2016 Newsroom

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.

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