Multifactor U.S.Equity Fund - Class S

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

Fund objective

Seeks to provide long-term capital growth.

Notice:

The U.S. Large Cap Equity Fund will reorganize (“merge”) into the Multifactor U.S. Equity Fund on or about April 27, 2018.

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

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

Overview

Class Ticker CUSIP
M RTDTX 78249R271
R6 RTDRX 78250F802
S RTDSX 78249R354
Y RTDYX 78249R347

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 common stocks of large and medium capitalization U.S. companies, but may also invest in small capitalization U.S. companies.

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 10400
9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM 10220
10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM 10434.318
11/30/2014 12:00:00 AM 10704.948
12/31/2014 12:00:00 AM 10681.642
1/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 10349.413
2/28/2015 12:00:00 AM 10973.6
3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 10822.587
4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM 10909.912
5/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 11051.075
6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM 10849.413
7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 11031.829
8/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 10373.968
9/30/2015 12:00:00 AM 10110.823
10/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 10899.947
11/30/2015 12:00:00 AM 10960.897
12/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 10755.305
1/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 10208.775
2/29/2016 12:00:00 AM 10208.775
3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 10899.672
4/30/2016 12:00:00 AM 10935.248
5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 11142.355
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM 11152.71
7/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 11554.376
8/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 11606.376
9/30/2016 12:00:00 AM 11585.576
10/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 11402.636
11/30/2016 12:00:00 AM 11924.735
12/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 12168.858
1/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 12368.175
2/28/2017 12:00:00 AM 12861.224
3/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 12850.733
4/30/2017 12:00:00 AM 12970.309
5/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 13096.541
6/30/2017 12:00:00 AM 13212.253
7/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 13445.598
8/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 13477.26
9/30/2017 12:00:00 AM 13772.767
10/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 14141.843
11/30/2017 12:00:00 AM 14629.859
12/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 14763.261

Historical NAVs

Historical distributions

Ex-Date Income Dividend Capital Gains - Short Term Capital Gains - Long Term
04/04/2017 0.0336
07/05/2017 0.0413
10/03/2017 0.0684
12/20/2017 0.0444 0.6817

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 11/30/2017

Updated Monthly

Company Weight
Apple, Inc. 3.85%
Microsoft Corp. 2.47%
Alphabet, Inc. 2.03%
Johnson & Johnson 1.69%
Facebook, Inc. 1.63%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B 1.60%
Exxon Mobil Corp. 1.54%
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 1.54%
Amazon.com Inc. 1.50%
Intel Corp. 1.09%

Sector weightings

As of 11/30/2017

Updated Monthly

Sector Weighting
Financial Services 21.75%
Technology 21.35%
Consumer Discretionary 14.32%
Health Care 13.56%
Producer Durables 12.40%
Consumer Staples 6.03%
Utilities 3.79%
Materials and Processing 3.50%
Energy 3.29%

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.

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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