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Asset classes

Value of global diversification

The temptation to chase short-term returns can be hard to resist. This chart illustrates how different asset classes have performed relative to a multi-asset portfolio diversified across multiple assets, strategies & managers.

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A multi-manager approach

To capture the best, it helps to cast a wide net. Help your clients understand the benefits of a multi-manager approach and how Russell Investments puts specialised experts to work for them.

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Risk vs Return

Investing in a single asset class is risky when you consider no one asset class consistently outperforms on a regular basis. This chart shows that no one asset class consistently outperforms on a regular basis.

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Exploring the investment universe

At Russell Investments, we provide advice to clients on a diverse range of asset classes. We appreciate how complicated the array of opportunities in the investment universe can be. In this thought piece we consider the most basic question of all: where should you start when considering which asset groups to invest in?

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Why invest internationally?

Diversification remains the key to making prudent investment decisions.
 
 
 

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Investor behaviour

Cycle of market emotions

Emotion can be such a threat to an investor's financial health, so it's important to be aware of them.

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Dollar Cost Averaging
 

After all, if you could consistently buy low and sell high, you would never have to work for a living. A more workable investment strategy, based on the same ideal, is called “dollar cost averaging.” It’s a discipline that helps investors invest more efficiently.

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10 golden rules of investing
 

Most investors place too much importance on trying to choose between specific shares and bonds.
 
 
 

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3 guidelines to keep in mind in volatile markets

We are faced with headlines every day that force us to consider bailing on investments when markets get jittery.
 
 
 

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Behavioural mistakes
 

How to avoid them and their detrimental impact on investor’s portfolios. Some beliefs may lead to successful investment strategies and behaviours. However, other beliefs may lead to behavioural biases that are counterproductive and jeopardise the likelihood of achieving an investor’s objectives.

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Managing risk biases
 

We find that it is increasingly important for asset owners to have tools to take control of risk and exposures in their total portfolio. Learn three ways that completion portfolios can improve risk-adjusted outcomes.
 
 
 

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How you can turn risk in your favour

Mention the word ‘risk’ when talking about investments and most people instinctively think you are talking about the possibility of losing money.
 
 
 
 

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Investment process

Considerations when changing a fund manager

How do you know when to fire your fund manager? This publication outlines Russell Investments’ process when changing fund managers.

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Jargon Buster

The world of finance can sometimes seem like a scary place. Large and somewhat alien words are often thrown around when speaking about investment, which can be intimidating for those who have not had a chance to learn what they mean.

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Beginners guide to responsible investing

Socially responsible investing (SRI) has been around for a long time. Centuries ago, responsible investing found its origins in Jewish and Islamic regulations that targeted investments in industries deemed sinful.

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