Baillie Gifford’s sole business is investment management. Since the company was founded in 1908 it has been a partnership. Today it is owned by 44 partners all of whom work in the business.
We believe that the best investment ideas spring from thinking about future possibilities, not short-term probabilities. We set no barriers to the imagination of our investors, encouraging fresh perspectives and the use of diverse sources of information.
We currently manage or advise some £177bn on behalf of clients worldwide. Whilst we are predominantly an institutional manager (circa 90% of FUM), we offer an extensive range of investment trusts and open ended funds to UK wealth managers and intermediaries.
Kempen is a unique, specialist asset manager working closely with their clients. They are a manager with a long-term investment horizon, aligning their interests with their investors. Kempen’s investment vision has led them to a select group of strategies that place them among the top of international league in small caps, real estate, high-yield stocks, fixed income and alternative solutions. Kempen investment specialists have in-depth knowledge of the challenges that investors face today and are focused on delivering outstanding investment returns for their clients.
Orbis is a global investment firm, managing around £27 billion of assets. We have been creating long-term value for our institutional clients since 1990 and have now made our investment expertise available to UK retail investors. Founded in 1989, we are a privately owned firm with offices across 5 continents. Our largest presence is based in London across our two offices. Our investment philosophy is fundamental, long-term and contrarian and we are uniquely structured to encourage bold but considered decisions, even in times of stress. As a firm, our business model is structured in a way that requires us to deliver meaningful long-term outperformance to our clients. UK investors can now access two Orbis funds, our Orbis OEIC Global Balanced Fund and Orbis OEIC Global Equity Fund.
For more than 40 years Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) has provided client-centric investment and risk-management solutions to a wide range of investors and institutions. Our clients include corporations, pension plans, intermediaries, sovereign wealth funds, central banks, endowments and foundations, governments and consultant partners worldwide. Investment strategies span the risk/return spectrum across geographies, investment styles and asset classes, including equity, fixed income, alternatives and private markets.
More than 20 investment teams are organized by capability: Solutions & Multi-Asset, Real Assets, Active Fundamental Equity, Private Credit & Equity, Global Fixed Income and Global Liquidity.
MSIM was established in 1975 as a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Group Inc. MSIM employs 645 investment professionals worldwide in 21 countries and offers its clients personalized attention, the intelligence and creativity of some of the brightest professionals in the industry and access to the global resources of Morgan Stanley. As of June 30,2018, MSIM managed US$474 billion in assets for its clients.
Established in 1988, Vontobel Asset Management is a global active investment manager, with over £83 billion in AUM. As a specialist multi-boutique asset manager, we offer innovative and transparent investment solutions through a series of independent investment teams. Our aim is to protect and grow capital for our clients and our investment expertise is rooted in our passion for active asset management.
We target superior performance, we selectively nurture talented individuals with unique investment ideas and the ability to make independent assessments with the potential to produce excess returns (alpha).
Our Funds are available in a range of share classes and across a growing number of platforms.