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Ruffer provides investment management services for institutions, pension funds, charities, financial planners and individual investors.
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Investment Review
January 2024: After a difficult year for portfolio performance, Jonathan Ruffer looks ahead to a world which is curiously unfit for investment purpose, given the current condition of the equity market and the end of the decades-long bull market in bonds.
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Investment Review
October 2023: With our cautious positioning proving costly so far this year, Jonathan Ruffer considers why some offsetting assets have not performed as expected. He also explains why we remain confident that our portfolio is well positioned for the current tricky market environment.
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Investment Review
July 2023: Our defensive positioning in anticipation of a liquidation event has hurt portfolio performance so far this year. In his latest quarterly review, Jonathan Ruffer recalls similar testing periods before past market crises and explains why we think the liquidation event has only been postponed, not cancelled.
Career-ing into liquidation
The rapid demise of Silicon Valley Bank – the second-largest US bank failure in history – has caught markets by surprise. While we don’t expect a repeat of the 2008 global financial crisis, dismissing the broader risks to the financial system would be a mistake. Higher interest rates are stressing the system. But it is career risk that could drive us towards a liquidation crisis. 
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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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London
80 Victoria Street
London SW1E 5JL
Edinburgh
31 Charlotte Square
Edinburgh EH2 4ET
Paris
103 boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris, France