Russell Investments expands European distribution team

London, 2 May 2024 – Global investment solutions provider Russell Investments has announced the appointment of James Young as Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland to further strengthen its coverage in the EMEA region. Young will report to Riccardo Stucchi, EMEA Co-Head of Private Markets.

In this new role, Young is responsible for developing Russell Investments’ business across the DACH region, with a particular focus on private markets strategies. Utilising the firm’s deep expertise across private markets and other underlying asset classes, he will work closely with the firm’s Investment and Product divisions to create bespoke solutions designed around investors’ requirements and needs.

With over 20 years of industry experience, Young joins Russell Investments from Stoneweg where he was Head of Business Development for Real Estate Private Equity and Debt. Prior to that, he held senior sales positions at Artemis Investment Management and Thames River Capital/F&C.

His appointment further strengthens Russell Investments’ EMEA footprint, with the firm maintaining a long history of delivering customised investment solutions and implementation capabilities to a well-diversified client network that includes private banks, family offices as well as pension funds, insurers and asset managers. In recent years, Russell Investments’ private markets business has experienced significant momentum in line with increased client demand, in particular for infrastructure equity, private equity and debt strategies. The firm currently manages US$ 303 billion* of assets globally.

Commenting on the appointment, Riccardo Stucchi, EMEA Co-Head of Private Markets, said:
“We’re seeing a clear and increasing demand for tailored investment solutions as investors’ needs become more and more sophisticated. This includes access to private markets strategies. James’ extensive experience of working with clients in the DACH region will be invaluable as we seek to expand our reach into this market and develop new solutions to meet investors‘ long-term goals.”

James Young added:
“Russell Investments is widely recognised as a global leader in the delivery of innovative, bespoke investment solutions that utilise expertise across traditional asset classes and private markets, whether on a standalone basis or as part of a broader holistic capability. I, along with my colleagues, am excited to further develop our business and forge strong relationships with investors in the DACH markets.”

*Source: Russell Investments as of 31 March 2024

About Russell Investments

Russell Investments is a leading global investment solutions partner providing a wide range of investment capabilities to institutional investors, financial intermediaries and individual investors around the world. Since 1936, Russell Investments has been building a legacy of continuous innovation to deliver exceptional value to clients, working every day to improve people’s financial security. The firm has US$ 302.7 billion in assets under management (or £239.7 billion, or €280.3 billion) as of 31/03/2024 for clients in 30 countries. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Russell Investments has offices in 16 cities around the world, including New York, London, Paris, Toronto, Tokyo and Mumbai.

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