Partnership defines us
Since 1908 when Baillie Gifford was founded, the firm has been wholly owned by its partners.
Through each successive generation of partners, our singular focus on generating superior long-term investment results for our clients has been the bedrock of our own growth. It allows us to put our clients’ needs first. It brings stability and a long-term time frame to everything that we do in our business, whether choosing the best investments for our clients’ portfolios or continually investing in the firm and developing our people.
It also brings independence, allowing us to be truly active investors. Our portfolios are shaped by where the best investment opportunities lie, rather than where the index dictates. It encourages personal responsibility, creating a strong culture of questioning, debate and respectful trust in which the finest investment minds are nurtured and thrive.
Do you need to be a maths genius? There’s no set formula
We hire graduates from a wide range of academic disciplines, from finance-related courses through to Physics, English Literature and Classics. We’ll provide you with all the technical skills you need through the three-year programme.
It’s more important that you have the enthusiasm and confidence to make an effective contribution from your first day. After all, we’ll see you as a full member of your team from day one, ready to build your knowledge and undertake investment research. You’ll meet company executives and contribute to our investment strategy within the department. You’ll research companies, present to colleagues, as well as have the opportunity to travel.
For us, it’s the ultimate investment
In our experience, graduates benefit most from on-the-job training. Learning from experienced investors means that you’re constantly picking up new skills, and absorbing fresh streams of information and knowledge. This will be supplemented with specially-tailored courses and professional qualifications.