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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.


September 28, 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

September 19, 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.


September 5, 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.


July 12, 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.


May 9, 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.


April 25, 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.


December 7, 2016
Buckle up for what could be a roller-coaster investing ride in 2017: Russell Investments
Russell Investments today released its 2017 Global Market Outlook, offering economic insights and market forecasts from its global team of multi-asset investment strategists for the year ahead.


September 1, 2016
Russell Investments awarded £700m proprietary factor mandate from RPMI Railpen
Russell Investments has recently been appointed to manage a large “stable momentum” mandate for RPMI Railpen. The proprietary systematic strategy was designed in collaboration with the investment team at Railpen and draws upon extensive research Russell Investments has undertaken in single and multi-factor investing.


July 13, 2016
Russell Investments appoints Head of UK Institutional
Russell Investments has today bolstered its senior ranks with the appointment of Jim Leggate as Head of UK Institutional.


January 13, 2016
Russell Investments expands executive leadership team, naming Vernon Barback President
Newly created role part of Russell Investments’ efforts to maximize global growth opportunities


November 12, 2015
Russell Investments expands transition management team in EMEA
Russell Investments today announces the expansion of its transition management team in EMEA in response to growing demand for the service. Transition management attracted more attention in recent years as pension schemes place greater emphasis on investment performance and risk exposures when restructuring portfolios.


November 4, 2015
Russell Investments appoints Head of Fiduciary Management for UK and Ireland
Russell Investments today announces the appointment of Sarah Leslie as Head of Fiduciary Management for the UK and Ireland. Based in London, Sarah reports to Rob Bishop, Head of Implementation Services in EMEA and interim Head of UK Institutional. Sarah joined Russell Investments' fiduciary management team in 2010. Since then she was pivotal in developing Russell Investments' fiduciary management service, leading a number of key accounts in the UK and Ireland. Prior to this, Sarah assisted in the development and presentation of one of Aon Consulting’s flagship fiduciary management solutions. She has more than 10 years’ experience in asset management and investment consulting, having also previously worked at Mercer.


October 1, 2015
Russell Investments Strategists prefer Europe, remain cautious on U.S., U.K. and emerging markets
Uncertainties around China and the prospect of U.S. Federal Reserve tightening dominate the outlook for markets in the fourth quarter, according to Russell Investments’ global investment strategists.


September 11, 2015
Russell Investments expands FX team
Russell Investments has hired a portfolio manager in its global currency management and trading team in response to growing investor interest in strategies to mitigate unwanted currency exposures.


September 1, 2015
Russell Investments announces Head of Client Strategy & Research
Russell Investments today announced the promotion of David Rae to Head of its Client Strategy and Research department (CS&R). The CS&R group is responsible for developing investors’ portfolio strategies in light of their specific circumstances, including liability funding strategies. His expanded responsibilities will be in addition to his current responsibilities as Head of LDI Solutions for EMEA


June 10, 2015
Russell Investments appoints Van Luu as Head of Currency and Fixed Income Strategy
Russell Investments is delighted to announce the appointment of Van Luu as Head Currency and Fixed Income Strategy. Luu will be based in London and will report to Andrew Pease, Global Head of Investment Strategy, contributing to the portfolio positioning recommendations provided by the investment strategy team.


June 9, 2015
Fixed Income Recognition for Russell Investments at the EMEA Lipper Awards 2015
Russell Investments celebrated success at the EMEA Lipper awards 2015, receiving 16 individual fund awards. Funds registered in seven countries were recognised by Lipper for delivering consistent strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers.


February 16, 2015
Russell Investments adds to Transition Management team
Russell Investments is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexandre Martin (Alex) as Portfolio Manager in its transition management division. He will be based in London and report to Richard Webb, Senior Portfolio Manager Implementation Services.

Any opinion expressed is that of Russell Investments, is not a statement of fact, is subject to change and does not constitute investment advice.



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