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.
A leading OCIO provider
For the ninth year in a row, Russell Investments was globally ranked among leading institutional outsourcing managers based on outsourced assets under management (AUM) from 65 firms in the June 2019 Pensions & Investments’ "Outsourcing Manager Survey.” Our expanding OCIO solutions has more than $170 billion (as of March 31, 2019) in institutional outsourced AUM around the globe.
Winner Innovative Wholesaler Practices
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.
A Top Global Manager of institutional outsourced assets
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.
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.
Top Ranked in TM: Overall Client Satisfaction
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
A leading consultant in worldwide assets
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.
Top Tier Broker in P&I Tradewatch report
In 26 out of 30 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 September 2019 issue).3
Currency Manager of the Year
Russell Investments was named the winner of the “Currency Manager of the Year” at the 2019 European Pensions Awards. Chosen among 12 finalists in this category, Pensions Age and European Pensions cited Russell Investments’ “excellent commitment to improving outcomes for both its clients and the wider industry, with its unrivalled ability to manage currency risk, as well as reducing execution cost.”
Fiduciary Manager of the Year
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.”
Transition Management Firm of the Year
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.
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.”
Top Ranked in TM: Cost Performance vs. Estimate
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
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.
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.4
Our surveyed OCIO clients rated themselves as “very satisfied” with our Overall Service (90%).
2016 Strategist of the Year
Recognized by Envestnet and Investment Advisor magazine for Best in Class Advisor Practice Support
1This is Russell Investments' fifth time as a CIO Industry Innovation Award winner since the awards were created in 2010. The CIO Industry Innovation Awards have various categories, recipients may differ each year and not be repeated. Previous awards wins: FX (2011); Tactical Risk Management (2012); Investment Outsourcing (2013); Transition Management (2014).
2The 2018 results were based on responses from 243 global asset owners’ ratings, on the portfolio transitions they mandated and the managers they used in the previous 12-months. Cost 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.
3Rankings 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 June 30, 2019.
4CIO Magazine did not publish client satisfaction results in 2018 or 2019.
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