Baillie Gifford manages funds for some of the world’s leading institutions from its base in Edinburgh, Scotland and is one of the UK’s largest independent investment management firms with 700 staff and around £70 billion under management in active equity and bond portfolios. Its success has been built on the stability of its partnership structure, which provides reassurance for clients and motivation for employees.
The firm’s 17-year investment in Information Availability means it has a well developed and comprehensive business continuity strategy that it believes gives it a competitive advantage. Richard McGrail, Head of Information Systems for Baillie Gifford explains, “Clients want to know that, whatever happens, they can rely on us to continue to deliver the same high levels of service. We were looking for a solution that would safeguard our key services, both in a day-to-day contingency and a full disaster recovery situation. We have worked closely with Sungard to build a solution that will enable business to continue uninterrupted.”