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Ross Paxton

Flat 3F1
28 Strathearn Road
Edinburgh
EH9 2AB
27th November
2009

Dear Sir/Madam,

Baillie Gifford Investment Management Graduate Programme

Please find attached my Curriculum Vitae for your review.

I read with interest the advert on your website for positions on the Baillie
Gifford Investment Management Graduate Programme. The international
dimension of the work on offer and the exciting nature of the investment
industry makes a career as an investment manager with Baillie Gifford an
extremely attractive prospect.

Currently in the last year of a law degree at the University of Edinburgh, I am


looking for a graduate training role in a dynamic industry, which will build
upon those elements of my degree that interested me the most and which
will give me an opportunity to further my personal interests in business,
financial and international affairs. Outside of study, I take a keen interest in
sport, representing Scotland at cricket from under 15 through to International
level and also playing rugby, football and basketball to a regional standard
while at school.

Throughout my studies at the University of Edinburgh I have taken an interest


in business and actively followed affairs within the commercial market place. I
believe that the skills I have gained during my degree are highly transferable
into the financial sector; for example I am currently undertaking a
dissertation investigating the Lloyds TSB – Halifax Bank of Scotland banking
merger from a competition law and public policy perspective.

A career with Scotland's leading independent investment manager would


provide me with a fantastic opportunity to further my personal interests in
business, financial and international affairs. I believe that I have a lot to offer
and would relish the opportunity to meet with you.

I am available for interview at any time and look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Ross Paxton