Who we are is as important as what we do. We bring you an experienced team of passionate, questioning investors completely focused on delivering long-term returns. That’s our edge; these are our capabilities.
Business Capabilities in Japan
Baillie Gifford’s business in Japan stretches back to 1989, when we formed a Joint Venture with Toyo Trust and Banking, today part of Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking. This Joint Venture still exists today and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking remains our exclusive distributor in Japan. The underlying client base in Japan includes many public and corporate pension funds. If you are interested in any of our strategies please contact either Baillie Gifford Overseas Ltd or Mitsubishi UFJ Baillie Gifford Asset Management Ltd using the contact us page.
In markets seduced by complexity, we believe in keeping things simple. Wherever you ask us to invest, we will invest in what we believe to be the most competitive, innovative and efficient growth companies. Over a century of global investment experience has taught us that patience is vital, so we build long-term, committed portfolios that aim to anticipate the next decade, not the next quarter. Most importantly, we love what we do and we don’t invest by rote or by numbers alone. Whether a potential investment hails from Anchorage or Almaty, our analysts conduct rigorous, qualitative fundamental analysis to determine whether to invest. We know that the equity markets won’t always agree with us and that’s okay; it’s more profitable to lead than to follow and we never stop questioning or challenging the status quo.
We don’t believe in limiting our investment opportunities, so why should you? Diversification across asset classes can help achieve your investment objectives while moderating your risk. Thanks to our experience of investing in a broad range of traditional and alternative asset classes, our diversified strategies maximise your investment opportunities in the pursuit of steady returns.
We are different. We are truly active investors, looking to construct concentrated portfolios of long-term investments. With a global opportunity set, we invest in government bonds and currencies, investment grade, high yield and Emerging Market bonds. Our highly experienced investors undertake rigorous proprietary analysis focused on fundamental investment characteristics and look for the most profitable opportunities around the world. To avoid taking unintended risk, we complement this with thematic analysis and a healthy dose of common sense.
We actively manage specialist equity, fixed income and multi-asset portfolios for a global base. As of 31 December 2017 we have £179.6bn under management.