Ruffer (Channel Islands) Limited

Investing well involves managing risk, coping with uncertainty, and stomaching discomfort. At Ruffer, we aim to do all of this on behalf of our clients.

Rather than put people on the market rollercoaster, we aim to deliver consistent positive returns.

Our all–weather approach is designed to perform in all market conditions. With an emphasis on capital preservation and prudent growth, we’re focused on making good money over the long haul.


At a Glance


Ruffer (Channel Islands) Limited serves clients around the world who wish to administer their assets in the Channel Islands
Philosophy Unchanged since we started in 1994


One investment approach, investing across different classes of assets


Long-term returns ahead of cash, inflation and equities


Clients protected from the bursting of the bubble, the credit crisis and the crash in Q1 2020, but please remember past performance is not a guide to future performance
Perhaps An attractive alternative to volatile equity markets
ESG Fully integrated into our investment process


Striving to invest responsibly, for the good of the environment and society
We manage portfolios for private clients, trusts, charities, companies, pension funds and offshore structures 
who to contact
Lauren French
Lauren French
Investment Director
After graduating from Oxford University she worked at JO Hambro Capital Management, assisting with the transition of James Hambro & Partners LLP. Joined Ruffer in 2010 and became a member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment following completion of the CISI Masters in Wealth Management in 2012, receiving a merit in the Applied Wealth Management paper.
Rachel Holdsworth
Rachel Holdsworth
Investment Manager
Joined Ruffer in 2013 after graduating from Oxford University with a first class honours degree in biological sciences. She is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment following completion of the CISI Masters in Wealth Management, receiving a distinction in both the Private Client Investment Advice and Management and Portfolio Construction Theory papers.
Our investment service

Ruffer provides a discretionary investment management service.

This means clients delegate investment decision-making to us.

We try to provide a service that combines good investment returns with first class Guernsey based administration and clear reporting.

Clients have direct access to a dedicated portfolio manager in the UK who regularly visits the Channel Islands. The portfolio manager oversees all aspects of the client’s relationship with Ruffer, supported by a wider team.

The detail
  • Channel Islands offering since 1998 with a dedicated team based in Guernsey
  • One investment strategy, offered through a discretionary managed service and pooled funds in a range of currencies (including a non-UK situs option)
  • Ruffer (Channel Islands) Limited is supported by Zenith Family Office Services Ltd, an independent trust company who provide our administration services


Where does Ruffer fit?

We have a distinctive investment style, offering an alternative to volatile equity investment, hedge funds, and to traditional active fund management.

Our approach is sometimes categorised as ‘dynamic asset allocation’.

Typically, Channel Islands clients use Ruffer in one or more of the following ways

  • to preserve and grow wealth for the next generation
  • to protect their assets across different market conditions
  • as an uncorrelated alternative to traditional investment approaches



Ruffer (Channel Islands) Limited (RCIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ruffer LLP. The Company is authorised to carry out business under The Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987 (as amended).


Keith Betts, Annabel Mackenzie, Allister Cleal

Compliance Officer

Helen Kaines

Zenith Family Office Services Limited is a fiduciary services provider; it is a privately owned and independent firm which has been in operation since 1991. Zenith Family Office Services Limited is licensed by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission under The Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2000.


Allister Cleal, Managing Director

Has specialised in offshore private client trust and company administration business since 1991. Experienced in a wide range of offshore fiduciary services including administration of family trusts, commercial and residential property holding and development companies, investment and cash management services, financial product companies and employee benefit trusts. Experience of dealing with international client base including assisting with reporting to tax authorities including UK, France and US.

Helen Kaines, Director, Compliance Officer

Has specialised in offshore private client trust and company administration business since 1990. Responsible for portfolios of high net worth clients with a goal to achieve client satisfaction and retention, ensuring appropriate levels of client relationship, fiduciary and transactional risk management.Treasurer and committee member of the Guernsey branch of the Chartered Governance Institute since November 2011.

Keith Betts, Non-executive Director

47 years experience within the fiduciary sector. Previously Chief Executive Officer of Newhaven Trust Company (Channel Islands) Limited (2004-2013), Managing Director of CIBC Bank and Trust Company (CI) Limited (1985-2001), past Chairman of Guernsey International Bankers Association. Directorships include trust companies, investment management companies and collective investment schemes as well as those relating to private clients.


At RCIL we are committed to providing a high quality service to our clients.

However, we recognise that there may be times when you have cause to complain. If you are not satisfied with any aspect of our service or products, please contact your investment manager or you can contact the Compliance Officer directly by emailing

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