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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.
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.
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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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.
Responsible Investment Report
In our latest quarterly report, Research Associate Alexander Jones explores the framework we have designed to help us achieve a holistic understanding of fixed income risk. Elsewhere we present Ruffer's participation in the CDP Non-Disclosure Campaign, as well as stewardship activities from the fourth quarter of 2021.
Responsible Investment Report
In our latest quarterly report, Investment Associate Sophie Jamieson looks at one part of the energy transition story which is often overlooked – batteries. Specifically, we look at the merits of shifting from lithium-ion to sodium-ion technology. Elsewhere, we share details of our stewardship and engagement activities during the third quarter of 2021.
How a 'pinch of salt' can help the energy transition
They are fundamental in powering our lives: lithium-ion batteries. Lightweight and durable, we use them in our phones, laptops and increasingly in our cars. Already,
they seem embedded in our society, but the electric revolution is only just beginning.
Investing in big oil
October 2021: The energy sector has fallen from 16% of the S&P 500 just 13 years ago, to below 3% as of today. And yet the integrated oil majors make up more than 6% of Ruffer portfolios. We often receive questions from clients about the rationale and justification for these investments.
Climate Change Framework 2021
Our inaugural TCFD Report introduces Ruffer’s Climate Change Framework and provides a response to the recommendations of the Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosure. The report exhibits our climate-related activities over the past few years and provides an insight into how our understanding of the risks facing our investee companies has evolved.
Engagement over exclusion
August 2021: Engaging with companies to improve their climate policies is not only beneficial to the environment, but also to investors. Hermione Davies explains how our engagement with ArcelorMittal has led to significant positive outcomes.
London
80 Victoria Street
London SW1E 5JL
Edinburgh
31 Charlotte Square
Edinburgh EH2 4ET
Paris
103 boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris, France