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Steve Russell

Steve Russell

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About Steve Russell

Steve Russell started his career in 1987 as a research analyst at SLC Asset Management where he eventually became the head of equities. In 1999 he moved to HSBC Investment Bank where he was the head of UK and European equity strategy. Steve joined Ruffer in 2003 where he co-manages of CF Ruffer Total Return Fund alongside David Ballance. He has also been a non-executive director of JP Morgan Fleming Continental Investment Trust since 2005.

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  • SRated A in Sep 2013
  • ORated Plus in Oct 2013
  • NRated Plus in Nov 2013
  • DRated Plus in Dec 2013


  • JRated Plus in Jan 2014
  • FRated Plus in Feb 2014
  • MRated Plus in Mar 2014
  • ARated Plus in Apr 2014
  • MRated Plus in May 2014
  • JRated Plus in Jun 2014
  • JRated Plus in Jul 2014
  • ARated Plus in Aug 2014
  • SRated A in Sep 2014
  • ORated Plus in Oct 2014
  • NRated A in Nov 2014
  • DRated A in Dec 2014


  • JRated A in Jan 2015
  • FRated A in Feb 2015
  • MRated Plus in Mar 2015
  • ARated Plus in Apr 2015
  • MRated A in May 2015
  • JRated A in Jun 2015
  • JRated A in Jul 2015
  • ARated A in Aug 2015
  • SRated A in Sep 2015
  • ORated A in Oct 2015
  • NRated A in Nov 2015
  • DRated A in Dec 2015


  • JRated Plus in Jan 2016


Mixed Assets - Absolute Return GBP
over : 30/11/2017 - 31/12/2017

Month by Month Performance

Quarterly Performance

to 31/12/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2017 0.7% -0.3% -0.5% -1.0% 2.5%
2016 13.3% 0.4% 3.5% 7.1% 1.8%
2015 -0.1% 4.8% -0.3% -5.4% 1.2%
2014 5.8% -0.8% 0.1% 2.5% 3.9%
2013 10.0% 10.0% -1.2% 0.2% 1.1%

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Defensive Ruffer fund managers Hamish Baillie, Steve Russell and Duncan MacInnes say investors must prepare for consequences of fiscal stimulus.

Ruffer duo cuts equity exposure on political uncertainty

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Ruffer profit rises 5.5% as assets pass £17 billion

Ruffer's profit rose by 5.5% over the year as assets under management surpassed the £17 billion mark.

Ruffer’s Russell: UK inflation could hit 10% in five years

Steve Russell believes increased fiscal spending to counter growing public discontent could spark a sharp rise in inflation.

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Citywire Discovery Source: Citywire Discovery Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated)..Portions of the information contained on this page was derived by Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd using content supplied by Lipper, A Reuters Company.