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2023 MMI/Barron's Industry Award Winner: Asset Manager of the Year
(AUM of $25–100 billion)
Russell Investments has been named Asset Manager of the Year (AUM of $25–100B) by the Money Management Institute (MMI)/Barron's for "How do you want your Russell Investments" a firm-wide sales and service approach helping advisors achieve their goals. The firm has been adapting their investment and business solutions to cater to advisors" evolving needs, addressing the rapid adoption of new technologies and increased demand for customized investments.1Explore our solutions
A Top Global Manager of outsourced assets
For the 12th year in a row, Russell Investments was ranked as a top global manager of institutional outsourced assets in CIO Magazine's "Outsourced Chief Investments Officer (OCIO) Survey," based on the AUM from its fully discretionary clients (as of 12/31/2022). Notably, in CIO's "2023 OCIO Survey" which included 47 firms, Russell Investments placed first among the global managers in Healthcare and in the top 10 for Defined Benefit and 401(k), 403(b) or other DC outsourced assets.Learn more about our investment outsourcing capabilities
For the 13th year in a row, Russell Investments was globally ranked among leading institutional OCIO managers based on outsourced assets under management from 57 firms (as of 3/31/2023) in the July 2023 Pensions & Investments' annual survey of OCIO managers.Learn the fundamentals of OCIO
Perfect scores: Outperformer in multiple categories
Russell Investments was ranked first in multiple categories in The TRADE’s inaugural “Outsourced Trading Survey” published November 2023 (out of 14 providers), receiving four perfect scores in: Client service and relationship management; Onboarding; Business model and other factors; and Cost versus value for money. The survey reported, “Overall, the firm outscores the survey average by 62bps.” A client comment referred to Russell Investments as “the best team and partner” and “always looking after us and steering us when markets turn.” 2Explore our trading & execution capabilities
A leading overlay services manager
For 19 consecutive years, Russell Investments has maintained its position among the leading U.S. institutional managers of overlay assets from 27 firms (as of 12/31/2022) in the 2023 Pensions & Investments' "Special Report: Money Managers."Explore our overlay strategies
A leading consultant in worldwide assets
For the 15th year in a row, Russell Investments was globally ranked as one of the top 10 largest consultants. The ranking is based on worldwide institutional assets under advisement (AUA) from 61 firms (as of 6/30/2023) in the 2023 Pensions & Investments “Special Report: Investment Consultants”.View our consulting solutions
2024 - Factor Investing
Offering of the Year
Russell Investments was named the “Factor Investing Offering of the Year” winner at the 2024 Pensions Age Awards. The judges praised Russell Investments’ deep comprehension of the significance of factor investing in the pension sector and their dedication to meeting client needs, thus establishing a high standard for the industry. 3Learn about completion portfolios
of the Year
Russell Investments was named the "Fiduciary Management of the Year" winner at the 2022 European Pensions Awards. Chosen among seven finalists in this category, Pensions Age and European Pensions cited, "With reference to impressive case studies, this firm demonstrated how it has boosted client funding levels, won new mandates, heightened its ESG focus, and launched new reporting and online tools."4Learn about our OCIO capabilities
A leading factor-based strategies manager
Russell Investments was globally ranked as one of the top 10 largest managers of factor-based strategies. This ranking is based on worldwide assets under management (AUM) from 58 firms (as of 12/31/2022) in the 2023 Pensions & Investments' "Special Report: Money Managers."Learn about our powerful tool
of the Year
Russell Investments was named the "Currency Manager the Year" winner at Pensions Expert's 2022 Pension and Investment Provider Awards for performance, innovation, and service standards.5Learn about our currency management services
Top Tier Broker in P&I Tradewatch report
From August 2011 to March 2022 (37 out of 42 quarters), Russell Investments Implementation Services, LLC was ranked as a top-tier broker in Pensions & Investments’ (P&I) Tradewatch report based on the quality of its trade execution. In 2023, P&I discontinued their report.6Explore our trading and execution capabilities
2023 - Factor Investing
Offering of the Year
Russell Investments was named the "Factor Investing Offering of the Year" winner at the 2023 European Pensions Awards for being "ahead of the rest" in our research, client education, and focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.7Learn about completion portfolios
1 Source: The award was presented on October 12, 2023, and recognizes innovation and leadership in the investment advisory solutions industry. Nominations were reviewed and evaluated by a specially appointed MMI Industry Awards Steering Council and by the MMI Membership Experience Committee (MEC), which determined a slate of finalists in each award category. The primary contacts at each of MMI’s 208 members firms were eligible to vote to determine the winners in each category. MMI/Barron’s does not receive compensation from the participating firms in exchange for the award and Russell Investments did not pay a fee to MMI/Barron’s in exchange for its receipt of the award. Russell Investments is a member of MMI and pays a fee to MMI as part of its membership dues. The award is not indicative of the firm’s future performance nor may it be representative of any one client’s experience.
2 Clients were not compensated for participating in this survey.
3 Based on business activities ending January 19, 2024.
4 Based on past 18-month fiduciary management activities ending December 31, 2021.
5 Based on business activities ending December 31, 2021. Recipient winners were invited to the publication’s awards ceremony, in which we purchased an event table and received licensing usage rights of the award logo/badge.
6 Rankings 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 quarterly ranking was based on the previous four-quarters as of December 31, 2021.
7 Based on business activities ending December 31, 2022.
We paid the following publications a fee for licensing usage rights of the award logo/badge: Pensions & Investments’ (P&I), CIO magazine, and THE TRADE.
Short-listed recipients were invited to the following publications’ awards ceremonies, in which we purchased an event table and received licensing usage rights of the award logo/badge: European Pensions and Pensions Age.
Implementation services are offered by Russell Investments Implementation Services LLC, a SEC registered investment adviser and broker-dealer member FINRA / SIPC.