Awards and recognition
When you invest, it's good to know you're among the best. Russell Investments has been globally recognized for excellence in the investment industry.
#1 Global manager of institutional outsourced assets
Russell Investments was ranked as the top global manager of institutional outsourced assets, out of 34 firms, in CIO Magazine’s “2018 Outsourced-Chief Investment Officer Survey”, based on the AUM from its fully discretionary clients.
Fiduciary Management Firm of the Year
Russell Investments was recognized as the “Fiduciary Management Firm of the Year” at the 2018 Pensions Age Awards in the UK. Chosen from among 10 finalists in this category, Russell Investments was singled out by Pensions Age magazine’s independent panel of judges as a “truly worthy winner of this competitive award.”
Innovation winner – Investment Outsourcing
Russell Investments was named as the winner of CIO Magazine's 2017 Industry Innovation Award for Investment Outsourcing. CIO cited Russell Investments' top client satisfaction rankings in the magazine's 2016 and 2017 OCIO Vendor Ratings surveys, as well as the firm's position as one of the world's largest OCIO providers. This is Russell Investments' fifth time1; as a CIO Industry Innovation Award winner since the awards were created in 2010.
A leading consultant in worldwide assets
For the eighth year in a row, Russell Investments was ranked as one of the top-five largest consultants. Ranking is based on worldwide institutional assets under advisement (AUA) by the 2017 Pensions & Investments Consultant Directory.
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Asset management winner: Equities category
The 2017 Wealth Management Industry awards celebrate the year’s best initiatives to help advisors build better practices and more effectively serve their clients. Russell Investments took home the top award in the equities category for our leadership in Tax-Managed Investing.
#1 at delivering digital content
Russell Investments was named the top-rated asset manager in a new report by Living Group, recognizing the global asset managers best at delivering digital content to financial advisors and intermediaries.
A leading institutional investment outsourcer
For the seventh year in a row, Russell Investments was globally ranked among the leading institutional outsourced managers based upon outsourced assets out of 67 firms in the Pensions & Investments’ survey issued in June 2017. Our expanding investment outsourcing solutions has more than $123 billion2 in institutional outsourced assets around the globe.
Top rated in client satisfaction
In 2017, for the second year in a row, Russell Investments was top rated for “Client Satisfaction” out of 37 rated firms in CIO Magazine’s “2017 Outsourced-Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) Vendor Ratings” survey in “Overall service,” “Investment results,” and “Value for fees” categories.7
Our surveyed OCIO clients rated themselves as “very satisfied” with our Overall Service (90%).
#1 Global Broker in "Transaction Cost Analysis" survey
For the second year in a row, Russell Investments Implementation Services, LLC has been ranked as the #1 global broker in Institutional Investor’s 2016 “Transaction Cost Analysis” survey.3
Top Ranked in Transition Management
For the fifxth year in a row, Russell Investments was ranked as one of the top-five in “Global Cost Performance vs. Estimate” in Chief Investment Officer’s “2017 Transition Manager Survey.”4
2016 Strategist of the Year
Recognized by Envestnet and Investment Advisor magazine for Best in Class Advisor Practice Support
Top tier broker in Tradewatch report
In 20 out of 24 quarters, Russell Investments Implementation Services, LLC has been ranked as a top-tier broker in Pensions & Investments Tradewatch report based on the quality of its trade execution (most recently in P&I's June 2017 issue).5
Notably, in the June 2017 report, Russell Investments placed among the top ten brokers in all trading by global brokers.
Russell Investments was named the winner for "Excellence in Foreign Exchange (FX) Services"
In 2013 and 2014, Russell Investments was named the winner for “Excellence in Foreign Exchange (FX) Services” at the International Alternative Investment Review (IAIR) Awards. We were recognized for reducing transaction costs and managing risks.
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One of the most influential consultants
In 2016, for the fifth year in a row, a Russell Investments’ professional was selected as one of the most influential consultants in the institutional investment universe in Chief Investment Officer (CIO)’s annual "The Knowledge Brokers" series.
Innovation Winner—Transition Management
In 2014, for the fourth year in a row, Russell Investments was named as a CIO Industry Innovation Award winner. The 2014 award named Russell Investments the winner in the asset servicing category for its continued commitment to, and success in, Transition Management.1
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11th largest DC target date manager
Russell Investments is ranked as the 11th largest target date manager in the Pensions & Investments' (P&I) 2017 annual survey of DC money managers.
P&I ranking is based on 24 respondents reporting target date assets under management as of December 31, 2016.
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Voted top in due diligence
In 2014, for 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 FundFire survey of nearly 100 consultant relations professionals. Russell Investments was rated as having the most rigorous due diligence process for evaluating a product’s suitability in a client portfolio. In five of those years, we were ranked #1.6
4th largest DC custom target date manager
For the third year in a row, Russell Investments is ranked as the 4th largest custom target date manager in the Pensions & Investments' (P&I) 2017 annual survey of DC money managers.
P&I ranking is based on 10 respondents reporting custom target date assets under management as of December 31, 2016.
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1The CIO Industry Innovation Awards have various categories; recipients may differ each year and not be repeated. Previous award wins: FX (2011); Tactical Risk Management (2012); Investment Outsourcing (2013); Transition Management (2014).
2As of March 31, 2017.
3TCA analytics at Elkins/McSherry, a State Street company, conducted the survey. Transaction costs benchmarked against full-day volume-weighted average price, for the 12-months ended June 30, 2016. The 2017 survey has not been published.
4Cost performance vs. estimate was rated on a scale from 1 (always missed) to 5 (always beat), with a "3" meaning "usually matched." Therefore, average scores closest to 3.00 are ideal. The 2017 results were based on responses from 274 global asset owners’ ratings, on the portfolio transitions they mandated and the managers they used in the previous 12-months.
5Rankings are based on best-performing brokers as measured by the difference in cost/savings against the universe of Elkins/McSherry, a State Street company. The Elkins/McSherry universe is based on the top 50 brokers in each category by U.S. dollar volume. This is a quarterly ranking based on the previous four-quarters as of March 31, 2017.
6FundFire discontinued their survey in 2015.
7CIO Magazine did not publish client satisfaction results in 2018.
Implementation services are offered by Russell Investments Implementation Services LLC, a SEC registered investment adviser and broker-dealer member FINRA / SIPC.