Kerry Bandow, CFA

Kerry Bandow

Senior Director, Defined Contribution Solutions

B.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1990
CFA Charterholder, CFA Institute

Kerry Bandow is Senior Director, Defined Contribution Solutions in Russell Investments’ Americas Institutional business with more than 27 years of industry experience. He provides advice to institutional defined contribution clients on all aspects of their investment programs including investment policy and strategy, governance, asset allocation, asset class structure, manager selection, performance monitoring, and investment implementation.

Kerry is also responsible for leading Russell Investment’s defined contribution strategy team which provides a centralized framework to drive Russell Investments’ position on all matters related to DC and support consistent delivery of our best thinking. Current areas of focus are target date fund research and reporting, investment beliefs and structure, DC market trends and best practices, participant outcomes and lifetime income solutions.

Prior to his role as senior consultant with Russell, Kerry led the investment practice for Towers Watson Investment Services in the West where he managed a team that provided consulting and OCIO services to large DB and DC plans. At Towers Watson Kerry also led the DC consulting practice as chair of their defined contribution steering committee. The steering committee was responsible for evolving Towers Watson’s approach for how they consult to defined contribution plan sponsors.

Kerry's published works include the following:

Robust Target Date Fund Glide Path

August 2022
We've updated our target date fund glide path. See the summary of our updated research and impact on our target date funds.

DC top ten for 2022

January 2022
Key strategies for plan sponsors to consider amid today's increasingly complex legal and regulatory landscape, as well as an examination of tactics that may help improve participant outcomes.

What will DC plans look like in 2025?

January 2020
We believe a brighter future may be in store for U.S. employees with defined contribution plans, as employers begin incorporating some of the features of the most successful pension plans.