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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.


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

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