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 43 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 £173bn 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.
Fidelity International offers world class investment solutions and retirement expertise. As a privately owned, independent company, investment is our only business. We are driven by the needs of our clients, not by shareholders. Our vision is to deliver innovative client solutions for a better future. We invest £236.5bn globally on behalf of clients in 26 countries across Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. Our clients range from central banks, sovereign wealth funds, large corporates, financial institutions, insurers and wealth managers, to private individuals. In addition to asset management, we offer investment administration and guidance for employer benefit schemes, advisers and individuals in several countries. We are responsible for £86.4bn in assets under administration. Data as at 30 June 2019.
EJF Investments Ltd. is a closed-ended investment company investing in assets benefitting from regulatory and structural change in the financial services sector. The company seeks to generate risk adjusted shareholder returns by investing in a diversified portfolio of long-term, cash-flow generating assets in two identified target investment areas, being (i) securitisation and related investments and (ii) specialty finance investments.
As the largest sector globally, there are significant investment opportunities within the financials sector. It includes banks, insurance companies, asset managers, stock exchanges, specialty lenders and fintech companies. Technological developments and regulatory changes, post the financial crisis, are leading to profound changes which allow investors to participate in a sector which is vastly better capitalised and in different stages of recovery. The Polar Capital Global Financials Trust provides a lower risk vehicle for investing in the sector aiming to deliver an attractive level of income combined with capital growth.