All-weather investing

Seeking consistent 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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Webinars

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Back to the future
Last year, fortune favoured the brave investor, one who looked through inflation and policy uncertainty and loaded up on mega-cap tech stocks. We review Ruffer’s 2023 performance, and explain why markets may have to look further back than last year to see what might come next.
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Reality cheques
We explore the intersection of natural risk with geopolitics and financial markets. Natural risk comes in many guises, from pandemic at the acute end of the spectrum to long-term challenges from a changing climate at the other. All matter for investors.
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Are we there yet?
Twelve months ago, we warned there would be turbulence ahead. Since then we have seen double-digit inflation, one of the fastest rate-hiking cycles in modern history and ‘defensive’ portfolios lose 20% of their value. Battle worn investors are hoping for respite, but is the worst behind us? In this webinar we discuss the challenges and opportunities still to come in the journey through a much-changed market landscape.
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Naming and taming the bear
What can history teach us about investing in bear markets? Jos North and Jasmine Yeo examine the strategies which have prevailed in previous drawdowns and ask what might work this time around. They discuss how the portfolio is positioned for a shift in the landscape of financial market risk.
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Short dreams, long reality
Economic conditions of the last few decades have supported a long ascent in the majority of asset prices. Investors must now confront conditions alien to most, potentially leading to a more painful descent. In this webinar, Ruffer’s economist, Jamie Dannhauser will explore the key dynamics of this changed economic landscape.
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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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Crossing the Rubicon
Investors face one of the most complex market environments in history. Simultaneous shifts in the global energy system, geopolitics, demography, technology and much else besides promise a more inflation-prone and volatile world ahead. This brings with it elevated risks, but also potential rewards. Amidst all the uncertainty, this presentation will examine what investors can have conviction about.
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Turbulence ahead
February 2022: Volatility (turbulence for the sake of this metaphor) will be the key challenge for investors in 2022. Loose financial conditions have added an extra hundred knots to markets over the past two years and autopilot has worked just fine. But not all turbulence is the same.
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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.
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Goodbye Mr Bond
June 2021: For over 40 years, bond investors have been handsomely rewarded. Inflation was exiled after the 1970s and interest rates have marched down the hill ever since. Barring the occasional hiccup along the way, bond prices have risen and delivered exceptional returns to their holders – especially during bouts of stress in equity markets.