TOOLKIT
Helping you navigate through downside market swings.
TOOLKIT
Helping you navigate through downside market swings.

How do you get downside protection?

This downside management toolkit can help with your investment risk management. We’ll keep you informed of the latest market events, share how we've been managing downside risk in our portfolios, and equip you with important truths to hold onto during unavoidable market volatility.

Insights for times of market uncertainty

Market views
What goes up must come down, right? We know navigating through turbulent markets can be trying at best. Our investment experts help you by sharing their insights and strategies among uncertain times.

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How we manage risk

Read select blog posts describing how we help investors manage downside risk with diversification, dynamic asset allocation, and effective implementation capabilities.

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Important truths
This collection of resources shines a light on the importance of staying invested during market turmoil, the difficulties in timing market exit and re-entry amid volatility, and using risk tolerance to make clear decisions.

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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.

Investing in volatile times

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.

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Managing risk biases

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.

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Q2 2019 Equity Manager Report: Piggybacking on the positives

We believe that closely watching the thinking of specialist managers will be critical in order to identify potential opportunities for outperformance. Find out how equity managers fare during Q2 in our insights from our manager research team.

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Investing in today’s markets without a crystal ball

While we can’t offer up a crystal ball to look into the future of markets, we do believe there are some specific ways to potentially help investors navigate today’s murky waters.

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Global investing and currency hedging: Performance and impact

Over the long term, currency hedging can provide you with valuable protection and returns, particularly in volatile markets. Here we outline some of the key considerations for UK investors exposed to global equities and explain how currency hedging can impact or benefit a global, multi-asset portfolio.

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Why downside protection may matter more than upside growth

Senior Portfolio Manager of the Multi-Asset Growth Strategy discusses the key concepts behind downside protection. A multi-asset approach to investing can efficiently employ downside protection in order to smooth the path towards securing an investor’s financial objectives.

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Important market volatility truths

 

Why a dynamic multi-asset approach matters during volatile markets

We believe nimbleness and dynamism is most beneficial during periods of market dislocation, where the elapsed time between idea and implementation is critical. As the February 5 sell-off demonstrated, markets don't work on quarterly cycles.

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Any opinion expressed is that of Russell Investment, is not a statement of fact, is subject to change and does not constitute investment advice.

The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may not get back the amount originally invested.

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