Jonathan Ruffer

Jonathan Ruffer is an interesting character. If you haven’t heard of him, he’s the one who bought a castle and 12 paintings in Bishop Auckland. Now he’s fixing the castle up so the public can come along and see the paintings. He also wants to open a religious exhibition and picture gallery. He might build a historical theme park nearby too.


Jonathan Ruffer started as a stockbroker, before becoming a barrister. He is now a Bencher of the Middle Temple. He worked in corporate finance for Schroders, an accepting house bank, Dunbar, a private bank and served on the Board of Directors of CFS (renamed Rathbone Plc). He also served on the Board of Directors of Odey Asset Management, Fuel Tech and Electric & General Investment Trust.

In 1994, he co-founded Ruffer Investment Management Limited, an investment management firm with Robert Shirley.

He is a research fellow at St John's College, Durham and has published articles in The Spectator.

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Event Date 10-10-2017 5:30 pm
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