Proud to be globally recognised for our achievements in the asset management industry.
Fiduciary Management Firm of the Year
The judges unanimously felt that with a significant number of new mandates in the last 12 months, a passion for what it does demonstrated by a strong commitment from its existing clients, Russell Investments was a truly worthy winner of this competitive award.
#1 Global manager of institutional outsourced assets
Russell Investments was ranked as the top global manager of institutional outsourced assets, out of 34 firms, in CIO Magazine’s “2018 Outsourced-Chief Investment Officer Survey”, based on the AUM from its fully discretionary clients.
Innovation winner – Investment Outsourcing
Russell Investments was named as the winner of CIO Magazine's 2017 Industry Innovation Award for Investment Outsourcing. CIO cited Russell Investments' top client satisfaction rankings in the magazine's 2016 and 2017 OCIO Vendor Ratings surveys, as well as the firm's position as one of the world' largest OCIO providers.1
Top rated in client satisfaction
For the second year in a row, Russell Investments was top rated for “Client Satisfaction” out of 37 rated firms in CIO Magazine’s “2017 Outsourced-Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) Vendor Ratings” survey in “Overall service,” “Investment results,” and “Value for fees” categories. 2
Awarded five stars for three years running
Russell Investments has been awarded five stars for the third year in a row in the Financial Adviser Service Awards. These awards recognise the importance of quality service from product providers to our clients and are considered to be the benchmark for service standards within the retail finance marketplace. The Five Star award is the most sought-after in the industry.
Top tier broker in Tradewatch report
In 20 out of 24 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 June 2017 issue)
Notably, in the June 2017 report, Russell Investments placed among the top ten brokers in all trading by global brokers.
Largest institutional investment outsourcer
For the seventh year in a row, Russell Investments was globally ranked among the leading institutional outsourced managers based upon outsourced assets out of 67 firms in the Pensions & Investments’ survey issued in June 2017.
#1 at delivering digital content
Russell Investments was named the top-rated asset manager in a new report by Living Group, recognising the global asset managers best at delivering digital content to financial advisors and intermediaries.
Top Ranked in Cost Performance vs.
For the fifth year in a row, Russell Investments was ranked as one of the top-five in “Global Cost Performance vs. Estimate” in Chief Investment Officer’s “2017 Transition Manager Survey.”3
Transition Management Firm of the Year
‘The judges unanimously felt that this firm truly understands what is really important to pension funds when it comes to the complex process of transition management, with transparency a key part of everything it does. With a focus on excellence and quality, this was a clear winner in this category and is a firm that sets the bar high for the rest of the industry’ - Pensions Age and European Pensions.
Pensions Solutions of the Year
- Innovative de-risking solutions
- Successful change management
- Excellent governance and structure
- Excellent funding position
#1 Global broker (2015-2016)
For the second year in a row, Russell Investments Implementation Services, LLC has been ranked as the #1 global broker in Institutional Investor’s 2016 “Transaction Cost Analysis” survey.4
1 The CIO Industry Innovation Awards have various categories; recipients may differ each year and not be repeated. Previous award wins: FX (2011); Tactical Risk Management (2012); Investment Outsourcing (2013); Transition Management (2014).
2 CIO Magazine. (2017, February). “Outsourced Chief Investment Officer Survey”. 40-51.
3 Cost performance vs. estimate was rated on a scale from 1 (always missed) to 5 (always beat), with a “3” meaning “usually matched.” Therefore, average scores closest to 3.00 are ideal. The 2017 results were based on responses from 274 global asset owners’ ratings, on the portfolio transitions they mandated and the managers they used in the previous 12-months.
4 TCA analytics at Elkins/McSherry, a State Street company, conducted the survey. Transaction costs benchmarked against full-day volume-weighted average price, for the 12-months ended June 30, 2016. The 2017 survey has not been published.
Any past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance.