Baillie Gifford knocks Morgan Stanley off top spot in FundCalibre's index

Seventh annual Fund Management Equity Index

Anna Fedorova
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Baillie Gifford American – run by Tom Slater, Gary Robinson, Kirsty Gibson and Dave Bujnowski – helped the fund house top the FundCalibre charts
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Baillie Gifford American – run by Tom Slater, Gary Robinson, Kirsty Gibson and Dave Bujnowski – helped the fund house top the FundCalibre charts

Baillie Gifford has overtaken Morgan Stanley for the first time to claim the top spot in FundCalibre's Fund Management Equity Index, which ranks the best equity franchises.

A three-time winner, Morgan Stanley has been pushed into second place by Baillie Gifford, whose average fund returned 82.2% more than its peers over five years to 31 December 2020 - the highest five-year outperformance in the history of the survey. One of the top contributors to this outperformance was the Baillie Gifford American fund, which returned 121.8% in 2020 alone, making it the best performing vehicle during the year and outperforming its average peer by 105.7%. Four other funds by the group also beat their sector averages by 50% or more. The 'best asset management company ar...

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