Russell Investments Focused U.S. Equity Pool

Designed as a low volatility fund

Get U.S. equity exposure with the potential for growth. This fund invests primarily in shares of U.S. companies, using the following styles: market oriented, value, defensive and growth with an emphasis on the value style.

Goal

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

Key reasons to own this fund

  • Some of the best U.S. ideas. A concentrated portfolio of approximately 50 to 70 of the most compelling opportunities researched by Russell Investments in the U.S. equity market.
  • A focus on value. A tilt towards value stocks and the flexibility to hold cash, this discretion allows the fund to be even more nimble and active when market conditions dictate.
  • Russell Investments "best of breed".  Managers sub-advised by concentrated U.S. equity portfolio specialists.
  • Institutional construction. Russell Investments' trademark manager selection and monitoring process and institutional-style portfolio emulation, trading, and execution.
  • Tax efficiency. Available in the corporate class structure through the Russell Investments Focused US Equity Class. 

Portfolio Manager

Kevin Divney
Senior Portfolio Manager

Kevin is a portfolio manager of Russell Investments Implementation Services, a sub-adviser of Russell Investments Canada Limited, which is the portfolio manager of these funds.

Characteristics

As of 11/30/2020
Updated monthly

Fund Characteristics
Total Assets (All Series) $263.08 million
Net Asset Value (Series F) $24.64

For Prices and Performance, please click here.

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

As of 11/30/2020
09-16-2011 10000.00
09-30-2011 9917.50
10-31-2011 10538.36
11-30-2011 10810.73
12-31-2011 10901.12
01-31-2012 11271.03
02-29-2012 11481.27
03-31-2012 12008.66
04-30-2012 11693.10
05-31-2012 11533.13
06-30-2012 11788.01
07-31-2012 11634.94
08-31-2012 11917.45
09-30-2012 12167.53
10-31-2012 12135.00
11-30-2012 12215.69
12-31-2012 12343.21
01-31-2013 13111.07
02-28-2013 13684.99
03-31-2013 13908.87
04-30-2013 14025.42
05-31-2013 14717.72
06-30-2013 14727.94
07-31-2013 15045.06
08-31-2013 15052.94
09-30-2013 15040.26
10-31-2013 15963.27
11-30-2013 16544.71
12-31-2013 17001.69
01-31-2014 17270.46
02-28-2014 17844.53
03-31-2014 17901.70
04-30-2014 17985.79
05-31-2014 18297.76
06-30-2014 18335.42
07-31-2014 18399.63
08-31-2014 19014.02
09-30-2014 19196.17
10-31-2014 19839.35
11-30-2014 20863.37
12-31-2014 21231.05
01-31-2015 22615.88
02-28-2015 23687.69
03-31-2015 23827.84
04-30-2015 22819.20
05-31-2015 23909.90
06-30-2015 23555.29
07-31-2015 24997.19
08-31-2015 24083.07
09-30-2015 23659.05
10-31-2015 24969.47
11-30-2015 25391.45
12-31-2015 26038.21
01-31-2016 25163.72
02-29-2016 24505.61
03-31-2016 24744.32
04-30-2016 24063.19
05-31-2016 25566.10
06-30-2016 25419.84
07-31-2016 26362.37
08-31-2016 26650.58
09-30-2016 26568.34
10-31-2016 26467.05
11-30-2016 27238.47
12-31-2016 27667.61
01-31-2017 27047.64
02-28-2017 28664.62
03-31-2017 28823.75
04-30-2017 29916.83
05-31-2017 30023.48
06-30-2017 29133.01
07-31-2017 28361.10
08-31-2017 28329.93
09-30-2017 28826.47
10-31-2017 30253.26
11-30-2017 31005.82
12-31-2017 30385.69
01-31-2018 30991.45
02-28-2018 31021.97
03-31-2018 30627.35
04-30-2018 30685.87
05-31-2018 31400.50
06-30-2018 31830.76
07-31-2018 32611.38
08-31-2018 33268.00
09-30-2018 32997.58
10-31-2018 31597.98
11-30-2018 32406.84
12-31-2018 30443.78
01-31-2019 31417.20
02-28-2019 32332.42
03-31-2019 33363.22
04-30-2019 34637.40
05-31-2019 32509.32
06-30-2019 33363.65
07-31-2019 34075.25
08-31-2019 33454.70
09-30-2019 34025.42
10-31-2019 34075.65
11-30-2019 35076.08
12-31-2019 35066.18
01-31-2020 35320.31
02-29-2020 32968.88
03-31-2020 29147.67
04-30-2020 31847.09
05-31-2020 33191.58
06-30-2020 33328.56
07-31-2020 34353.88
08-31-2020 35389.49
09-30-2020 35030.40
10-31-2020 34542.92
11-30-2020 37976.64

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 10/31/2020

Updated monthly

Company Weight
Microsoft Corp. 4.97%
Amazon.com, Inc. 2.94%
Canadian Dollar 2.22%
Visa, Inc. 2.09%
Johnson & Johnson 1.82%
TWILIO INC 1.76%
ServiceNow Inc 1.70%
Charter Communications, Inc. 1.63%
eBay, Inc. 1.60%
Mastercard, Inc. 1.59%

*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 07/31/2020
NameAllocation %colorStyle
Brandywine Global Investment Management, LLC25#66aaddValue
HS Management Partners, LLC25#5c5c5cCore
Jackson Square Partners, LLC25#005596Growth
Russell Investments25#dd6600Positioning Strategies

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

Sector weightings

As of 09/30/2020

Updated monthly

Sector Weighting
Communication Services 10.79%
Consumer Discretionary 17.71%
Consumer Staples 9.85%
Energy 1.43%
Financials 10.52%
Health Care 11.65%
Industrials 5.21%
Information Technology 24.41%
Materials 5.05%
Real Estate 0.68%
Unclassified 0.84%
Utilities 1.87%

Series Load Fund Code Currency
Series B Low Load FRC 738 CAD
Series B Front Load FRC 743 USD
Series B Front Load FRC 753 CAD
Series B Low Load FRC 758 CAD
Series CAD Hedged B Front Load FRC 793 CAD
Series CAD Hedged B Low Load FRC 798 CAD
Series CAD Hedged F No Load FRC 796 CAD
Series F No Load FRC 746 USD
Series F No Load FRC 756 CAD
Series O No Load FRC 759 CAD
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