Our philosophy is quite simple.
It is to align our clients' interests with companies that are capable of generating wealth over long periods of time.

From Walter Scott's sole office in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, the firm's unrelenting search for world-leading companies has remained unchanged since the firm was founded. The firm's investment philosophy and process born from Edinburgh's proud history of long-term, fundamental equity analysis, has similarly been deliberately consistent.

Walter Scott's team of investment professionals, with diverse academic credentials and eclectic interests, works collectively to identify world-class businesses. That search is not confined by geography or sector limits; instead it is solely focused on a rigorous search for companies that meet the firm's defined investment criteria and standards.



Debate and discourse is integral to Walter Scott's heritage and culture.

Our events are structured as extended research meetings. The ambition is to emulate the investment team's collective efforts in considering the implications and opportunities of long-term shifts in industry as well as society at large.

Please select the relevant event below for information and to register.

Walter Scott Lecture Series 2016

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Response to the Stewardship Code

Walter Scott supports the implementation of the UK Stewardship Code.

Issued by the Financial Reporting Council in July 2010, the UK Stewardship Code aims to enhance the quality of engagement between institutional investors and companies to help improve long-term returns to shareholders and the efficient exercise of governance responsibilities.

Japan's Stewardship Code was published by the Financial Service Agency in April 2014.

Please find below links to Walter Scott's response to both the UK and Japanese codes.

Response to the UK Stewardship Code Response to Japan's Stewardship Code (English) Response to Japan's Stewardship Code (Japanese)


Walter Scott employs talented, ambitious and eclectic individuals to work in all areas of the firm.

We aim to recruit people with a strong affinity for the firm's culture to join teams in investment, client service and operations. With an opportunistic recruitment approach, Walter Scott continually looks for exceptional staff to enhance the business.

Throughout the year, Walter Scott offers a one-month investment internship programme. For further information on that programme and the application process, please click on the link below.

Investment Internship Programme


Walter Scott is based in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland.

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One Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR, UK
+44 131 225 1357

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