Russell Research


Russell monthly update

13/11/2018
Here is a summary of investment markets for the month of October 2018.
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U.S. midterms update: Democrats take House, Republicans keep Senate. Markets react.

7/11/2018
How are markets reacting to the results of U.S. midterms? We have the latest.
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Multi-Asset review Q3 2018 – Institutional

29/10/2018
Andrew Sneddon, Managing Director – Multi-Asset Solutions, discusses Russell Investments’ performance in the September quarter and the outlook for 2018.
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Q3 equity manager report: The froth has left the market

26/10/2018
Does the stock market still have gas left in the tank? We have summarised equity manager insights from our manager research team, region by region.
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Investors facing volatile markets need skill, scale and discipline

24/10/2018
It’s hard to correctly time the exit at the top and the re-entry at the bottom of the market. Oftentimes, reversals are quick and unpredictable and the market has picked up steam again by the time nervous investors feel confident that everything has settled and it’s an appropriate time to re-enter.
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Standing at the crossroads: An investor's choice of response after market turmoil

24/10/2018
This article shows the dramatic impact of an investor's choice of response during market turmoil on their future wealth balance.
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Year-end fixed income survey: Opposing viewpoints from global credit and interest rate managers

23/10/2018
Throughout the year we ask bond and currency managers to consider valuations, expectations and outlooks for the coming months. Today, we’ve put the spotlight on U.S. interest rates and the outlook for credit—and we ask, What’s next for emerging market foreign exchange (EM FX) and the U.S. dollar?
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Adviser social media: Put yourself out there!

19/10/2018
Total engagement is a goal we all strive for as financial professionals serving clients. While many advisers are capable of and achieve total engagement when in client meetings, we believe the best advisers display total engagement beyond face-to-face meetings by leveraging service models and sharing content and though leadership via social platforms, including LinkedIn.
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Outcomes are the new alpha

18/10/2018
Want to know why the tortoise beat the hare? He (or, more likely, she) stayed focused on the finish line. The tortoise was all about the outcome.

In a recent study that we shared, we found investors who built the most wealth did so with a focus on long-term outcomes. Guess what those with the smallest account holdings did? They focused on short-term performance. They acted like hares. The wealthiest acted more like tortoises.
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Mama Mia! Here We Go Again: Italian budget woes unnerve investors

17/10/2018
Italy's proposed budget deficit for 2019 has been ill-received by markets. Could things get worse before they get better?
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Russell quarterly update

8/10/2018
Here’s a summary of investment markets for the three months ending 30 September 2018
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Building your personal brand

3/10/2018
You’ve heard it before: Financial advice is a relationship business. Your clients aren’t just buying insurance and investments—they’re paying to work with you and access your expertise. Building your personal brand is key to your success. In this article, we’ll highlight 10 principles of creating a personal advice brand.
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Australian investors should look beyond the US dollar

3/10/2018
As the US dollar is by far the world’s most important reserve and funding currency, its direction remains the number one question in foreign exchange markets. However, investors may be wise to gain exposure to a mix of currencies.
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Do markets care about US midterm elections?

2/10/2018
As fall hits its stride, the looming midterm elections in the U.S. Congress are increasingly becoming a focal point for the nation. On Nov. 6, contests across the country will decide whether the Democratic party wrests control of the House of Representatives, the Senate or both chambers of Congress from the Republican party, which has held majorities in both since the 2014 midterms.
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2018 Global Market Outlook – Q4 update: Maximum pressure

25/09/2018
The U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed) is settling into a quarterly tightening routine that could see the federal funds rate rise above 3%. Even so, the upside for the U.S. dollar looks limited given its expensive valuation and crowded long positions. We believe a pause in the dollar uptrend should bring respite to beleaguered emerging markets.
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Is the corporate bond market overheating? Look at the lenders.

19/09/2018
Recently, a growing number of investors and market commentators have been advocating for caution in credit lending—rightfully so, in my opinion. However, despite the publicity this has received in the press, it appears that little has actually been done to clamp down on aggressive lending. Perhaps this should not be surprising since in practice, lending is done from the bottom up. Viewed at the individual borrower level, the plethora of recent deals may not look so bad, so why pass? After all, in many cases, company fundamentals—boosted by strong earnings—are solid and it stands to reason that many businesses may believe they can probably handle additional debt based on the current economic conditions.
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How do the rich get richer? It’s probably not from chasing performance.

19/09/2018
The world’s richest are getting richer. In fact, the top 1% in terms of wealth ownership are well on track to control two-thirds of the world’s wealth by 2030, as reported by the House of Commons library, a research arm of the UK's parliament.1, 2
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Russell monthly update

11/09/2018
Here is a summary of investment markets for the month of August 2018.
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Investing is a house

26/08/2018
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

23/08/2018
Andrew Sneddon, Managing Director – Multi-Asset Solutions, discusses Russell Investments’ performance in the June quarter and the outlook for 2018.
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