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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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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.
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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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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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Ruffer round up - Q4 2021
January 2022: Investment Director Matt Smith looks ahead to what investors can expect in 2022. We briefly review the investments which worked well in Ruffer portfolios last year (and those that didn’t) and assess the opportunities and challenges arising from the return of economic, market and inflation volatility.
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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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Ruffer round up - Q3 2021
October 2021: A brief round up where we look at how recent events impacted markets and Ruffer portfolios, and what investors have learned as we move into the fourth quarter.
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Ruffer Radio: Inflation – great expectations
July 2021: Inflation is back, but for how long? Bertie Dannatt joins Ruffer Radio to discuss how markets are digesting the return of inflation, and what rising prices mean for consumers and investors alike.
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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.
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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?
London
80 Victoria Street
London SW1E 5JL
Edinburgh
31 Charlotte Square
Edinburgh EH2 4ET
Paris
103 boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris, France