Baillie Gifford & Co, the independent investment partnership, has appointed five new Partners effective 1 May 2018.
The new Partners will be Matthew Brett, Investment Manager in the Japanese Equity team; James Squires, Investment Manager in the Multi Asset team; Amy Atack, Director with responsibility for clients in Emerging Markets strategies; Nick Wood, Director with responsibility for US Financial Intermediary clients; and Evan Delaney, Director of Business Risk and Internal Audit.
Four Partners will be retiring from the firm on 30 April 2018: Sarah Whitley, Head of the Japanese Equity team; Stephen Rodger and Ken Barker, both Partners within the firm’s fixed income area; and Pete Cooke, Partner with responsibility for clients in the Long Term Global Growth strategy. The total number of partners will rise to 44.
Andrew Telfer, Joint Senior Partner, says: “Baillie Gifford continues to go from strength to strength with five exceptional individuals joining the partnership. We are extremely grateful to Sarah, Stephen, Ken and Pete for their substantial contribution over the years.
“Investment performance has been excellent in recent years and clients are pleased with the service they are receiving. We continue to invest heavily in the firm and are expanding steadily in a variety of regions such as Asia and Europe, as well as developing new client relationships in the UK and North America.”