Our investment approach

Put the world's leading investment managers to work for you.

Our approach brings the world's leading managers and strategies together – in a diversified, adaptive and efficient portfolio – aimed at achieving investors' goals.


Leading investment managers

The search for leading managers starts with, well, nearly all of them.

We take a global, "best-of-breed" approach to manager research, with researchers strategically placed around the world, searching for future outperformers. Our process, refined over almost five decades, is rigorous, ongoing, and has ultimately been effective.

As of 30 June 2023


Aligned to investor goals

Our globally consistent approach ensures we remain focused on helping investors achieve their goals.

Every investor is unique. Whether it's a tailored solution to ensure your plan is fully funded, or the steady income to fund a great life after work, our approach ensures we remain focused on helping investors achieve their goals.

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Starts with the investor


What balance of assets offers the highest likelihood of reaching the goals?


What is the best way to access those assets?

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What is the most efficient way to implement?

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How should we optimise over time?


Intelligently diversified

The future is uncertain, we focus on making the most of it.

Our approach to asset allocation and diversification is based on one simple insight. No one asset class or style always outperforms. No single manager is great at everything. History repeats this story time and time again.

This insight informs our diversified approach. Our expertise extends well beyond traditional stocks and bonds, with extensive expertise in non-traditional asset classes including infrastructure and private equity-over 170 asset categories in total.

We draw on this expertise to design an asset allocation, stress-testing across 5,000+ possible scenarios to help ensure it offers the highest likelihood of reaching your goals.

Bringing together specialist expertise in:


major asset classes






Sub asset classes


Investment styles


Manager products

Statistics as of 30 June 2023.


Real-time adaptability

When uncertainty strikes, we're ready.

A portfolio that can’t respond rapidly to new information is exposed to additional risk.

We have the ability to respond quickly and insightfully. With professionals in every major timezone, we monitor investment markets day and night. When it’s time to act, our internal trading capability can implement trades around the clock-potentially protecting portfolios before local operations start their day.

Responding to major events

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Monitoring investment markets day and night.


A robust process to help ensure decisions are sound.

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The ability to efficiently implement trades around the clock, through our internal trading capability.

Any opinion expressed is that of Russell Investments, is not a statement of fact, is subject to change and does not constitute investment advice.

The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may not get back the amount originally invested.


Responsible investing

Responsible investing is intelligent investing.

Whether you're driven by personal or stakeholder values, risk mitigation or regulatory compliance—responsible investing matters. Embedded throughout our investment approach, a sound awareness of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors helps us deliver on your long-term objectives.

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Significant global ESG capability and commitment *


€33 billion (EUR) of global assets in an ESG approach


Investment Stewardship and Policy
Module of the UNPRI annual assessment*

* View the Russell Investments' Full PRI Assessment Report, Transparency Report, and PRI Assessment Methodology here.