can sometimes conflict with those of clients and we answer only to our clients, whose long-term interests are paramount. Managing investments is our only business and we have gained an enviable reputation in this field over the years. We aim to invest in companies that have strong, sustainable competitive advantages, shareholder-friendly approaches, financial stability and scope for real growth.

The value of a stock market investment and any income from it can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the amount invested. Your capital is at risk.

 

*Source: Baillie Gifford & Co

Featured Trust

Scottish Mortgage is a low-cost equity fund which invests on a global basis. Stocks are carefully selected for their strong growth prospects. The Trust aims to outperform world stock market indices over a five year rolling period.

  • Baillie Gifford Japanese B Acc

    The objective is to produce attractive capital growth over the long term through investment in Japan in any economic sector, but with the ability also to invest up to (but no more than) 10% in value of the Fund in each of the following: collective investment schemes and deposits.

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    Fund Size (£M)1,579.90
    Fund ManagerMatthew Brett, ...
    Fund Yield0.90%
    Fund SectorJapan

    Edinburgh Worldwide IT PLC

    The trust aims for capital growth from a global portfolio of immature entrepreneurial companies, typically with a market capitalisation of less than $5bn at time of initial investment, which are believed to offer long term growth potential.

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    NAV589.67
    Fund ManagerJohn MacDougall, ...
    NDY (£M)0.00
    Fund SectorGlobal
  • Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC

    This trust aims to pursue long-term capital growth principally through investment in medium to smaller sized Japanese companies which are believed to have above average prospects for growth.

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    NAV593.74
    Fund ManagerSarah Whitley
    NDY (£M)0.00
    Fund SectorJapan Equities

    Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon PLC

    The Trust aims to achieve long-term capital growth principally through investment in small Japanese companies which are believed to have above average prospects for capital growth.

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    NAV602.07
    Fund ManagerPraveen Kumar
    NDY (£M)0.00
    Fund SectorJapanese Smaller Companies
  • Baillie Gifford Corporate Bond B Acc

    The Fund aims to produce a high level of monthly income by investing primarily in a diversified portfolio of investment grade and sub-investment grade fixed interest securities denominated in sterling or denominated in currencies other than sterling and hedged back to sterling. Currency forwards and derivatives may be used from time to time in keeping with the Fund’s objective with the intention of either protecting or enhancing the return on the Fund. No more than 10% in value of the property of the Fund will be invested in units of other collective investment schemes.

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    Fund Size (£M)620.76
    Fund ManagerStephen Rodger, ...
    Fund Yield3.60%
    Fund SectorSterling Strategic Bond

    Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC

    Scottish Mortgage is an actively managed, low cost investment trust, investing in a high conviction, global portfolio of companies with the aim of maximising its total return to its shareholders over the long term. The managers aim to achieve a greater return than the FTSE AllWorld Index (in sterling terms) over a five year rolling period.

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    NAV359.91
    Fund ManagerJames Anderson, ...
    NDY (£M)0.80
    Fund SectorGlobal
  • Scottish American Investment Company PLC

    The Trust aims to be a core investment for private investors seeking income. Its objective is to grow the dividend at a faster rate than inflation by increasing capital and growing income. The focus of the portfolio is on global equities but investments are also made in bonds, property and other asset types.

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    NAV328.66
    Fund ManagerToby Ross, ...
    NDY (£M)3.16
    Fund SectorGlobal Equity Income

    Baillie Gifford Pacific B Acc

    The objective is to produce attractive capital growth over the long term by investment in the Far East, Australasia and the Indian sub-continent in any economic sector, but with the ability also to invest up to (but no more than) 10% in value of the Fund in each of the following: collective investment schemes and deposits.

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    Fund Size (£M)269.47
    Fund ManagerRoderick Snell, ...
    Fund Yield0.50%
    Fund SectorAsia Pacific Excluding Japan

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Baillie Gifford Corporate Bond B Acc12.2320.0645.83620.763.60Buy
Baillie Gifford Japanese B Acc33.0173.12133.161,579.900.90Buy
Baillie Gifford Pacific B Acc34.2747.9679.49269.470.50Buy
Baillie Gifford Active Gilt Plus B Acc8.5822.2423.4188.970.90Buy
Baillie Gifford Active Long Gilt Plus B Acc15.5444.0647.9950.271.60Buy
Baillie Gifford American B Acc33.2278.90125.77528.28-Buy
Baillie Gifford British Smaller Companies B Acc18.3525.3388.80190.080.81Buy
Baillie Gifford Cash A Acc0.040.350.8780.65-0.10Buy
Baillie Gifford Developed Asia Pacific B Acc24.7468.9488.88120.781.00Buy
Baillie Gifford Diversified Growth B1 Acc9.8016.8729.986,579.271.50Buy
Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Bond B Acc22.0918.228.39667.296.40Buy
Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Growth B Acc41.5548.0147.11602.280.70Buy
Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Leading Companies B Acc41.2949.3549.29471.080.60Buy
Baillie Gifford European B Acc33.5447.87120.17246.011.10Buy
Baillie Gifford Global Alpha Growth B Acc32.4159.81115.23863.220.50Buy
Baillie Gifford Global Discovery B Acc20.1349.24130.56240.40-Buy
Baillie Gifford Global Income Growth B Acc26.1050.2583.87390.672.55Buy
Baillie Gifford Greater China B Acc45.1275.92100.0523.020.90Buy
Baillie Gifford High Yield Bond B Acc9.5312.5445.45503.413.80Buy
Baillie Gifford International B Acc32.7862.64117.56635.790.41Buy
Baillie Gifford Japanese Income Growth B Acc---177.361.93Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Baillie Gifford Corporate Bond B Acc12.2320.0645.83620.763.60Buy
Baillie Gifford Japanese B Acc33.0173.12133.161,579.900.90Buy
Baillie Gifford Pacific B Acc34.2747.9679.49269.470.50Buy
Baillie Gifford Active Gilt Plus B Inc8.5822.2623.4388.970.90Buy
Baillie Gifford Active Index-Linked Gilt Plus B Inc27.5747.2756.34118.180.70Buy
Baillie Gifford Active Long Gilt Plus B Inc15.5144.0548.0750.271.60Buy
Baillie Gifford American B Inc33.2078.91125.76528.28-Buy
Baillie Gifford British Smaller Companies B Inc18.3425.3288.69190.080.81Buy
Baillie Gifford Cash A Inc0.040.350.8780.65-0.10Buy
Baillie Gifford Corporate Bond B Inc12.2720.0245.75620.763.60Buy
Baillie Gifford Developed Asia Pacific B Inc24.7768.9986.77120.781.00Buy
Baillie Gifford Diversified Growth B Inc9.1916.2129.386,579.271.50Buy
Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Bond B Inc21.9718.028.27667.296.40Buy
Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Growth B Inc41.5748.0247.15602.280.70Buy
Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Leading Companies B Inc41.3049.3549.47471.080.60Buy
Baillie Gifford European B Inc33.4447.71119.97246.011.10Buy
Baillie Gifford Global Alpha Growth B Inc32.4659.81115.44863.220.50Buy
Baillie Gifford Global Discovery B Inc20.1249.32130.60240.40-Buy
Baillie Gifford Global Income Growth B Inc26.1150.2583.63390.672.55Buy
Baillie Gifford Global Bond B Inc13.0529.4623.1677.221.80Buy
Baillie Gifford Greater China B Inc45.0275.4599.7723.020.90Buy
Baillie Gifford High Yield Bond B Inc9.5312.4345.42503.413.80Buy
Baillie Gifford International B Inc32.7662.62117.49635.790.41Buy

Investment Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)DiscountNAV
Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon PLC24.99116.15229.754.47602.07Buy
Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC34.6089.02207.064.34593.74Buy
Edinburgh Worldwide IT PLC22.5740.9898.51-6.98589.67Buy
Scottish American Investment Company PLC29.5055.8985.234.21328.66Buy
Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC42.1796.47193.473.55359.91Buy
Monks Investment Trust PLC52.4678.08104.18-0.32650.06Buy
Pacific Horizon IT PLC37.5245.0457.65-10.36266.34Buy

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