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Two co-managers for Baillie Gifford funds

Baillie Gifford, the Edinburgh based investment management partnership, has announced two key fund appointments.

Lesley Dunn (pictured far left) becomes co-manager of the Baillie Gifford Corporate Bond Fund and Lucy Isles (also pictured) co-manager of the Baillie Gifford High Yield Bond Fund.

Ms Dunn will join Torcail Stewart and Stephen Rodger as a co-manager on the Corporate Bond Fund, with assets under management of £727 million. She is an investment manager in the High Yield team, having joined Baillie Gifford from Aberdeen Asset Management in 2016. 

Ms Isles will work alongside Robert Baltzer in co-managing the £458 million High Yield Bond Fund. She joined Baillie Gifford as a graduate from the University of St Andrews in 2012 and became an investment manager in the High Yield team in 2015.

James Budden, director of retail marketing & distribution, said: “At Baillie Gifford we strongly believe in the merits of a team based approach to fund management.

“Lesley and Lucy have both played key roles in the credit team and their appointments to co-managers reflects the ongoing contribution they have made to the management of these funds.”

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