All-weather investing

Seeking good positive returns.

Come rain or shine.

Ruffer provides investment management services for institutions, pension funds, charities, financial planners and individual investors.
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80 Victoria Street
London SW1E 5JL
31 Charlotte Square
Edinburgh EH2 4ET
103 boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris, France

Ruffer Investment Company

An accessible slice of Ruffer, trading on the London Stock Exchange
Ruffer Investment Company Limited is an investment company with shares listed on the London Stock Exchange.

It has a simple aim – consistent positive returns, regardless of how the financial markets perform.

We try not to lose money in any 12 month period, and to grow the value of our investors’ wealth over the long haul.

If we can do this, we should outpace inflation, protecting and increasing the real value of our investors’ income and capital.

At a glance
9 Aug 2022
Launch date 8 Jul 2004
Launch price 100.00p
Share price 301.50
NAV as at 2 August 2022 294.46
Investing for inflation volatility is not the same as investing for inflation. Confusion in this respect will be costly to investors.
Henry Maxey, Chief Investment Officer
We’re moving from a world where profit trumped politics, to one where politics trump profit.
Alexander Chartres, Investment Director
What to expect?

We focus on the absolute risk of losing money, not the relative risk of underperforming the stock market.

Consider a year when the market falls by 25%. A fund manager focused on relative returns could lose 20% of their investors’ money and still claim to have done well by ‘outperforming’ the index.

At Ruffer, we take on the responsibility for managing risk, and for the returns we deliver. If we ever lost 20% of our investors’ money, we would have failed.

While our track record is strong, it should definitely not be seen as evidence the fund is immune to shocks or unexpected events. During the next market panic, our protective investments may not protect us.

Our investment approach is tried and tested but sometimes can seem a bit dull. We don’t apologise for that.

For example, we never own shares just because they are currently popular. What’s more, when markets are rising strongly, investing with Ruffer can be like riding a tractor on the motorway, plodding in the slow lane. It’s only when the motorway sinks into boggy marshland that a tractor proves to be a wise way to travel.

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Key people

Ruffer Investment Company follows the core Ruffer philosophy and strategy. These are unchanged since the firm started in 1994.

The investment strategy and asset allocation are set by Henry Maxey (Chief Investment Officer), Jonathan Ruffer (Chairman, Ruffer LLP) and Aled Smith (Deputy CIO), supported by a team of senior fund managers and our in–house researchers.

The Company is managed by Duncan MacInnes, an Investment Director at Ruffer.

Fund manager
Duncan MacInnes
Investment Director
Joined Ruffer in 2012. He graduated from the University of Glasgow School of Law in 2007 and spent four years working at Barclays in Glasgow, London and Singapore. He is a CFA charterholder and manager and co-manager of two of Ruffer's flagship funds.
Asset %
Illiquid strategies and options 17.5
Short-dated bonds 11.8
Cash 11.7
Index-linked gilts 9.0
Long-dated index-linked gilts 8.8
Gold exposure and gold equities 8.2
Non-UK index-linked 6.2
Global funds 0.4
UK equities 12.2
North America equities 5.4
Japan equities 5.4
Europe equities 3.0
Asia ex-Japan equities 0.4
Currency %
Sterling 74.0
Yen 8.6
Australian dollar 6.1
Euro 3.1
US dollar 1.4
Other 6.8
Data as at 30 June 2022. Totals may not equal 100 due to rounding
Top 10 equity holdings
10 largest equity holdings (excludes holdings in pooled funds) %
BP 2.4
Cigna 1.1
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 1.0
ORIX 0.8
Shell 0.7
Vodafone Group 0.5
Volkswagen 0.5
Hipgnosis Songs Fund 0.5
Chesapeake Energy 0.5
UniCredit 0.5
Data as at 30 June 2022
How to invest

The Ruffer Investment Company's shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange, so you can place an order with any stockbroker, or ask a professional adviser to buy shares on your behalf.

The fund is available to buy on the following platforms, among others. Click a logo to be directed to the platform.

Alternatively, if you would like to invest directly with us please get in touch with one of the contacts listed below.

who to contact
Toby Barklem
Business Development Director
Joined Ruffer in 2017, having spent five years at Standard Life Aberdeen in a variety of business development roles focused on financial advisers. He studied history, initially graduating from Exeter University in 2003 and then latterly Imperial College London. Following this he spent seven years as an officer in the British Army.
Joshua Gunson
Business Development Manager
Joined Ruffer in 2010, working in the Product and Fund Relations teams. He holds a degree in philosophy from the University of Nottingham and an MBA with distinction from Cass Business School, and focuses on building relationships with financial planners and wealth managers throughout the UK.
80 Victoria Street
London SW1E 5JL
31 Charlotte Square
Edinburgh EH2 4ET
103 boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris, France