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Downside management: Helping you navigate through downside market swings.

How do you get downside protection?

This toolkit can help with your investment risk management. We’ll keep you informed of the latest market events, share how we've been managing downside risk in our portfolios, and equip you with important truths to hold onto during unavoidable market volatility.

Insights for times of market uncertainty

Market views

What goes up must come down, right? We know navigating through turbulent markets can be trying at best. Our investment experts help you by sharing their insights and strategies among uncertain times.

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How we manage risk

Watch a video and read select blog posts describing how we help investors manage downside risk with diversification, dynamic asset allocation, and effective implementation capabilities.

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Important truths

This collection of resources shines a light on the importance of staying invested during market turmoil, the difficulties in timing market exit and re-entry amid volatility, and using risk tolerance to make clear decisions.

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What is risk management?

When it comes to investing, risk management is the active mitigation of uncertainty that surrounds all investment opportunities. Investing is inherently risky. At Russell Investments, we do not seek to avoid risk, but rather work to ensure that the right risks are taken, with the highest likelihood of compensation. We work to ensure exposure to uncompensated risk is minimised.

Investing in volatile times

At Russell Investments, we help investors manage downside risk in three ways: by diversifying sources of returns, by using a robust dynamic asset allocation process to guide tactical positioning, and by seeking effective implementation capabilities. We have been anticipating a low-return, high-volatility environment for the last 2-3 years. Accordingly, we have been dynamically adjusting our portfolio positioning to manage downside risk.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Investing in today’s markets without a crystal ball

While we can’t offer up a crystal ball to look into the future of markets, we do believe there are some specific ways to potentially help investors navigate today’s murky waters.

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Global investing and currency hedging: Performance and impact

Over the long term, currency hedging can provide you with valuable protection and returns, particularly in volatile markets. Here we outline some of the key considerations for UK investors exposed to global equities and explain how currency hedging can impact or benefit a global, multi-asset portfolio.

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How might the next recession unfold?

We believe the U.S. is likely to experience a recession by the end of 2020. How might it stack up to previous ones? We look at the parallels.

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Important market volatility truths

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Keep calm in volatile markets: Cycle of market emotions

The key to successful investing is to buy low and sell high. But more often than not, investors do the exact opposite. The reason? Investors are human. For example, many panic and cash out when markets fall. Ironically, at these times, these investors fail to recognise they are actually at the point of maximum financial opportunity.

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Why a dynamic multi-asset approach matters during volatile markets

We believe nimbleness and dynamism is most beneficial during periods of market dislocation, where the elapsed time between idea and implementation is critical. Using the sell-off we experienced on the 5th of February 2018 as an example, David Vickers, Senior Portfolio Manager of the Multi-Asset Growth Strategy, explains why a dynamic multi-asset approach matters during volatile markets.

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

The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and is not guaranteed. You may not get back the amount originally invested.

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