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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.
Nowhere to hide?
May 2022: So far this year, the prices of almost all conventional assets are down. Supposedly diversified portfolios have turned out to be anything but. To preserve their capital, investors will require a new approach to constructing portfolios - flexible, adaptable, robust, and responsive.
Taking back control?
When Anthony Jay and Jonathan Lynn scripted their masterpiece, Yes, Minister, in the late 1970s, the world was on the cusp of radical change. The ‘Deflation Machine’ was being born.
Annual Stewardship Report
Our 2021 report highlights the depth and breadth of our stewardship activities. Our focus on engaging directly with company management has afforded us a deeper understanding of the companies in which our clients are invested.
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Ruffer round up – Q1 2022
April 2022: We reflect on the events that have dominated markets over the past three months - including the major developments we’re all talking about. We also discuss one or two aspects which have received less attention, but may well be crucial for investors in the months ahead.
The risk addiction
In the depths of addiction nothing else matters. The pursuit is focused, relentless and uncompromising – dismissive of any potential consequences. So what happens when the addiction is to risk?
Bonds behaving badly
April 2022: Traditional balanced portfolios rely on equities and bonds fulfilling their roles – equities for good times, bonds to cushion the bad. But after a torrid three months for markets, investors are being forced to tear up the rulebook.
Responsible Investment Report
In our latest quarterly report, Investment Director Harry Sevier looks at the crucial role banks can play in facilitating the transition to Net Zero. We also include the usual update on our stewardship activities throughout the quarter.
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Investment Review
April 2022: In his latest investment review, Jonathan Ruffer reflects upon how forty years of a bull market, where for decades ‘buying the dip’ has been a sure-fire idea, is clashing against circumstances and events which may break this benign and predictable investment pattern.
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Ruffer Radio: From reduction to removal
March 2022: Tim Kruger is the guest author in this year’s Ruffer Review. In this episode, we discuss his article which draws on his work in the field of carbon extraction and its role in the energy transition.
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London
80 Victoria Street
London SW1E 5JL
Edinburgh
31 Charlotte Square
Edinburgh EH2 4ET
Paris
103 boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris, France