Who we are

Ruffer was started in 1994 by Jonathan Ruffer to offer investors a distinctive approach to discretionary investment management. Our aim is to deliver consistent positive returns – whatever happens in the financial markets. Our focus is on capital preservation and prudent growth, not chasing short-term fads or trends.

Jonathan Ruffer remains Chairman of the company and Henry Maxey is Chief Investment Officer. They have worked alongside each other since 1998 and together share responsibility for leading our investment strategy, supported by Investment Directors/Managers and our in-house research team.

As well as a distinctive investment approach, we aim to differentiate ourselves with first class administration and service. To that end, every client of Ruffer has direct access to a dedicated portfolio manager, who invests on their behalf and is directly responsible for their investments and the overall client relationship.

What we do

People like making money and they hate losing it. Most will hate losing money more than they like making it. This shapes our investment philosophy, and the way we invest.

Our approach is conservative, tried and tested. It involves actively managing investments, mainly in conventional assets. We conduct our own research, and operate freely, without restrictive benchmarks.

Our twin aims are:

  • Not to lose money in any twelve-month period.
  • To grow the value of our clients’ assets over the long term, outpacing the alternative of placing cash on deposit.  

Strategies

Sterling £

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MANDATES
  • Medium Risk • medium

US Dollar $

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  • Medium Risk • medium

Euro

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  • Medium Risk • medium