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James Anderson

James Anderson

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The Big Take

After 2,240% Run, Tesla Visionary Leaves UK Fund Bleeding Money

Some inside the company saw him as a mad genius. Now, Baillie Gifford is trying to adapt to life after James Anderson.

For years, he rode the likes of Inc. and Tesla Inc. to the moon, earning a reputation as the techno-visionary oracle of Edinburgh. Now, James Anderson, bull-market hero, has left behind a precarious legacy.

It’s been three months since Anderson, 63, retired from Baillie Gifford, the century-old Scottish money manager he transformed into an unlikely power-investor in global technology. Awkward timing, to say the least.