About us

We relentlessly seek out game-changing companies and other assets that can sustain long-term growth and remain resilient in a changing world. As an investment manager, we aim to deliver strong returns for our clients while supporting the firms we back on their behalf to succeed.

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What does Baillie Gifford do?

We are an independent investment manager founded in Edinburgh. Much has changed in our 116 years, but our focus on seeking superior, long-term investment returns for our clients has not.

We aim to find game-changing companies and other assets that can sustain growth and remain resilient in a changing world for decades to come.

Philosophy and values

Finding the small number of companies with outstanding potential takes time, rigour and resource. We source ideas by building relationships with exceptional entrepreneurs and forward-thinking academics who lead us to look in promising places.

What makes us different?

Being Edinburgh-based gives us stability and perspective, but we are truly global in our investment approach. We accept uncertainty, look through the financial markets’ short-term noise and are, above all, patient as we seek opportunities on your behalf. 

Responsible investment

We believe companies that contribute usefully to society are more likely to thrive over time. And we can play a role by supporting management in pursuing long-term goals.

Diversity and inclusion

Fairness. Equality. Openness. These principles form the backbone of diversity and inclusion at Baillie Gifford, where we want everyone to develop and maximise their potential. 

Important information

The content of this website is intended exclusively for professional investors in accordance with MiFID legislation. ’Professional investors’ are potential investors who are deemed to have the status of “professional clients”, within the meaning of MiFID (2004/39/EC), as transposed in Ireland. It is not intended for retail investors.

Baillie Gifford Investment Management (Europe) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (Reference number C182354) as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager and UCITS Manager to Baillie Gifford Worldwide Funds plc. Its registered office is 4/5 School House Lane East, Dublin 2, D02 N279, Ireland.

This website is informative only and the information provided should not be considered as investment or other advice or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a particular investment. You can read details of our Legal and Important Information here.

Our history

Discover how our past informs our future.

Disclosures and documents

Find out more about our decision-making, policies and privacy notices.

Actual investors

What does it mean to be an Actual investor?

For more than a century, Baillie Gifford has invested in growth opportunities across the globe. We strive to place our clients capital in the most competitive, innovative and efficient companies, mindful that they operate in ever-changing conditions.