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Book review – Invisible Women
Why are women in the United Kingdom 50% more likely to be misdiagnosed after a heart attack? Or 47% more likely to be seriously injured in road traffic accidents?
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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.
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?
In the late 1970s, the world was on the cusp of radical change. The ‘Deflation Machine’ was being born. Deng Xiaoping began reforming China’s moribund economy. In the West, liberal, free-market ideals were gaining traction, ideals that underpinned the subsequent regime of rapid, disinflationary global growth.
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.
Villains to heroes
Banks are rarely the first port of call in a responsible investor’s portfolio. The preference has been to allocate capital to companies directly involved in climate risk mitigation – electric vehicle manufacturers or renewable technology businesses. But financial services have a pivotal part to play in the transition to Net Zero and investor engagement is critical in determining how banks stand up to the climate challenge.
London
80 Victoria Street
London SW1E 5JL
Edinburgh
31 Charlotte Square
Edinburgh EH2 4ET
Paris
103 boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris, France