OUR
HISTORY

Innovation has been part of our DNA since our story began in 1936.

OUR
HISTORY

Innovation has been part of our DNA since our story began in 1936.

83

YEARS AGO

Established in Tacoma, WA by Frank Russell

50

YEARS AGO

We were a pioneer in institutional investment consulting. Our first consulting client, JCPenney, is still with us today.

39

YEARS AGO

We helped pioneer the Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) industry.

34

YEARS AGO

Russell Investments Canada Limited opened offices in Toronto.

34

YEARS AGO

We invented the first smart-beta strategies with the creation of small cap, growth and value styles.

We launched our first multi-asset portfolios for advisors serving individual investors in the US, then later in Canada and around the world.

24

YEARS AGO

We launched an efficient and effective way to manage portfolio transitions.

15

YEARS AGO

We increased our focus on asset management, reaching US$100 billion in AUM.

12

YEARS AGO

Russell Investments Canada Limited branched out from Toronto, opening a satellite office in Vancouver, followed by offices in Calgary and Montreal

Data for Russell Investments' global organization as of March 31, 2019, unless otherwise indicated.

TODAY

C$3.1T

in assets under advice

C$388.5B

in assets under management

Globally, we manage C$388.5 billion on behalf of institutions, advisors and the individuals they represent.

*AUM as of 3/31/2019 & AUA as of 12/31/2018

Corporate overview

We are a premier investment solutions partner, dedicated to improving people's financial security.

Investment approach

Our dynamic, evidence-based approach allows us to design, construct and manage market-responsive portfolios.

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Our clients

For more than 70 years, Russell Investments has been helping investors, big and small, formulate and implement investment plans, for their needs. See some of our clients

Latest news

Stay up-to-date with our experts’ views on global markets and investment trends.

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Company history

A history of growth and innovation

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Corporate responsibility

Through corporate giving, volunteering and the use of sustainable practices in our businesses and decision-making, we work to improve the quality of life of people in our cities and neighbourhoods.

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Diversity

An integral part of our long-term growth that adds richness to our culture and value to our community

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