Chief Investment Strategist
B.A., Finance, Pacific Lutheran University, 1986
Licensed Registered Representative, FINRA Series 7 and 63
Erik Ristuben is the global chief investment strategist for Russell Investments. In his role he manages the global Client Portfolio Manager team. The CPM team’s responsibilities focus on working with institutional and retail clients globally in the implementation of their investment strategies. Erik is a member of the Strategist Team which is responsible for the creation of Russell Investments’ global economic and market outlooks.
Erik serves as a principal spokesperson, representing the firm’s investment process and insight with clients, industry conferences and the media. He is a frequent guest on television and radio networks such as CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Bloomberg Radio. He is quoted frequently in national business and trade publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, InvestmentNews and USA Today.
As a senior member of the firm’s global investment division, Erik serves as a member of the Investment Leadership Team which oversees funds management for Russell Investments’ entire global funds complex.
Prior to assuming the chief investment strategist role in 2011, Erik was the CIO, Client Investment Strategies and CIO of North America. From 2003 to 2008, as managing director of client investment strategies, Erik led the investment team responsible for all U.S. balanced funds, LifePoints® Target Risk funds, Target Date funds and model strategies. Prior to this, Erik held a number of senior positions focused on the creation of client investment strategies at Russell Investments. He has been with the firm since 1985.