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20 September 2018
Russell Investments’ industry survey on responsible investment policies
ESG adoption policies vary sizably across regions, time & AUM

11 September 2018
Russell Investments achieved consistently high "A" scores for responsible investing in 11 categories
UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) assesses signatories annually, offering a median score of "C" in seven categories where Russell Investments received an A

4 July 2018
Russell Investments earns FRR transition management mandate
Firm’s global transition management team executes transitions for $723 billion in 2017

9 May 2018
Russell Investments Active Manager Review – Q1 2018: Active managers fare well in Q1, add to defensive positions

  • More than half beat their respective benchmarks for the quarter
  • Non-U.S. equities led active performance increase from Q4 2017
  • More managers considering consumer staples amid market volatility

11 April 2018
Russell Investments appoints Maarten Roeleveld to direct business development in Benelux countries
Firm aims to expand delivery of multi-asset investing solutions to region’s professional investors

9 April 2018
Emerging Markets recognition for Russell Investments at the EMEA Lipper Awards 2018
Russell Investments celebrated success at the EMEA Lipper awards 2018, receiving several fund awards. The Russell Investments Global Bond Fund was recognised for its strong performance in Austria, while the Russell Investments Emerging Market Equity Fund won five awards for delivering consistent strong risk-adjusted performance relative to peers.

27 February 2018
Russell Investments earns award for fiduciary management
Pensions Age recognises firm for its passion in helping clients achieve desired outcomes

18 December 2017
FTfm ‘Women in Business’ profile: Russell Investments new chief says it’s time to get ‘personal’
CEO Michelle Seitz comments on her rise to the top of a global asset management firm. (This FTfm article is hosted here with permission from the Financial Times. CORP-11187.)

23 October 2017
IFAs divided over DB transfer market: Russell Investments poll

  • Overwhelming majority of polled advisers confident they will be able to comply with MiFID II requirements ahead of implementation
  • Top industry change drivers going forward include regulation, technology and greater fee transparency
  • 44% of respondents expect to increase allocations to multi-asset by end of year

16 October 2017
Russell Investments awarded £100m fiduciary mandate from the NFU Staff Pension Scheme
Russell Investments has been appointed by the £100 million National Farmers’ Union of England and Wales (NFU) Staff Pension Scheme to provide fiduciary management services.

28 September 2017
Bank of England interest rate rise would be a mistake against backdrop of weak underlying growth: Russell Investments Strategists

  • Weak UK data likely to hinder further rate rises in 2018; caution on UK equities warranted
  • Strong economic data will continue to support assets in Eurozone
  • US equities vulnerable to shocks at high valuations

19 September 2017
Russell Investments achieves highest possible “A+” grade for eight categories of responsible investing practices
Global asset manager Russell Investments has received the highest possible grade of “A+” in an annual assessment report from the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) organization for each of the eight categories on which the firm reports data. This across-the-board glowing assessment covered the firm’s focus on strategy & governance, direct active management, manager selection, manager appointment and manager monitoring. The full report and details on the scoring methodology are available here.

5 September 2017
Michelle Seitz named Chief Executive Officer of Russell Investments
Global asset manager Russell Investments today announced that Michelle Seitz has been named chief executive officer and a director on the firm’s board. She will become chairman of the board effective January 1, 2018 and will be based in the firm’s headquarters in Seattle. She succeeds Len Brennan who will serve as chairman of Russell Investments through the end of 2017, after which time he will become a strategic advisor to the firm.

12 July 2017
Russell Investments awarded £100m Multi Asset Credit mandate from North-East Scotland Pension Fund
Russell Investments has been awarded a £100m Multi Asset Credit mandate from the North-East Scotland Pension Fund (NESPF). The investment was completed through a pooled fund, thus making the strategy more easily accessible to UK institutional investors.

9 May 2017
Russell Investments appoints Julian Brown to UK Consultant Relations team
Russell Investments announces an expansion of its UK Consultant Relations team with the appointment of Julian Brown as a Director. He will be based in London and report to Jim Leggate, Head of the UK Institutional and Middle East businesses.

25 April 2017
Russell Investments names new Head of EMEA
Global asset manager Russell Investments has announced that Joseph “Joe” Linhares joined the firm today as Head of EMEA. Joe spent the last 16 years at BlackRock in a variety of leadership positions in EMEA and the U.S. Joe will report directly to CEO Len Brennan and serve as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He will be based in London.

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