Director, Overlay Portfolio Management
B.A., Finance, Minors in Economics and Accounting, Western Washington University
Licensed Registered Representative, FINRA Series 7 and 66
Brian Causey is a director of portfolio management for Russell Investments and manages the Overlay Services U.S. production team. Brian’s primary responsibilities are to design, implement, and manage portfolios for large institutional investors. Strategies include cash equitization, synthetic rebalancing, liquidity management, liability-driven investing, portable alpha, currency overlays, downside protection, and client-directed hedges. Through these assignments, Overlay Services strives to improve the implementation of existing investment strategies by reducing slippage inherent in most portfolios. Brian has authored a number of portfolio strategy and research papers, including Portfolio Management Best Practices: Implementing an Overlay Program in 2019.
Prior to joining the Overlay Services group in 2007, Brian was a portfolio manager specializing in complex portfolio transitions for large institutional investors. Responsibilities included the planning and implementation of risk-controlled transition strategies, exploring the lowest cost trading alternatives, and reporting the results to clients. Prior to taking on this role in 2004, Brian worked for Russell/Mellon Analytical Services as the supervisor of Russell’s index operations. One of his chief responsibilities was leading the highly visible Russell Index reconstitution project.
Brian's published works include the following: