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Jonathan Ruffer

Chairman of Ruffer LLP and Auckland Castle Trust

Born 1951, trained as a stockbroker and barrister before moving into private client investment management in 1980. He established Ruffer Investment Management Limited in 1994, which transferred its investment business to Ruffer LLP in 2004. He has written a social history, ‘The Big Shots’ on Edwardian shooting parties, and on the banking crisis of 2008, ‘Babel’.

He is Chair of the Auckland Castle Trust, overseeing a project for the revitalisation of the palace home of the Bishops of Durham for 800 years, and the set of thirteen Zurbaran paintings of Jacob and his children.