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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.
Lessons for DC schemes from the LDI crisis
DC schemes and their investors can take some crucial lessons from recent whipsaws in the UK government bond market.
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Reasons to Be Fearful, Part 3*
October 2022: So far this year, we’ve seen a painful but orderly repricing of risky assets. Now, we fear something worse – a possible liquidation event. One in which owners of risky assets like equities and credit are forced into a sudden rush for the exit.
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Ruffer round up – Q3 2022
October 2022: Investment Manager Jasmine Yeo joins Rory McIvor to review a quarter of dizzying market activity. They discuss the volatility of UK gilts over recent weeks, consider the potential for a liquidation event in asset markets and provide an update on how the portfolio is positioned.
LGPS: liquidity lessons from the LDI crisis
The long-term hunt for yield has driven LGPS funds to adopt a liquidity barbell, with listed equities and bonds at one end of the spectrum and illiquid alternatives at the other. But these assets’ performance can be worryingly correlated at times of market stress.
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Investment Review
October 2022: In his latest quarterly review, Jonathan Ruffer reflects on the possibility of an imminent liquidity crisis in markets and looks at why even the safest assets might not prove very safe at all.
Responsible Investment Report
In this quarter's Responsible Investment report, we reflect on Ruffer's engagement with CDP's initiative to improve companies' collection and disclosure of carbon related data. We also provide an update on our latest stewardship activities.
Case of the misplaced money
Portfolios are prepared for a potential liquidation event in asset markets, “a waterfall of the things that can be sold, as distinct from the ones that can’t.” This article from Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, speaking to Ruffer’s Chief Investment Officer Henry Maxey, explores these changing liquidity dynamics.
The Barber Boom
The story of an economic gear shift which sent post-war Britain careering around country lanes, before skidding on an oil slick and being sent ditchward. There it was left, engine smoking, entangled in the brambles of inflation. It wasn’t until 1980 that road-side recovery eventually arrived in the shape of Paul Volcker and his inflation curbing toolkit.
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The last domino to fall?
September 2022: So far in 2022, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) has resolutely stuck to its policy of negative interest rates and yield curve control (YCC), despite the dramatic hawkish shift from the US Federal Reserve (the Fed) and, more recently, the yen’s nosedive. Might the BoJ be about to change course?
London
80 Victoria Street
London SW1E 5JL
Edinburgh
31 Charlotte Square
Edinburgh EH2 4ET
Paris
103 boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris, France