Baillie Gifford will appoint five new partners to its firm from the start of May with four are set to retire.
Citywire AA-rated Sarah Whitley, head of the firm’s Japanese equity team, fixed income partners Stephen Rodger and Ken Barker, and Pete Cooke, partner with responsibility for clients in the long term global growth strategy, will all retire on 30 April.
Effective from the following day, the new partners will be Japanese equity and multi-asset investment managers AA-rated Matthew Brett (pictured) and James Squires, along with Amy Atack, a director with responsibility for clients in emerging markets strategies, Nick Wood, a director with responsibility for US Financial Intermediary clients, and Evan Delaney, director of business risk and internal audit.
With four out and five in as partners, it means the total number of partners at Baillie Gifford will rise to 44.
Commenting on the appointments, joint senior partner Andrew Telfer described the new partners as ‘five exceptional individuals’ and said the firm is ‘extremely grateful’ to the partners who will retire for their ‘substantial contribution over the years.’
He added: ‘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.’