LF Ruffer Gold C

Invests in international gold and precious metal mining companies.

  • 108.04p
    Price (Inc)

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  • 178.51p
    Price (Acc)

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    Initial charge

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  • 1.20%
    Annual management charge

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  • 1.34%
    Ongoing charges

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  • 0.00%
    Yield

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Prices as at 13 December 2019

The portfolio invests in gold mining companies on an international basis, with companies selected on a 'bottom up' basis. The fund has a bias to mid and small cap mining companies. Dealing is weekly.

Fund summary

Sector Specialist
Structure OEIC
Launched September, 2012
Size £956m
Yield 0.00%
Charging basis
Dividends paid GB00B8BZBT51

Charges

Standard initial charge 5.00%
Initial charge via Bestinvest 0.50%
Additional bid/offer spread 0.00%
Annual management charge 1.20%
Ongoing charges figure 1.34%

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Investment process

Manager research

Average monthly relative returns

  • 14/15 0.00%
  • 15/16 -0.77%
  • 16/17 0.26%
  • 17/18 0.56%
  • 18/19 0.11%

Bestinvest MRI

  • 3 years 0.31%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 0.75%
  • 3 years 77.90%
  • 5 years 0.00%
  • Career 93.10%

Performance figures are based on the average of monthly percentage returns relative to the benchmark index.

Paul Kennedy

Kernnedy joined Ruffer in 2012 from LEK Consulting. He has many years of experience evaluating private market investments both as a principal and adviser. He has a degree in Jurisprudence from Oxford University and an MBA with Distinction from London Business School.

Track record

Paul Kennedy has 4.7 years experience of managing mutual funds in this sector. Over this period the average monthly return relative to the benchmark index has been +0.75%. During the worst period of relative performance (from September 2015 - June 2016) there was a decline of 19% relative to the index. The worst absolute loss has been 29%. Statistically, we estimate the probability that this fund manager is adding value, rather than being lucky, is 93%.

Periods of worst performance

Absolute -29.00% (July 2016 - September 2018)
Relative -19.00% (September 2015 - June 2016)

About the MRI

Our unique indicator: the Bestinvest Manager Record Index (MRI) measures the likelihood that the fund manager is adding value through their decisions. It is based on their performance record over the course of their career, adjusted for the amount of risk taken. MRI is an important contributor to our fund rating system but it is also vital to take account of qualitative factors. It is also very important to select funds to form a cohesive portfolio with an appropriate overall risk level.

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Top 10 holdings

Data accurate as at 28 June 2019

7% Centerra Gold Inc
7% Kinross Gold Corp
6.8% Gold Fields
6.4% Semafo Inc
5.6% Anglogold Ashanti
5.3% Iamgold Corp
5.3% Silver Lake Resources Inc
4.2% Westgold Resources Ltd
3.4% Wheaton Precious Metals Corp
2.6% Centamin Plc
Source: Trustnet

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