Russell Investments hires industry veteran as Head of RIA Distribution

John Roche joins the firm to help develop and execute ambitious RIA-engagement strategy

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Seattle, May 2, 2024—Russell Investments has hired John Roche to serve as Head of RIA Distribution to lead the firm’s business strategy, distribution, and product development efforts within the Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) channel. In this newly created leadership role, Roche is dedicated to delivering guidance and support to RIAs on product positioning, practice management and market trends with the goal of enhancing their effectiveness.

Roche, who joined April 24, reports directly to Brad Jung, head of North America Advisor & Intermediary Solutions at Russell Investments.

“John brings a wealth of expertise to this client-focused role from his leadership experience at several wirehouses and national broker-dealers,” Jung said. “We’re very happy he’s onboard to help develop and execute on our ambitious strategy to engage clients and prospects in the RIA channel with our institutional-quality products and services.”

Prior to joining Russell Investments, Roche was Chief Executive Officer for R Cubed Global Capital since 2020, as well as a partner and co-founder of R3ETFs. He previously served as Vice President at Anchor Capital Advisors. Earlier in his career, he held sales-related roles at Poplar Forest Capital, Gabelli Funds and Thornburg Investment Management.

Russell Investments’ Advisor & Intermediary business is dedicated to developing and executing strategies for advisor partnerships in North America, along with client relationships in the wealth management and retirement channels. Roche joins Russell Investments at a time of exponential growth for the firm’s Personalized Managed Accounts program, as one example, which has quadrupled in assets within the past year.

About Russell Investments

Russell Investments is a leading global investment solutions partner providing a wide range of investment capabilities to institutional investors, financial intermediaries, and individual investors around the world. Since 1936, Russell Investments has been building a legacy of continuous innovation to deliver exceptional value to clients, working every day to improve people’s financial security. The firm has $302.7 billion in assets under management (as of March 31, 2023) for clients in 30 countries. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Russell Investments has offices in 16 cities around the world, including New York, London, Toronto, Tokyo, and Mumbai.

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