Baillie Gifford is one of the leading privately owned investment management firms in the U.K. Founded in 1908 and based in Edinburgh, with more than $113 billion U.S. in assets under management (as of December 31, 2010). The portfolio managers at Baillie Gifford are true active managers that maintain a strong focus on individual companies while building portfolios from the bottom up. Their investment philosophy is to invest in well managed companies with strong prospects for growth and sustainable competitive advantages.
With over $25 billion in assets under management, Signature Global Advisors is C.I. Investments' largest in-house portfolio management team, and is responsible for managing core Canadian equity, balanced and income-oriented funds. The team's objective is to position its funds to deliver positive risk-adjusted returns regardless of market conditions by understanding the relationship between the economy, industries and capital market cycles.
Established in 1982 in Vancouver, Connor, Clark & Lunn (CC&L) is a private independent investment-counselling firm that is 100% owned by its principals. The firm is part of the Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group of companies with over $39 billion in assets under management (as of December 31, 2010).
The firm provides professional asset management for pension fund sponsors, capital accumulation plans, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, mutual funds and individual investors. CC&L first identifies opportunities, then relative values, and then constructs the most efficient portfolio on a risk-adjusted basis based on each client's needs.
With a heritage spanning over 140 years and headquartered in London, England, F&C Investments is a leading asset manager with offices in nine European cities, along with Boston and Hong Kong. The company manages US$170 billion (as at December 31, 2010) in assets across a diverse range of investment solutions and is recognized as a global leader in sustainable investing.
GLG is a leading global asset management firm founded in the UK in 1995. GLG's senior partners have worked together for over 18 years focusing on capital preservation for their clients while working to achieve consistent superior absolute returns with low volatility and low correlation to broader market indices. GLG invests globally across all major asset classes focusing in three main areas: global equities, relative value and emerging markets.
Hermes Sourcecap Limited is a boutique asset management company based in London, England, and specializes in managing high-alpha, unconstrained European equity portfolios for institutional clients. As at February 28, 2010, Sourcecap had assets under management of $1.14 billion. The company's investment strategy focuses on mid to large capitalization pan-European investments with a strong emphasis on alpha generation over the long term.
1832 Asset Management L.P.(the “Manager”) provides investment management expertise to mutual funds, pension funds, foundations, estates and trusts. The “Manager” investment team has over 200 years of collective experience in the asset management business. The “Manager” takes a long term, conservative, capital preservation approach to managing money. Its disciplined process ensures that portfolio construction balances rate of return expectations with acceptable risk tolerances.
State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) is an acknowledged leader in institutional investing with $2.0 trillion in assets under management as of December 2010. Apart from being one of the world's largest institutional asset managers and leader in several other investment rankings, SSgA is also the investment management arm of State Street Corporation, one of the world's largest custodians.
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