2015 Newsroom

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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