2018 Global Market Outlook - Q3 update: Trade-war tightrope

The two key global market trends of early 2018 - U.S. growth leadership and the U.S. dollar bounce - have probably run their course.



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Russell monthly update

Here is a summary of investment markets for the month of August 2018.
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Investing is a house

If you’re like me, looking to build a house on your own, then the following should come as no surprise: In order to construct a new home, I first off have to know my strengths—and areas where I need to rely on experts and specialists instead.
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Multi-Asset review Q2 2018 – Institutional

Andrew Sneddon, Managing Director – Multi-Asset Solutions, discusses Russell Investments’ performance in the June quarter and the outlook for 2018.
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2018 ESG survey

The importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors within investing has increased exponentially over the last few years. As such, we’ve conducted an annual ESG survey of fixed income managers for some time now. However, this year we wanted to cast the net wider to gain a more holistic understanding. Targeted at asset managers of all sizes—from across all asset classes—we surveyed 299 firms to learn how they are integrating ESG considerations into their investment process.
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Demystifying big data: How to critically assess quantitative investment signals

Big data is one of the hottest buzzwords in the investment industry today. This is understandable given the prolific growth of data and data processing technology over the past several years and the intriguing applications of big data to equity investing.
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Emerging markets: Tumbling, or just stumbling?

Emerging markets comprise a scatterplot of disparate economies, drawn from every quarter of the globe, and exhibiting an extremely diverse range of shapes, sizes, political regimes, trade composition and financial circumstances.
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Russell monthly update

Here is a summary of investment markets for the month of July 2018.
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Managing downside risk in institutional investment portfolios

It’s late in the market cycle and investors in US equities have enjoyed an extended bull run for the past nine years. The potential for large drawdowns and recession are increasingly high. This article explores strategies to manage downside risk using a health and wellness analogy:
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ESG survey: Spotlight on integration by fixed income managers

Over the last few years, Russell Investments’ manager research team has conducted an annual ESG survey of global fixed income managers. From this survey, we’ve observed a rapid growth in the awareness of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. Crucially, this has fostered a widespread willingness among managers to incorporate ESG factors into their investment processes. Today, we put the spotlight on why—and how—fixed income managers are integrating ESG factors.
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Annual market update

Here's a summary of investment markets for the financial year ending 30 June 2018.
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