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Some key legal information relating to Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) authorisation and regulation, VAT registration, corporate set-up, Companies House registration and third-party data providers. Plus cookies and terms and conditions.

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FCA authorisation and regulation

The Baillie Gifford Group of companies authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, 12 Endeavour Square, Stratford, London, E20 1JN are listed below, with applicable Financial Services Register Numbers:

  • Baillie Gifford & Co 142597
  • Baillie Gifford & Co Limited 119179
  • Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited 121818
  • Baillie Gifford Funds Services LLC 658926 (as an Appointed Representative of Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited)
  • Baillie Gifford Asia (Hong Kong) Limited 柏基亞洲(香港)有限公司 728348 (as an Appointed Representative of Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited)
  • Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited 830612 (as an Appointed Representative of Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited)
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Baillie Gifford Asset Management Limited 145243

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VAT registration

Baillie Gifford & Co is the representative member of a UK VAT Group, VAT number 333 4026 38, comprising:

  • Baillie Gifford & Co
  • Baillie Gifford & Co Limited
  • Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited
  • Baillie Gifford International LLC
  • Baillie Gifford Funds Services LLC
  • Baillie Gifford Asia (Hong Kong) Limited 柏基亞洲(香港)有限公司 
  • Baillie Gifford Services Limited

Mitsubishi UFJ Baillie Gifford Asset Management Limited is also registered for VAT in the UK, VAT number 553 5239 41.

There is one Irish VAT registered entity:

  • Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited, VAT number 3583100NH.

 

There is one Polish VAT registered entity:

  • Baillie Gifford IT Services (Poland) sp. z o.o., VAT number 5272833113 - In liquidation

 

There are two Chinese VAT registered entities:

  • Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Shanghai) Limited柏基投资管理(上海)有限公司, VAT number 91310000MA1FL6KQ30
  • Baillie Gifford Overseas Investment Fund Management (Shanghai) Limited 柏基投资管理(上海)有限公,司, VAT number 91310000MA1FL7JFXQ

Corporate set up & Companies House registration

A list of the names of the partners of Baillie Gifford & Co, a Scottish partnership, is open to inspection at their principal place of business, Calton Square, 1 Greenside Row, Edinburgh, EH1 3AN, Scotland, UK.

The following Baillie Gifford group of companies are private limited companies registered in Scotland. Registered office: Calton Square, 1 Greenside Row, Edinburgh, EH1 3AN, Scotland, UK, with the exception of Baillie Gifford Life Limited, whose registered office is: Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EX. Their individual registration numbers, as below:

  • Baillie Gifford & Co Limited SC069524
  • Baillie Gifford Life Limited SC182496 – In liquidation
  • Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited SC084807
  • Baillie Gifford Services Limited SC593878
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Baillie Gifford Asset Management Limited SC122044
  • Baillie Gifford Private Companies LLP SO307338
  • Baillie Gifford General Partner Limited SC706252
  • Baillie Gifford Co-Invest (No. 1) GP Limited SC801122

The following Baillie Gifford group of companies are non-UK private limited companies. Their individual registration numbers are as follows:

  • Baillie Gifford International LLC FC030136 (4017513) 
  • Baillie Gifford Funds Services LLC FC031788 (5482323)
  • Baillie Gifford Asia (Hong Kong) Limited 柏基亞洲(香港)有限公司 FC032587 (BRN 64680626)
  • Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited FC035878 (625892)
  • Baillie Gifford IT Services (Poland) sp. z o.o. FC035374 (KRS No: 0000711392) - In liquidation
  • Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Shanghai) Limited 柏基投资管理(上海)有限公司 FC040402 (91310000MA1FL6KQ30)
  • Baillie Gifford Overseas Investment Fund Management (Shanghai) Limited 柏基海外投资基金管理(上海)有限公司 (91310000MA1FL7JFXQ)
  • Baillie Gifford Asia (Singapore) Private Limited (202320216D)

If you would like to access the Companies House register, please visit their website at www.companieshouse.gov.uk.

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Baillie Gifford & Co is an investment management firm and provides investment management services to a wide range of clients and the Baillie Gifford Group companies.

Baillie Gifford & Co Limited, which is wholly owned by Baillie Gifford & Co, manages UK OEICs and Canadian collect investment funds. Baillie Gifford & Co Limited is registered in Canada as a portfolio manager in Ontario. Baillie Gifford & Co Limited is also the manager and secretary to the investment trusts featured on this website. Investment trusts are UK public companies and are not authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Baillie Gifford Services Limited is wholly owned by Baillie Gifford & Co. It provides resource to Baillie Gifford group entities and is the legal entity through which Baillie Gifford & Co provides administrative services outside of the UK. Baillie Gifford Services Limited does not undertake any regulated activities and is therefore not registered with the Financial Conduct Authority. Baillie Gifford Services Limited is registered with the Register of Legal Entities and the Register of Business Enterprises in Norway (ID No: 930 047 716) as a Norwegian-registered foreign enterprise which provides resource to the Baillie Gifford group entities.

Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited provides investment management and advisory services primarily to non-UK clients. Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited is wholly owned by Baillie Gifford & Co. It is registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission in the United States of America and the Financial Sector Conduct Authority in South Africa. Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited is also registered in Canada as a portfolio manager and exempt market dealer with the Ontario Securities Commission its principal regulator.  The portfolio manager registration is also passported into Alberta, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador while its exempt market dealer registration is passported across all Canadian provinces and territories. Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited is also licensed with the Financial Services Commission in South Korea as a cross border Discretionary Investment Manager and Non-discretionary Investment Adviser.  Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited (ARBN 118 567 178) is registered as a foreign company under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) of the Commonwealth of Australia and holds a foreign Australian Financial Services Licence (Licence No 528911) pursuant to section 913B of the Corporations Act 2021, which covers the provision of financial services to wholesale clients in Australia. Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited has a registered branch office in New York and is registered with New York State (Department of State ID: 5700962) and with the State of California (Entity Number C4554410) for the purposes of supporting business in The United States of America. Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited is registered with the Register of Legal Entities and the Register of Business Enterprises in Norway (ID No: 930 062 979) as a Norwegian-registered foreign enterprise which conducts investment analysis and other business services.

Baillie Gifford International LLC is wholly owned by Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited and is registered as an Investment Adviser with the Securities & Exchange Commission and provides investment advisory services and marketing and client servicing to its clients in the United States. Baillie Gifford International LLC is also registered in Canada as an Exempt Market Dealer across all provinces and territories; its Principal Regulator is the Ontario Securities Commission. Baillie Gifford International LLC is registered as a Foreign Limited Liability Company in Colorado, with ID number 20231950611, c/o CSC 1900 W. Littleton Boulevard, Littleton, CO 80120, United States and as a Foreign Limited Liability Company in New York with ID number 3827703, c/c CSC 80 State Street, Albany, NY 12207. Baillie Gifford International LLC is incorporated in the State of Delaware, USA as a limited liability company under the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act with the Division of Corporations, with file number 4017513, c/o Corporation Service Company, 251 Little Falls Drive, Wilmington, Delaware 19808.  EIN No: 98-0473976.  The Principal office is located at 780 3rd Ave, 43rd Floor, New York, NY 10017, United States.  The UK Head Office is at Calton Square, 1 Greenside Row, Edinburgh, EH1 3AN.   

Baillie Gifford Funds Services LLC is wholly owned by Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited and is responsible for the distribution of securities in the United States of America. Baillie Gifford Funds Services LLC is incorporated in the State of Delaware, USA, as a limited liability company under the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act. Baillie Gifford Funds Services LLC is registered in the State of Delaware with the Division of Corporations, with file number 5482323, c/o Corporation Services Company, 251 Little Falls Drive, Wilmington, Delaware 19808. EIN No: 37-1753581. The UK Head Office is at Calton Square, 1 Greenside Row, Edinburgh, EH1 3AN. The UK Establishment Registered Number is FC031788. Baillie Gifford Funds Services LLC is an Appointed Representative of Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited (FRN 658926).

Baillie Gifford Asia (Hong Kong) Limited 柏基亞洲(香港)有限公司 is wholly owned by Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited and provides distribution services and marketing and client servicing support in and from Hong Kong. Baillie Gifford Asia (Hong Kong) Limited 柏基亞洲(香港)有限公司 is incorporated in Hong Kong, as a limited liability company under the Companies Ordinance (Chapter 622 of the Laws of Hong Kong). Baillie Gifford Asia (Hong Kong) Limited 柏基亞洲(香港)有限公司 is registered in Hong Kong with the Companies Registry, with Business Registration Number 64680626, with its registered office at Suites 2713-2715, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong. Baillie Gifford Asia (Hong Kong) Limited 柏基亞洲(香港)有限公司 is an Appointed Representative of Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited (FRN 728 348), which has its Head Office at Calton Square, 1 Greenside Row, Edinburgh, EH1 3AN.

Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited. Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited commenced regulatory business on 1 January 2019 and provides investment management and advisory services for European (excluding UK) clients. With effect from 1 April 2022, Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited was appointed as a UCITS management company to Baillie Gifford Worldwide Funds plc. Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited is incorporated in Ireland as a limited liability company under the Companies Act 2014, with registration number 625892 and authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (“CBI”) as an AIFM in accordance with Regulation 7 of the AIFM Regulations to provide management of portfolios of investments, including Individual Portfolio Management and Non-Core Services, with its registered office at 4/5 School House Lane East, Dublin 2, D02 N279, Ireland. Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited is registered with Irish Funds Industry Association. It passports its investment services and activities to other EEA states on a cross-border basis. Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited has established a branch in Germany – Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited (Frankfurt Branch) (‘Frankfurt Branch’). The Frankfurt Branch can market Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited’s discretionary investment management services or locally registered funds in Germany and is jointly supervised by the CBI and BaFIN (BaFIN ID 155764). The Frankfurt Branch has been registered in the commercial register (HRB 114828) and commenced regulated activities on 1 May 2019. Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited has established a representative office in Zurich, Switzerland for the purposes of client servicing and marketing pursuant to Art. 58 of the Federal Act on Financial Institutions. Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited has established a branch in Amsterdam, Netherlands - Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited (Netherlands Branch) (‘Netherlands Branch’) as registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, effective 21st December 2020 (with CCI number: 81664869) and commenced regulated activities on 1 June 2021. The key activities of the branch are client service and marketing discretionary investment management services or locally registered funds. Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited is an Appointed Representative of Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited (FRN 830612).

Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Shanghai) Limited 柏基投资管理(上海)有限公司 is wholly owned by Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited and may provide investment research to the Baillie Gifford Group pursuant to applicable laws.  Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Shanghai) Limited 柏基投资管理(上海)有限公司 is incorporated in Shanghai in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as a wholly foreign-owned limited liability company under the Company Law of the PRC, the Foreign Investment Law of the PRC and its implementing rules, and other relevant laws and regulations of the PRC. Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Shanghai) Limited 柏基投资管理(上海)有限公司 is registered with the Shanghai Municipal Administration for Market Regulation, with a unified social credit code of 91310000MA1FL6KQ30, with its registered office at Unit 4203-04, One Museum Place, 669 Xin Zha Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai. Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Shanghai) Limited 柏基投资管理(上海)有限公司 is a registered Private Fund Manager with the Asset Management Association of China (with a registration code of P1071226) and is enabled to manage private security investment funds in the PRC. The UK Establishment Registered Number is FC040402.

Baillie Gifford Overseas Investment Fund Management (Shanghai) Limited柏基海外投资基金管理(上海)有限公司 is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Shanghai) Limited 柏基投资管理(上海)有限公司. Baillie Gifford Overseas Investment Fund Management (Shanghai) Limited 柏基海外投资基金管理(上海)有限公司 is incorporated in Shanghai in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as a limited liability company (wholly owned by a foreign-owned company) under the Company Law of the PRC and other relevant laws and regulations of the PRC. Baillie Gifford Investment Overseas Investment Fund Management (Shanghai) Limited 柏基海外投资基金管理(上海)有限公司 is registered with the Shanghai Municipal Administration for Market Regulation, with a unified social credit code of 91310000MA1FL7JFXQ, with its registered office at Unit 4203-04, One Museum Place, 669 Xin Zha Road, Jing An District, Shanghai 200041, China. Baillie Gifford Overseas Investment Fund Management (Shanghai) Limited 柏基海外投资基金管理(上海)有限公司is a registered Private Fund Manager with the Asset Management Association of China with a registration code of P1071708. Baillie Gifford Overseas Investment Fund Management (Shanghai) Limited 柏基海外投资基金管理(上海)有限公司has been approved by Shanghai Municipal Financial Regulatory Bureau for the Qualified Domestic Limited Partners (QDLP) Pilot Program, under which it may manage QDLP funds and raise funds from PRC investors for making overseas investments through offshore funds.

Baillie Gifford Asia (Singapore) Private Limited is wholly owned by Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited and is currently non-operational.  Baillie Gifford Asia (Singapore) Private Limited is incorporated in Singapore as a private company limited by shares under the Companies Act 1967, and registered in Singapore with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACR) under registration number (UEN) 202320216D.  Its registered office is at 77 Robinson Road, #13-00, Robinson 77, Singapore 068896.

Baillie Gifford IT Services (Poland) sp. z o.o. is wholly owned by Baillie Gifford Services Limited. The Company previously provided IT application development and other IT services to the Baillie Gifford group entities. It is incorporated in Poland as a limited liability company under the Polish Code of Commercial Companies, with registration number KRS No: 0000711392, with its registered office at Generation Park Z, ul. Towarowa 28, 00-839, Warsaw, Poland. Baillie Gifford IT Services (Poland) sp. z o.o. entered into members’ voluntary liquidation on 1 April 2024.

Mitsubishi UFJ Baillie Gifford Asset Management Limited (registered number SC122044) is a joint venture between Baillie Gifford Overseas Ltd and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation in Japan. The company was originally set-up in 1989 as a vehicle for Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited to manage money from the then-Toyo Trust Bank. In 1998 the venture developed and Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited began giving Toyo Trust Bank (later renamed Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation after corporate activity in Japan) investment advice which they use as they deem fit in investing their own institutional clients’ monies. It is incorporated in Scotland as a private limited company, with registration number SC122044.

Baillie Gifford Life Limited is wholly owned by Baillie Gifford & Co. The Company previously issued trustee investment policies to UK pension funds but ceased undertaking any insurance business on 27 April 2018 and is no longer authorised to undertake any regulated activity. The Company entered into a members’ voluntary liquidation on 28 January 2019.

Baillie Gifford Private Companies LLP is a Scottish limited liability partnership established in August 2021 as a direct subsidiary of Baillie Gifford & Co. Baillie Gifford & Co is the holder of the majority of members’ interests in Baillie Gifford Private Companies LLP and Baillie Gifford Services Limited is a minority interest holder. Baillie Gifford Private Companies limited LLP will provide strategic oversight to Baillie Gifford’s Private Companies business.

Baillie Gifford General Partner Limited is wholly owned by Baillie Gifford Private Companies LLP Baillie Gifford general partner Limited acts as the General Partner to Baillie Gifford Private Companies General Partner II LP (the general partner of the Baillie Gifford Private Companies Fund II LP).

Baillie Gifford Private Companies General Partner II LP is an exempted limited partnership established in the Cayman Islands in September 2021. It acts as the General Partner of the Baillie Gifford Private Companies Fund II LP and any potential future Private Company funds.

Baillie Gifford Co-Invest (No. 1) GP Limited is wholly owned by Baillie Gifford Private Companies LLP. Baillie Gifford Co-Invest (No. 1) GP Limited acts as the general partner to Baillie Gifford Co-Invest (No. 1) GP LP (the general partner of Baillie Gifford Co-Invest (No. 1) Fund LP.

Baillie Gifford Private Companies Co-Invest (No.1) GP LP, is an exempted limited partnership established in the Cayman Islands in March 2024.  It acts as the general partner of Baillie Gifford Co-Invest (No. 1) Fund LP.

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