There were no items found based on the criteria entered.May 2022 Cogs and monsters.
Virtual goods and the value of digital data pose unresolved challenges to economists, investors and regulators.13 MIN WatchMay 2022 US Equity Growth: Webinar Highlights.
Investment Managers Tom Slater, Gary Robinson, Kirsty Gibson and Dave Bujnowski share their thoughts on the investment environment, explain why they believe there is scope for upside from here, and discuss their search for transformational growth companies.Long readMay 2022 The Long View.
The enduring power of Moore’s Law and other factors that might matter in the next decade of investing.May 2022 Emerging Markets: the possibilist.
Understanding the difference between pessimism and possibility in Emerging Markets.47 MIN WatchMay 2022 US Equity Growth Webinar: The Long View.
Join Investment Managers Tom Slater, Gary Robinson, Kirsty Gibson and Dave Bujnowski as they share their thoughts on the investment environment, explain why they believe there is scope for upside from here, and discuss their search for transformational growth companies.April 2022 Smaller companies, big disruption.
How Baillie Gifford’s Smaller Companies Fund’s ‘radar’ picks up tomorrow’s game-changing growth businesses.April 2022 The case for small caps.
Academia has taught us that size matters – provided you can effectively control for quality. Fortunately, as Steve Vaughan explains, that is the fundamental role of active stock pickers.47 MIN WatchApril 2022 International All Cap – Consistency in Uncertain Times.
Join Portfolio Construction Group Member, Joe Faraday and Client Service Manager, Andrew Daynes, as they discuss the importance of maintaining consistency in uncertain times.April 2022 India’s data-driven growth stocks.
Baillie Gifford spots investment opportunities in a smartphone-transformed nation.April 2022 China’s move to renewable energy.
Solar power and cheap green energy makes for a promising future.Long readApril 2022 Positive Conversations 2021.
Responsible business practices are fundamental to delivering sustainable long-term growth and addressing global challenges.March 2022 Global Alpha 2022 Research Agenda.
In their Research Agenda for 2022, the investment managers consider the benefits of deep work in helping them find growth opportunities.9 MIN WatchEuropean Equities Manager Update.
When the going gets tough, exceptional companies keep going. Stephen Paice on Europe’s best.32 MIN WatchMarch 2022 International Smaller Companies is growing up - a three-year anniversary.
Join Brian Lum, Charlie Broughton & Richard Gall as they reflect on the first three years of the Smaller Companies strategy.7 MIN WatchMarch 2022 International Growth Webinar Summary.
In this webinar summary, Nick Thomas and Christel Brodie, investment specialists, cover growth investing during difficult periods and highlight the long-term growth drivers in the International Growth portfolio.March 2022 A dream within reach.
New technologies, plummeting costs and our own changing behaviours all promise progress in the energy transition– just don’t expect it to come in a straight line.45 MIN WatchMarch 2022 International Growth: A conversation with the portfolio management team.
Nick Thomas hosts a discussion of the investment landscape with his Portfolio Construction Group colleagues, Tom Coutts and Julia Angeles.12 MIN WatchFebruary 2022 Actual ESG.
Investing in great growth companies to make a big difference.February 2022 Explorers, not just analysts.
If we are to deliver extraordinary returns, we must be more open-minded than the crowd.February 2022 Long-term investing and market volatility.
James Budden on holding your nerve through short-term setbacks and supporting exceptional growth companies.18 MIN ListenFebruary 2022 Growth or value: it’s not a black or white choice.
Operational performance is a better indicator of growth than inflation. Malcolm MacColl shares whyFebruary 2022 A private companies approach to ESG.
The special considerations at play when we invest in high-growth, late-stage unlisted firms.11 MIN WatchFebruary 2022 US Equities: Manager Insights.
Gary Robinson, investment manager at Baillie Gifford, responds to questions on inflation and valuation.60 MIN WatchFebruary 2022 Long Term Global Growth: Team Evolution.
Scott Nisbet interviews the Long Term Global Growth decision-makers discussing volatility, inflation, interest rates, China and portfolio holdings: Roblox, SEA, Moderna and Coupang.January 2022 ESG collaborations.
Looking before we leap into industry initiatives.January 2022 Sustainable companies, global challenges.
Learn about the up-and-coming sustainable companies radically shaping a more prosperous future.39 MIN WatchFebruary 2022 Riding Growth Waves Webinar.
Good investing takes quick reactions as well as a long-term vision.January 2022 The university shaping global tech.
Why so many tech founders and CEOs have emerged from the Indian Institutes of Technology.8 MIN WatchJanuary 2022 Responsible Global Equity Income.
Toby Ross and Diane Esson reflect on the past three years of the Responsible Global Equity Income Strategy.January 2022 Health Innovation: impact and ESG.
Why the forthcoming Health Innovation Impact Strategy should focus minds.January 2022 ESG data: filling in the gaps.
LTGG is making efforts to improve environmental, social and governance metrics.2 MIN WatchJanuary 2022 Global Income Growth.
Some people look at life as sustaining the now, while sowing the seeds for a better tomorrow. Global Income Growth think the same way. In this film we explore their philosophy and how when searching for a lifetime of income, they choose growth.December 2021 Glasgow Climate Pact.
For Global Stewardship, climate opportunities go hand in hand with climate challengesDecember 2021 Rules of the game.
Regulation and what we look for in companies’ responses.41 MIN WatchDecember 2021 The ‘S’ of ESG: Intangible Value.
ESG experts Marianne Harper Gow, Ed Whitten and Abhi Parajuli talk about the Social aspect of ESG in the context of investing.December 2021 We need to talk about inflation.
Central banks may find it hard to tackle price rises, requiring fine-tuning to fund strategies.WatchDecember 2021 China: Missing a Paradigm Shift.
Investment manager Sophie Earnshaw shares her latest thoughts on investing in China.December 2021 Four decades of lessons.
Japan’s ability to anticipate technological change should see it through the ups and downs to come.November 2021 What’s a business for?
Today’s investment managers should support companies doing the most to benefit society.2 MIN WatchNovember 2021 Investing to provide resilient and sustainable income, time after time.
Planning for future income demands preparation for an unknown tomorrow. In this film we explore the philosophy of Multi Asset Income and how they are seeking real income, time after time.49 MIN WatchNovember 2021 Towards Net Zero: Reflections on COP26.
Tim Garratt, Michael Pye and Caroline Cook reflect on the investment implications of arguably the most significant meeting of world leaders this millennium, COP 26.16 MIN ListenNovember 2021 Investing in Japan: What’s changed and what’s next?
Over four decades Japan has seen 21 prime ministers come and go. Exporters such as Toyota and Toshiba have flourished but the country has also struggled with debt and deflation. Matthew Brett, investment manager, discusses what’s next.November 2021 Tomorrow’s world, here today.
Investing in private companies applying today’s early-stage tech to create tomorrow’s world.November 2021 The Biological Revolution.
The use of information science to unlock biology is revolutionising our health and wellbeing.November 2021 The real case for China.
Willingness to change gives Chinese firms an innovation advantage.November 2021 How to surf the waves of growth.
Good investing takes quick reactions as well as a long-term vision.November 2021 Joining forces to achieve net zero.
Baillie Gifford signs up to an asset managers initiative as COP26 begins.November 2021 Mapping Veganville.
Can plant-based foods save the planet? Investment manager Brian Lum explores changing attitudes.October 2021 The switch to sustainable food.
Plant-based proteins, hi-tech tractors and vertical farms are set to disrupt agriculture.October 2021 The future of transport.
Electric cars on the road and flying taxis in the air will change the way people commute and live.October 2021 Healthcare’s biotech revolution.
A convergence of technologies is paving the way for advances in our understanding of biology.October 2021 Digital payments in a cashless future.
Disruptive fintechs are paving the way to a world without physical money.November 2021 Inside and out.
A focus on diversity and inclusion can result in competitive advantage.October 2021 Turning up the heat.
The challenge companies face to meet net zero emission targets.46 MIN WatchOctober 2021 Harnessing growth for the next decade.
Investment manager Malcolm MacColl and Senior Governance and Sustainability Analyst Kieran Murray outline believed growth drivers and the development of Global Alpha’s ESG process.WatchOctober 2021 Highlights Video: Harnessing growth for the next decade.
Watch the highlights from the recent Global Alpha webinar: Harnessing growth for the next decade.WatchOctober 2021 IDEAS Conference 2021.
With a focus on the future of mobility, the speakers discuss the ideas that will shape the way we live and work, and the companies that will drive disruption and innovation.October 2021 A conversation about sustainability.
Our long-term investors know that investing sustainably is a plus for value creation.October 2021 A shot in the arm.
Moderna’s mRNA vaccines are all set to become the cornerstone of an efficient health system.October 2021 China’s Gen Z+.
How the digital natives’ wants and needs create opportunities for forward-thinking Chinese companies.October 2021 Lessons from Bessembinder.
What a US academic taught us about the companies that outperform.October 2021 India’s ‘missing’ female workers.
Women dropping out of employment should weigh on investors’ minds.October 2021 Supporting ESG improvers.
Investors can have the most impact by focusing on sustainability laggards, not leaders.October 2021 Misguided metrics.
Why emerging markets firms struggle to get high ESG scores.October 2021 Time travel investing.
Evaluating emerging market stocks by taking a mental leap into the future.October 2021 Disruptive Innovation.
Watch the recordings from our week-long 'Disruption Week' event, during which we covered the exciting topics of healthcare, transport, digital payment platforms and sustainable agriculture.September 2021 ESG metrics can be ‘dangerous rubbish’.
Baillie Gifford’s James Anderson warns of the risks of ill-defined sustainability metrics.September 2021 Long-Term Return Expectations update.
Decarbonisation and baby boomer spending are set to drive asset prices over the years ahead.September 2021 Multiple chances in multi-asset.
Three big themes are converging, full of opportunities for multi-asset investment managers.September 2021 An appetite for ordered chaos.
Why loosening control can help companies become more innovative.September 2021 Prepare to be surprised.
Investing in the makers of revolutionary products tests nerves but can bring big rewards.43 MIN WatchSeptember 2021 Constructive Dissatisfaction: A conversation with the International Growth Team.
Nick Thomas is joined by James Anderson and Tom Coutts to discuss the current investment landscape and the evolving situation in China.September 2021 US Discovery: An American Voyage.
Baillie Gifford launches a new offering seeking out America’s most entrepreneurial new companies.WatchSeptember 2021 Climate Change: Risk or Opportunity?
Alicia Cowley, member of the Asia Client Service Team, is joined by ESG specialists Marianne Harper Gow and Michelle O’Keefe to discuss the burning question: Does climate change pose a risk to investment returns or are we able to identify investment opportunities in this area?September 2021 Modern-day Explorers.
Our international investors are explorers: which of the disruptors and innovators will deliver?WatchSeptember 2021 Global Stewardship: Towards Net Zero.
Alasdair McHugh, product specialist on the Global Stewardship Team, discusses how the necessary journey towards net zero is approached by the Global Stewardship Strategy.September 2021 Investing in Climate Solutions.
How do we save a planet? Paulina Sliwinska invests in the companies tackling climate change.WatchSeptember 2021 Disruption Week: Investing in Firms Shaping the World of Tomorrow.
At Baillie Gifford, we don’t focus on the present. We focus on what the world could look like in 15- or 20-years’ time. We focus on how our needs and expectations are evolving and what they might look like in the future. We explore the industries in which disruption and innovation are creating change, and we dedicate ourselves to finding the companies driving this change. Watch this animation to find out more.September 2021 Climate-Informed Long Term Returns Expectations.
Will the climate crisis response alter asset class returns? The Multi Asset Team investigates.August 2021 Clusters, Computers and Classic Rock
Find out why small companies are one of the richest hunting grounds for long-term growth investors.August 2021 Rethinking Risk: Uncertainty and Investment Returns.
Economist John Kay and investment manager James Anderson discuss how changing attitudes to known unknowns could make us better investors.August 2021 Hyper-connected Networks
What’s left of exception growth companies? With the internet and the cloud, the sky’s the limit.WatchJuly 2021 How Harnessing Chaos Can Make Companies More Nimble.
Chaos is often associated with a failure of leadership. Gary Robinson, partner in the US Equities Team, argues that the best bosses don’t resist disorder but channel it to create ‘chaordic organisations’ in which innovation thrives.July 2021 Mind the Gap: Going on a De-risking Journey
Baillie Gifford’s multi asset funds aim to provide maturing pension schemes protection from whatever economic weather may arise.WatchJuly 2021 What Picasso Can Teach Us About Investing.
Investment Specialist Christel Brodie speaks to Tom Coutts, Investment Manager on Baillie Gifford’s International Growth Strategy, about his recent thought piece ‘What Picasso can teach us about investing’. Coutts discusses how the process of, and reactions to, change in the art world can be closely compared to how we as investors look at the world today and what it could be in the future.July 2021 Strategy Overview.
A brief summary of Baillie Gifford’s beliefs, purpose and strategy.Full Year 2020 Positive Change Impact Report.
The Positive Change Team’s latest impact report, covering our activity during 2020 and plans for the years ahead.54 MIN WatchJuly 2021 Actual Income.
Client Director Jan Oliver hosts a webinar on Baillie Gifford’s Income solutions. She is joined by James Dow, Torcail Stewart and Steven Hay, investment managers on our Global Income Growth Strategy, our Strategic Bond Strategy and our Multi Asset Income Strategy respectively. The managers explain their investment philosophy and how, through a diversified income portfolio, they aim to deliver repeatable, durable and income-producing solutions for their clients.59 MIN WatchJune 2021 Actual ESG: Making a Difference in the Real World.
Andrew Cave, Head of Governance and Sustainability, and Stuart Dunbar, Partner and Client Director, explain why ESG investing should not become a data and metric-driven exercise. Instead, we should be focusing on real world outcomes and investing in businesses that are helping drive forward change.WatchJune 2021 High Yield Bond.
In a world full of noise and excessive choice, it helps to see things from a different perspective. In this film we explore the philosophy behind High Yield Bond and how seeking resilience is time well spent.WatchJune 2021 Highlights Video - The Small-Cap Effect: An Existential Debate.
This short video summaries the highlights from a recent webinar in which Richard Gall, Steve Vaughan and Brian Lum, members of the International Smaller Companies Portfolio Construction Group, discusses the small-cap effect, the team structure, and the investment approach to finding exceptional smaller companies.June 2021 Japan's Digital Transformation.
Unique to itself and often surprising, the digital transformation of the world’s third largest economy offers exciting new openings for investors, writes Donald Farquharson, head of Baillie Gifford’s Japanese equities team and Thomas Patchett, Japanese Equity Specialist.WatchJune 2021 The Small-Cap Effect: An Existential Debate.
Richard Gall, Steve Vaughan and Brian Lum, members of the International Smaller Companies Portfolio Construction Group, discuss the small-cap effect, the team structure, and the investment approach to finding exceptional smaller companies.WatchJune 2021 Exploring Sustainable Growth: A New Approach to ESG.
Are your investments as good for the environment and society as you think they are? Stuart Dunbar, partner at Baillie Gifford, explains why too many people have been lulled into a false sense of security by metrics-based approaches to ESG that don’t support the transition to a more sustainable society.WatchJune 2021 Strategic Bond.
Thinking about long-term income means thinking about what ‘can be’, not what ‘is’. In this film we explore the philosophy behind Strategic Bond and how, when it comes to income, there’s no time like the future.June 2021 What Picasso Can Teach Us About Investing.
Cubism changed art by depicting objects from multiple perspectives. Investors can learn from this approach by looking beyond the narrow confines of the financial industry and seeking a wide range of viewpoints rooted in the real world, argues Tom Coutts, partner at Baillie Gifford.WatchJune 2021 Baillie Gifford Worldwide Japanese Fund Manager Insights.
Client Director Andrew Brown speaks to Donald Farquharson and Tolibjon Tursonov, co-managers of the Worldwide Japan Fund, about portfolio positioning and performance, and which areas they see the potential for growth in the future.May 2021 Positive Change - It's Not Obvious
Positive Change invests in businesses that can help solve global challenges. But, as Kate Fox explains, the impact that some of the most influential companies have on daily lives is hidden from view.May 2021 Tilting The Odds In Your Favour.
Having been outperformed by US equities over the longer term, the time may now be right for the international asset class to bounce back, as Stephen Corr explains.April 2021 A Dose of Innovation.
We are at the dawn of a golden age of medicine. We will soon have the ability to treat and cure diseases that have long been untreatable and incurable.April 2021 International All Cap Stewardship Report.
The International Team’s latest stewardship report, covering our activity during 2020 and their plans for the years ahead.April 2021 Global Alpha Paris-Aligned.
The Global Alpha Paris-Aligned portfolio offers a pathway for clients to align their assets with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Here, we provide some background to the Paris Accords and outline how we aim to implement its objectives.April 2021 On The Grid.
David McIntyre and Calum Holt summarise their thoughts on the potential transformation of the European energy industry and how this is being embraced in our Multi Asset funds.WatchApril 2021 Active Investment: Fuelling the Energy Transition.
In this webinar, Product Specialist Alasdair McHugh talks to Caroline Cook, Senior Analyst in the Governance & Sustainability Team, about active investment, the energy transition, where we are now and how far we need to go.WatchApril 2021 Breaking the Biotech Model.
Could the messenger RNA vaccines deployed against Covid, help fight cancer and other diseases? After a year of crisis, Julia Angeles, co-manager of Baillie Gifford’s Health Innovation Fund, looks at the positive signs.WatchMarch 2021 Interview With Our Japanese Researchers.
Donald Farquharson, head of the Japanese Equity Team at Baillie Gifford, speaks to Japan-based strategy researchers Akiko Hirai and Satoko Ishino.WatchMarch 2021 What I've Learned In Four Decades Of Investing.
His career spanned big changes in investment – and in the fortunes of Baillie Gifford. Charles Plowden, joint senior partner and manager of Monks Investment Trust, looks at the opportunities ahead.April 2021 The Future of Mobility - Part 2.April 2021 The Future of Mobility - Part 3.April 2021 The Future of Mobility - Part 4.April 2021 The Future of Mobility - Part 1.March 2021 Humans, a Growth Species.
On the back of humanity's innate ability to innovate, invent and improve, Hamish Maxwell is reminded of why growth investing yields such promise over the long-term.March 2021 Actual ESG.
The logic of long-term investing means that companies harming the planet and its people will ultimately be losers.2021 Global Alpha Research Agenda.
In this year’s Research Agenda, Global Alpha’s investment managers share their thoughts on how change can help shape the portfolio.March 2021 The Roaring Twenties.
When we are caught up in the drama of the present, it can be hard to see the accelerated progress that accompanies it. With technology firmly in the driving seat, Scott Nisbet explains why he sees a decade of growth ahead.58 MIN WatchFebruary 2021 How the Pandemic is Revealing the Future of Healthcare.
Product specialist Jack Torrance talks to Julia Angeles and Marina Record, investment managers of the Health Innovation Strategy. The team discuss the journey they embarked upon to launch the strategy, the way in which 2020 has accelerated trends in the healthcare space, and what they think human health will look like in the future.February 2021 Why most things believed about investing are wrong.
Investment manager Lawrence Burns shares the views of brilliant minds outside the industry that will reshape your view of what equity investing is all about.WatchJanuary 2021 Sustainable investing: Finding the innovative companies of the future.
Are there limits to economic growth? Will we run out of ideas? Investment manager Lee Qian explains why he’s confident innovation will create a more prosperous, sustainable and inclusive world.December 2020 Private Companies Overview.
The artificial barriers between private and public companies are disappearing, but the investment world has not kept up. Investment managers Tom Slater, Chris Evdaimon, Peter Singlehurst and Rob Natzler discuss Baillie Gifford’s refreshing approach to investing in late-stage private companies.December 2020 Innovation: Why it’s Crucial for Sustainability.
Lee Qian, Investment Manager in Baillie Gifford’s Positive Change Strategy, tells us why we should harness innovation and economic growth to create a more prosperous, sustainable and inclusive world.WatchDecember 2020 Private Companies Introduction.
Private companies matter to long-term growth investors as never before. Tom Slater, investment manager and partner at Baillie Gifford, talks to his colleagues Peter Singlehurst, Chris Evdaimon and Robert Natzler about why this is and how it shapes Baillie Gifford’s approach to investing in private companies.WatchDecember 2020 How Covid is Changing the Way We Shop.
The digital disruption of the high street accelerated during the pandemic. Baillie Gifford’s Moritz Sitte explores the innovative ways in which European retailers are reshaping the future of shopping.WatchDecember 2020 Global Stewardship Stock Stories - Sartorius.
Investment manager Josie Bentley explains why Sartorius Stedim, biologic drug equipment and product provider, not only has exciting growth opportunity, but is also a company fundamentally intertwined with a better future for society.Autumn 2020 The Rise of Reliance.
Baillie Gifford’s Charles Plowden, co-manager of Global Alpha, hails a firm whose ambitions match the vastness of the subcontinent of India.November 2020 Japan’s Software Disruptors.
How does a company de-age? Jared Anderson thinks about how Japanese companies are changing their working practices to meet modern expectations.WatchNovember 2020 STOPCOVID Webinar.
This webinar, moderated by Mark Urquhart, head of our Long Term Global Growth Team, includes an update from the STOPCOVID team based at Edinburgh University. STOPCOVID is a global initiative to harness and progress medical science across sectors to improve treatments and end the pandemic. We hear from Kev Dhaliwal, Professor of Molecular Imaging and Healthcare Technology and Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine.November 2020 Investing in Biotechnology.
The starting point for investing in biotechs is science that is credible, scalable and differentiated. But that on its own does not guarantee a commercially successful business. The Health Innovation Team share their approach to investing in biotech at a time when the pace of innovation is exploding and the possibilities are endless.16 MIN WatchNovember 2020 Global Alpha – Mental Models Highlights.
Client director Jon Henry talks through the highlights of the recent Global Alpha webinar on ‘Mental Models’, a concept introduced earlier this year in the Global Alpha Research Agenda. In this webinar, client director Ben Drury talked to Global Alpha investment managers Helen Xiong and Malcolm MacColl about mental models and how they are incorporated into the team’s investment research process.November 2020 The S in ESG.
The complexity of assessing societal impact shouldn’t deter investors from looking at a company from every angle, argues Marianne Harper Gow.October 2020 Europe's Tech Awakening.
There’s no such thing as a big European tech platform, or is there? Chris Davies explores the rise of European platform businesses, questioning whether they are coming of age.WatchOctober 2020 The Great Divergence Between East and West.
China has defied recession in 2020, but where to now? Investment manager Roderick Snell anticipates big things ahead.October 2020 Emerging Markets Article: Coming of Age.
It’s time to stop looking in the rear-view mirror when it comes to emerging markets. Conventional wisdom always extrapolates recent experience, but after a decade in which both economic growth and equity returns have been lacklustre relative to the rest of the world – and with relative valuations now back at multi-decade lows – we worry that investors have badly misunderstood the depth of the transformation that has been taking place in our asset class.September 2020 Back to the Future.
Has the pandemic ushered in a return of mid-20th century economics? With unprecedented stimulus replacing austerity, David McIntyre argues that monetary policy has given way to fiscal policy, creating new opportunities for multi asset portfolios.September 2020 Value Judgements.
With valuation formulas found wanting once again, Mark Urquhart writes in praise of uncertainty.September 2020 China - Adjusting the Lens.
The future is inherently uncertain, but the acceleration of disruption, developments in innovation and shifts in consumption patterns will create winners and losers. China will play a critical role.September 2020 Can capitalism power positive change?
The companies that interest Lee Qian most are the ones that are driving society forward while rewarding shareholders. Iona Bain talks to the Positive Change Fund co-manager about capitalism at its best.WatchSeptember 2020 Living Longer: Can We Afford It?
More of us are living longer, staying healthier for longer and working for longer. What are the implications for investing and financing this longer life? Listen to Baillie Gifford’s Steven Hay to find out.WatchSeptember 2020 Japanese Equities Introduction.
Members of the Japanese Equities Team explain the philosophy and processes of the strategies that exist within Baillie Gifford’s Japanese Equities capabilities.September 2020 Navigating Noise.
Navigating Noise, a video series brought to you by the Long Term Global Growth team, seeks to gather and share some of the thinking we find so valuable when investing for the long term.September 2020 A Gallery For Growth.
Much like an art curator, the role of the investment manager involves carefully selecting investments that will make a mark and grow in value over time.September 2020 Sensible Nonsense.
To stand the best chance of owning the winning companies of the 2030s, we should imagine how bizarre today’s ‘normal’ will seem when the next generation looks back.WatchSeptember 2020 Data, AI & Ethics.
Julia Angeles, investment manager on the Health Innovation Team, speaks to Claire Bell, former newspaper journalist and inquisitive researcher for Baillie Gifford. Angeles and Bell discuss the hot topics of data, artificial intelligence and ethics.September 2020 Asking the right questions.
Integrating ESG into company research requires rigour, nuance and a long-term perspective says Marianne Harper Gow.September 2020 Staying Ahead of Change.
Few things matter more to an investor than understanding and anticipating change. As we celebrate 15 years of Global Alpha, we share some thoughts on how the portfolio, our process and the team have developed over time.5 MIN WatchSeptember 2020 A Shocking Revelation: Capitalism Can Power Positive Change.
Everyone wants to make a difference, and capital thoughtfully and responsibly deployed is a powerful mechanism for change. In seeking out companies whose products and services are providing solutions to global challenges, we believe a proactive investment approach can also be the basis of attractive investment returns. Investment Managers Kate Fox and Lee Qian explain why positive change really matters.WatchAugust 2020 Global Alpha - 10 minutes with Helen Xiong.
Ben Drury, client director, talks to Helen Xiong, an investor and soon-to-be key decision maker for the Global Alpha strategy. Helen explains what she has learnt from her past experience with Baillie Gifford, what she will bring to the team in her new role, and what she is excited about moving forward.July 2020 How do we do what we do?
Three decades into running dedicated Asian ex Japan portfolios, what is it that we can see that the market does not? We explain how our investment approach – the search for fat tails – allows us to exploit persistent market inefficiencies to the benefit of our clients.WatchJuly 2020 Tomorrow’s Income Aristocrats.
Income investing has been shaken by the coronavirus, but how will this affect the dividend payers of the future? Baillie Gifford investment manager James Dow gives us a glimpse of the potential star performers of tomorrow.WatchJuly 2020 Baillie Gifford Introduction.
We have been investing in the world’s great growth opportunities since 1908.WatchJuly 2020 Baillie Gifford Introduction.
We have been investing in the world’s great growth opportunities since 1908.WatchJuly 2020 Health Innovation: It’s Time to Rethink What the Word ‘Healthcare’ Means.
We are in an era of great convergence. The Health Innovation strategy seeks to support this era of change by looking out for innovative and pioneering companies that have the potential to bring substantial improvements to human health and healthcare systems.June 2020 How Do We Do What We Do? - Emerging Markets Investing.
One ought to be an optimist to invest in Emerging Markets, but so very few analysts are. Baillie Gifford’s Emerging Markets team explain how they fly in the face of market inefficiencies in their search for excess returns.July 2020 Positive Change Impact Report.
For Full Year 2019, updating on contributions towards a more sustainable and inclusive world.WatchJune 2020 What's the Purpose of Investing?
Interview with Stuart Dunbar.June 2020 A View from the Midst of the Pandemic.
Technological developments over recent decades mean reality has outpaced the science fiction of his youth since Mark Urquhart joined Baillie Gifford almost 25 years ago. Now, scanning the Covid-19 driven global economy, he sets out his enthusiasm and expectations for the next decade and beyond.May 2020 It's Time to Look East.
First to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, the Asia ex Japan region is in robust health and its innovative companies are thriving. Roderick Snell surveys the Asian landscape and argues that Asia is where to look for superior long-term growth.WatchApril 2020 Why this crisis favours growth stocks.
Growth stocks have generally fared better than value stocks during the coronavirus downturn. Tom Slater, partner and head of Baillie Gifford’s US Equities Team explains why.May 2020 It’s time to rethink what the word healthcare means.
We’re living longer, but are we living better? Baillie Gifford’s Health Innovation team is searching for companies whose cutting-edge science and innovative therapies are redefining healthcare. Put simply, healthcare has never looked as good for those seeking more from their investment.April 2020 Why We Care About Diversity and Inclusion.
Baillie Gifford’s first company-wide diversity and inclusion magazine about the individuals who make up our firm.April 2020 Fighting a Pandemic with Technology.
Medical developments are increasingly dependent on technology. Baillie Gifford investors look at some of the more innovative companies and their importance in the current pandemic, as well as considering how the situation we are living through will lay the foundations for a new era in healthcare, underpinned by data.April 2020 How the Pandemic May Change Things.
Are the abrupt changes brought about by the coronavirus (Covid-19) temporary or permanent? Dave Bujnowski considers how a post-coronavirus future may look, and where the biggest changes might be.April 2020 Some Suspicions About the Coming Years.
James Anderson discusses what we can learn about the effects of the coronavirus. Drawing on the work of experts such as Hans Rosling, James explores the monetary and fiscal transformation we are going through, concluding that the days of neo-liberalism are numbered. James also looks at what the crisis means for equity investors, asking what investments are now more valuable, and assesses the shift of global power towards Asia.WatchMarch 2020 Navigating a Stock Market Crisis.
Scott Nisbet tells Malcolm Borthwick what he’s learnt from previous crises, why he’s staying calm and why now’s the time to read Albert Camus.March 2020 The Second Space Age.
Fifty years after Apollo 11, can a fresh wave of innovation in space technology open new frontiers and promising investment opportunities? Investment manager, Luke Ward looks across the gulf of space and gives us his views.WatchFebruary 2020 Baillie Gifford Emerging Markets Introduction.
Will Sutcliffe, Sophie Earnshaw and Mike Gush, investment managers in the Emerging Markets team with a combined total of 45 years’ experience, give an introduction to the team’s approach.February 2020 Healthcare Innovation.February 2020 Governance in China: Risk or Opportunity?
Growing familiarity with China’s markets invites closer examination of governance at a country and corporate level. A company by company approach is vital to limit the risks and find the opportunities, writes Ben Lloyd.13 MIN WatchDecember 2019 The Beauty of Japanese Cosmetics.
Investment manager, Praveen Kumar explains why the Japanese cosmetics industry is in a period of rapid growth and how it could be set to continue for the long term. October 2019.November 2019 The Shape of Things to Come.
It’s essential to be realistic and keep the risk of over-optimism in check. But there’s plenty to feel positive about in emerging markets, says Tim Erskine-Murray, who offers an insight into the reasons for his unwavering enthusiasm.WatchFourth Quarter 2019 Watsco - A Cool Investment.
Investment manager Toby Ross discusses recent investment, Watsco.November 2019 Dominators vs Disrupters - The Future of Industrial Robotics.
The big four incumbents in robotics are gearing up for a challenge. In a reshaping global industry, they are readying themselves for the march of the cobots.WatchFourth Quarter 2019 Global Stewardship Stock Stories - Shopify.
Investment manager Gary Robinson explains why Shopify is a great example of what Global Stewardship is looking for – a growing company, whose management team thinks for the long term and balances the needs of all stakeholders, and whose products add real value for society.Fourth Quarter 2019 Learning from Academia.
Our support of inquisitive people plays a crucial role in our investment research. Discover more in our academia anthology.Third Quarter 2019 Engaging on… Responsible Taxation.
Toby Ross on how we engage on responsible taxation.WatchFourth Quarter 2019 Corporate Scandals That Changed the Course of Capitalism.
Civil society has increasingly questioned and challenged corporate behaviour and activity since the 1960s. This film documents a number of corporate disasters that have caught the public attention over the last 75 years, and have led to some profound changes.WatchSeptember 2019 Global Stewardship Stock Stories - LendingTree.
Zaki Sabir explains why the Global Stewardship Portfolio Construction Group are very hopeful that LendingTree will be a rewarding investment for clients.WatchThird Quarter 2019 The Impact of Online Shopping.
Malcolm Borthwick is joined by investment manager Milena Mileva to discuss how profound changes in consumer behaviour are changing the retail landscape both online and in bricks-and-mortar stores.Third Quarter 2019 The Importance of Fundamental Research.
Jenny Davis explores the Asian opportunity.Third Quarter 2019 A Case for Growth.
Disruptive forces are at play, and they are far more powerful and enduring than most would give credit for. Dave Bujnowski explores what the consequences are of this upheaval, and whether this is good or bad news for growth investors.WatchThird Quarter 2019 Finding Europe's Hidden Champions.
There are lots of reasons not to invest in Europe. Its economic growth is uninspiring and much of its stock index is made up of bureaucratic corporate dinosaurs. But beyond the negative headlines, there are still exciting investment opportunities to be found. They include potential tenbaggers – companies whose share price could increase ten-fold.Second Quarter 2019 Fast Fashion.
Investment Manager, Kate Fox explores how fashion might evolve from eco-culprit to eco-warrior, and where investment opportunities might arise along the way.Second Quarter 2019 The Next Big Things.
Tom Slater, head of Baillie Gifford’s US Equities team reports on how visionary businesses are looking beyond current market events and thinking about the future.Second Quarter 2019 Our Stewardship Principles.
Baillie Gifford’s over-arching ethos is that we are ‘actual’ investors. Our approach to stewardship favours a small number of simple principles which help shape our interactions with companies.WatchSecond Quarter 2019 Will industrial biotech be the next manufacturing revolution?
Industrial biotech companies can already produce synthetic spider silk and plant-based burgers that taste like meat. Future possibilities include timber produced from yeast. In the latest episode of our podcast, Kirsty Gibson tells Malcolm Borthwick why she's fascinated by the opportunities of industrial biotech and its enormous investment potential.Second Quarter 2019 A Spotlight on Climate Change.
Governance and Sustainability analysts Michelle O’Keeffe and Laura Thomson answer some of the most common climate change questions they are asked in relation to climate change and Baillie Gifford’s position regarding it.First Quarter 2019 Graham or Growth?
In his latest paper, James Anderson discusses Ben Graham’s book The Intelligent Investor, the seminal work on Value investing that remains as valid today as it did when he wrote it seven decades ago. James considers the author’s views and their implications for Growth investing in the current environment.Fourth Quarter 2018 Let's Talk About Actual Investing.
The task in hand is to remind our clients what investing actually means. Stuart Dunbar makes a passionate plea for 'actual' managers to demonstrate that we have our clients' best interests at heart.Third Quarter 2018 The Great Convergence of Medicine.
The future of medicine is likely to be fundamentally different from what we know today. Investment Manager, Rose Nguyen, discusses the technological advances that are likely to transform life science in the coming decades.Third Quarter 2017 Why Do We Do What We Do? - Emerging Market Investing.
Active management in emerging markets - Claire Phillips and Andrew Keiller explain why it is important to be selective rather than follow the index and outline the potential rewards such an approach can bring.April 2021 Archived The Baillie Gifford Managed Fund’s UK Champions - Five Burning Questions.
The year 2020 felt somewhat surreal for UK investors. Not only was our local economy hit hard by the pandemic, but whole sectors of the stock market came under pressure, including many high-profile firms.April 2021 Archived From Crisis To Opportunity.
We call our methodology long-term income, not short-term yield. In this paper we share our experience of picking stocks using this growth-focused approach. We explain why we think the best is yet to come for this approach. And we highlight three simple questions we ask of any company when picking stocks for our income-growth portfolio.59 MIN WatchMarch 2021 Archived Are You Investing In The Right Europe?
Client Director Stuart Dunbar is joined by Stephen Paice, Head of the European Equity Team and Moritz Sitte, portfolio manager of our European funds, to discuss the question ‘Are you investing in the right Europe?’.WatchMarch 2021 Archived Highlights Video: Beyond The Great Dividend Crisis.
In this recording, Investment Specialist Seb Petit highlights the main takeaways from a recent webinar with James Dow and Toby Ross, co-heads of the Global Income Growth Team. Dow and Ross outline how a long-term approach and a growth mindset helped them navigate the great dividend crisis of 2020.March 2021 Archived Active Investment: Fuelling the Energy Transition.
Caroline Cook explains the Global Stewardship Team’s vision for a successful, low carbon world in 2050, and how it impacts their investment approach.March 2021 Archived Multi Asset Long-term Return Expectations.
The Multi Asset Team set out their views on the prospective returns from a variety of asset classes over the next 10 years and beyond.WatchFebruary 2021 Archived Highlights Video: Long Term Global Growth Webinar.
Client Director Tatjana Evans-MacLeod highlights the most notable discussion points from the recent LTGG webinar, in which investment managers Mark Urquhart, Gemma Barkhuizen and Linda Lin discussed turnover, valuation, China, ESG, and capacity.WatchFebruary 2021 Archived Navigating Change in US Equities.
In this webinar recording, US Equity strategy specialist Ben James talks to all four of the key decision makers in the US Equities Team, Tom Slater, Kirsty Gibson, Gary Robinson and Dave Bujnowski. The team explore the thought processes that have helped them navigate the challenge of maintaining a 5-10 year investment horizon during what has been a year of rapid change, followed by questions from attendees.WatchFebruary 2021 Archived Managed Fund - Manager Insights.
Lucy Haddow, product specialist, speaks to investment managers Steven Hay and Iain McCombie about the Managed Fund, as they reflect on 2020 and look forward to what’s to come.Full Year 2020 Archived Positive Conversations.
This document looks at the contribution of the Positive Change portfolio to society through its business practices and focuses on our approach to engagement with the companies owned on behalf of our clients.December 2020 Archived The Private Opportunity.
Companies no longer follow the traditional lifecycle from founding to IPO. Increasingly, they are remaining private for longer, supported by companies such as Baillie Gifford, and enjoying substantial growth before reaching public markets, as Robert Natzler explains.December 2020 Archived Biofacturing.
Truly remarkable progress is being made in solving some of the world’s biggest problems by unlocking nature at its most granular level.September 2020 Archived Scale as a Service.
Companies become more efficient as they grow. In the past, that involved big capital outlays and was bad news for challengers. However, as Gary Robinson explains, entrepreneurs can now rent the essential tools from cloud platforms, enabling them to compete more easily.WatchJuly 2020 Archived Multi Asset Investment Update.
James Squires, head of multi asset, discusses several key areas related to Baillie Gifford’s multi asset funds, namely an update on performance, our current views and outlooks and how those views and outlooks inform the positioning of the portfolios.WatchJune 2020 Archived Back To The Future.
This webinar has been prepared solely for the use of professional investors outside of the Unites States and is not for further distribution. Baillie Gifford takes no responsibility for the reliance on this webinar by any other person who did not receive this webinar from Baillie Gifford.WatchJune 2020 Archived Positive Change in Challenging Times Webinar.
In this webinar, investment managers Kate Fox and Lee Qian speak to portfolio specialist Alison Cuthbert about the Positive Change strategy.June 2020 Archived The Atlases of the Modern Economy.
You can’t predict the future, but you can prepare for it by investing in those businesses that will help create it. Jenny Davis turns to history to provide some context as to why she believes the unsung heroes of the modern economy will be the titans of the future.WatchMay 2020 Archived US Equity Strategy – Manager Insights.
Ben James gives an update on the positioning and activity of the US Equity portfolio.May 2020 Archived Team of Talents.
There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’, or is there? The International Alpha Team explore what teamworking means for them, and why maintaining a diversity of views and experiences makes for a stronger team.April 2020 Archived The Great Dividend Crisis.
The old order of dividend-paying companies has been overthrown by the coronavirus pandemic. The task now, writes James Dow, the co-head of Bailie Gifford’s equity income strategies, is to take a long hard look at the potential winners of the future.April 2020 Archived How to Invest in Equities and Stay Sane.
The best investment advice doesn’t grow old. When former Baillie Gifford Partner Edward Hocknell wrote ‘How to Invest in Equities and Stay Sane’ back in 2012, ‘global pandemic’ was just one on a list of scenarios for business continuity managers and civil servants to plan for.April 2020 Archived The Myth of the Marlboro Man.
Fear of missing out on dividend payments has sustained investment in oil and tobacco companies for many years. Now, however, the returns are dwindling. And, as Scott Nisbet explains, the door is opening for investors who see investing with a conscience as being less about avoiding bad companies and more about backing good.April 2020 Archived The Myth of the Marlboro Man.
Quitting tobacco and fossil fuels should no longer carry a wealth warning, writes Scott Nisbet.2020 Archived Annual Business Update.
Our annual business update 2020.February 2020 Archived Global Alpha Research Agenda.
With their curiosity for learning undiminished, Global Alpha’s investment managers share where they think their quest for learning will take them in the year ahead.February 2020 Archived Income Through a Growth Lens.
Toby Ross shows how Baillie Gifford’s growth approach to income investing, starts from a very different philosophical position compared with our peers. Take a look from a different angle.Fourth Quarter 2019 Archived Positive Conversations.
An accompaniment to our annual Impact Report using a different lens to look at the contribution of the Positive Change portfolio to society.WatchAugust 2019 Archived Global Stewardship Stock Stories - TSMC.
Mike Gush, an investment manager of Global Stewardship, discusses why he champions investing in TSMC.WatchSecond Quarter 2019 Archived The Hunt For European Tenbaggers.
Investment managers Moritz Sitte and Stephen Paice dispel the negative perceptions of the European market by discussing an exciting company which exemplifies the growth potential in Europe, and their investment strategy which aims to seek out European tenbaggers.Second Quarter 2019 Archived Bricks and Clicks.
With online companies currently dominating sales, it is widely expected that the need for tangible stores will continue to decrease, but Baillie Gifford has spotted a rise in forward-thinking companies who are utilising physical spaces to provide an innovative and interactive shopping experience.Second Quarter 2019 Archived The Whole Story.
In Baillie Gifford we have a very different perspective on 2018, and hence the future, than the one you will be used to reading about.Second Quarter 2019 Archived Management Metamorphosis.
Almost unnoticed, Japanese management is changing for the better. Head of Japan Donald Farquharson looks at the transformation drawing on the experience of three decades of engagement.Second Quarter 2019 Archived The Death of Alzheimer’s.
As lifespans increase, more of us will inevitably encounter Alzheimer’s. Thankfully, new advances mean that we may be approaching a breakthrough in treating the disease. The Death of Alzheimer’s asks how Baillie Gifford can support this effort.First Quarter 2019 Archived Being Different.
Global Stewardship offers a differentiated global equity portfolio, consisting of both Local Heroes and Global Champions. Mike Gush explains why this makes them different.First Quarter 2019 Archived Riding the Gravy Train.
The investment management industry is often accused of failing to put clients’ interests first. Tom Coutts investigates and considers what we should be doing differently.First Quarter 2019 Archived Facing the Future.
Investment managers Lawrence Burns and Paulina Sliwinska share thoughts on future trends with Professor Brian Arthur.Fourth Quarter 2018 Archived Lend Me Your Ears, Not Your Stocks.
It is taken for granted that stocklending is a harmless activity that can produce a little extra return with limited risk. But is this really so? Scott Nisbet investigates.Fourth Quarter 2018 Archived Income Through a Growth Lens.Third Quarter 2018 Archived Under the Radar.
In this short series Baillie Gifford’s International Smaller Companies team explores how their radar framework helps them to uncover the most exciting small businesses from around the world.Fourth Quarter 2018 Archived Japan's Return to Dividends.
Japan often has a reputation for low dividend payments. Investment Manager, Karen See explains why this has not always been the case in the past and might not be in the future.Second Quarter 2018 Archived An End to Kidney Failure.
Many patients with kidney failure face an agonising wait for a donor or a life on dialysis. However, as Julia Angeles writes, new technologies may offer a brighter future.2018 Archived Aberration or Premonition.
If capturing extremes is the key to investment returns, James Anderson sets out how we can improve our chances of investing well. He highlights the exponential long-term trends in energy, healthcare and technology that he believes will be at the heart of a dramatic implosion of the old order and will become the cornerstone of the new.First Quarter 2018 Archived The Pursuit of Extreme Returns.
The story of investing is really the story of the big winners, those exceptional companies that reshape our world and in the process reap the rewards. Lawrence Burns sets out how a long-term and patient approach to investment is necessary to identify those truly great companies that could drive extreme returns.Second Quarter 2017 Archived The Technological Revolution.
Technological evolution continues to occur at an ever-increasing pace. Douglas Brodie looks at some of the areas likely to see the greatest change in the coming years, and the investment opportunities that will open up as a result.Second Quarter 2017 Archived The Unpopular Case for Active Management.
The active investment industry as a whole appears to have done a better job of enriching itself than adding value for clients. Is it worth defending? Stuart Dunbar thinks so. He believes there is value in employing good active fund managers. He sets out the approaches that he believes are most likely to deliver outperformance for clients, suggests why investors and investment managers have failed to implement them and what should be done regarding it.First Quarter 2017 Archived Does Anyone Remember What ‘Investing’ Actually Means?
Stuart Dunbar discusses the woes of what our industry has become alongside the potential opportunities presented by its somewhat over-evolved state.First Quarter 2017 Archived An End to Cancer?
Investment manager Julia Angeles strikes an optimistic note as she explores some of the recent developments in healthcare, which one day she hopes will bring an end to cancer.Third Quarter 2016 Archived A Long-Term Manifesto.
Investment Manager Iain Campbell does not claim that Baillie Gifford’s investors are cleverer, have better systems or information, or that they work harder, travel further or construct more complex spreadsheets. Rather, he elaborates on an identifiable market inefficiency that our unusual structure and long-term philosophy allows us to exploit.Fourth Quarter 2016 Archived A Passage for India.
Whereas manufacturing once provided developing countries with a clear economic development path, robotics has made the route more challenging. Lawrence Burns explores the dilemma India now faces and suggests a possible route for its future development.July 2016 Archived Longevity.
With the lifespan of companies shrinking, pinpointing those companies that will endure matters. Investment Manager Mark Urquhart illustrates the power of compounding and the role special cultures and management play in increasing a company’s odds of longevity.First Quarter 2016 Archived The Truth Will Out: Dispelling the Myths of Emerging Market Investing.
The golden age for EM economic growth is over, but for some EM companies, the opportunity set may be far larger than anything EM investors have seen to date. Will Sutcliffe dispels some common misconceptions surrounding EM investing.February 2016 Archived Cities of Tomorrow.
Joe Faraday shares his enthusiasm for the importance of cities as growth drivers, explaining how access to world-leading academics and their research has shaped his thinking.First Quarter 2016 Archived Genomics: Reasons for Optimism.
Julia Angeles, an investment manager in the EAFE Alpha team, considers how scientific developments have led to changes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, and why the current rate of progress is set to accelerate in the coming years. Angeles also explains why she opted to undergo genomic testing.
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