Manager research

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What specific opportunities give me the highest likelihood of success?

At Russell Investments, you access evidence-based manager research, open architecture selection and rigorous oversight to facilitate an objective approach to constructing your solution.

Our analysts seek to identify superior investment manager talent through a proprietary research process based on objective analysis. As the list narrows, we conduct on-site, in-depth, face-to-face interviews with the top managers. This effort relies on a team of 51 specialist analysts to rank and classify a universe of nearly 11,000 investment products, representing both traditional and alternative investments, across the globe. This includes monitoring more than 3,300 investment manager firms¹. Complementing this, Russell Investments is also recognized for being among the most thorough in operational due diligence in the industry².

We combine decades of consulting experience, proprietary analytics and our renowned manager research to bring you optimal combinations of managers in each asset class.

¹As of December 31, 2015

²For a sixth year in a row, Russell Investments was voted among the top two for having the best manager due diligence practices by respondents in a 2014 survey of nearly 100 consultant relations professionals. Source: "Russell's Manager Research Toughest in Industry: Survey", FundFire Survey for Consultant Relations Professionals, August 2014

Key facts:

As of September 30, 2015, our analysts held more than  3,300 meetings to evaluate investment manager products. Meetings were held in-person, phone and video conference including multiple meetings with the same manager. 

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.

¹As of December 31, 2015

²For a sixth year in a row, Russell Investments was voted among the top two for having the best manager due diligence practices by respondents in a 2014 survey of nearly 100 consultant relations professionals. Source: "Russell's Manager Research Toughest in Industry: Survey", FundFire Survey for Consultant Relations Professionals, August 2014

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