Multifactor International Equity Fund - Class S

Seeking excess returns and risk management in a cost-effective way.

Fund objective

Seeks to provide long-term capital growth


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

Effective September 15, 2017, the Select International Equity Fund was renamed the Multifactor International Equity Fund.


Class Ticker CUSIP
M RTITX 78249R263
R6 RTIRX 78250F745
S RTISX 78249R297
Y RTIYX 78249R289

Investment strategy

  • The Fund uses a dynamic multifactor investing approach designed to seek excess returns and risk management in a cost-effective way.

  • Invests principally in equity securities, including common stocks issued by companies economically tied to or located in developed market countries, other than the U.S. The Fund may invest a portion of its assets in equity securities of companies that are economically tied to emerging market countries.

Fund highlights

  • Multiple factors: Provides access to equity factors (rules-based exposures, e.g. Value, Momentum, Quality or Low Volatility) that Russell Investments believes will outperform the broad market over the long run. Combining multiple factors in a single portfolio may help provide more consistent performance over time, especially given that when one factor is underperforming, another factor may be outperforming.
  • Thoughtful portfolio construction: Rather than simply equally weighting each factor, Russell Investments thoughtfully constructs the Fund’s strategic factor weights based on its research of each factor’s behavior under different economic regimes.
  • Dynamic active management: The Fund’s portfolio managers actively adjust individual factor weights, based on Russell Investments’ manager research insights and strategists’ capital market views on the business cycle, valuations and market sentiment. They take ownership of total portfolio exposures and manage overlap, diversification, risk levels and seek to add value by responding to evolving market opportunities and risks.

Growth of hypothetical $10,000 (since inception)

As of 12/31/2017
7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM 10000
8/31/2014 12:00:00 AM 9980
9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM 9570
10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM 9420
11/30/2014 12:00:00 AM 9520
12/31/2014 12:00:00 AM 9161.326
1/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 9201.596
2/28/2015 12:00:00 AM 9745.235
3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 9594.224
4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM 9996.92
5/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 9926.448
6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM 9634.493
7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 9735.167
8/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 9050.585
9/30/2015 12:00:00 AM 8647.889
10/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 9181.461
11/30/2015 12:00:00 AM 9090.854
12/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 8873.732
1/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 8325.588
2/29/2016 12:00:00 AM 8056.687
3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 8615.173
4/30/2016 12:00:00 AM 8842.705
5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 8811.678
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM 8522.092
7/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 8853.047
8/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 8894.417
9/30/2016 12:00:00 AM 9018.525
10/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 8873.732
11/30/2016 12:00:00 AM 8759.966
12/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 9000.015
1/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 9296.138
2/28/2017 12:00:00 AM 9359.593
3/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 9623.988
4/30/2017 12:00:00 AM 9835.504
5/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 10142.203
6/30/2017 12:00:00 AM 10195.082
7/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 10522.932
8/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 10533.508
9/30/2017 12:00:00 AM 10819.055
10/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 10977.692
11/30/2017 12:00:00 AM 11041.147
12/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 11235.055

Historical NAVs

Historical distributions

Ex-Date Income Dividend Capital Gains - Short Term Capital Gains - Long Term
12/20/2017 0.2603

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:

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

Top 10 Holdings

As of 11/30/2017

Updated Monthly

Company Weight
Nestle S.A. 1.38%
HSBC Holdings PLC 1.35%
Royal Dutch Shell PLC 1.16%
Novartis AG 0.92%
Roche Holding Ltd. 0.84%
Toyota Motor Corp. 0.84%
Allianz AG 0.82%
Total SA 0.74%
Banco Santander SA (ADR) 0.70%
Siemens AG 0.63%

Sector weightings

As of 11/30/2017

Updated Monthly

Sector Weighting
Financial Services 28.16%
Consumer Discretionary 14.79%
Producer Durables 14.02%
Materials and Processing 12.72%
Health Care 6.77%
Technology 6.54%
Utilities 5.72%
Energy 5.67%
Consumer Staples 5.62%

Regional allocationsθ

As of 11/30/2017

Updated Monthly

Region Allocation
Europe 59.41%
Asia 32.71%
North America 7.03%
Middle East 0.59%
Latin America 0.25%

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.

*Sector weight totals may exceed or fall below 100% due to rounding.

ϴ Due to rounding totals may not equal 100%.


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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