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June 20, 2022

Investors face one of the most complex market environments in history, says Ruffer LLP investment director Alexander Chartres.

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 from Ruffer LLP Investment Director Alexander Chartres will examine what investors can have conviction about.

April 4, 2022

China’s bid for global power, climate change and the transition away from fossil fuels are three of the defining megatrends of our time. Collectively, they promise generational upheaval. But decades of peace and stability have left markets, politics, economies and societies complacent and vulnerable. It’s going to get bumpy says Ruffer LLP investment director Alexander Chartres.

China’s bid for global power, climate change and the transition away from fossil fuels are three of the defining megatrends of our time. Collectively, they promise generational upheaval. But decades of peace and stability have left markets, politics, economies and societies complacent and vulnerable. It’s going to get bumpy says Ruffer LLP investment director Alexander Chartres.

Note: This article was written in late 2021, before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

December 7, 2021

As the appetite for venture capital investing increases among family offices, it is important to take a closer look at the origins and structural differences between a family office and venture capital fund to assess their relative strengths and weaknesses in the context of risk in private capital technology investments.

As the appetite for venture capital investing increases among family offices, it is important to take a closer look at the origins and structural differences between a family office and venture capital fund to assess their relative strengths and weaknesses in the context of risk in private capital technology investments.

December 1, 2021

Investors have divided into two camps. Those who believe inflation will subside and the rise in prices will prove temporary. And others who fear we are entering a period of high sustained inflation reminiscent of the 1970s. We consider both scenarios unlikely.

Investors have divided into two camps. Those who believe inflation will subside and the rise in prices will prove temporary. And others who fear we are entering a period of high sustained inflation reminiscent of the 1970s. We consider both scenarios unlikely.

Overlay the bottom chart below and you would be forgiven for believing that we are now on the same trajectory as we were 50 years ago. There are parallels but to assume the economy will meet the same inflationary fate would be a grave mistake for investors.

November 23, 2021

Campden Wealth, organiser of the leading European Families in Business Forum, has announced the 18th edition of its event has been rescheduled to 30-31 March, 2022 at the original venue of The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Berlin.

Campden Wealth, organiser of the leading European Families in Business Forum, has announced the 18th edition of its event has been rescheduled to 30-31 March, 2022 at the original venue of The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Berlin.

The European Families in Business Forum’s original dates of 1-2 December, 2021 were changed due to growing concerns about the spread of coronavirus, Covid-19, in the Berlin region and throughout Germany.

November 23, 2021

Two-headed leadership can be defined as the capacity or art of leading a joint venture with two leaders who have equal conditions with respect to responsibility and participation in terms of decision-making power.

Two-headed leadership can be defined as the capacity or art of leading a joint venture with two leaders who have equal conditions with respect to responsibility and participation in terms of decision-making power.

Two-headed leadership is often the formula chosen by second and third generations to oversee and run a family company. However, for this type of joint leadership to work effectively, specific attributes are required that tend to be uncommon in family organisations.

November 22, 2021

When our institutional clients want to talk with us about return-seeking strategies, the conversation most often turns to private markets. No surprise. An increasing amount of capital formation and access to growth and income opportunities occur in the private markets.

When our institutional clients want to talk with us about return-seeking strategies, the conversation most often turns to private markets. No surprise. An increasing amount of capital formation and access to growth and income opportunities occur in the private markets.

November 11, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen some ‘accidental’ beneficiaries including technology giants Amazon, Netflix and Apple following changes in consumer behaviour. Billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Bill Gates have seen their wealth grow during the pandemic and they are not alone.

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen some ‘accidental’ beneficiaries including technology giants Amazon, Netflix and Apple following changes in consumer behaviour. Billionaires like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Bill Gates have seen their wealth grow during the pandemic and they are not alone.

More than five million people became millionaires across the world in 2020 despite the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Credit Suisse.

November 1, 2021

Family-controlled JCB and Fortescue Future Industries sign green hydrogen deal, Lavazza coffee family in $200 million expansion of cafes in China, Sir James Dyson’s family office boosted by $1.8 billion transfer.

Family-controlled JCB and Fortescue Future Industries sign green hydrogen deal

Lord Anthony Bamford, the British second-generation chairman of heavy machinery maker JCB, hails a multibillion-dollar green hydrogen deal with Australian family business Fortescue Future Industries as “a major advance” towards making the clean fuel practical for consumers.

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