A hundred years on Having managed funds out of its Edinburgh headquarters since 1908, Baillie Gifford celebrates its centenary this year. The investment manager has grown its assets under management and diversified its activities over the years, while th

Considering its large offices in Calton Square, just to the east of Edinburgh's centre, it is hard to imagine Baillie Gifford's humble beginnings 100 years ago. Founded by two Edinburgh lawyers - Colonel Augustus Baillie and Carlyle Gifford - in 1908 as a small business focusing on investment trusts, the firm now manages more than £55 billion spread across the global equities and fixed-income markets. With more than 500 employees, the vast majority of business is still carried out from Edinb