There were no items found based on the criteria entered.May 2022 Investing with Purpose.
When times are tough, resilience matters. Tom Slater on why purpose matters to Scottish Mortgage.May 2022 The History of the European Growth Trust.
How a trust giving investors access to the European market has found grounds for optimism despite volatility.May 2022 Long-Term Endurance.
Drawdowns are inevitable. But it’s how you react to them that matters. Lawrence Burns explains.May 2022 Patient Green Capital.
There’s an urgent need to cut carbon, but investors must give firms time to develop solutions.4 MIN WatchMay 2022 Shin Nippon Manager Update.
Praveen Kumar, investment manager of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon PLC gives an update on the performance of Shin Nippon over the past year and shares the team’s views on the long-term outlook for Japanese smaller 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.May 2022 Transformational thinking.
Scottish Mortgage’s departing joint manager James Anderson talks to its deputy Lawrence Burns.May 2022 Positive Conversations Keystone 2021.
Responsible business practices are fundamental to delivering sustainable long-term growth and addressing global challenges.April 2022 Casting the net wider.
Monks seeks profit and resilience from its diversified growth stocks portfolio.April 2022 Influencers.
James Anderson credits the great minds who shaped his theories about the evolving world.April 2022 Future impacts.
Four ways Keystone Positive Change’s holdings can benefit the environment and society.April 2022 China’s move to renewable energy.
Solar power and cheap green energy makes for a promising future.April 2022 Buying into Private Companies.
Baillie Gifford’s approach to private companies? As we’ve always invested, for the long term.10 MIN WatchApril 2022 SAINTS: A year in review and looking ahead.
The Scottish American Investment Company share an update on performance and ESG.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.Spring 2022 Writing you can trust.
Inspirational thinkers, data-driven India and the ecommerce upstart disrupting Latin America.March 2022 The history of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon.
The smaller companies trust has thrived by seeking out Japan’s disruptive innovators.Long readMarch 2022 Enlightenment.
Europe’s perceptual shift, virtual communities, workers’ rights and more from our fund teams.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.64 MIN WatchMarch 2022 Investing for the Future – In Conversation with the Scottish Mortgage Managers.
Manager Tom Slater and Deputy Manager Lawrence Burns discuss the evolution of the management team and process, the current environment and the long-term prospects for the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust.March 2022 Explorers, not just analysts.
If we are to deliver extraordinary returns, we must be more open-minded than the crowd.12 MIN WatchFebruary 2022 Actual ESG.
Investing in great growth companies to make a big difference.February 2022 The value in growth investing.
One says “growth”. The other says “value”. But that’s not what investors should be focusing on.February 2022 A private companies approach to ESG.
The special considerations at play when we invest in high-growth, late-stage unlisted firms.February 2022 Long-term investing and market volatility.
James Budden on holding your nerve through short-term setbacks and supporting exceptional growth companies.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.7 MIN WatchJanuary 2022 Responsible Global Equity Income Fund.
Toby Ross and Diane Esson reflect on the past three years of the Responsible Global Equity Income Fund.53 MIN WatchJanuary 2022 Scottish Mortgage and transformative change.
Lawrence Burns on growth stocks, volatility, and why Moore’s Law remains a positive for innovative companies.Long readJanuary 2022 Edinburgh Worldwide: a global history.
How an international outlook was built in from the start by the investment trust’s founder Robert Fleming.February 2022 Managed Fund, Top Five US Questions.
Kirsty Gibson answers the key questions investors are asking of the Managed Fund’s US champions.January 2022 The history of Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust.
While the investment policy and geographical focus may have shifted over 125 years, key themes link the story of the Edinburgh Worldwide Trust then and now.January 2022 Health Innovation: impact and ESG.
Why the forthcoming Health Innovation Impact Strategy should focus minds.January 2022 Sandpile avalanches and stock prices.
Equity investing in times of catastrophic change.January 2022 China’s dividend racehorses.
New opportunities for income investors seeking growth and steady payouts.7 MIN WatchJanuary 2022 Baillie Gifford European Growth Trust AGM.
Moritz Sitte, co-manager of the Baillie Gifford European Growth Trust, gives an update on investment philosophy, portfolio activity and positioning, and outlook.January 2022 Nurobots: delivering with autonomous vehicles.
Your pizza delivered by a driverless autonomous vehicle? That’s only the beginning for Nuro.December 2021 Japan’s net zero efforts blossom.
The firms doing pioneering work to produce renewable energy and eco-friendlier transport.December 2021 Diverse and disruptive.
The Monks Investment Trust’s growth-focused stock picking strategy.December 2021 Glasgow Climate Pact.
For Global Stewardship, climate opportunities go hand in hand with climate challengesDecember 2021 Making Waves.
Changing the world starts with investing in companies addressing global challenges.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 Six reasons for Japan optimism.
Manager Matthew Brett offers six predictions for the Baillie Gifford Japan Trust’s fifth decade.December 2021 Enlightenment.
Racehorse dividends, sand avalanches, blossoming eco efforts and more from our fund teams.November 2021 Resilience Rewarded.
Three lessons learned over the High Yield Bond Fund’s 20 years of debt investing.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.November 2021 Japan stocks: investing in growth.
As the Baillie Gifford Japan Trust turns 40, robotics and cosmetics are on its manager’s mind.November 2021 We need to talk about inflation.
Central banks may find it hard to tackle price rises, requiring fine-tuning to fund strategies.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 The History of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust.
How a trust launched to finance the 1900s rubber boom was transformed into a backer of global technological change.November 2021 How to surf the waves of growth.
Good investing takes quick reactions as well as a long-term vision.10 MIN WatchNovember 2021 Managed Fund: Manager Insights.
Inflationary pressures and ESG opportunities are among matters on the fund managers’ minds.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.October 2021 China’s Generation Z.
The under-25s discuss their appetite for social shopping apps and home-grown cosmetics brands.October 2021 Seismic shifts.
Companies benefiting from explosive change brought on by the pandemic.October 2021 Green hydrogen’s promise.
Why using renewables to harvest the gas may be the best way for some industries to reach net zero.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 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 Microfinance for the masses.
Gojo’s founder explains his plan to serve 100 million of the world’s poorest people.October 2021 Thriving after adversity.
Why cyclical stocks such as Ryanair and Rio Tinto are comeback kings.65 MIN WatchJune 2020 Paradigm Shifts with Professor Carlota Perez.
Carlota Perez, British-Venezuelan researcher, lecturer and international consultant, presents on the paradigm shifts she observes in historical technological revolutions and what these shifts could mean for the future.September 2021 Long-Term Return Expectations update.
Decarbonisation and baby boomer spending are set to drive asset prices over the years ahead.September 2021 An appetite for ordered chaos.
Why loosening control can help companies become more innovative.September 2021 Scottish Mortgage Board appoints new Director.
The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark FitzPatrick as a non-executive director of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC.September 2021 ESG Metrics can be ‘Dangerous Rubbish’.
Scottish Mortgage’s James Anderson warns of the risks of ill-defined sustainability metrics.September 2021 Dividend dynamos.
SAINTS’ managers pick their income-paying stars of the future.September 2021 The History of The Baillie Gifford Japan Trust.
Launched in Japan's great economic boom, the trust thrived in the lost decades after the bubble burst.Autumn 2021 Trust magazine.
Distrust of ESG metrics, AI health breakthroughs, comeback king stocks and more from our trusts.September 2021 Disrupting Disease with Artificial Intelligence.
Cancer, heart failure and Alzheimer’s could all be defeated by AI-driven treatments.September 2021 Investing in Climate Solutions.
How do we save a planet? Paulina Sliwinska invests in the companies tackling climate change.WatchSeptember 2021 US Growth Trust Manager Insights.
Behavioural shifts caused by Covid prompt changes to Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust’s portfolio.WatchSeptember 2021 Monks Investment Trust Manager Insights.
Monks Manager Spencer Adair looks beyond the noise of recent months to the longer term.September 2021 Climate-Informed Long Term Returns Expectations.
Will the climate crisis response alter asset class returns? The Multi Asset Team investigates.August 2021 Enlightenment.
Digitising China, lessons from Venice, picking cultural outliers, and more from our fund teams.August 2021 sennder: Helping Truckers Cut Costs and Carbon.
sennder’s co-founder explains how its software platform helps truckers carry fuller loads.8 MIN WatchJuly 2021 Baillie Gifford UK Growth Trust plc Manager Insights.
Investment manager Milena Mileva gives an update on the philosophy, positioning and activity of the Baillie Gifford UK Growth Trust portfolio.July 2021 Rocket Man
Life on Mars might seem far-fetched, but Scottish Mortgage is prepared to embrace the radical thinkers striving to get us there.July 2021 Why Companies Should Embrace Chaos
The nimblest firms are often those that don’t fight disorder but embrace it, according to Visa founder Dee Hock.July 2021 Embracing the Extraordinary
Building long-term value is not about following the pack, but about spotting the companies set to benefit from social change.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.July 2021 History of The Monks Investment Trust
Historian John Newlands outlines the story of the Monks Investment Trust hard-fought growth.June 2021 Clusters, Computers, and Classic Rock
Find out why small companies are one of the richest hunting grounds for long-term growth investors.June 2021 Baillie Gifford Managed Fund: can it continue to thrive?
The Managed Fund was launched in 1987, so has weathered plenty of crises before.7 MIN WatchJune 2021 Global Stewardship Fund - Manager Insights.
Client Director Amy Atack explains the purpose of the Global Stewardship Fund, before giving an update on the performance of the portfolio, as well as a summary of the three main areas in which the Global Stewardship Team see the potential for future growth.45 MIN WatchJune 2021 Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon Investment Trust Webinar.
Praveen Kumar, manager of the Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon Investment Trust, discusses how to approach high-growth investing in a country that has a low-growth economy, the economy in question being that of Japan. Praveen explains that as fundamentally bottom-up, long-term stock pickers, we try to ignore short-term trends and predictions, and focus on finding smaller cap Japanese companies with huge potential over the long term.21 MIN WatchJune 2021 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust AGM: Manager Insights - Tom Slater.
In this AGM film, Tom Slater, co-manager of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, discusses the lessons learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic, and looks to the areas where we have seen, and could continue to see, growth opportunities arising.15 MIN WatchJune 2021 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust AGM: Manager Insights - James Anderson.
In this AGM film, James Anderson, co-manager of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, reflects on the biggest lessons he has learnt during his time managing the trust.10 MIN WatchJune 2021 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust AGM: Manager Insights - Lawrence Burns.
In this AGM film, Lawrence Burns, deputy manager of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, explains that success will be determined by the deep underlying structural changes going on in our world, the brilliance of business models, and the vision of their founders, rather than economic cycles, sector rotations and interest rates. He then goes on to discuss the areas where he believes this success could occur.57 MIN WatchJune 2021 In Conversation with Tom Slater.
Tom Slater, co-manager of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, discusses the areas in which he sees potential for exponential growth. Tom discusses the companies in the portfolio that are helping to facilitate a post-carbon world, revolutionising healthcare, and accelerating the ongoing digitalisation of the economy, making it clear there is no shortage of exciting growth opportunities. Tom then goes on to answer questions from the audience.60 MIN WatchJune 2021 Embracing the Extraordinary: In Conversation with the Scottish Mortgage Managers.
Join investment specialist Claire Shaw as she speaks to James Anderson, Tom Slater, and Lawrence Burns in the first-ever investor event with all three Scottish Mortgage managers. With no shortage of exciting growth opportunities, the Scottish Mortgage managers discuss the potential for exponential growth in the future. Join them as they look to companies that are helping to facilitate a post-carbon world, revolutionising healthcare, and accelerating the ongoing digitalisation of the economy.June 2021 History of Keystone Positive Change Investment Trust
Historian John Newlands looks back at the origins of the trust and its surprising connections.7 MIN WatchJune 2021 Baillie Gifford China Growth Trust Manager Insights.
Sophie Earnshaw, co-manager of the Baillie Gifford China Growth Trust, gives an update on the philosophy, positioning and performance of the portfolio since Baillie Gifford took over management of the trust in September 2020.May 2021 Managed Expectations.
Lucy Haddow addresses two recurring questions playing on the minds of Managed Fund clients.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 Enlightenment.
Featuring the news and views of the teams involved in running our funds.May 2021 The History of Baillie Gifford China Growth Trust.
In our special series on the histories of investment trusts managed by Baillie Gifford, John Newlands looks back at the Edwardian origins of the China-focused trust.May 2021 The Responsible Approach to ESG Investing.
Is our approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues doing more harm than good? Stuart Dunbar, partner at Baillie Gifford, calls for investors to stop counting and start thinking.May 2021 Same Direction, New Terrain.
A year of crisis showed how share prices can fail to reflect surrounding social and economic turmoil, writes Tom Slater.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 It's In Their DNA.
With innovative management teams and breakthrough-inspiring cultures, Moderna and Illumina have the technology and vision to progress a new era of healthcare.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.Spring 2021 Playing To Win.
The race is on to secure the loyalty of south east Asia’s increasingly prosperous consumers. Ewan Markson-Brown, manager of Pacific Horizon Investment Trust, tells us why Singapore’s Sea Limited is in pole position.April 2021 Injecting Optimism Into Healthcare’s Future.
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.25 MIN WatchApril 2021 Scottish Mortgage - The Next Generation of Winners.
In this interview, Investment Specialist Claire Shaw is joined by Tom Slater, Joint Manager of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC. Shaw sets the scene by describing the trust’s unrelenting pursuit of ambitious, disruptive companies and the importance of Moore’s Law, before going on to ask Slater about which industries he thinks the big winners of the future will come from. Healthcare, transport, transactions and food delivery appear to be the ones to watch.Spring 2021 Japan from a Distance.
Banned from travelling during the pandemic, Matthew Brett, manager of The Baillie Gifford Japan Trust, explains the advantage of perspective.Spring 2021 Take-off Platforms.
Online trading platforms have transformed the way we put our money to work. Iain McCombie, joint manager of the Baillie Gifford UK Growth Fund, tells Faith Glasgow how these companies brought financial power to the people.Spring 2021 Europe’s Digital Ambitions.
European companies have quietly built up some of the world’s largest digital platforms for commerce. The next stage will be anything but quiet, Stephen Paice and Moritz Sitte, joint managers of Baillie Gifford European Growth Trust, tell Heather Farmbrough.Spring 2021 Charging the Green Revolution.
The rapid rise of electric cars means companies such as Tesla and NIO need batteries. Lots of them. Tom Slater, joint manager of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, talks to Peter Carlsson, chief executive of Northvolt, about his determination to meet that demand.Spring 2021 Rethinking Risk.
What’s the point of complex risk models if they don’t reflect how humans actually behave? Leading economist John Kay and James Anderson, joint manager of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, discuss how changing attitudes to known unknowns could make us better investors.April 2021 The Future of Mobility - Part 2.
A wave of revolutionary new technologies is set to transform the way we travel from A to B. In this short series, Thaiha Nguyen, a Baillie Gifford investment manager, takes an in-depth look at the business of personal transport on the brink of change.April 2021 The Future of Mobility - Part 3.
A wave of revolutionary new technologies is set to transform the way we travel from A to B. In this short series, Thaiha Nguyen, a Baillie Gifford investment manager, takes an in-depth look at the business of personal transport on the brink of change.April 2021 The Future of Mobility - Part 4.
A wave of revolutionary new technologies is set to transform the way we travel from A to B. In this short series, Thaiha Nguyen, a Baillie Gifford investment manager, takes an in-depth look at the business of personal transport on the brink of change.April 2021 The Future of Mobility - Part 1.March 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.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.53 MIN WatchMarch 2021 A Change In Name, A Change Of Strategy, It's All Positive.
In this webinar recording, Rosie Rankin, a specialist on the Positive Change Team, speaks to Kate Fox and Lee Qian, investment managers of the Keystone Positive Change Investment Trust. The managers give a presentation on the details of the trust and some of the companies in which it invests, followed by questions from the attendees.WatchFebruary 2021 Keystone Positive Change Investment Trust - Introduction.
The aim of the Keystone Positive Change Investment Trust is to deliver attractive investment returns on behalf of shareholders over the long term, and to help shareholders contribute towards a more sustainable world. Investment managers Kate and Lee explain how they hope to do this.January 2021 Sustainable investing: Finding the innovative companies of the future.
Investment manager Lee Qian learned first-hand the difference growth made to China. He explains how innovative firms can help nurture economic expansion, while creating a more sustainable world.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.December 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.December 2020 Muscle for the Rebound.
Challenging circumstances function as a litmus test, from which the strongest business models survive, and even, thrive. During 2020 your Strategic Bond Fund has sought to invest in businesses that can do just that.November 2020 Biofacturing.
Synthetic biology conjures images of Frankenstein’s monster, with mad scientists poring over boiling beakers to bring to life the beast. The reality of modern labs is significantly different. Truly remarkable progress is being made in solving some of the world’s biggest problems by unlocking nature at its most granular level.Autumn 2020 Fantasy figures.
Milena Mileva, joint manager of the Baillie Gifford UK Growth Fund talks about Games Workshop – a firm with a fanatical following.November 2020 Monks - 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.Autumn 2020 Japan's Great Wave of Change.
Traditions die hard in Japan, but a crisis often sparks accelerated change and innovation. Praveen Kumar, manager of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon and deputy manager of the Baillie Gifford Japan Trust, talks about the upstarts making inroads.Autumn 2020 No-Trip Notes.
Prevented from criss-crossing the globe in search of exciting young companies, Douglas Brodie, manager of Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust, reflects on life under lockdown.Autumn 2020 The Future for Dividends.
After navigating the treacherous waters of the dividend crisis James Dow, joint manager of SAINTS, says it’s time to look east for income opportunities.Autumn 2020 The Global Shop Assistant.
Gary Robinson, Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust joint manager, on how Shopify conquered the web.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.Autumn 2020 The Rise of Reliance.
Baillie Gifford’s Charles Plowden, manager of the Monks Investment Trust, hails a firm whose ambitions match the vastness of the subcontinent of India.November 2020 Paymasters of the Universe.
Tom Slater, Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust joint manager, on how companies that can take the pain out of online payments are reaping big benefits.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.October 2020 China's Champions.
Sophie Earnshaw and Roderick Snell, joint managers of the new Baillie Gifford China Growth Trust, discuss some of their favourite Chinese firms.October 2020 Investing during a pandemic.
James Anderson, joint manager of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, looks back on how, amid all the coronavirus disruption, the case for growth stocks strengthened as the crisis unfoldedWatchSeptember 2020 US Growth Trust - Manager Update.
Gary Robinson, co-manager of the Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust, explains why he thinks the major behavioural shifts we’ve seen in recent time are here to stay, and talks about which opportunities in particular he is most excited about.September 2020 Asking the right questions.
Integrating ESG into company research requires rigour, nuance and a long-term perspective says Marianne Harper Gow.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.10 MIN WatchSeptember 2020 Baillie Gifford China Growth Trust plc.
Roderick Snell and Sophie Earnshaw, co-managers of the China Growth Trust talk to Alex Blake, Investment Trusts Director, on why we’re excited about China, why we believe Baillie Gifford is the right manager for the trust, and what our investment approach will look like.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.WatchJune 2020 Monks – Long-Term Stewards.
Charles Plowden explains how long-term stewardship is one of the four golden threads that weaves together to form the Monks investment strategy.July 2020 Positive Change Impact Report.
For Full Year 2019, updating on contributions towards a more sustainable and inclusive world.June 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.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.7 MIN WatchJune 2020 Japanese Smaller Companies Fund and Shin Nippon PLC – Manager Insights.
Praveen Kumar, investment manager of Japanese Smaller Companies Fund and Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon PLC, explains how Covid-19 will accelerate changes in the behaviour and working practices of corporate Japan and why this should result in numerous growth opportunities for fast-growing, nimble and disruptive smaller business.June 2020 What’s the Purpose of Investing?
The true meaning of investment has been buried in a flurry of jargon, pseudo-science and fixation on quarterly results. Baillie Gifford partner Stuart Dunbar backs a return to basics.May 2020 Setting our Sights on Private Companies.
It’s often listed companies that make the headlines but some of the most exciting investment opportunities are in private firms according to Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust’s Catharine Flood.May 2020 When long-term Investing Pays.
Goodbye Baidu, hello Bytedance. Tom Slater highlights those Scottish Mortgage holdings currently bringing disruptive innovation to the world.May 2020 Finding New Fish to Fry.
As the world adapts to wrenching changes, James Anderson observes both human progress and stock markets that did not learn.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 Scottish Mortgage – Bringing the Freight Industry Up To Speed.
The antiquated freight industry is set for a shake up as new tech-savvy players look to take a slice of what is a €5.6 trillion, and growing, industry.April 2020 Staying Positive.
In a time of great uncertainty, staying positive is easier said than done. Amidst the personal and professional challenges we all face, it can be hard to remain optimistic. Our experience of investing for Positive Change tells us that optimism is the only way forward.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.April 2020 Staying the Course for Scottish Mortgage.
The disruption caused by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic extends far beyond the narrow world of investment but, as Catharine Flood explains, within that sphere Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust remains committed to patient investment, focused on the long-term and on companies with the most potential for future growth.April 2021 Investing In Innovation.
For us, investing in innovation means investing in companies that have a clear understanding of their place in the world of the future. We believe our portfolios contain some of the world’s most innovative and transformative businesses. Find out more about how investors can take a stake in these pioneering companies.March 2020 Navigating a Stock Market Crisis.
With a pandemic causing dramatic falls in global stock markets, these are anxious times for investors. But as Baillie Gifford partner Scott Nisbet explains in our podcast series Short Briefings on Long Term Thinking, the firm has witnessed similar shocks before.6 MIN WatchMarch 2020 UK Stock Stories - Abcam and Homeserve.
Investment managers Iain McCombie and Milena Mileva give some examples of companies within the UK portfolio that show exciting growth potential.5 MIN WatchMarch 2020 European Stock Stories.
Investment managers Stephen Paice and Moritz Sitte give some examples of European companies that tick all the boxes and show exciting growth potential.Spring 2020 Writing you can trust.
Curious about our investment thinking? Want to find out more about the entrepreneurs and companies of the future?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.February 2020 The Future of Advertising.
In this series of articles, we highlight companies in the Scottish Mortgage portfolio that are taking technological advances to the next level, a new generation of companies who will reshape our world and what is possible in the years to come.February 2020 Healthcare Innovation.
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.Fourth Quarter 2019 The Future of Financial Services.
In this series of articles, we highlight companies in the Scottish Mortgage portfolio that are taking technological advances to the next level, a new generation of companies who will reshape our world and what is possible in the years to come.Third Quarter 2019 The Future of Healthcare.
In this series of articles, we highlight companies in the Scottish Mortgage portfolio that are taking technological advances to the next level, a new generation of companies who will reshape our world and what is possible in the years to come.Fourth Quarter 2019 The Future of Work.Fourth Quarter 2019 Next Generation of Progress.WatchFourth Quarter 2019 Watsco - A Cool Investment.
Investment manager Toby Ross discusses recent investment, Watsco.November 2019 Continental Blend – The Case for European Companies.
Managers Stephen Paice and Moritz Sitte on the Baillie Gifford European Growth Trust plc.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.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.Autumn 2019 Writing you can trust.
Curious about our investment thinking? Want to find out more about the entrepreneurs and companies of the future?WatchThird Quarter 2019 Baillie Gifford UK Growth Fund plc - Stock Stories.
Investment managers Iain McCombie and Milena Mileva give an update on the Baillie Gifford UK Growth Fund plc and discuss some examples of companies within the portfolio that show exciting growth potential.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 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.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.6 MIN WatchMay 2019 Staying Focused on What is Important Since 1987.
Since 1987, the Managed Fund has exemplified that sometimes the simplest solutions can be very successful. Iain McCombie and Steven Hay explain how the fund can help you solve the puzzle of investing in a complex world.Spring 2019 Writing you can trust.
Curious about our investment thinking? Want to find out more about the entrepreneurs and companies of the future?13 MIN WatchFirst Quarter 2019 Episode 1 - Why China?
Investment Manager Roddy Snell, in conversation with Malcolm Borthwick, goes behind some recent lurid headlines to find out what's really happening with the Chinese economy.6 MIN WatchFourth Quarter 2018 Scottish Mortgage - Invest in Progress.
Joint managers, James Anderson and Tom Slater, believe that the rapid progress in several industries has created some exciting new businesses with deep competitive advantages, targeting large opportunities. These are exactly the types of companies Scottish Mortgage seeks to own for long periods of time. Watch the film to discover how you could invest in this progress too.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.WatchJuly 2018 SAINTS - Seeking an Income that Stays on Track for Years to Come.
Join Toby Ross and James Dow, SAINTS’ joint managers, on their travels as they seek out the companies from across the globe that they believe can deliver a dependable and growing income along with capital growth.WatchMay 2021 Archived The Monks Investment Trust PLC Webinar.
Spencer Adair, newly appointed co-manager of the Monks Investment Trust, explains why the investment approach will not change. He sheds light on the past and current positioning of the portfolio, the fundamental strategy of the team involved, and the core philosophy of Monks that has been largely unchanged throughout the trust’s history.May 2021 Archived Stay on the road less travelled.
In his final review as joint manager of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, James Anderson reflects on the challenge and excitement of the search for extreme returns. Anticipating greater change to come, he urges investors to keep thinking distinctively.WatchMay 2021 Archived Japanese Fund Update Webinar.
Investment Specialist Thomas Patchett is joined by Matthew Brett, Investment Manager of the Japanese Fund and Japan Trust, to discuss the last twelve months and the positioning and performance of the fund by exploring some of the main themes coming through in the portfolio.May 2021 Archived Our Approach to Governance.
The Scottish Mortgage Team lay out its approach to governance and the definition of responsible investing.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.51 MIN WatchApril 2021 Archived Baillie Gifford European Growth Trust Webinar.
Richard Lander of Citywire hosts a webinar on the European Growth Trust and is joined by Stephen Paice, co-manager of the trust, who aims to answer the question: Are you investing in the right Europe?5 MIN WatchApril 2021 Archived Shin Nippon - Manager Insights.
Praveen Kumar, investment manager of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon PLC gives an update on the performance of Shin Nippon over the past year and shares the team’s views on the long-term outlook for Japanese smaller companies.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 Fast Forward.
Praveen Kumar, manager of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon, sees Covid-19’s acceleration of digital trends in Japan – changes in both corporate and consumer behaviour – persisting beyond the pandemic.Spring 2021 Archived Lifetime of Investment.
What was meant to be a two-year apprenticeship turned into a transformative career. Charles Plowden, manager of The Monks Investment Trust, tells Colin Donald why he’s retiring from Baillie Gifford on a high.WatchMarch 2021 Archived Spotlight On China: Risk Versus Opportunity.
Dawn Murdoch, client service manager, speaks to the chair of Baillie Gifford’s China Product Group Ben Buckler. Buckler sheds some light on what he thinks are the most exciting aspects of China today, and how we balance the opportunities and the risks moving forward.March 2021 Archived What Others Teach Us, Lessons in Investing.
Deputy Manager of Scottish Mortgage Lawrence Burns shares the views of brilliant minds outside the industry that will reshape your view of what equity investing is all about.WatchMarch 2021 Archived Scottish American Investment Company - Manager Insights.
Investment Manager Toby Ross gives an update on The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C.Spring 2021 Archived Writing you can trust.
Curious about our investment thinking? Read the latest edition of Trust here.March 2021 Archived Enlightenment.
Featuring the news and views of the teams involved in running our funds.WatchFebruary 2021 Archived US Growth Trust Webinar.
Fraser Thomson, client director, talks to Gary Robinson, co-manager of the US Growth Trust, and Kirsty Gibson, a key-decision maker and soon-to-be co-manager. The discussion centres around the recent investment environment and our thoughts for the future, all in the context of the investment approach employed by the trust.WatchFebruary 2021 Archived American Fund Webinar.
In this webinar recording, US Equity strategy specialist Ben James talks to all four key decision makers of the American Fund portfolio, 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.February 2021 Archived Investing in Progress.
Scottish Mortgage was the FTSE 100’s stand-out growth company in 2020, but its managers’ are focused not on short-term performance, but on how best to exploit that added size in future.10 MIN WatchJanuary 2021 Archived Baillie Gifford European Growth Trust AGM.
Stephen Paice, investment manager of the Baillie Gifford European Growth Trust plc, gives an update on investment philosophy, performance, portfolio positioning and outlook.11 MIN WatchJanuary 2021 Archived Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust AGM.
Douglas Brodie, investment manager of the Edinburgh Worldwide Investment Trust, reflects on the past year, gives some insight into the current positioning of the portfolio and sheds some light on what could be some exciting opportunities in the future.November 2020 Archived SM Interim Managers Report.
The oddities of the pandemic will fade, some long-running shifts in our economy will have been accelerated and the stresses we have experienced will spark new waves of innovation.November 2020 Archived From Musk to Maranello.
Ferrari owners want to wake the neighbours with the thunderous throttle of their car’s internal combustion engine. If that goes in the shift to greener and quieter motor technology, will the car still be worthy of the prancing horse’s name? Most definitely so, according to Ferrari’s CEO, Louis Camilleri.October 2020 Archived 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.September 2020 Archived Re-focusing on the Future: China.
Roderick Snell and Sophie Earnshaw, co-managers of the China Growth Trust explain why they are excited about China, why they believe Baillie Gifford is the right manager for the trust, and what their investment approach will look like.WatchSeptember 2020 Archived The Monks Investment Trust PLC – Manager Update.
Jon Henry, client director, talks to Charles Plowden and Spencer Adair, investment managers on the Global Alpha Team, about their investment approach, the performance of Monks, how the Trust is positioned and what we are excited about moving forward.9 MIN WatchJuly 2020 Archived UK Growth Fund Manager Update.
Investment manager Iain McCombie gives an update on the positioning and activity of the Baillie Gifford UK Growth Fund portfolio.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.April 2020 Archived Wanted – Bond Champions.
Yields at low or even negative rates have prompted questions about the relevance of investing in bonds. Phil Annen remains a fan. And he explains why, insisting this is an asset class that can still form a key part of an actively-managed, balanced portfolio and offer attractive returns.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 Great Dividend Crisis.
James Dow, co-head of Baillie Gifford’s equity income strategies, argues that dividend investors should avoid traditional high-yielding stocks, which are likely to disappoint given probable constraints on their reverting to the pre-crisis mean. The task, he concludes, is to look ahead to the global, high growth companies likely to be big providers of the future.April 2020 Archived Capital Hill on... Three Responses to Volatility.
As volatility returns to financial markets, Capital Hill looks at how three different types of investor might respond – from those starting out to those drawing an income in retirement.February 2020 Archived Capital Hill On... Orphaned Assets.
The first wave of child trust funds will mature later this year, but with £2 billion languishing in unclaimed accounts what can you do to reclaim these and other orphaned assets? Capital Hill reports.WatchFebruary 2020 Archived SAINTS Annual Update.
Investment manager James Dow gives un update on the The Scottish American Investment Company P.L.C.February 2020 Archived Monks Research Agenda.
With their curiosity for learning undiminished, Monks’ investment managers share where they think their quest for learning will take them in the year ahead.4 MIN WatchFebruary 2020 Archived Multi Asset Income Fund - Annual Retrospective.
Investment managers Steven Hay and James Dow reflect on the first full year of the Multi Asset Income Fund.Fourth Quarter 2019 Archived The Future of Manufacturing.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.WatchSecond Quarter 2019 Archived Scottish Mortgage - Annual General Meeting.
The Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place in Edinburgh on 27 June 2019. In addition to the business of the day, there were presentations from the Trust's managers, James Anderson and Tom Slater, which you can now watch here.Second Quarter 2019 Archived A Complexified World.
The impact of ever-faster networks and complex systems is all around us. Tom Slater reflects on the implications of our accelerating connectedness in an increasingly ‘complexified’ world.Second Quarter 2019 Archived Scottish Mortgage Managers’ Review.
James Anderson explains why Scottish Mortgage’s portfolio makes him optimistic about the future, despite the sound and fury of recent headlines.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.First Quarter 2019 Archived SAINTS on Track for Income and Growth.
Results season has been in full swing for the last few months. James Dow and Toby Ross, co-managers of SAINTS, chalk up the scores at the end of a year that has left them feeling optimistic about the future.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 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 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.WatchFirst Quarter 2019 Archived The Baillie Gifford Responsible Global Equity Income Fund.
The Baillie Gifford Responsible Global Equity Income Fund is the first and only fund of its type in the Global Equity Income sector.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.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.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.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.1 MIN WatchMay 2015 Archived Writing Worth Reading.
Although widely admired for intelligent, insightful writing that engages readers, this page-turner has never featured on literary bestseller lists. Nor has there been a scramble for the film rights. But Baillie Gifford’s Trust magazine is a classic in its genre, having earned many plaudits and industry awards.
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