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October 20, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has hit public finances like a war. Across the world governments have scrambled to offset the economic and social impact of the virus. Huge, and necessary, rises in public spending have pushed government deficits to levels not seen since the two world wars of the 20th century.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit public finances like a war. Across the world governments have scrambled to offset the economic and social impact of the virus. Huge, and necessary, rises in public spending have pushed government deficits to levels not seen since the two world wars of the 20th century.

The numbers are enormous: UK government debt now tops £2 trillion (1). whilst the US owes an eye watering $26 trillion (2). The picture is similar across Europe with many other countries also seeing debt/GDP ratios rising to over 100% (3).

September 29, 2020

The past decade has been one of the most successful investment decades in history: US stocks rose by an average of 248%, the US real estate market by 200%, and gold as a “safe haven” climbed by 40%. The loose monetary policy as a result of the financial crisis has certainly contributed a great deal to this trend, as alternatives such as saving accounts or life insurance are simply no longer an option in times of low interest rates and increased monetary supply.

Monetary policy and a very successful investment decade

The past decade has been one of the most successful investment decades in history: US stocks rose by an average of 248%, the US real estate market by 200%, and gold as a “safe haven” climbed by 40%. The loose monetary policy as a result of the financial crisis has certainly contributed a great deal to this trend, as alternatives such as saving accounts or life insurance are simply no longer an option in times of low interest rates and increased monetary supply.

April 9, 2020

The era of monetary dominance is over. Helicopter money signals investment regime changes ahead.

The era of monetary dominance is over. Helicopter money signals investment regime changes ahead.

It was the avalanche we have long feared. From record peak to bear market, the S&P fell faster during the ‘corona crash’ than ever before, as the chart below shows.

At peak turmoil, conventional offsets (bonds, gold) proved flaky friends: investors sold what they could, not what they perhaps should. Specialist crash protections allowed Ruffer portfolios to hold their ground.

April 1, 2020

When the elements speak, elemental forces are unleashed, and it is important, in the middle of this storm, to capture the right tone of voice. Any false attempt to give reassurance, to boast about early success, to bury oneself in clichés, is unhelpful—even worse, it is historic: by the time these words are read, events will have unfolded which make them, as the CD music reviews have it, ‘Of historic interest only’. We are a long way from terra firma; at the time of writing, it’s a case of ‘so far, so good’. If this were a tennis match, all we could say is that we’ve had a decent first set.

August 14, 2017

A diversified investment portfolio for a family office often includes alternative investments such as precious metals. Having a portion of your wealth in precious metals is not only viewed by many as an appealing long-term investment, but also as a hedge against other assets in their portfolio.

A diversified investment portfolio for a family office often includes alternative investments such as precious metals. Having a portion of your wealth in precious metals is not only viewed by many as an appealing long-term investment, but also as a hedge against other assets in their portfolio.

August 18, 2015

The family office of billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller, who famously broke the Bank of England with George Soros in 1992, has made a huge gamble on gold in the second quarter, despite being downbeat on the economy.

The family office of billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller, who famously broke the Bank of England with George Soros in 1992, has made a huge gamble on gold in the second quarter, despite being downbeat on the economy.

According to a regulatory filing, Duquesne Family Office paid $324 million for a 2.8 million share position in the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), the market's largest physical gold exchange-traded fund, just weeks after prices fell to a five-year low.

February 12, 2014

Family offices are allocating money to Bitcoin from two opposing ends of the risk-return spectrum, according to the founder of a fund dedicated to the digital currency.

Family offices are allocating money to Bitcoin from two opposing ends of the risk-return spectrum, according to the founder of a fund dedicated to the digital currency.

The Bitcoin Investment Trust, launched in September last year, currently has net assets of $53.9 million (€39.5 million) with around 150 investors, and New York-based founder Barry Silbert says family offices are one of three main groups invested in the private fund.

The others are tech entrepreneurs and Wall Street executives.

December 15, 2011

The wealth held by India’s high net worth individuals has grown faster than the fortunes of the rich internationally, according to new research.

The wealth held by India’s high net worth individuals has grown faster than the fortunes of the rich internationally, according to new research.

The India Wealth Report, which was released by a local wealth management firm, said the 11% rate of growth in wealth this year made India one of the fastest-growing HNW populations in the world.

Demand for gold, a symbol of wealth in India, will also see a boost in 2012, said the research by Karvy Private Wealth.

November 17, 2011

Gold demand rose by 6% in the third quarter of 2011 compared with the same period last year, says a new report by the industry lobby association World Gold Council. 

Gold demand rose by 6% in the third quarter of 2011 compared with the same period last year, says a new report by the industry lobby association World Gold Council.

According to the study, the eurozone debt crisis and higher levels of inflation spurred investors to increase their possessions of gold in order to protect their wealth.  

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