“As manager, James has been both a devoted investor for shareholders and a visionary who has challenged convention, revolutionised the investment approach and entertained shareholders along the way.
“James has never been shy of meeting his critics head on, often in illuminating fashion.
“In fact, I believe he secretly rather enjoyed it.”
Anderson was the manager of Scottish Mortgage since 2000. Since 2015 he has shared the role with Tom Slater, who will continue as manager alongside Lawrence Burns, the trust’s deputy manager.
Burns joined Baillie Gifford in 2009 and has co-managed the international concentrated growth strategy since 2017.