U.S. Defensive Equity Fund - Class S

Focusing on a defensive style of investing.

Fund objective

Seeks to provide long-term capital growth.

Notice:

Effective August 18th, 2017, Class I Shares were reclassified as Class S Shares.

Overview

Class Ticker CUSIP
A REQAX 782494579
C REQCX 782494561
E REQEX 782493233
S REQTX 782494553
Y REUYX 782493225

Investment strategy

  • Emphasis on a defensive style of investing and implementing a limited long-short strategy.
  • Investing primarily in common stocks of large and medium capitalization U.S. companies as represented by the Russell 1000® Defensive Index.

Fund highlights

  • The fund focuses on a defensive style of investing.
  • Blends multiple defensive managers to help manage the risk of using a single investment style.
  • Invests in a full spectrum of stocks from blue chips to technology.

Growth of hypothetical $10,000 (since inception)

As of 10/31/2017
5/29/1987 12:00:00 AM 10000
5/31/1987 12:00:00 AM 10000
6/30/1987 12:00:00 AM 10290
7/31/1987 12:00:00 AM 10705
8/31/1987 12:00:00 AM 11065
9/30/1987 12:00:00 AM 10810
10/31/1987 12:00:00 AM 8423.131
11/30/1987 12:00:00 AM 8000.718
12/31/1987 12:00:00 AM 8486.009
1/31/1988 12:00:00 AM 8806.716
2/29/1988 12:00:00 AM 9244.507
3/31/1988 12:00:00 AM 9117.242
4/30/1988 12:00:00 AM 9243.343
5/31/1988 12:00:00 AM 9248.475
6/30/1988 12:00:00 AM 9720.651
7/31/1988 12:00:00 AM 9707.065
8/31/1988 12:00:00 AM 9391.262
9/30/1988 12:00:00 AM 9686.357
10/31/1988 12:00:00 AM 9859.905
11/30/1988 12:00:00 AM 9718.825
12/31/1988 12:00:00 AM 9942.205
1/31/1989 12:00:00 AM 10559.307
2/28/1989 12:00:00 AM 10401.076
3/31/1989 12:00:00 AM 10612.051
4/30/1989 12:00:00 AM 11073.116
5/31/1989 12:00:00 AM 11531.167
6/30/1989 12:00:00 AM 11520.514
7/31/1989 12:00:00 AM 12308.58
8/31/1989 12:00:00 AM 12668.857
9/30/1989 12:00:00 AM 12631.216
10/31/1989 12:00:00 AM 12153.086
11/30/1989 12:00:00 AM 12364.397
12/31/1989 12:00:00 AM 12636.709
1/31/1990 12:00:00 AM 11753.377
2/28/1990 12:00:00 AM 11964.112
3/31/1990 12:00:00 AM 12271.468
4/30/1990 12:00:00 AM 11931.167
5/31/1990 12:00:00 AM 13006.409
6/30/1990 12:00:00 AM 12920.16
7/31/1990 12:00:00 AM 12815.202
8/31/1990 12:00:00 AM 11666.533
9/30/1990 12:00:00 AM 11063.192
10/31/1990 12:00:00 AM 10935.779
11/30/1990 12:00:00 AM 11662.098
12/31/1990 12:00:00 AM 12028.924
1/31/1991 12:00:00 AM 12678.01
2/28/1991 12:00:00 AM 13642.706
3/31/1991 12:00:00 AM 14000
4/30/1991 12:00:00 AM 14012.09
5/31/1991 12:00:00 AM 14666.187
6/30/1991 12:00:00 AM 13946.08
7/31/1991 12:00:00 AM 14637.277
8/31/1991 12:00:00 AM 14939.825
9/30/1991 12:00:00 AM 14728.042
10/31/1991 12:00:00 AM 14946.893
11/30/1991 12:00:00 AM 14294.377
12/31/1991 12:00:00 AM 15894.943
1/31/1992 12:00:00 AM 15805.574
2/29/1992 12:00:00 AM 16040.224
3/31/1992 12:00:00 AM 15729.267
4/30/1992 12:00:00 AM 16051.904
5/31/1992 12:00:00 AM 16117.103
6/30/1992 12:00:00 AM 15862.828
7/31/1992 12:00:00 AM 16515.433
8/31/1992 12:00:00 AM 16114.7
9/30/1992 12:00:00 AM 16311.782
10/31/1992 12:00:00 AM 16427.786
11/30/1992 12:00:00 AM 17122.476
12/31/1992 12:00:00 AM 17478.54
1/31/1993 12:00:00 AM 17734.965
2/28/1993 12:00:00 AM 17957.102
3/31/1993 12:00:00 AM 18518.92
4/30/1993 12:00:00 AM 18043.496
5/31/1993 12:00:00 AM 18573.356
6/30/1993 12:00:00 AM 18820.624
7/31/1993 12:00:00 AM 18771.263
8/31/1993 12:00:00 AM 19482.296
9/30/1993 12:00:00 AM 19524.958
10/31/1993 12:00:00 AM 19851.372
11/30/1993 12:00:00 AM 19608.148
12/31/1993 12:00:00 AM 19890.581
1/31/1994 12:00:00 AM 20601.232
2/28/1994 12:00:00 AM 20050.058
3/31/1994 12:00:00 AM 19193.416
4/30/1994 12:00:00 AM 19506.866
5/31/1994 12:00:00 AM 19732.155
6/30/1994 12:00:00 AM 19227.198
7/31/1994 12:00:00 AM 19871.342
8/31/1994 12:00:00 AM 20692.795
9/30/1994 12:00:00 AM 20137.336
10/31/1994 12:00:00 AM 20595.459
11/30/1994 12:00:00 AM 19807.569
12/31/1994 12:00:00 AM 20087.07
1/31/1995 12:00:00 AM 20531.074
2/28/1995 12:00:00 AM 21433.299
3/31/1995 12:00:00 AM 22014.372
4/30/1995 12:00:00 AM 22625.934
5/31/1995 12:00:00 AM 23461.455
6/30/1995 12:00:00 AM 24121.518
7/31/1995 12:00:00 AM 25153.115
8/31/1995 12:00:00 AM 25295.887
9/30/1995 12:00:00 AM 26370.879
10/31/1995 12:00:00 AM 26237.968
11/30/1995 12:00:00 AM 27351.247
12/31/1995 12:00:00 AM 27702.311
1/31/1996 12:00:00 AM 28713.81
2/29/1996 12:00:00 AM 29203.183
3/31/1996 12:00:00 AM 29502.895
4/30/1996 12:00:00 AM 29903.104
5/31/1996 12:00:00 AM 30533.138
6/30/1996 12:00:00 AM 30467.314
7/31/1996 12:00:00 AM 29119.693
8/31/1996 12:00:00 AM 29904.666
9/30/1996 12:00:00 AM 31436.784
10/31/1996 12:00:00 AM 32373.996
11/30/1996 12:00:00 AM 34833.622
12/31/1996 12:00:00 AM 34258.601
1/31/1997 12:00:00 AM 36193.058
2/28/1997 12:00:00 AM 36363.307
3/31/1997 12:00:00 AM 34708.489
4/30/1997 12:00:00 AM 36439.482
5/31/1997 12:00:00 AM 38860.212
6/30/1997 12:00:00 AM 40648.982
7/31/1997 12:00:00 AM 44184.367
8/31/1997 12:00:00 AM 42111.042
9/30/1997 12:00:00 AM 44409.961
10/31/1997 12:00:00 AM 42921.59
11/30/1997 12:00:00 AM 44677.229
12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM 45589.077
1/31/1998 12:00:00 AM 45703.368
2/28/1998 12:00:00 AM 49012.586
3/31/1998 12:00:00 AM 51717.272
4/30/1998 12:00:00 AM 52274.868
5/31/1998 12:00:00 AM 51406.471
6/30/1998 12:00:00 AM 53116.95
7/31/1998 12:00:00 AM 52152.691
8/31/1998 12:00:00 AM 44018.664
9/30/1998 12:00:00 AM 46694.851
10/31/1998 12:00:00 AM 50633.919
11/30/1998 12:00:00 AM 53990.134
12/31/1998 12:00:00 AM 57432.624
1/31/1999 12:00:00 AM 59660.245
2/28/1999 12:00:00 AM 57770.608
3/31/1999 12:00:00 AM 59571.364
4/30/1999 12:00:00 AM 62750.161
5/31/1999 12:00:00 AM 61386.346
6/30/1999 12:00:00 AM 65023.186
7/31/1999 12:00:00 AM 63017.9
8/31/1999 12:00:00 AM 62371.261
9/30/1999 12:00:00 AM 60989.805
10/31/1999 12:00:00 AM 64457.37
11/30/1999 12:00:00 AM 65959.461
12/31/1999 12:00:00 AM 70045.617
1/31/2000 12:00:00 AM 66690.845
2/29/2000 12:00:00 AM 66274.36
3/31/2000 12:00:00 AM 72722.955
4/30/2000 12:00:00 AM 70722.472
5/31/2000 12:00:00 AM 68896.264
6/30/2000 12:00:00 AM 70601.873
7/31/2000 12:00:00 AM 69855.347
8/31/2000 12:00:00 AM 75204.942
9/30/2000 12:00:00 AM 71149.604
10/31/2000 12:00:00 AM 70326.231
11/30/2000 12:00:00 AM 63965.933
12/31/2000 12:00:00 AM 64932.661
1/31/2001 12:00:00 AM 67208.799
2/28/2001 12:00:00 AM 61168.969
3/31/2001 12:00:00 AM 57279.819
4/30/2001 12:00:00 AM 62492.411
5/31/2001 12:00:00 AM 62976.709
6/30/2001 12:00:00 AM 61685.247
7/31/2001 12:00:00 AM 60986.096
8/31/2001 12:00:00 AM 57266.555
9/30/2001 12:00:00 AM 52397.011
10/31/2001 12:00:00 AM 53577.78
11/30/2001 12:00:00 AM 57521.825
12/31/2001 12:00:00 AM 58238.515
1/31/2002 12:00:00 AM 57498.118
2/28/2002 12:00:00 AM 55999.267
3/31/2002 12:00:00 AM 58184.34
4/30/2002 12:00:00 AM 54911.377
5/31/2002 12:00:00 AM 54567.616
6/30/2002 12:00:00 AM 50532.941
7/31/2002 12:00:00 AM 46826.857
8/31/2002 12:00:00 AM 47117.031
9/30/2002 12:00:00 AM 41839.489
10/31/2002 12:00:00 AM 45273.976
11/30/2002 12:00:00 AM 47765.954
12/31/2002 12:00:00 AM 45071.769
1/31/2003 12:00:00 AM 44122.89
2/28/2003 12:00:00 AM 43465.973
3/31/2003 12:00:00 AM 44049.899
4/30/2003 12:00:00 AM 47474.168
5/31/2003 12:00:00 AM 50142.078
6/30/2003 12:00:00 AM 50927.832
7/31/2003 12:00:00 AM 51577.525
8/31/2003 12:00:00 AM 52804.689
9/30/2003 12:00:00 AM 52310.161
10/31/2003 12:00:00 AM 55254.2
11/30/2003 12:00:00 AM 56061.903
12/31/2003 12:00:00 AM 58491.62
1/31/2004 12:00:00 AM 59505.179
2/29/2004 12:00:00 AM 60408.169
3/31/2004 12:00:00 AM 59836.89
4/30/2004 12:00:00 AM 58412.595
5/31/2004 12:00:00 AM 59224.65
6/30/2004 12:00:00 AM 60295.086
7/31/2004 12:00:00 AM 57862.413
8/31/2004 12:00:00 AM 57973.402
9/30/2004 12:00:00 AM 58953.808
10/31/2004 12:00:00 AM 59931.08
11/30/2004 12:00:00 AM 62712.535
12/31/2004 12:00:00 AM 64762.809
1/31/2005 12:00:00 AM 63253.664
2/28/2005 12:00:00 AM 64762.809
3/31/2005 12:00:00 AM 63626.292
4/30/2005 12:00:00 AM 61919.735
5/31/2005 12:00:00 AM 64310.603
6/30/2005 12:00:00 AM 64646.819
7/31/2005 12:00:00 AM 67112.317
8/31/2005 12:00:00 AM 66644.048
9/30/2005 12:00:00 AM 67543.124
10/31/2005 12:00:00 AM 66103.091
11/30/2005 12:00:00 AM 68844.867
12/31/2005 12:00:00 AM 69103.247
1/31/2006 12:00:00 AM 71246.432
2/28/2006 12:00:00 AM 71149.893
3/31/2006 12:00:00 AM 72115.291
4/30/2006 12:00:00 AM 72927.937
5/31/2006 12:00:00 AM 70547.959
6/30/2006 12:00:00 AM 70586.658
7/31/2006 12:00:00 AM 71007.118
8/31/2006 12:00:00 AM 72326.736
9/30/2006 12:00:00 AM 74247.945
10/31/2006 12:00:00 AM 76571.862
11/30/2006 12:00:00 AM 77642.117
12/31/2006 12:00:00 AM 78668.769
1/31/2007 12:00:00 AM 80498.275
2/28/2007 12:00:00 AM 78563.625
3/31/2007 12:00:00 AM 79446.835
4/30/2007 12:00:00 AM 82572.363
5/31/2007 12:00:00 AM 85312.83
6/30/2007 12:00:00 AM 83415.584
7/31/2007 12:00:00 AM 80170.517
8/31/2007 12:00:00 AM 80973.278
9/30/2007 12:00:00 AM 83656.192
10/31/2007 12:00:00 AM 85318.687
11/30/2007 12:00:00 AM 81529.098
12/31/2007 12:00:00 AM 80849.36
1/31/2008 12:00:00 AM 75809.522
2/29/2008 12:00:00 AM 72818.59
3/31/2008 12:00:00 AM 71947.216
4/30/2008 12:00:00 AM 75478.228
5/31/2008 12:00:00 AM 77555.178
6/30/2008 12:00:00 AM 71489.542
7/31/2008 12:00:00 AM 70513.688
8/31/2008 12:00:00 AM 71436.828
9/30/2008 12:00:00 AM 64690.805
10/31/2008 12:00:00 AM 52824.925
11/30/2008 12:00:00 AM 48987.419
12/31/2008 12:00:00 AM 50636.229
1/31/2009 12:00:00 AM 46541.526
2/28/2009 12:00:00 AM 41066.053
3/31/2009 12:00:00 AM 44375.143
4/30/2009 12:00:00 AM 48378.355
5/31/2009 12:00:00 AM 51245.22
6/30/2009 12:00:00 AM 51245.22
7/31/2009 12:00:00 AM 54868.005
8/31/2009 12:00:00 AM 56593.867
9/30/2009 12:00:00 AM 58391.639
10/31/2009 12:00:00 AM 57566.618
11/30/2009 12:00:00 AM 60714.041
12/31/2009 12:00:00 AM 62278.854
1/31/2010 12:00:00 AM 60132.139
2/28/2010 12:00:00 AM 62158.252
3/31/2010 12:00:00 AM 65342.144
4/30/2010 12:00:00 AM 65801.379
5/31/2010 12:00:00 AM 60871.713
6/30/2010 12:00:00 AM 57367.784
7/31/2010 12:00:00 AM 60934.751
8/31/2010 12:00:00 AM 58097.757
9/30/2010 12:00:00 AM 63189.798
10/31/2010 12:00:00 AM 65705.642
11/30/2010 12:00:00 AM 65924.661
12/31/2010 12:00:00 AM 70068.039
1/31/2011 12:00:00 AM 71998.759
2/28/2011 12:00:00 AM 74809.301
3/31/2011 12:00:00 AM 75664.684
4/30/2011 12:00:00 AM 78219.07
5/31/2011 12:00:00 AM 77754.063
6/30/2011 12:00:00 AM 76897.471
7/31/2011 12:00:00 AM 75083.149
8/31/2011 12:00:00 AM 70667.936
9/30/2011 12:00:00 AM 65222.506
10/31/2011 12:00:00 AM 72763.337
11/30/2011 12:00:00 AM 72615.794
12/31/2011 12:00:00 AM 73133.984
1/31/2012 12:00:00 AM 76737.616
2/29/2012 12:00:00 AM 80267.201
3/31/2012 12:00:00 AM 82661.394
4/30/2012 12:00:00 AM 82337.848
5/31/2012 12:00:00 AM 76972.288
6/30/2012 12:00:00 AM 79222.362
7/31/2012 12:00:00 AM 79795.191
8/31/2012 12:00:00 AM 81257.731
9/30/2012 12:00:00 AM 82943.371
10/31/2012 12:00:00 AM 81278.8
11/30/2012 12:00:00 AM 82173.886
12/31/2012 12:00:00 AM 81601.993
1/31/2013 12:00:00 AM 86129.878
2/28/2013 12:00:00 AM 87931.025
3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM 91508.304
4/30/2013 12:00:00 AM 93883.548
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM 94660.688
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM 93582.719
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM 97587.266
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM 94190.957
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM 96857.688
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM 101214.826
11/30/2013 12:00:00 AM 104192.474
12/31/2013 12:00:00 AM 106473.455
1/31/2014 12:00:00 AM 103031.479
2/28/2014 12:00:00 AM 107637.652
3/31/2014 12:00:00 AM 108599.38
4/30/2014 12:00:00 AM 109650.677
5/31/2014 12:00:00 AM 111681.245
6/30/2014 12:00:00 AM 113077.26
7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM 110995.804
8/31/2014 12:00:00 AM 115272.707
9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM 113999.819
10/31/2014 12:00:00 AM 117733.17
11/30/2014 12:00:00 AM 120236.501
12/31/2014 12:00:00 AM 120152.873
1/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 117177.903
2/28/2015 12:00:00 AM 122768.794
3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 121178.724
4/30/2015 12:00:00 AM 121252.42
5/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 122872.892
6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM 120223.549
7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 123812.249
8/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 117025.542
9/30/2015 12:00:00 AM 115709.488
10/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 123783.339
11/30/2015 12:00:00 AM 123860.995
12/31/2015 12:00:00 AM 122899.904
1/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 119054.41
2/29/2016 12:00:00 AM 119184.326
3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 126251.72
4/30/2016 12:00:00 AM 126489.444
5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 128600.207
6/30/2016 12:00:00 AM 130189.794
7/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 132869.756
8/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 132242.518
9/30/2016 12:00:00 AM 131745.955
10/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 129305.607
11/30/2016 12:00:00 AM 133135.718
12/31/2016 12:00:00 AM 135568.234
1/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 137290.363
2/28/2017 12:00:00 AM 142456.749
3/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 142372.054
4/30/2017 12:00:00 AM 143719.42
5/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 145924.399
6/30/2017 12:00:00 AM 145952.668
7/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 148707.227
8/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 148338.999
9/30/2017 12:00:00 AM 150859.941
10/31/2017 12:00:00 AM 153322.259

Historical NAVs

Historical distributions

Ex-Date Income Dividend Capital Gains - Short Term Capital Gains - Long Term
12/19/2016 0.1631 0.0011 3.5258
04/04/2017 0.0665
07/05/2017 0.1028
10/03/2017 0.118

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 10/31/2017

Updated Monthly

Company Weight
Alphabet, Inc. 3.09%
Johnson & Johnson 2.52%
Apple, Inc. 2.50%
UnitedHealth Group Inc. 2.16%
Philip Morris International, Inc. 1.86%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B 1.70%
Honeywell International, Inc. 1.66%
US Bancorp 1.53%
Chevron Corp. 1.52%
Merck & Co., Inc. 1.47%

Sector weightings

As of 10/31/2017

Updated Monthly

Sector Weighting
Financial Services 18.00%
Technology 17.32%
Producer Durables 15.85%
Health Care 13.43%
Consumer Discretionary 11.63%
Consumer Staples 11.09%
Energy 5.76%
Utilities 4.74%
Materials and Processing 2.15%
Finance 0.02%

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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