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.

TORONTO, May 3, 2016—Russell Investments Canada Limited (“Russell Investments Canada”) has appointed Daniel Noot and Shoghig (Sho) Kulidjian as directors, institutional sales. Based in Toronto, Noot and Kulidjian will focus on establishing new asset management relationships with institutional investors, including investment outsourcing (OCIO), as well as providing them with access to custom implementation services such as transition management, overlay services, commission management and currency management. They will report to Joseph Gelly, managing director, institutional.

“We continue to be committed to the Canadian institutional marketplace and to helping institutional investors achieve their goals, whether through a comprehensive investment solution combining strategic advice and asset management or a complex implementation assignment,” said David Feather, CEO and president, Russell Investments Canada Limited. “For the last 30 years in Canada, our greatest successes have come in giving asset owners an even more firm command over the future of their investment programs and their progress toward desired outcomes.”

Both Noot and Kulidjian are accomplished industry professionals with more than 20 years of experience. Noot was most recently vice president of sales in Citibank's Institutional Clients Group. He has also served as a chief financial officer as well as held a number of corporate finance, corporate development and business development roles across Latin America, Africa, Europe and North America. Kulidjian has experience across a number of different financial services segments, including asset management, capital markets, private wealth and custody. She last served as executive director of equity markets in Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s (CIBC) Wholesale Banking unit, selling trading products to institutional investors. Prior to that, she developed and managed the transition management business at RBC Dexia (now RBC Investor and Treasury Services).

“The challenges facing Canada’s institutional market have strained many organizations’ capacity to focus on the strategic investment decisions that add the greatest value,” said Gelly. “Dan and Sho have the expertise and client perspective to understand the demands on trustees and investment committees and will collaborate with them to show how using dynamic, multi-asset solutions to manage an institutional pool of assets drives outcomes within a stronger governance and risk management framework.”

About Russell Investments Canada Limited

Russell Investments Canada Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Frank Russell Company and was established in 1985. Russell Investments Canada Limited and its affiliates (including Frank Russell Company) are referred to collectively as "Russell Investments". Russell Investments was founded in 1936 and has its headquarters in Seattle, Washington. Russell Investments Canada Limited has its head office in Toronto.

About Russell Investments

Russell Investments, a global asset manager, is one of only a few firms that offers actively managed multi-asset portfolios and services which include advice, investments and implementation. Russell Investments stands with institutional investors, financial advisors and individuals working with their advisors—using the firm’s core capabilities that extend across capital market insights, manager research, asset allocation, portfolio implementation and factor exposures to help each achieve their desired investment outcomes.

Russell Investments has more than CAD$335 billion in assets under management (as of 12/31/2015) and works with more than 2,500 institutional clients, independent distribution partners and individual investors globally. As a consultant to some of the largest pools of capital in the world, Russell Investments has US$2.2 trillion in assets under advisement (as of 6/30/2015). The firm has four decades of experience researching and selecting investment managers and meets annually with more than 2,200 managers around the world. Russell Investments also traded more than US$2 trillion in 2015 through its implementation services business.

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Russell Investments operates globally, including through its offices in Seattle, New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Dubai, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Toronto, Chicago and Milwaukee. For more information about how Russell Investments helps to improve financial security for people, visit russellinvestments.com or follow @Russell_Invest.

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