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.
For the eighth 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 Survey,” based on the AUM from its fully discretionary clients. In 2019, CIO Magazine’s “Outsourced Chief Investment Officer Survey” included 35 firms.
Russell Investments was named as the winner of 2018 MMI/Barron’s Industry Award for Field Sales Distribution – honoring firms that exemplify excellence and innovation in wholesaling practices.
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.
Russell Investments was ranked as one of the top-five globally in “Overall Client Satisfaction” in Chief Investment Officer’s “2018 Transition Manager Survey."2
For the ninth year in a row, Russell Investments was ranked as one of the top-five largest consultants. Ranking is based on worldwide assets under advisement (AUA) by the 2018 Pensions & Investments Consultant Directory.
For the eighth year in a row, Russell Investments was globally ranked among the leading institutional outsourced managers based upon outsourced assets out of 68 firms in the Pensions & Investments’ survey issued in June 2018. Our expanding investment outsourcing solutions has more than $163 billion3 in institutional outsourced assets around the globe.
For the fourth year in a row, Russell Investments is ranked as one of the top-five largest custom target date managers in the Pensions & Investments' (P&I) 2018 annual survey of DC money managers. P&I ranking is based on 12 respondents reporting custom target date assets under management (AUM) as of 12/31/2017.
In 24 out of 28 most recent 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 March 2019 issue). 4
Russell Investments was recognized as the “Fiduciary Manager of the Year” at the 2018 Global Investor Investment Excellence Awards in the UK. Russell Investments was cited by Global Investor Group as having “established itself as one of the top providers of fiduciary management services.”
Russell Investments was named the winner of the “Transition Management Firm of the Year” at the 2018 European Pensions Awards. Chosen among five finalists in this category, Pensions Age and European Pensions cited Russell Investments’ understanding of clients’ needs and the firm’s demonstrated performance and innovation.
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.”
For the sixth year in a row, Russell Investments was ranked as one of the top-five globally in “Cost Performance vs. Estimate” in Chief Investment Officer’s “2018 Transition Manager Survey."2
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.
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.
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.5
Our surveyed OCIO clients rated themselves as “very satisfied” with our Overall Service (90%).
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.6
Recognized by Envestnet and Investment Advisor magazine for Best in Class Advisor Practice Support
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.
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.
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
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 June 30, 2018.
3As of September 30, 2018.
4Rankings 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 December 31, 2018.
5CIO Magazine did not publish client satisfaction results in 2018.
6TCA 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.
Implementation services are offered by Russell Investments Implementation Services LLC, a SEC registered investment adviser and broker-dealer member FINRA / SIPC.