Currency management

Proactively managing currency risk.

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What is currency management?

When institutional investors make allocations to international assets, they are exposed to exchange rate fluctuations. That currency exposure can have a large impact on realised returns. Currency management uses currency hedging and absolute return strategies to minimise the risks of currency exposure and seeks to use currency factors as a source of diversified return.

We offer a comprehensive currency management strategy and resources with experience and expertise to help your organisation:

Reduce the operational burden of managing FX


Improve portfolio
risk-return profile


transaction costs


Our suite of customised currency management solutions

As a leading global currency manager, Russell Investments has deep experience meeting the needs of sophisticated institutional clients globally. Our highly knowledgeable currency specialists work alongside you to tailor a strategy that helps minimise the currency risk in your international portfolio. Supported by a disciplined and proven implementation framework, we execute using our dedicated foreign exchange (FX) trading as both an agent and fiduciary. We can help manage operational, counterparty, and settlement risk and deliver ongoing support and comprehensive performance reporting.

Why choose Russell Investments as your currency manager?

Holistic FX platform

Our pure agency trading platform enables meaningful netting and matching opportunities for efficient, cost-effective, and confidential trading. In 2022, we traded across 142 currency pairs.

Dedicated currency expertise

Our currency team specialises in the design and execution of currency strategies tailored to the individual requirements of each client. The team manages over £40.4 billion assets in currency strategies.

Disciplined end-to-end process

Supported by proven processes and robust infrastructure, our team builds guidelines according to your unique requirements maintaining ongoing monitoring and detailed transparent reporting to underlying performance. Reduce your operational burden and gain peace of mind.

£2.2 T

Assets traded in 20231


tradable markets

23 traders

all specialising by asset class and instrument

18 years

trading specialist average years of experience

Quoted figures above are as of 31 December 2022.

1 Data as at 31 March 2023.


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Lisa Schneider

Lisa Schneider, CFA

Managing Director,
Head of Client Solutions

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