Seattle, March 1, 2023
Russell Investments ‘$20 billion club’ analysis: Pension plan funded status hits highest level since 2007
Liabilities and assets plummet as corporate pension industry navigates unusual patterns in 2022

Seattle, February 8, 2023
Zach Buchwald to lead Russell Investments as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Leveraging significant leadership experience in asset management, Buchwald, former head of BlackRock's North America institutional business, will focus on driving the global investment solutions firm's next phase of growth

Seattle, January 11, 2023
Russell Investments selected as OCIO partner by the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation
Firm wins assignment with its high-touch approach to managing complex E&F portfolios
Russell Investments ‘$20 billion club’ analysis: Pension plan funded status hits highest level since 2007
Seattle, December 13, 2022 
Russell Investments’ survey: Fixed income managers see resilient fundamentals amid headwinds
Majority of survey respondents expect inflation to remain above 2.5% over the next five years

Seattle, December 6, 2022 
Russell Investments’ 2023 global market outlook: Strategists expect a shift from darkness to dawn in 2023 outlook

Team sees global economic recovery on the horizon and a comeback for diversified portfolios

Seattle, November 16, 2022 
Russell Investments’ research finds 86% of corporate pensions as healthy long term amid volatile markets of 2022

Prudent Pension Funding Report finds a majority could achieve full funding in just three years with no change to their current allocations.

Seattle, October 13, 2022 
Russell Investments selected as finalist for asset manager of the year

MMI/Barron’s Industry Awards’ committee spotlights the firm’s tax-managed solutions program

Seattle, September 27, 2022 
Russell Investments’ global market outlook: Strategists still expect softish landing as Powell pivot postponed

Team sees very negative investor sentiment as good indicator that bad news is priced in

Seattle, September 14, 2022
Russell Investments earns two key wealth management awards

Personalized Managed Accounts and Global Head of Marketing recognized as industry leaders

Seattle, August 4, 2022 
Russell Investments announces CEO transition process
  • Michelle Seitz to step down by year end, concluding successful five-year tenure
  • Global CIO Kate El-Hillow appointed Co-President alongside Kevin Klingert

Seattle, July 7, 2022 
Russell Investments survey: Fixed income managers expect increased inflation to persist

Quarterly survey finds managers see U.S. core inflation stuck in 3%-4.5% in 12 months

Seattle, July 6, 2022 
Russell Investments named as finalist for key asset manager awards

Personalized Managed Accounts and Global Head of Marketing recognized as industry leaders

Seattle, June 28, 2022 
Russell Investments’ global market outlook: Strategists see ‘fear of the known’ driving market outlook at mid-year

Team expects equity markets to stabilize and possibly recover in the second half of 2022

Seattle, June 23, 2022 
Russell Investments expands direct-indexed options in PMA suite

New solutions empower advisors and their clients to add custom overlays and exclusion services

Seattle, May 23, 2022
Baird launches Russell Investments’ Personalized Managed Accounts on its advisory platform

Institutional-quality PMA suite features active and direct indexing solutions with customizable overlay

Seattle, April 6, 2022
Russell Investments hires endowment expert

Samantha Foster to focus on investment solutions for non-profits

Seattle, March 29, 2022 
Russell Investments’ global market outlook: Strategists see 2022 outlook as dented, not derailed by Russian war

Team still sees global economy on track for moderately above-trend growth this year

Seattle, March 7, 2022
Russell Investments ‘$20 billion club’ analysis: Average funded status of large pension plans rises to 93.8% in 2021

Discount rates and investment returns propel funded status to highest point since 2007

Seattle, December 7, 2021
Russell Investments’ strategists see moderation in 2022 market outlook

Team expects above-trend economic growth, declining inflation after early-year peak, and moderate investment returns with non-U.S. equities finally outperforming U.S. stocks

Boston, November 30, 2021
Nonprofits Tackle Climate Change, Focusing on “E” in ESG

New research from Cerulli and Russell Investments Finds Nonprofits Urging Climate Correction Action from Consultants and Managers

Seattle, November 23, 2021
Russell Investments survey: Fixed income managers expect inflation to hasten interest-rate hikes
Survey respondents maintain stable outlook for fixed income assets, prefer higher-yield segments
Seattle, November 10, 2021
Global ESG survey: Asset managers reveal greater engagement with underlying investments, as asset owners identify climate change as their top ESG concern
- 90% of respondents in Russell Investments’ global survey of 369 asset managers include ESG in discussions with underlying investments
- 60% of managers globally identify climate change/environmental issues as their clients’ top ESG concern
- 80% of managers highlight governance as the most important ESG factor, but Continental European and Canadian managers put greater focus on environmental issues

Boston, October 19, 2021  
Institutional asset owners and managers address efforts to build and sustain diversity
Both groups get serious about promoting diversity across internal hierarchical structures and driving industry change

Seattle, September 28, 2021  
Russell Investments’ Q4 2021 market outlook: Strategists expect pandemic-recovery trade to shake off growing pains
Team favors equities over bonds, value over growth factor, and non-U.S. over U.S. stocks

Seattle, June 29, 2021 
Russell Investments’ mid-year market outlook: Strategists expect global reopening trade to stay on course through 2021 
Team favors equities over bonds, the value factor vs. growth, and non-U.S. over U.S. stocks
Seattle, June 24, 2021
Russell Investments survey: Inflation expectations surge among fixed income managers
Q2 survey reveals twice as many from Q1 expect first interest rate hike in 2023
Seattle, May 3, 2021
Russell Investments makes additions to senior leadership team
Kate El-Hillow has joined as Global Chief Investment Officer and Kevin Klingert has been hired as President.
Seattle, April 20, 2021
Russell Investments Announces Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Goal
Firm commits to managing carbon-neutral portfolios by 2050
Seattle, April 5, 2021
Russell Investments’ strategists expect 7% U.S. real GDP growth for 2021
Low-inflationary growth will be supported by vaccine rollout as well as monetary and fiscal stimulus

Seattle, WA; Bala Cynwyd, PA – March 30, 2021
Russell Investments Enters Strategic Partnership with Hamilton Lane to Accelerate Private Markets Capabilities
Partnership will deliver innovative investment solutions across asset class spectrum for Russell Investments’ clients
Hamilton Lane takes a $90 million stake in Russell Investments

Seattle, March 23, 2021
Russell Investments survey: Fixed income managers expect full economic recovery by 2022
76% of managers expect U.S. inflation to hover near the Federal Reserve’s target rate

Seattle, March 2, 2021
Russell Investments ‘$20 billion club’ analysis: Average funded status of large pension plans rises to 86.2% in 2020
Contributions increased in 2020, but appear on track for long-term low in 2021
Seattle, January 28, 2021
Russell Investments launches Personalized Managed Accounts, propelling tax management to the next level of customization
Seattle, December 8, 2020
2021 Global Market Outlook: Russell Investments’ market strategists see the ‘old normal’ in 2021 outlook
Team believes vaccine prospects likely to make 2021 a year of economic recovery
Seattle, October 7, 2020
Russell Investments expands Personalized Managed Accounts team
Firm hires two investment professionals with experience delivering personalized tax-managed solutions
Seattle, October 6, 2020
Russell Investments’ sixth-annual ESG survey: ‘Governance’ remains the dominant consideration for asset managers as they increasingly amplify ‘environment’ and ‘social factors
- Nearly 80% of 400 firms surveyed incorporate ESG factor assessments in their investment process
- More than 90% of fixed income managers using bondholder engagement for greater ESG insights

Seattle, September 29, 2020
2020 Global Market Outlook - Q4 update: Russell Investments’ strategists see old new cycle in Q4 outlook
Team prefers non-U.S. equities to U.S. equities in second stage of Covid-19 economic recovery
Seattle, August 18, 2020
Russell Investments earns fifth-consecutive A+ rating for strategy and governance in global industry assessment of responsible investing
UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment also rates the firm high in all assessed categories
Seattle & Boston, August 06, 2020
Russell Investments selects Vestmark to power Personalized Managed Accounts with innovative tax-managed overlays
Partnership aims to propel Russell Investments as the industry’s leading provider of customized tax-managed solutions
Seattle, August 03, 2020
Russell Investments survey: Financial advisors see larger role for tax-managed strategies in the second half of 2020
Mid-year results mirror a similar survey conducted in early 2020 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic
Seattle, July 14, 2020
Russell Investments extends sustainable investing strategy to serve U.S. institutional market as demand for a solution rises
Western Washington University Foundation is first U.S. OCIO client to adopt strategy


Seattle, July 10, 2020
Benefit Consultants Group, a Horace Mann Company, teams up with Russell Investments to launch Personalized Retirement Accounts

Seattle, June 24, 2020
Russell Investments strategists shift outlook to neutral amid ‘The Great Reopening’ of global markets
Strategists see five longer-term implications of pandemic’s impact on markets

Seattle, June 22, 2020
Russell Investments survey: Fixed income managers curb their enthusiasm for market recovery 
43% of respondents say the market won’t revert to a pre-COVID 19 level until 2022

Seattle, May 6, 2020
Russell Investments study details how financial advisors add value
Firm launches ‘Effective Client Reviews’ resource to help advisors amplify their value amid COVID-19 turbulence

April 13, 2020
Russell Investments enhances ESG scoring approach
Upgraded “materiality matters” methodology rejects one-size-fits-all approach

March 25, 2020
2020 Global Market Outook-Q2 update: Russell Investments strategists see 2020 global recession
Team expects solid upswing in the second half if the COVID-19 virus threat clears

March 4, 2020
Russell Investments analysis: ‘$20 billion club’ sees record plunge in contributions for 2019, while both assets and liabilities peak again 
Annual analysis shows little change in funded status for large pensions amid contrasting trends

February 19, 2020
Russell Investments completes private fund management registration in China to serve domestic qualified investors
PFM  expedites the firm’s long-standing strategic growth trajectory in China