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Alternatives explained

Alternative investments are alternatives to so-called 'mainstream investments': equities and fixed income. They include private capital, real estate, real assets and hedge funds. Investors increasingly use alternative strategies to help them achieve their return and diversification goals.

Our approach to alternative investing

We know that different people need different types of alternative investing. So we'll help you determine which investment is right for you. Next, we'll implement your chosen investment. We apply decades of alternatives experience to help build, manage and implement our alternative funds.

We’ve been researching many of the world's top money managers in alternatives for over 30 years. We commingled identify the most appropriate managers for the respective fund-investment objectives. We then combine them and use dynamic implementation techniques to effectively and efficiently manage targeted strategy exposures. Our approach provides flexibility and highly opportunistic portfolio management.


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 nvested.

In general, alternative investments involve a high degree of risk, including potential loss of principal; can be highly illiquid and can charge higher fees than other investments. Hedge strategies and private capital investments are not subject to the same regulator requirements as registered investment products. Hedge strategies often engage in leveraging and other speculative investment practices that may increase the risk of investment loss.