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 £179 billion of funds under management and advice as at 31 December 2017*. 

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 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 Income Growth B Acc

    The objective is to produce income and capital growth over the longer term with a focus on portfolio dividend growth.The sub-fund will invest primarily in the equities of companies that are domiciled, incorporated or have a significant portion of their operations based in Japan and may also invest in other transferable securities, money market instruments, deposits, cash and near cash. Up to 10% of the sub-fund may be invested in other collective investment vehicles.

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    Fund Size (£M)424.74
    Fund ManagerKaren See, ...
    Fund Yield1.73%
    Fund SectorJapan

    Baillie Gifford European B Acc

    The objective is to produce attractive capital growth over the long term by investing in Continental Europe, including the Republic of Ireland, in any economic sector, but with the ability also to invest up to (but no more than) 10% in value of the Sub-fund in each of the following: collective investment schemes and deposits.

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    Fund Size (£M)432.70
    Fund ManagerTom Walsh, ...
    Fund Yield1.18%
    Fund SectorEurope Excluding UK
  • 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 Sub-fund in each of the following: collective investment schemes and deposits.

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    Fund Size (£M)401.87
    Fund ManagerEwan Markson Brown, ...
    Fund Yield0.30%
    Fund SectorAsia Pacific Excluding Japan

    Baillie Gifford American B Acc

    The objective is to produce capital growth over the long term. The Sub-fund will invest principally in equities of companies which are listed, quoted, traded, incorporated, domiciled or conducting a significant portion of their business in the United States of America. Such investment may be direct or indirect and the portfolio will be concentrated. The Sub-fund may also invest in other equities, cash, and near cash. Up to (but no more than) 10% in value of the Sub-fund may be invested in each of the following: (1) collective investment schemes, including those managed or operated by the ACD and (2) deposits. The Sub-fund will be actively managed and investment may be made in any economic sector.

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    Fund Size (£M)1,383.69
    Fund ManagerHelen Xiong, ...
    Fund Yield0.00%
    Fund SectorNorth America
  • Scottish American Investment Company PLC

    SAINTS aims to deliver real dividend growth by increasing capital and growing income.

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    NAV358.04
    Fund ManagerJames Dow, ...
    NDY (£M)2.97
    Fund SectorGlobal Equity Income

    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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    NAV489.66
    Fund ManagerJames Anderson, ...
    NDY (£M)0.60
    Fund SectorGlobal
  • Monks Investment Trust PLC

    The Trust aims for long-term capital growth which takes priority over income. This is pursued through applying a patient approach to investment, principally from a differentiated, actively managed global equity portfolio containing a diversified range of growth stocks.

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    NAV799.73
    Fund ManagerCharles Plowden, ...
    NDY (£M)0.15
    Fund SectorGlobal

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Baillie Gifford American B Acc32.25107.21153.941,383.69-Buy
Baillie Gifford European B Acc6.9354.9980.22432.701.18Buy
Baillie Gifford Japanese Income Growth B Acc23.27--424.741.73Buy
Baillie Gifford Pacific B Acc20.9656.4380.26401.870.30Buy
Baillie Gifford Active Gilt Plus B Acc-1.3610.9613.7423.221.30Buy
Baillie Gifford Active Long Gilt Plus B Acc-1.8620.5832.1437.612.10Buy
Baillie Gifford British Smaller Companies B Acc6.9128.1561.73200.140.58Buy
Baillie Gifford Cash A Acc0.060.220.5980.650.10Buy
Baillie Gifford Developed Asia Pacific B Acc18.7158.7879.61146.060.88Buy
Baillie Gifford Diversified Growth B1 Acc2.6812.8219.556,788.051.96Buy
Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Bond B Acc-5.5117.95-14.27867.657.30Buy
Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Growth B Acc13.7053.8665.22691.550.58Buy
Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Leading Companies B Acc10.2254.9159.92487.140.59Buy
Baillie Gifford Global Alpha Growth B Acc15.5963.69100.004,826.920.39Buy
Baillie Gifford Global Discovery B Acc28.3467.06135.25456.96-Buy
Baillie Gifford Global Income Growth B Acc6.8743.6065.97522.652.68Buy
Baillie Gifford Greater China B Acc27.3475.92131.29137.400.57Buy
Baillie Gifford High Yield Bond B Acc3.7815.2126.30431.304.00Buy
Baillie Gifford International B Acc15.9166.61103.41910.030.40Buy
Baillie Gifford Japanese B Acc24.1871.5699.152,689.160.79Buy
Baillie Gifford Japanese Smaller Companies B Acc34.68119.95160.03776.950.20Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Baillie Gifford American B Acc32.25107.21153.941,383.69-Buy
Baillie Gifford European B Acc6.9354.9980.22432.701.18Buy
Baillie Gifford Japanese Income Growth B Acc23.27--424.741.73Buy
Baillie Gifford Pacific B Acc20.9656.4380.26401.870.30Buy
Baillie Gifford Active Gilt Plus B Inc-1.3610.9413.7023.221.30Buy
Baillie Gifford Active Index-Linked Gilt Plus B Inc-4.4022.8731.59112.541.70Buy
Baillie Gifford Active Long Gilt Plus B Inc-1.8320.5432.2337.612.10Buy
Baillie Gifford American B Inc32.25107.15153.911,383.69-Buy
Baillie Gifford British Smaller Companies B Inc6.9028.1261.66200.140.58Buy
Baillie Gifford Cash A Inc0.050.220.5980.650.10Buy
Baillie Gifford Developed Asia Pacific B Inc18.6058.49-146.060.88Buy
Baillie Gifford Diversified Growth B Inc2.7913.0519.706,788.051.96Buy
Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Bond B Inc-5.5517.89-14.34867.657.30Buy
Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Growth B Inc13.7253.9065.39691.550.58Buy
Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Leading Companies B Inc10.2254.9659.98487.140.59Buy
Baillie Gifford European B Inc6.9054.8880.22432.701.18Buy
Baillie Gifford Global Alpha Growth B Inc15.6463.6699.944,826.920.39Buy
Baillie Gifford Global Discovery B Inc28.2366.23135.19456.96-Buy
Baillie Gifford Global Income Growth B Inc6.8443.6065.94522.652.68Buy
Baillie Gifford Greater China B Inc27.3475.61130.78137.400.57Buy
Baillie Gifford High Yield Bond B Inc3.8115.1426.24431.304.00Buy
Baillie Gifford International B Inc15.9066.63103.30910.030.40Buy
Baillie Gifford Investment Grade Long Bond B Inc-0.1015.8528.47235.833.10Buy
Baillie Gifford Investment Grade Bond B Inc-0.2711.9121.08183.692.90Buy

Investment Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)DiscountNAV
Monks Investment Trust PLC22.6194.49134.082.91799.73Buy
Scottish American Investment Company PLC10.9458.3077.744.46358.04Buy
Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC33.5997.33212.284.36489.66Buy
Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust PLC---3.44110.31Buy
Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon PLC55.92162.96216.569.72905.92Buy
Baillie Gifford Japan Trust PLC31.6082.93138.352.04819.29Buy
Edinburgh Worldwide IT PLC47.2086.80161.423.00817.48Buy
Pacific Horizon IT PLC46.4994.08117.222.28357.34Buy

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