Brian D. Frick, ASA, EA

Brian Frick

Director, Investment Strategy & Solutions

B.S., Mathematics, Santa Clara University
Associate, Society of Actuaries
E.A., Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries


Brian Frick is a Director, Investment Strategy & Solutions in Russell Investments’ US Institutional business. Brian is responsible for the completion and presentation of strategic reviews (asset / liability studies) and risk-budgeting exercises for advisory and outsourced clients. Brian also oversees the design and implementation of liability driven investing solutions for US defined benefit plans, including annual optimizations and dynamic portfolio positioning.

Prior to this role, Brian was a Senior Client Executive for Russell Investments’ US Institutional business, responsible for assisting clients with investment issues relating to defined benefit and defined contribution plans as well as endowments, foundations and other not-for-profit organizations. He worked with clients in the development of appropriate investment policies, performance measurement criteria, and long-term strategic asset allocation parameters.

Prior to joining Russell Investments in 2008, Brian spent seven years working as an actuary for a large actuarial firm. There, he consulted with clients on diverse employee benefits issues. Specific areas of expertise included funding and accounting valuations of qualified, non-qualified, and multiemployer pension plans, financial modeling and forecasting, defined benefit plan design, regulatory compliance issues, and benefits administration.


2022 Prudent pension funding report

November 2022
Our 2022 Prudent Pension Funding Report reveals that even in a volatile market environment, most (86%) corporate pension plans can achieve full funding without a significant draw on corporate free cash flow, based on 2021 disclosures and market and interest rate movement so far in 2022.

Model portfolio framework: U.S. corporate DB pension plans

February 2020
Take a look at our model portfolio framework, which serves as a meaningful starting point to developing a successful investment program.