Russell Investments Focused Global Equity Pool

Investment Strategy

This fund invests primarily in shares of global companies, using the following styles: defensive, value and growth with an emphasis on the defensive and value styles.

Goal

To provide long-term capital appreciation primarily through exposure to a select portfolio of equity securities of global issuers listed on recognized stock exchanges.



Key reasons to own this fund

  • Some of the best global ideas: A focused portfolio of approximately 150 to 200 companies that represent compelling opportunities around the world out of an opportunity set of nearly 10,000 companies.
  • A defensive focus: A tilt towards defensive stocks and the flexibility to hold cash, this discretion allows the pool to be nimble when market conditions dictate and offers investors potential for improved downside protection in falling markets.
  • Diversification: Pool structure is widely diversified with three sub-advisers, each bringing complementary investment strategies and relevant expertise.
  • Enhanced Portfolio Implementation: Potential for reduced portfolio turnover by using Russell Implementation Services (RIS) to aggregate trades based on the sub-advisers' recommendations. This strategy aims to reduce excess trading and is designed to provide lower administration costs.
  • Russell Investments “best of breed” sub-advisers: Sub-advised by global stock specialists that seek high quality companies.

Characteristics

As of 08/31/2020
Updated monthly

Fund Characteristics
Total Assets (All Series) $289.31 million
Net Asset Value (Series F) $14.15

For Prices and Performance, please click here.

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

As of 08/31/2020
12-03-2013 10000.00
12-31-2013 10296.79
01-31-2014 10307.36
02-28-2014 10748.14
03-31-2014 10811.15
04-30-2014 10810.76
05-31-2014 10940.33
06-30-2014 10886.12
07-31-2014 10821.92
08-31-2014 10983.19
09-30-2014 10966.53
10-31-2014 11176.16
11-30-2014 11642.66
12-31-2014 11611.81
01-31-2015 12421.43
02-28-2015 12939.79
03-31-2015 12921.46
04-30-2015 12664.74
05-31-2015 13013.37
06-30-2015 12768.14
07-31-2015 13420.10
08-31-2015 12839.32
09-30-2015 12481.94
10-31-2015 13138.29
11-30-2015 13227.29
12-31-2015 13504.38
01-31-2016 12891.08
02-29-2016 12423.05
03-31-2016 12668.32
04-30-2016 12415.29
05-31-2016 12950.48
06-30-2016 12692.77
07-31-2016 13310.62
08-31-2016 13450.41
09-30-2016 13446.00
10-31-2016 13545.38
11-30-2016 13734.38
12-31-2016 13949.14
01-31-2017 13933.07
02-28-2017 14572.80
03-31-2017 14791.84
04-30-2017 15448.87
05-31-2017 15577.05
06-30-2017 15107.58
07-31-2017 14973.72
08-31-2017 15061.01
09-30-2017 15344.52
10-31-2017 16202.99
11-30-2017 16522.95
12-31-2017 16184.71
01-31-2018 16641.76
02-28-2018 16625.01
03-31-2018 16378.54
04-30-2018 16409.28
05-31-2018 16503.16
06-30-2018 16702.02
07-31-2018 17019.90
08-31-2018 17237.28
09-30-2018 17100.39
10-31-2018 16423.99
11-30-2018 16846.95
12-31-2018 16125.76
01-31-2019 16468.63
02-28-2019 16820.58
03-31-2019 17235.01
04-30-2019 17744.77
05-31-2019 17052.36
06-30-2019 17333.93
07-31-2019 17442.02
08-31-2019 17270.61
09-30-2019 17659.85
10-31-2019 18068.84
11-30-2019 18667.54
12-31-2019 18758.58
01-31-2020 18788.82
02-29-2020 17508.25
03-31-2020 15933.48
04-30-2020 17295.00
05-31-2020 17752.35
06-30-2020 17603.17
07-31-2020 18259.98
08-31-2020 18732.29

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.

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 6.33%
Apple Inc. 3.95%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (ADR) 3.40%
Microsoft Corp. 2.69%
Pfizer Inc. 2.43%
Nestle SA 2.19%
Alphabet, Inc. 2.15%
Facebook, Inc. 2.13%
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 1.70%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Sponsored ADR 1.54%

*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
Perkins Investment Management35#66aaddDefensive value
Sanders Capital, LLC20#5c5c5cValue
Intermede Investment Partners Limited and Intermede Global Partners Inc30#005596Growth
Russell Investments15#dd6600Positioning strategies

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 9.75%
Consumer Discretionary 9.57%
Consumer Staples 9.27%
Energy 1.92%
Financials 15.81%
Health Care 16.85%
Industrials 6.88%
Information Technology 21.03%
Materials 3.38%
Real Estate 1.87%
Unclassified 0.81%
Utilities 2.85%

Series Load Fund Code Currency
Series B Front Load FRC 350 CAD
Series B Low Load FRC 351 CAD
Series F No Load FRC 354 CAD
Series O No Load FRC 950 CAD
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