Implementation services

Every basis point counts

+0.4% from better implementation provides the same expected return as increasing your strategic equity allocation by 10%, but with less volatility.

Since 1980, our dedicated implementation team has been specifically focused on reducing unnecessary costs and mitigating unrewarded risks when implementing any strategy. We have a comprehensive range of solutions including: transition management, currency management, overlay and execution services. Many clients use a dedicated implementation partner, ensuring their portfolio is implemented efficiently on an ongoing basis.

Our “pure agency” business model is powerfully aligned with clients – ensuring full transparency on costs. In 2016, we traded £1.5 trillion and managed £70 billion in overlay services for 250+ clients. We managed £486 billion of transitions.

Explore our full suite of investment implementation services:

Transition management

Let a specialist take responsibility for performance when changing managers, to achieve the right balance between costs, risk and time.
Learn more about transition management

Currency management

Manage currency costs and risk through a focus on FX trading, passive/dynamic currency overlays.
Learn more about currency management

Overlay services

Use an expert in derivatives to execute a range of strategic decisions swiftly, efficiently and simultaneously. These can be strategic or tactical in nature.
Learn more about overlay services

Execution services

Reduce trading costs and increase operational ease by accessing our agency trading desk.
Learn more about execution services

View a brief overview of our trading capabilities

Getting the right deal for you

We have been recognised by our clients and the industry for our proven ability to add value, expertise and quality of service.


WINNER of the Top Global Broker Award 2015 and 2016

Russell Investments Implementation Services was awarded the “Top Global Broker” Award by Institutional Investor, in January 2017 – for the 2nd year running.

Institutional Investor identified us as achieving a 35 basis point price improvement on trading outcomes relative to a very competitive peer group, out-trading brokerage, transition management and asset management peers. 

This prestigious award reinforces that our implementation services team are exceptionally well placed to help clients achieve exceptional trading outcomes.

See our current list of awards and recognition


Any opinion expressed, 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.

Any past performance figures are not necessarily a guide to future performance.

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