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November 14, 2022

Has the sell-off in long-dated bonds presented an opportunity to add risk to portfolios, asks Ruffer’s Jasmine Yeo?

Market sell-offs can provide the chance to buy quality assets at attractive valuations. Of course, if you can preserve capital as prices fall, then you’ll be better placed to take advantage of any opportunities that arise.

But buying equities isn’t the only way to dial up risk in portfolios today.

We see the recent falls at the long end of the US bond market as an opportunity worth grabbing.

November 14, 2022

KPMG’s private enterprise leader in Singapore, Chiu Wu Hong, talks about why the city-state’s status is on the rise, an increased focus on ESG and impact investment and some very attractive tax incentives.

With more than 20 years’ experience advising on the benefits of Singapore’s regional tax incentives and compliance, cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions and consulting and planning for local and multinational companies, there can be few better positioned to lead KPMG’s private enterprise team in the city-state than Chiu Wu Hong.

November 4, 2022

Cash is trash. Cash is a melting ice cube. Going to cash is giving up... Ruffer investment director Duncan MacInnes says there's still life in the folding stuff yet!

Cash is trash. Cash is a melting ice cube. Going to cash is giving up.

Ruffer currently has the highest weighting to cash or cash-like assets in our history. We are concerned that liquidity is the new leverage and that a degradation of liquidity conditions poses an imminent danger to investor portfolios. 

So why, unlike other investment managers, are we comfortable owning cash today?

November 4, 2022

The path to zero starts with NANO Nuclear Energy Inc., an innovative firm incorporating the latest technology into its own proprietary novel reactor designs.

The path to zero starts here. NANO Nuclear Energy Inc. is a company emerging from the shared micro-Small Modular Reactor (mSMR) and Advanced Nuclear Reactor (ANR) ambitions of a world-class nuclear technical team filled with influential and foremost nuclear experts in the field, working alongside business and industry professionals, possessing strong relationships with both government, and the private and public nuclear industries.

October 26, 2022

Minimising the negative societal consequences of an investment is no longer just a ‘Nice to have’. Investors today are increasingly prioritising positive and measurable environmental, governance or social outcomes alongside financial gains, says Russell Investments’ Samantha Steele.

Private equity markets have seen a surge of interest in impact investing in recent years. In a recent survey by Pitchbook, 65% of respondents managing external money said that they had offered impact strategies to their clients, up from 57% in 2021. However, challenges around transparency, reporting and access to opportunities are common. Here’s how a fund of funds approach can help.

October 24, 2022

Private markets investment platform Titanbay explores the dilemmas of investing in periods of uncertainty.

We all know that markets are particularly choppy and unpredictable right now. Buffeted by major geopolitical stresses, and against a backdrop of rising inflation and higher interest rates, investors may find it difficult to know which way to turn.

So, what does this mean for private equity performance? How do you navigate the current environment and what does history show us about trying to time the market?

October 21, 2022

Renato Brioni, Joseph Little, Rico Pang, and Dunstan Teo, the General Partners of Mocha Ventures, a regulated crypto venture fund based out of Lichtenstein focusing on early-stage blockchain companies with global growth potential, discuss how it’s never too late to invest in the blockchain.

There’s no denying that blockchain is the wave of the future but, for some, it’s currently too nebulous and intangible to consider heavily investing in.

October 17, 2022

It may be time for a bit of grin and bear it before we can once again look for reasons to be cheerful, says Steve Russell, investment director at Ruffer LLP.

Warning: the following contains explicit language of a bearish nature. Readers of a more nervous disposition may want to look away now…

Even after three consecutive quarters of losses in both equities and bonds, investors may not be out of the woods. So far, it has been a painful, but orderly repricing of risky assets. Now, we fear something worse - a liquidation.  

October 10, 2022

Recent policy actions by the British government highlight the principle that risks in the financial markets can emerge from outside the financial markets themselves, says John Silvia, founder of Dynamic Economic Strategy.

President of Dynamic Economic Strategy, former managing director and chief economist for Wells Fargo Securities, prolific author and in-demand financial expert, John Silvia gives Campden FB exclusive insight into why inflation remains the number one issue for investors.

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