TOOLKIT
Downside management: Helping you navigate through downside market swings.

How do you get downside protection?

This toolkit can help with your investment risk management. We’ll keep you informed of the latest market events, share how we've been managing downside risk in our portfolios, and equip you with important truths to hold onto during unavoidable market volatility.

Insights for times of market uncertainty

Market views

What goes up must come down, right? We know navigating through turbulent markets can be trying at best. Our investment experts help you by sharing their insights and strategies among uncertain times.

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How we manage risk

Watch a video and read select blog posts describing how we help investors manage downside risk with diversification, dynamic asset allocation, and effective implementation capabilities.

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Important truths

This collection of resources shines a light on the importance of staying invested during market turmoil, the difficulties in timing market exit and re-entry amid volatility, and using risk tolerance to make clear decisions.

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What is risk management?

When it comes to investing, risk management is the active mitigation of uncertainty that surrounds all investment opportunities. Investing is inherently risky. At Russell Investments, we do not seek to avoid risk, but rather work to ensure that the right risks are taken, with the highest likelihood of compensation. We work to ensure exposure to uncompensated risk is minimised.


Investing in volatile times

At Russell Investments, we help investors manage downside risk in three ways: by diversifying sources of returns, by using a robust dynamic asset allocation process to guide tactical positioning, and by seeking effective implementation capabilities. We have been anticipating a low-return, high-volatility environment for the last 2-3 years. Accordingly, we have been dynamically adjusting our portfolio positioning to manage downside risk.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Emerging markets: Tumbling, or just stumbling?

Emerging markets have struggled in 2018, with the currency crisis in Turkey adding to the list of recent woes. What might this spell for the road ahead?. 

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The search for returns: the low-return imperative

We believe the search for returns is not going to get any easier against a backdrop of high U.S. equity prices, narrow credit spreads and low bond yields. When expected future market returns are likely to be lower than the required rate of return, we believe an investor cannot afford to ignore any investment strategy that may offer incremental return, take on risks they do not expect to get paid for or disregard implementation efficiency.

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Why downside protection may matter more than upside growth

The global macroeconomics and geopolitical outlook remains uncertain, suggesting that an environment of low rate, low growth, and high valuations may linger. Against this backdrop, preserving capital may be more important than seeking the growth of capital, because, in the investing world, losing less means requiring less to bounce back. 

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Important market volatility truths

 

Why a dynamic multi-asset approach matters during volatile markets

We believe nimbleness and dynamism is most beneficial during periods of market dislocation, where the elapsed time between idea and implementation is critical. As the February 5 sell-off demonstrated, markets don't work on quarterly cycles.

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Market drivers

MARKET WEEK IN REVIEW

Weekly market update on global investment news in a quick five-minute video format featuring some of our top investment professionals.

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2018 Global Market Outlook

STRATEGIST INSIGHTS

Russell Investments' comprehensive quarterly report setting out our strategists' views and analysis on global investment markets and economies.

Any opinion expressed is that of Russell Investment, 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.

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