Erik Ristuben


Erik Ristuben
Chief Investment Strategist

Erik Ristuben is the global chief investment strategist for Russell Investments. His team’s responsibilities include the creation and management of integrated client investment strategies for the firm’s institutional and retail clients globally, as well as the creation of global economic and market outlooks. In his role he manages the global Client Portfolio Manager team, which works directly with clients on the implementation of investment strategies for both individual and institutional clients.

Erik serves as a principal spokesperson, representing the firm’s investment process and insight with clients, industry conferences and the media. He is a frequent guest on television and radio networks such as CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Bloomberg Radio. He is quoted frequently in national business and trade publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, InvestmentNews and USA Today.

As a senior member of the firm’s global investment division, Erik serves as a member of the investment strategy committee and the investment risk management committee which oversee funds management for Russell Investments’ entire global funds complex.

Prior to assuming the chief investment strategist role in 2011, Erik was the CIO, Client Investment Strategies and CIO of North America. From 2003 to 2008, as managing director of client investment strategies, Erik led the investment team responsible for all U.S. balanced funds, LifePoints® Target Risk funds, Target Date funds and model strategies. Prior to this, Erik held a number of senior positions focused on the creation of client investment strategies at Russell Investments.  He has been with the firm since 1985.

B.B.A., Finance, Pacific Lutheran University, 1986
Licensed Registered Representative, FINRA Series 7 and 63