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October 10, 2019

Russell Investments earns A+ in 2019 PRI Assessment

United-Nations support Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) awards Russell Investments highest possible scores of “A” or “A+” in all categories in annual evaluation.

 


June 26, 2019

Strategists signal caution in mid-year outlook report

Russell Investments has released its 2019 Global Market Outlook – Q3 Update, offering economic insights and market forecasts from its global team of investment strategists.

 


June 18, 2019

Russell Investments surfaces water-stress as a major investment risk

Russell Investments today posted its latest research paper on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, which aims to drive the industry conversation beyond carbon and into water-stress as an investment challenge. 

 


April 1, 2019

Russell Investments launches new yield opportunities pool

Russell Investments Canada Limited (Russell Investments Canada) announced the launch of Russell Investments Yield Opportunities Pool, which is designed to provide sustainable income through access to a group of select money managers with specific expertise in income-producing investments.

 


March 27, 2019

Strategist downgrades economic growth outlook for Canada

Russell Investments released its 2019 Global Market Outlook – Q2 Update today, offering economic insights and market forecasts from its global team of investment strategists.
The “Canada Outlook” segment of the report reveals the team is tempering its outlook for growth in Canada this year but believes a pause in the Canadian equity market rally would be a healthy development.

 


February 13, 2019

Russell Investments hires new president for China business

Global asset manager Russell Investments has hired Ying Tan as President and General Manager for Russell Investments Management (Shanghai). Ying, who is now responsible for building upon the firm’s long-standing work in China, brings significant industry experience to this role with more than 20 years of proven success in wealth management, investment research and trading.

 

December 11, 2018

Russell Investments’ 2019 Global Market Outlook

Russell Investments released its 2019 Global Market Outlook today, offering economic insights and market forecasts from its global team of multi-asset investment strategists. 


October 30, 2018

Russell Investments announces upcoming fund mergers

Russell Investments Canada Limited (“Russell Investments”) announced today that Russell Investments Canadian Equity Fund, Russell Investments US Equity Fund and Russell Investments Global Equity Fund (the “Terminating Funds”) will merge into Russell Investments Canadian Equity Pool, Russell Investments US Equity Pool and Russell Investments Global Equity Pool (the “Continuing Funds”), respectively.


September 27, 2018

Russell Investments’ 2018 Global Market Outlook – Q4 Update:

Russell Investments released its 2018 Global Market Outlook – Q4 Update today, offering economic insights and market forecasts from its global team of multi-asset investment strategists. 


September 6, 2018

Russell Investments achieves an “A” for responsible investing in each of 11 categories assessed for 2018

UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) assesses signatories annually, offering a median score of “C” in seven categories where Russell Investments received an A


June 27, 2018

Russell Investments’ 2018 Global Market Outlook – Q3 Update:

Russell Investments released its 2018 Global Market Outlook – Q3 Update today, offering economic insights and market forecasts from its global team of multi-asset investment strategists. 


March 28, 2018

Russell Investments’ 2018 Global Market Outlook – Q2 Update:

Russell Investments released its 2018 Global Market Outlook – Q2 Update today, offering economic insights and market forecasts from its global team of multi-asset investment strategists. 


Russell Investments unveils more meaningful ESG scoring

Global asset manager Russell Investments has created another research breakthrough in ESG (environmental, social & governance) investing with a material ESG score, which more accurately identifies ESG factors that could impact the financial performance of publicly-traded companies. The research findings were released today in a paper titled Materiality Matters: Targeting ESG issues that impact performance. The paper presents evidence that these material ESG scores are better predictors of stock return compared to traditional, non-material ESG scores.

 

 December 06, 2017

2018 Global Market Update: Canadian markets face a bumpy ride in 2018 as economy shifts into lower gear and volatility increases

Late-cycle tailwinds should support modest positive returns for Canadian equities in 2018, though volatility is expected to increase as markets consider the timing of the next recession, according to the “Canada Market Perspective” in Russell Investments’ 2018 Global Market Outlook. The outlook offers the latest economic insights and market forecasts from the firm’s global team of multi-asset investment strategists. .

 


September 27, 2017

Russell Investments’Q4 2017 Global Market Update: Canadian economy expected to moderate after debt-infused high

The Canadian economy is all but certain to cool after a period of red-hot growth in the first half of the year, according to the “Canada Market Perspective” in Russell Investments’ Global Market Outlook – Q4 Update. The outlook offers the latest economic insights and market forecasts from the firm’s global team of multi-asset investment strategists.

 


September 20, 2017

Russell Investments achieves an “A+” grade for eight categories of responsible investing practices

Global asset manager Russell Investments has received an “A+” grade in the annual assessment report from the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) organization for each of the eight categories on which the firm reports data. This across-the-board glowing assessment covered the firm’s focus on strategy & governance, direct active management, manager selection, manager appointment and manager monitoring.

 


September 7, 2017

Russell Investments Canada enhances holistic outsourced CIO solution with new ESG Global Equity Fund

Russell Investments Canada Limited (“Russell Investments Canada”) is enhancing its outsourced CIO solution with the launch of the Russell Investments ESG Global Equity Fund (“ESG Global Equity Fund”). This new actively managed multi-manager fund is designed to reduce a client’s total exposure to carbon footprint and fossil fuel reserves and invest more in climate resilient and renewable energy opportunities.

 


September 5, 2017

Michelle Seitz named Chief Executive Officer of Russell Investments

Leveraging her 30 years of experience in asset management, Seitz will lead the next growth phase of the global multi-asset firm.

 


July 25, 2017

Russell Investments Canada names Andrew Kitchen MD, Institutional

Russell Investments Canada Limited (“Russell Investments Canada”) has heightened the focus on its institutional business with the appointment of Andrew Kitchen as Managing Director, Institutional Canada.

 


June 29, 2017

Russell Investments’ 2017 Global Market Outlook – Q3 Update:

Canadian mid-year market outlook hinges on housing concerns

  • Strategists upgrade 2017 Canadian gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast
  • While the Bank of Canada (BoC) prepares the markets for an eventual rate increase, strategists believe they will take on a measured tone regarding forward guidance
  • Team expects the Canadian/U.S. dollar to trade in a range of 0.72 to 0.78

 


May 23, 2017

Russell Investments Canada expands multi-asset solutions for investors

Russell Investments Canada Limited (Russell Investments Canada) recently expanded the firm’s outcome-oriented multi-asset solutions to include the Multi-Asset Income Strategy(MAIS) fund, a multi-asset offering for Canadian investors that seeks to provide long-term capital growth while minimizing drawdowns.

 


March 29, 2017

Russell Investments’ Q2 2017 Global Market Update:

Canadian economy continues to surprise naysayers, but vulnerabilities shouldn’t be ignored 

  • Canadian economy continues upside surprise, though forward concerns are more structural than cyclical
  • Consumer spending still the most consistent contributor; awaiting business investment to take the lead
  • Investor expectations have run ahead of market fundamentals in global equity markets

 


February 17, 2017

Russell Investments Canada Limited announces proposed change to the investment objective of Russell Investments Fixed Income Class

Russell Investments Canada Limited (the “Manager”), the manager of Russell Investments Fixed Income Class (the “Fund”), announced today that, in anticipation of the upcoming maturity of the Fund’s forward contract on April 13, 2017, the Manager will seek approval from the security holders of the Fund to change the investment objective.

 

 

December 6, 2016

Russell Investments’ 2017 Global Market Outlook:

Economic growth likely weak, but not a wreck

  • Canadian GDP growth expected in a range of 1.6% to 2.0%; U.S. GDP growth to top 2%
  • BoC target rate likely steady at 0.50%; two additional U.S. rate hikes forecast for 2017
  • Canada 10-yr bond yield expected to trade within a range of 1.5% to 1.9%
  • Canadian equities likely modestly positive, with S&P/TSX year-end target at 15,300

December 5, 2016

Russell Investments signs landmark agreement with China AMC

  • Chinese asset management industry sees growth trajectory, including multi-asset solutions
  • New regulations allow creation of fund-of-funds solutions as more investors seek global solutions

December 2, 2016

Russell Investments Canada Limited announces fund risk rating changes

Russell Investments Canada Limited (RICL) today announced changes to the risk ratings of six RICL funds. These changes are effective immediately.


October 3,2016

Russell Investments’ 2016 Global Market Outlook–Q4 update:

Canadian growth likely to remain lackluster for extended period

  • Economic growth may be enough to keep Bank of Canada policy on hold
  • Canadian equities due for a pause; U.S. earnings growth to be tepid
  • U.S. federal funds rate hike expected in December; two hikes in 2017k

August 4, 2016

Russell Investments Canada Active Manager Report:
Q2 data reveal toughest active manager climate since report’s inception

  • Only 17% of Canadian large-cap equity managers beat the benchmark
  • Early look at Q3: Active manager environment rebounded in first three weeks of July
  • Five-year view shows 61% of active large cap managers beat the benchmark

July 13, 2016

Russell Investments Canada Limited announces fund risk rating changes

Russell Investments Canada Limited (RICL) today announced changes to the risk ratings of eight RICL funds. These changes are effective immediately.


July 06, 2016

Russell Investments’ 2016 Global Market Outlook–Q3 update

Canada's economic growth likely modest at best as vulnerabilities persist

  • Eventual unraveling of the housing market poses greatest long-term threat
  • Concerns persist around elevated levels of household indebtedness
  • Improving profit margins encouraging, though valuations not as compelling for domestic equity

May 5, 2016

Russell Investments Canada Active Manager Report:
Surging commodities pose challenge for active managers in Q1 2016

  • Only 41% of Canadian large-cap managers beat the benchmark in Q1; lowest in two years
  • All investment styles in survey lagged the benchmark—except dividend managers
  • Early look at Q2: April continued to test active managers

May 3, 2016

Russell Investments Canada names two directors to institutional sales team

Noot and Kulidjian to help expand awareness of Russell Investments’ robust asset management and implementation capabilities in the Canadian institutional marketplace. 


March 30, 2016

Russell Investments’ 2016 Global Market Outlook–Q2 update

The Canadian economy’s path forward will likely be turbulent

  • Sustainability of higher oil prices is key to economic rebound
  • 10-year Canadian bond yields expected to increase to 1.5-1.8% by year-end
  • Equity upside remains, with modest values in Europe and Asia

March 2, 2016

Russell Investments expands multi-asset offering for Canadian investors

Outcome-oriented, globally diversified Russell Multi-Asset Growth Strategy for Canadian investors targets equity-like returns with lower volatility


February 24, 2016

Russell Investments announces changes to Russell LifePoints All Equity Portfolio and Russell LifePoints All Equity Class Portfolio

Russell Investments Canada Limited (Russell Investments) today announced changes to the investment strategies of two of its Funds: Russell LifePoints All Equity Portfolio and Russell LifePoints All Equity Class Portfolio (the “Funds”). Russell Investments will also be changing the names of the Funds to Russell Multi-Asset Growth Strategy and Russell Multi-Asset Growth Strategy Class, which reflects the change in investment strategies.


February 11, 2016

Most active investment managers in Canada added more value in 2015

Canada’s active equity fund managers proved their worth in 2015 as 80% of those surveyed beat the S&P/TSX Composite Index, which declined 8.3% for the year.


January 13, 2016

Russell Investments expands executive leadership team, naming Vernon Barback President

Russell Investments, a global asset manager providing actively managed multi-asset portfolios and services that include advice, investments and implementation, today announced the appointment of Vernon Barback as President. The appointment is effective January 21. Barback will be a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, reporting to CEO Len Brennan.


January 6, 2016

Russell Investments’ 2016 Annual Global Market Outlook

Stable or higher oil prices will be critical for an improved outlook for the Canadian economy — and entirely necessary for any positive performance in domestic equities, according to Russell Investments’ 2016 Annual Global Market Outlook.

November 5, 2015

Active investment managers trounced the index Q3 2015

  • 75% of large-cap managers beat the S&P/TSX Composite Index for the period
  • All investment styles outperformed the index with dividend-focused managers at the top
  • Early look at Q4 2015: October data shows active managers face challenging environment

October 5, 2015

Russell Investments’ Strategists’ Outlook – Q4 2015 Update: Economic Recovery will be Unconvincing and Riddled with Risks

Volatility and uncertainty around price of oil makes it difficult to determine how brief recession will be; strategists remain hopeful for ‘mild’ recovery over the second half of 2015.BoC ready to act if economy continues to stagnate; however, having capacity to act next year means they hold rates this year.Housing market continues to pose the greatest long-term threat.


August 6, 2015

Russell Investments Canada Active Manager Report: Bank and gold stocks help large cap managers overcome the pain of not holding Valeant

The median large cap investment manager in Canada returned -1.4% for the second quarter of 2015, outperforming the S&P/TSX Composite which fell 1.6% for the period.


June 30, 2015

Russell Investments’ Strategists’ Outlook – Q3 2015 Update: Currency pivotal to Canadian economic recovery

Currency, more than commodities, may ultimately determine if the Canadian economy gets its groove back, according to Russell Investments’ Third Quarter 2015 Strategists’ Outlook.


June 24, 2015

Securityholders of the Russell Smaller Companies Pool and Russell Smaller Companies Class approve amendments to the investment objectives of the Funds

Russell Investments Canada Limited (Russell Investments) announces that the proposed changes to the investment objective of two of its funds, Russell Smaller Companies Pool and Russell Smaller Companies Class (the “Funds”), were approved by securityholders at a special meeting this week.


June 16, 2015

Financial health of Canada’s 25 largest corporate pension plans fell considerably in 2014: Russell Investments Canada

Latest study shows that despite strong investment performance of the $2 Billion Club, a significant increase in liabilities resulted in a 300% rise in the size of plans’ collective shortfall last year.


May 7, 2015

Surge in Valeant Pharmaceuticals increases pain for Value and Dividend investment managers: Latest Russell Canada Active Manager Report

While 2015 started on a healthy note for the S&P/TSX Composite Index, which gained 2.6% for the first quarter after two negative quarters, a majority of large cap investment managers in Canada faced an extra valiant challenge.


March 31, 2015

Russell Investments’ Strategists’ Outlook - Q2 2015 Update: Modest Growth Expected Despite Low Oil Prices 

The negative impact of lower oil prices is being felt in many sectors of the Canadian economy – from housing and the prices of goods and services, to employment levels, according to Russell Investments’ Second Quarter 2015 Strategists’ Outlook.


February 19, 2015

Russell proposes changes to Russell Smaller Companies Pool and Russell Smaller Companies Class

Russell Investments Canada Limited (Russell) today proposed changes to the investment objectives of two of its Funds: Russell Smaller Companies Pool and Russell Smaller Companies Class (the "Funds").


February 5, 2015

Plunge in Oil Stocks Leads to Widest Range in Manager Returns since 2008: Latest Russell Canada Active Manager Report

The active management environment continued to improve throughout 2014, with 65% of Canadian large cap managers beating the S&P/TSX Composite Index in the fourth quarter. Using annual returns, 55% of large cap managers beat the benchmark in 2014. The median manager return was 11.3% in 2014, ahead of the S&P/TSX Composite Index return of 10.6%. These and other notable observations are included in the most recent Russell Investments Canada Limited (“Russell Canada”) Active Manager Report.

 

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