Hedge fund guru warns of period of very high inflation

Jonathan Ruffer

Jonathan Ruffer

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A LEADING hedge fund investor has said it is “as plain as a pikestaff” that Britain is heading for a period of “very high inflation” with interest rates “nailed to the floor”.

Jonathan Ruffer, who predicted the credit crunch, and whose company Ruffer LLP has more than £12bn invested, believes the fact that the UK has kept its own currency means it has a “safety valve” which the Eurozone lacks. But he says the UK’s reliance on world trade makes it more vulnerable to a global slump than many of its competitors.

Mr Ruffer, from Stokesley, North Yorkshire, was speaking to the Yorkshire Post ahead of a talk he was giving to the business community in Leeds, organised by M2B, Ministry to Business.


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