Baillie Gifford to appoint three new partners

Edinburgh-based fund manager Baillie Gifford & Co. announced it would appoint three new partners on May 1, 2017, taking its total number of partners up to 43.

Baillie Gifford employs 961 people and has assets under management of about £145 billion.

The new partners will be Eleanor McKee, director with responsibility for clients invested in multi asset strategies; John Carnegie, director with responsibility for clients in the global alpha strategy; and Donald Farquharson, investment manager in the Japanese equity team.

One partner, Elaine Morrison, will be leaving the firm on April 30 after 28 years, having worked as an investment manager and latterly in the clients department.

Andrew Telfer, joint senior partner, said: “Eleanor, John and Donald have made outstanding contributions to the clients invested in their strategies, developing the strong relationships and great investment returns that are the foundations of our firm.”

“We thank Elaine for her substantial contribution over the years to our investment and client service efforts.”

McKee spent seven years as an investment consultant before joining Baillie Gifford in 1998.

Carnegie spent 10 years working as an equity analyst for Credit Suisse, Citigroup and ABN Amro before joining Baillie Gifford in 2006.

Farquharson joined Baillie Gifford in 2008 as an investment manager on the Japanese equity team and is co-manager of the Japan growth strategy, which he has run since its inception on December 31, 2009. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford, he worked for Schroders as a Japanese specialist.