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Russell Investments Global Infrastructure Pool

Goal

The Russell Investments Global Infrastructure Pool is designed to provide investors with an opportunity to diversify their portfolios by investing primarily through exposure to equity and fixed-income securities by companies that are involved in, or indirectly benefit from, the development, maintenance, servicing or management of infrastructures.



With developed and developing countries around the world in need of modernized and expanded infrastructure to support their growing economies and populations, upgrading the world's infrastructure will likely be a dominant global theme over the next few years.

Features:

  • Diversification. Tangible, long-lived assets with the potential for steady cash flow streams, which could provide investors with an additional means to diversify their portfolios.
  • Possible hedge against inflation. Infrastructure companies typically have pricing power - meaning they are able to pass on higher costs to consumers by raising fees on assets, such as toll roads or airport parking. As a result, regulators typically limit the revenue growth from these assets to the rate of inflation, providing a potential for inflation hedging.
  • Income generation. Infrastructure investments typically feature steady cash flows derived from tangible, long-life assets with monopoly-like pricing power; many are regulated and may feature income linked directly to inflation.
  • Global, multi-manager approach. Sub-advised by three experienced infrastructure sub-advisers in this asset category. Each sub-adviser takes an active management investment approach with a 'pure-play' bias - meaning they select companies with assets that tend to be monopolistic, highly regulated, long-lived, with steady cash flows. In addition, the sub-advisers in the Russell Investments Global Infrastructure Pool strive to invest in what they believe to be the best opportunities, no matter where in the world they are located.
  • Long-term return potential. Infrastructure assets offer potential for attractive, stable, long-term returns given that their earnings are often regulated, predictable, and largely resistant to economic downturns.
  • Potential risks: Infrastructure-related companies could be affected by rising costs associated with more onerous environmental and other regulations, difficulty in raising adequate capital, the effects of surplus capacity, potential competition from other providers, changes in fuel costs and supply, new energy conservation policies, government regulation of rates charged to customers, and the risks of an accident or terrorist act.

Inception Date: January 31, 2013

Characteristics

As of 08/31/2020
Updated monthly

Fund Characteristics
Total Assets (All Series) $1,567.17 million
Net Asset Value (Series F) $12.77

For Prices and Performance, please click here.

Growth of $10,000 (Since Inception) Series F¹

As of 08/31/2020
01-31-2013 10000.00
02-28-2013 10361.29
03-31-2013 10506.35
04-30-2013 10913.08
05-31-2013 10699.28
06-30-2013 10691.44
07-31-2013 10813.56
08-31-2013 10784.10
09-30-2013 11068.43
10-31-2013 11614.44
11-30-2013 11711.27
12-31-2013 11964.53
01-31-2014 12417.60
02-28-2014 12947.48
03-31-2014 13253.73
04-30-2014 13378.19
05-31-2014 13545.45
06-30-2014 13662.94
07-31-2014 13657.80
08-31-2014 13981.84
09-30-2014 13832.10
10-31-2014 14212.25
11-30-2014 14418.39
12-31-2014 14560.14
01-31-2015 15980.39
02-28-2015 15760.00
03-31-2015 15841.56
04-30-2015 15793.94
05-31-2015 16018.43
06-30-2015 15372.19
07-31-2015 16211.52
08-31-2015 15707.84
09-30-2015 15460.26
10-31-2015 15882.36
11-30-2015 15562.72
12-31-2015 15960.22
01-31-2016 16066.93
02-29-2016 15601.18
03-31-2016 16158.25
04-30-2016 15845.17
05-31-2016 16513.57
06-30-2016 16890.76
07-31-2016 17318.51
08-31-2016 16999.60
09-30-2016 17360.57
10-31-2016 17109.24
11-30-2016 16496.87
12-31-2016 16807.78
01-31-2017 16708.82
02-28-2017 17539.03
03-31-2017 18099.49
04-30-2017 18948.67
05-31-2017 19458.26
06-30-2017 18573.66
07-31-2017 18376.57
08-31-2017 18684.27
09-30-2017 18301.82
10-31-2017 19011.15
11-30-2017 19380.72
12-31-2017 18754.97
01-31-2018 18520.06
02-28-2018 18087.15
03-31-2018 18294.50
04-30-2018 18557.53
05-31-2018 18587.97
06-30-2018 19094.42
07-31-2018 19203.74
08-31-2018 18811.13
09-30-2018 18416.22
10-31-2018 18200.95
11-30-2018 18752.36
12-31-2018 18500.38
01-31-2019 19357.76
02-28-2019 19872.89
03-31-2019 20718.02
04-30-2019 21067.74
05-31-2019 21087.74
06-30-2019 21375.87
07-31-2019 21147.51
08-31-2019 21607.09
09-30-2019 21921.91
10-31-2019 22051.27
11-30-2019 22050.72
12-31-2019 22414.07
01-31-2020 23140.00
02-29-2020 21471.45
03-31-2020 18063.45
04-30-2020 19331.03
05-31-2020 20227.06
06-30-2020 19716.42
07-31-2020 20048.70
08-31-2020 19743.86

¹Compound growth calculations are used only for the purpose of illustrating the effects of compound growth and are not intended to reflect future value of any mutual fund or returns on investment in any mutual fund.

Series F is a wrap or fee-for-service program and as such, the performance shown does not include the advisory fee paid by the investor to the dealer that would have reduced returns. Other series of units of the fund are subject to higher management fees and/or expenses which result in lower returns for those series than cited above.  Annual returns are calendar year returns for the last ten years or since inception if the Fund has less than ten years of history. Performance is annualized except for periods of less than one year.

*Colonial First State Asset Management (Australia) Limited was renamed First Sentier Investors (Australia) IM Ltd. effective September 2019.

Russell Investments has the right to engage or terminate a sub-adviser at any time and without notice.

Top 10 Holdings*

As of 07/31/2020

Updated monthly

Company Weight
Canadian Dollar 5.89%
NextEra Energy, Inc. 5.76%
Transurban Group (ADR) 5.43%
Enbridge, Inc. 3.15%
Aena SME SA 3.09%
Dominion Energy, Inc. 2.90%
TC Energy Corp 2.82%
Atlantia SpA 2.75%
Vinci SA 2.61%
Eversource Energy 2.08%

*A portion of the cash held in this fund is securitized. The listing of holdings provides information on a fund's investments as of the date indicated and may differ from its annual financial statements.

Sub-Advisers

As of 12/31/2019
NameAllocation %colorStyle
Cohen & Steers Capital Management, Inc.19#66aaddMarket-oriented
First Sentier Investors (Australia) IM Ltd.*38#5c5c5cGrowth at a reasonable price
Nuveen Asset Management LLC.38#005596Relative value
Russell Investments5#dd6600Positioning strategies

*Colonial First State Asset Management (Australia) Limited was renamed First Sentier Investors (Australia) IM Ltd. effective September 2019.

Russell Investments has the right to engage or terminate a sub-adviser at any time and without notice.

Sector weightings

As of 07/31/2020

Updated monthly

Sector Weighting
Communication Services 1.58%
Consumer Discretionary 0.39%
Consumer Staples 0.28%
Energy 13.31%
Financials 0.60%
Health Care 0.32%
Industrials 32.17%
Information Technology 0.38%
Materials 0.37%
Real Estate 5.94%
Unclassified 6.24%
Utilities 38.43%

Series Load Fund Code Currency
Series B Low Load FRC 068 CAD
Series B Front Load FRC 096 CAD
Series F No Load FRC 108 CAD
Series O No Load FRC 110 CAD
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