Managing through volatility
In response to the evolving situation between Ukraine and Russia, we’re here to help investors navigate through market volatility and focus on the long term.
Our latest responses to recent market news
Investing in volatile times
Important truths to remember about market volatility
At Russell Investments, we help investors manage downside risk in three ways: by diversifying sources of returns, by using a robust dynamic asset allocation process to guide tactical positioning, and by seeking effective implementation capabilities. We have been anticipating a low-return, high-volatility environment for the last 2-3 years. Accordingly, we have been dynamically adjusting our portfolio positioning to manage downside risk.
Investors are prone to follow their emotions when markets are volatile. That’s why the most important role an adviser may play is as a behaviour coach.
We find that it is increasingly important for asset owners to have tools to take control of risk and exposures in their total portfolio. Learn three ways that completion portfolios can improve risk-adjusted outcomes.
If you and your clients are feeling a little bombarded by current news and wondering what to make of it all…Take comfort… you are not alone!
What is risk management?
When it comes to investing, risk management is the active mitigation of uncertainty that surrounds all investment opportunities. Investing is inherently risky. At Russell Investments, we do not seek to avoid risk, but rather work to ensure that the right risks are taken, with the highest likelihood of compensation. We work to ensure exposure to uncompensated risk is minimised.
Important market volatility truths
Understanding the market cycle
Cycle of Investor Emotions
Have your clients been riding the wave of emotions in the market? Gain perspective with our interactive Cycle of Investor Emotions charts.
Value of Global Diversification
There are several potential benefits of a diversified investment portfolio, and one of the most important is to reduce concentration risk. This tool shows how different asset classes have performed erratically year to year, demonstrating the benefits of a well-diversified, multi asset approach.
Risk vs Return
Although the markets might return a loss in difficult years, this tool shows the returns a client could have experienced had they stayed invested. Using weighted averages, it also demonstrates the difference in volatility and returns between lower risk and higher risk strategies.
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