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Andrew van Biljon

Research Director
Joined Ruffer’s institutional client team in 2010 following the completion of his MPhil in economics at the University of Oxford. He moved to the Research team in 2011 to assist with macroeconomic analysis and derivative strategies.
Articles by Andrew
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Ruffer Radio: Winning by not losing – protection strategies
June 2022: Avoiding major drawdowns in markets is key to outperforming over the long-term. It may sound obvious, but in a world of near universal asset vulnerability, it has seldom been more important to stand resolute against falling markets. In this episode, Lauren French and Andrew van Biljon discuss Ruffer's approach to protecting against tail risks in the market and they lift the lid on some of the more creative strategies in the portfolio today.
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Protecting capital
Protecting clients’ capital is the core of Ruffer’s investment approach. As the market landscape has evolved, so too have the strategies we use to achieve this objective. In this presentation we’ll look at historic examples of our protection strategies – what they were and how they were implemented. We’ll also discuss the risks we see in the current market environment and how we’re seeking to protect against these.
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Re-imagining the art of portfolio construction
November 2021: They say it takes 66 days to make a habit, and just a minute to break it. Most investors have been constructing portfolios the same way for 10, 20 or 30 years – building the habit of a lifetime. But a new market regime demands a change to the art of portfolio construction.
Navigating information
It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the volume of information aimed at us. Inundated by a daily torrent of headlines, images, messages and data, we can be left feeling unable to process it to a satisfying degree. For investors, navigating information is central to being effective. Insights from information theory and gauge theory can help.
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Ruffer Radio: Mind over matter?
April 2021: Andrew van Biljon and Lauren French offer their insights into the world of behavioural economics. What do these theories say about us as decision makers? What are their shortcomings? Can behavioural science make us better investors?
On starlings and casinos
Prospect theory, complex systems research and the work of two physicists can help investors make better decisions.
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