Baillie Gifford is an independent investment management partnership and the UK’s leading investment trust provider, managing 12 trusts including Scottish Mortgage. Founded in 1908 and headquartered in Edinburgh, the firm supports a number of initiatives in the arts, academia and local good citizenship. In the literary world, Baillie Gifford supports numerous literary events, and is the lead sponsor of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-fiction. The firm regularly engages with academics, scientists and economists, gaining insights into the subject matters they write about.
In their own way, they are publishers too. Their award-winning and free magazine Trust is published twice a year and is full of insightful articles on innovations that are transforming the way we live and work. Through features on the pioneering companies and conversations with visionary authors, readers can find out first-hand about the sources of disruption in our fast-changing world. You can also find out more about their literary festival sponsorship programme, with regularly give-aways and exclusive author interviews.
If you are interested investing, their podcasts series ‘Short Briefings on Long Term Thinking’ bring valuable insights into the benefits of long-term thinking. You will hear frank, thought-provoking opinions from their investment managers and experts from around the world.
Baillie Gifford’s significant support since 2017 has allowed the festival to flourish, enticing the world’s prominent cause-related and controversial writers, and equally impressive stars of sport, comedy, journalism and cookery to our small part of the UK.