customised portfolio solutions
Trading & Execution
Streamline your trading for greater control of your investment decisions.
Our global multi-asset trading desk delivers scalable solutions to meet the execution needs of asset owners and asset managers.
Whether it is accessing a specific sub-asset class or managing trading outside of local business hours we act as an extension of our client’s investment team and processes.
Our suite of trading and execution services
Russell Investments trading desk accesses over 100 countries globally. In 2021, our trading group executed over USD 2.5 trillion across all asset classes. Our experienced 24 hour trading operations team is committed to ensuring execution excellence and operational efficiencies during the settlement cycle. Our global footprint can seamlessly supplement or act as a part of your existing infrastructure.
We execute trades using our multi-venue platform, actively trading and transacting through numerous execution outlets globally with unbiased access to a wide universe of liquidity sources.
Our differentiating approach allows our traders access to broad yet deep subset of liquidity which lends to lower impact cost and better outcomes.
Focused on achieving the best available execution for our clients while reducing trading cost through best execution, netting at the fund level, and crossing. We have established strong relationships with 25 counterparty banks and additionally, have 50 streaming liquidity providers. All trades executed by Russell investments are analysed by both our internal transaction cost analysis (TCA) and sent to a third-party TCA provider, specialising in FX, FX Transparency.
We have a dedicated team whose primary focus is Commission Recapture. Implementing Commission Sharing Agreements (CSA) to meet the research needs of our clients.
Providing Research Payment Account (RPA) solutions for MiFID specific considerations.
Our outsourced execution platform provides scalability and establishes efficient processes. Across asset classes, we are an established leader in providing high quality execution results through our unique access to global trading venues, aggregation of order, flow, increase potential for crossing opportunities and advanced technology sourcing liquidity from all venues.
WHY RUSSELL INVESTMENTS FOR TRADING & EXECUTION?
Our unique structure with dual registration as both investment manager and broker enables you to leverage our extensive network of both buy and sell side trading.
Multi venue trading
Through our multi-venue trading approach, Russell investments reduces transaction cost1.
Access to Exchanges, dealers, MTF’s, Crossing Networks, globally across a multi-asset dealing desk.
Our executing desk is staffed 24/7 by asset class specialists with visibility to programme level data to prioritise exposure risk and execution quality.
An experienced, well-resourced global outsourced
USD 2.5 trillion
Traded in 2021
100 + markets
Ability to trade in markets
35 + years
Experience trading assets for clients
24 + traders
All specialising by asset class and instrument
Trading specialist average years of experience
Fixed Income Price improvement vs Top 20 Asset Managers.
Equity Price Improvement vs Elkins McSherry Peer Universe.
FX price improvement vs FX Transparency Manager Universe.
A recognised leader
Top Tier Broker
In 37 out of 42 most recent quarters, Russell Investments Implementation Services, LLC has been ranked as a top-tier broker in Pensions & Investments’ Tradewatch report based on the quality of its trade execution (most recently in P&I’s March 2022 issue).5
A Leading Institutional
For the 11th year in a row, Russell Investments was globally ranked among leading institutional OCIO managers based on outsourced assets under management (AUM) from 59 firms in the June 2021 Pensions & Investments’ annual survey of OCIO managers.
Customised Portfolio Solutions
Specialist expertise and strategies to help your team gain greater portfolio control, limit costs, reduce risk, and enhance returns.
Manage foreign exchange (FX) trading costs and currency risk by drawing upon our currency investment team and FX trading specialists.
We have helped clients manage their risks and investment performance when restructuring their portfolios or asset classes for over 25 years.
An essential tool for managing large pools of capital as derivative overlays help manage risk elements and improve performance.
Remove unwanted exposures, capture specific ESG outcomes or manage ESG risks using our tailored solutions or proprietary investment strategies.
Completion portfolios are a powerful tool for an investor allocating to multiple manager strategies. The explicit role of these completion portfolios is to complement the existing managers and align the total portfolio with desired risks and exposure.
1 2017,2018,2019,2020 analysis is provided by Elkins McSherry data as full year for each corresponding year. Highlight cost of global equity trading relative to full Elkins McSherry universe (both buy and sell side firms). Data is benchmarked against Volume Weighted Average Price, Trade Day Open Price, Trade Date Close Price, Previous Nights Close. The Elkins/McSherry Global Equity Universe is a compilation of actual trade data from their set of client executions, covering 15 million trades or over $1.68 trillion in principal and 129 billion shares of trading from 366 investment managers and 862 brokers worldwide.
2021 analysis is provided by Virtu Financial data from 1/1/21-12/31/21. Virtu’s universe is a compilation of 180 clients including 37 of the top 50 asset managers globally with over $16 trillion in principal.
2 Price improvement comparison to Top 20 Asset Managers based on TRACE price comparison. Data as at 1/1/21-12/31/21 for USD investment grade corporates Source:
3 Source: Virtu Financial. Data as at 1/1/21-12/31/21. Highlights cost of global equity trading relative to Virtu Financial Peer Universe (both buy and sell side firms). Data is benchmarked against arrival price. RIIS RC 3090.
4 FX Transparency. Spot and forward trade costs. Costs from 1/1/21-12/31/21.
5 Rankings are based on best-performing brokers as measured by the difference in cost/savings against the universe of Elkins/McSherry, a State Street company. The Elkins/McSherry universe is based on the top 50 brokers in each category by U.S. dollar volume. This is a quarterly ranking based on the previous four-quarters as of December 31, 2021.