Commodity Strategies Fund - Class S

Additional portfolio diversification through commodities

Fund objective

Seeks to provide long-term total return.

Notice:

Effective September 15th, 2017, Class T Shares were redesignated as Class M Shares.

Overview

Class Ticker CUSIP
A RCSAX 782494397
C RCSCX 782494389
E RCSEX 782494371
M RCOTX 78250H618
S RCCSX 782494363
Y RCSYX 782494355

Investment strategy

  • Designed to provide exposure to performance of the collateralized commodities futures market without direct investment in physical commodities.

Fund highlights

  • Seeks returns that generally correspond to the performance of the Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return Index.
  • Fund Managers have extensive experience in the commodity markets.
  • Historically low correlation to stocks and bonds.
  • Offers an additional way for investors to access the global markets.

 

Growth of hypothetical $10,000 (since inception)

As of 08/31/2017
6/30/2010 12:00:00 AM 10000
7/31/2010 12:00:00 AM 10550
8/31/2010 12:00:00 AM 10400
9/30/2010 12:00:00 AM 11090
10/31/2010 12:00:00 AM 11650
11/30/2010 12:00:00 AM 11600
12/31/2010 12:00:00 AM 12801.083
1/31/2011 12:00:00 AM 12994.179
2/28/2011 12:00:00 AM 13232.708
3/31/2011 12:00:00 AM 13539.389
4/30/2011 12:00:00 AM 14039.165
5/31/2011 12:00:00 AM 13369.011
6/30/2011 12:00:00 AM 12710.215
7/31/2011 12:00:00 AM 13085.047
8/31/2011 12:00:00 AM 13209.991
9/30/2011 12:00:00 AM 11301.755
10/31/2011 12:00:00 AM 12017.344
11/30/2011 12:00:00 AM 11744.738
12/31/2011 12:00:00 AM 11307.768
1/31/2012 12:00:00 AM 11592.24
2/29/2012 12:00:00 AM 11876.713
3/31/2012 12:00:00 AM 11402.592
4/30/2012 12:00:00 AM 11272.209
5/31/2012 12:00:00 AM 10312.116
6/30/2012 12:00:00 AM 10762.53
7/31/2012 12:00:00 AM 11378.886
8/31/2012 12:00:00 AM 11544.828
9/30/2012 12:00:00 AM 11746.33
10/31/2012 12:00:00 AM 11284.062
11/30/2012 12:00:00 AM 11307.768
12/31/2012 12:00:00 AM 11035.149
1/31/2013 12:00:00 AM 11319.621
2/28/2013 12:00:00 AM 10857.354
3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM 10904.766
4/30/2013 12:00:00 AM 10549.176
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM 10347.675
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM 9814.289
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM 9992.085
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM 10288.41
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM 10039.497
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM 9956.526
11/30/2013 12:00:00 AM 9861.702
12/31/2013 12:00:00 AM 9968.852
1/31/2014 12:00:00 AM 9850.316
2/28/2014 12:00:00 AM 10395.58
3/31/2014 12:00:00 AM 10407.434
4/30/2014 12:00:00 AM 10620.798
5/31/2014 12:00:00 AM 10431.141
6/30/2014 12:00:00 AM 10549.676
7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM 10016.266
8/31/2014 12:00:00 AM 9909.584
9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM 9316.905
10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM 9103.541
11/30/2014 12:00:00 AM 8712.373
12/31/2014 12:00:00 AM 8072.281
1/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 7799.648
2/28/2015 12:00:00 AM 7953.745
3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 7586.284
4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM 7965.598
5/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 7752.234
6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM 7847.063
7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 7064.727
8/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 6993.606
9/30/2015 12:00:00 AM 6744.681
10/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 6685.413
11/30/2015 12:00:00 AM 6234.977
12/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 6080.881
1/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 5986.052
2/29/2016 12:00:00 AM 5914.931
3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 6116.442
4/30/2016 12:00:00 AM 6531.317
5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 6483.902
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM 6744.681
7/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 6436.488
8/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 6329.806
9/30/2016 12:00:00 AM 6519.463
10/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 6483.902
11/30/2016 12:00:00 AM 6590.584
12/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 6709.12
1/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 6720.974
2/28/2017 12:00:00 AM 6744.681
3/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 6519.463
4/30/2017 12:00:00 AM 6400.927
5/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 6282.392
6/30/2017 12:00:00 AM 6258.684
7/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 6412.781
8/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 6495.756

Historical NAVs

Historical distributions

Ex-Date Income Dividend Capital Gains - Short Term Capital Gains - Long Term

Performance information is historical and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that redeemed shares may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Current to the most recent month-end performance for Russell Investment Company mutual funds is available by visiting: https://russellinvestments.com/us/funds/performance-prices

Holdings, sector weights, and quality ratings (where applicable) are share class agnostic.

Top 10 Holdings

As of 07/31/2017

Updated Monthly

Company Weight
Russell Cayman Commodity Strategies Fund Ltd. 20.32%
TREASURY BILL 08/17 0.00000 0.010% 10-Aug-2017 7.39%

Index and Portfolio Composition comparison to Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return

As of 07/31/2017

Underlying commodities Index composition:
Bloomberg Commodity Index total return
Portfolio composition:
Russell Commodity Strategies Fund
Aluminum 5.09% 5.83%
Brent Crude 7.23% 8.25%
Coffee 2.31% 1.41%
Copper 8.61% 9.71%
Corn 7.66% 6.72%
Cotton 1.35% 3.27%
Gold 12.11% 13.57%
Heating Oil 3.72% 3.29%
Kansas Wheat 1.29% 2.68%
Lean Hogs 2.16% 1.61%
Live Cattle 3.87% 3.03%
Natural Gas 6.77% 7.50%
Nickel 2.53% 3.29%
Silver 4.18% 4.04%
Soybean Meal 3.03% 1.20%
Soybean Oil 2.82% 3.98%
Soybeans 5.90% 5.50%
Sugar 2.44% 0.85%
Unleaded gasoline 3.80% 5.64%
Wheat 3.71% 1.96%
WTI Crude Oil 6.55% 6.62%
Zinc 2.86% 3.04%

The top ten holdings list excludes shares of the investment vehicles in which the Fund invests its cash. The % of Portfolio value is subject to change.

The fund seeks to provide returns that generally correspond to the performance of the Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return. The Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return is an index composed of futures contracts on 22 physical commodities. Indexes are unmanaged and cannot be invested in directly. Only 20-25% of fund assets are used to gain exposure to the commodities markets. The remaining assets are invested in a portfolio of high quality fixed income instruments with an average duration of one year or less.

Fund objectives, risks, charges and expenses should be carefully considered before investing. A summary prospectus, if available, or a prospectus containing this and other important information can be obtained by calling 800-787-7354 or by visiting the prospectus and reports page to download one. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Please remember that all investments carry some level of risk, including the potential loss of principal invested. They do not typically grow at an even rate of return and may experience negative growth. As with any type of portfolio structuring, attempting to reduce risk and increase return could, at certain times, unintentionally reduce returns.

Diversification and multi-asset solutions do not assure a profit and do not protect against loss in declining markets.

Not FDIC Insured. May Lose Value. No Bank Guarantee.

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