Trading and

Outsource your trading to streamline for greater control of your investment decisions.

Our global multi-asset trading desk delivers scalable solutions to meet the trading and execution needs of asset owners and asset managers.

We act as an extension of our client's investment team and procedures, whether accessing a specific sub-asset class or managing trading outside local business hours.


Our suite of trading and execution services

Russell Investments trading desk accesses over 100 countries globally. In 2022, our trading group executed over £1.8 trillion across all asset classes. The 24-hour U.S. trading team is committed to execution excellence while our operations team oversees operational efficiencies.


We execute trades using our multi-venue institutional platform, actively trading and transacting through numerous execution outlets globally with unbiased access to a wide universe of liquidity sources.

Our differentiating approach allows our traders access to broad yet deep subsets of liquidity, which lends to lower impact costs and better outcomes.


Our global multi-venue strategy utilizes over 400 firms ranging from large bulge bracket brokers and banks to small regional dealers and specialty firms, providing market depth and global reach on behalf of our clients across 106 countries and 33 currencies. With advanced technology, our trading desk incorporates leading tools and propriety applications.

We leverage multiple execution technologies, including Tradeweb, MarketAxess, Yieldbroker, Bloomberg, Trumid, AIM, and TOMS. Technologies employed have been highly customized, including aggregating data for pricing, scores, and buy-side liquidity options.


Our top priority is achieving optimal results for our clients while minimizing trading costs. We do this through proper implementation, netting at the fund level, and crossing. We have established strong relationships with 25 counterparty banks and have 50 streaming liquidity providers.

All Russell Investments' trades are assessed by our internal transaction cost analysis (TCA) and sent to FX Transparency, a third-party TCA specialist for FX.


We have a dedicated team whose primary focus is Commission Recapture. Implementing Commission Sharing Agreements (CSA) to meet the research needs of our clients.

Providing Research Payment Account (RPA) solutions for MiFID specific considerations.


We are a superior provider of top-notch execution results5 across asset classes. Our access to global institutional trading platforms and our aggregation of order and flow, combined with advanced technology, enable us to source liquidity from all outlets to maximize opportunities.

Why Russell Investments for Trading and Execution?

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Dual registration1

Our structure with dual registration as both investment manager and trading broker enables you to leverage our extensive buy and sell side trading network.

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Multi-venue trading

Through our multi-venue trading approach, Russell investments reduces transaction costs.1

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Global access

Access to Exchanges, dealers, MTF’s, Crossing Networks, across a multi-asset dealing desk.

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Continuous coverage

Our executing desk is staffed by asset class specialists with visibility to program level data to prioritise exposure risk and execution quality.

1 Dual registration is a function of RIIS LLC – our trading desk is dually registered as both a broker dealer and as an asset manager.

Execution services are provided by Russell Investments Implementation Services Inc., member FINRA/SIPC.

An experienced, well-resourced global outsourced trading team

$2.2 trillion

Traded in 2022

100 markets

Ability to trade in markets

35 years

Experience trading assets for clients

24 traders

All specializing by asset class and instrument

17 years

Trading specialist average years of experience

3.6 bps

Fixed income outperformance, 200% price improvement2

33.9 bps

Equities outperformance, 84% better trading price than average3

4.3 bps

Foreign exchange outperformance, 91% lower costs than average4


As of 31 December 2022 unless otherwise stated.

2 Source: Virtu Financial. Data as at 1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022. Highlights cost of global equity trading relative to Virtu Financial Peer Universe (both buy and sell side firms). Data is benchmarked against Previous Nights Close, Volume Weighted Average Price, Trade Date Open Price and Trade Date Close Price. RIIS RC 3090. Prior year outperformance versus Elkins McSherry: 2021, 28.4bps; 2020, 4.4bps; 2019, 8.5bps; 2018, 12.5bps.

3 Price improvement comparison to Top 20 Asset Managers based on TRACE price comparison. Data as at 1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022 for USD investment grade corporates. Prior year outperformance: 2021, 1.9bps; 2020, 3.4bps; 2019, 3.9bps; 2018, 3.7bps.

4 FX Transparency. Spot and forward trade costs. Costs from 1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022. Prior year outperformance: 2021, 5.8bps; 2020, 8.2bps; 2019, 6.6bps; 2018, 6.2bps.

A recognised leader

In 30 out of 34 most recent quarters, Russell Investments Implementation Services, LLC has been ranked as a top-tier broker in Pensions & Investments’ Tradewatch report based on the quality of its trade execution (most recently in P&I’s March 2020 issue).5

Russell Investments was globally ranked among leading institutional outsourcing managers based on outsourced assets under management (AUM) from 65 firms in the June 2019 Pensions & Investments’ “Outsourcing Manager Survey.⁶

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.

Past performance does not predict future returns.

Customised Portfolio Solutions

Specialist expertise to help your team gain greater portfolio control, limit costs, reduce risk, and enhance returns

Transition management

We help clients to manage their risks and investment performance when restructuring their portfolios or asset classes.

Overlay services

This is an essential tool for managing large pools of capital as derivative overlays help manage risk elements and improve performance.

Currency management

Our program can result in a cost-effective solution for a core component of your trading and risk management initiatives.

Completion portfolios

Improve control of exposures and risk-adjusted returns and reduce the cost of production while keeping your investments precisely aligned to your beliefs without sacrificing the power of a multi-manager approach.

Enhanced Portfolio Implementation

Enhanced Portfolio Implementation is a platform designed for asset managers which combines all advisory models and investment insights into one centrally managed segregated account.

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