We operate with aligned autonomy. We value intellectual freedom and non-conformity. We respect the ideas of others. We are open, transparent, and supportive. We accept the responsibility implicit with autonomy - we share our objectives and ask others to hold us to account.
The ability to operate with intellectual freedom and to innovate is valuable. We operate with autonomy but also share ideas and leverage expertise. It is this combination of freedom and alignment that makes our investment culture unique.
Questions to ask yourself:
- Other investors may write research which challenges your own views. Are you OK with differences in opinion and with there not being a single “Baillie Gifford view”?
- Are you willing to embrace that aligned autonomy does not mean agreement, but rather respect for ideas and shared responsibility?