This programme will not be open for applications in 2024.
Why change job, when you can change career?
Whatever your background, if you are great at building relationships, then you could become a Client Manager at Baillie Gifford. Financial services experience isn’t necessary, however we are looking for genuine curiosity about the world around you and for you to demonstrate an interest in learning about our industry. If this sounds like you, then an exciting new career awaits.
What does Baillie Gifford do?
Baillie Gifford is an investment management firm that has remained an independent private partnership for over 100 years. As long-term investors, our investment philosophy is focused on growth.
Life at Baillie Gifford
There are many reasons why we think you'll love working here, from our beautiful Edinburgh setting to our thriving, friendly community and opportunities to develop your career.
We typically recruit three to four people to the programme each year.
At the end of the programme, you'll have earned a permanent Client Manager role in one of the Client Service teams, subject to completion of the requirements on the training programme.
Trusted long-term partners
As a Client Manager, you'll build strong relationships with our clients to gain an in-depth understanding of their requirements, aiming to become a trusted long-term partner and adviser. We put the interests of clients ahead of our own. Clients that include well-known companies, governments, local authorities, charities, and financial institutions.
At Baillie Gifford we have separated the job roles of investment management and client service. This means that our client facing staff are responsible for working very closely with specific investment teams to be able to distil and convey what the investment teams are doing for our clients. Client managers are therefore required to build relationships with our investment teams and take the time to understand individual investment strategies. As our investment teams are undertaking the management of the investment strategies, your job is to convey that information on their behalf.
Our investment teams practice rigorous fundamental analysis and proprietary research, which allows us to capture global opportunities over periods of five years or more. As a Client Manager, you’ll be staying abreast of trends and ideas, to keep up to date with our investment strategies.