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Our top priority is supporting our clients’ needs and keeping you up to date on the opportunities and challenges facing investors in the current market environment.

As the markets adjust to the current economic reality, we have seen extreme levels of market volatility. We expect this market volatility to continue for some time and believe it’s critical to provide you with timely, informative information to help you effectively navigate the current environment.

Please join us for a series of live and on-demand webinars, where experts from across the industry share their perspectives, address your key concerns, and answer your questions.

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Incorporating private credit into your investment portfolio

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

Join Vic Leverett, Managing Director, Alternative Investments and Rachel Carroll, Managing Director, Consulting at Russell Investments for a lively discussion about private credit. We’ll talk about how private credit differs from private equity and the role it should play within your portfolio, what opportunities we’re currently seeing in the markets and how asset managers are structuring their deals to capitalize on those opportunities, and strategies investors are using to fund those allocations.

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Expressing your responsible investing beliefs in your fixed income portfolio

Held: October 20, 2021

Join Russell Investments' Lisa Schneider, Managing Director, Non-profits and Healthcare and Yoshie Phillips, Director Investment Research for a conversation about the criteria and insights needed to effectively incorporate responsible investing criteria into your fixed income portfolio. Their discussion will be followed by a conversation with Brian Svendahl, Co-Lead Portfolio Manager, Impact Investing and Managing Director, Co-Head, US Fixed Income at RBC Global Asset Management and Keith Brakebill, Senior Portfolio Manager at Russell Investments where they'll cover the specifics about current opportunities in this space, how to approach selecting the right managers and strategies for your portfolio, and how to effectively measure success.

Building retirement income into your existing DC plan offering

Held: June 16, 2021
60 minutes

Retirement income is fast becoming a popular DC plan option – leaving many plan sponsors the big job of figuring out how to incorporate it into their current offering. In this webinar, Rachel Carroll, Managing Director of Consulting for Russell Investments will be joined by Umberto Cirri and Russell Niswander from Nestlé, who will talk us through how they have approached rolling out a retirement income program for their participants. They’ll share how they modeled potential options, communicated and aligned their internal stakeholders, managed committee expectations, and selected products – all within the parameters of their global DC initiative.

Getting real about real estate

Held: May 6, 2021
60 minutes

2020 changed how, and where, we live, work and play, which has significant implications for the real estate sector. The big question is – how many of these shifts are permanent and how many are temporary? The answer to this question will have significant implications for public & private real estate investing going forward.

To help us look at this question in detail, we invited Michelle Foss, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Invesco and Bob Thomas, Managing Director and Co-Head of Real Estate Securities at DWS to join Russell Investments' Senior Research Analyst Adrianna Giesey and Dave Brunette, Director, Head of Listed Real Asset Research for a discussion about the public and private real estate sectors and the challenges and opportunities they believe lie ahead.

Investors - Are you ready for what's next?

Held: April 7, 2021
60 minutes

As we move from crisis to recovery, there are a lot of people wondering what comes next. Which changes from the past year will remain and which might not? What opportunities should we capitalize on and what risks should we be prepared to mitigate? We don’t have a crystal ball, but we do have the next best thing – Thimon de Jong.

Thimon is a futurist, luminary, and expert on the cross-section of human behavior, societal change, and business strategy. He will share his views on what the future may hold for businesses and economies. Thimon will be joined by Bryan Weeks, Head of Americas Institutional and Brad Jung, Head of our North American retail business for a discussion about the key issues that investors should watch closely as we transition to what's next.

Establishing a retirement income program

Held: December 8, 2020
60 minutes

Diana Winalski, Director, 401(k) Product Management at International Paper and Holly Verdeyen, Head of Defined Contribution for Russell Investments have an in-depth discussion about retirement income.

In this one-hour session, Diana shares the details of how she and her team rolled out a retirement income program at International Paper, how that program was received by employees, and what she learned along the way. Holly shares Russell Investments' latest research on retirement income products and the things organizations should be thinking about when considering implementing this type of program - including how various retirement income strategies may be offered in combination to meet the personalized needs and individual preferences of participants.

Sustainable investing as a risk management tool

Held: November 10, 2020
90 minutes

Dave Chen, Adjunct Professor of Finance at Northwestern University and CEO & Chairman of Equilibrium Capital and Judith Mares, Senior Advisor at USSIF and President of Mares Financial Consulting, share their insights on the evolution of sustainable investing, the potential short and long-term effects of the current health crisis and social justice movement on sustainable investing considerations, and the impending risk factors that are likely to have an impact on investors in the coming decade.

We coupled this discussion with insights from Russell Investments' sustainable investing experts Emily Steinbarth, Senior Quantitative Research Analyst and Lisa Schneider, Head of Non-Profits and Healthcare Systems, discusses what the firm is currently doing to help meet these considerations and potential options available to investors if they want to explore this further.

The impact of the upcoming election on the markets

Held: October 14, 2020
60 minutes

National Political Correspondent for NPR, Mara Liasson, joined this session along with Erik Ristuben, Chief Investment Strategist for Russell Investments, for a robust discussion about the potential impacts of the upcoming election on the markets and the economy.

Mara shared her observations on the factors to watch leading up to the November presidential election as well as the potential impact of key senate and congressional seat turnover on the next administration's agenda. Erik shared his thoughts on how these potential outcomes could affect the markets and economy and what investors should be considering leading up to the election.

Fixed income market insights

Held: June 23, 2020

This webinar was focused on how the current fixed income market environment will affect investors' ability to effectively manage risk within their investment portfolios. Our speakers include: Kevin Turner, Managing Director, Head of Investment Strategy Solutions for Russell Investments, and Paul Eitelman, Director, Senior Investment Strategist. Special guests, Ken Leech, CIO, Western Asset Management shared his perspectives on the fixed income markets, and Howard Marks, Director and Co-Chairman, Oaktree Capital discusses the risks and opportunities in public / private credit.

Fixed income strategy with Carroll & Turner
Fixed income perspectives with Ken Leech
Risks & opportunities in public/private credit with Leverett & Marks
Understanding the Fed with Paul Eitelman

This time is different, right?

Held: May 4, 2020
15 minutes

Bryan Weeks, Head of Americas Institutional and Pete Gunning, Global Chief Investment Officer, Russell Investments chat about the economic crisis and its global impact on the market.

Evaluating opportunities in growth and value investing

Held: May 4, 2020
45 minutes

Barry Dargan, Portfolio Manager and CEO, Intermede Investment Partners, Patrick Kaser, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Brandywine Global and Megan Roach, Senior Portfolio Manager, Russell Investments examine the risks and opportunities investors are facing when evaluating growth and value equities in today's market.

Invested. Together.

Held: May 4, 2020
15 minutes

Michelle Seitz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Russell Investments provides a company update in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tradeoffs between U.S. and global equities

Held: May 4, 2020
45 minutes

Dave Iben, Chief Investment Officer and Lead Portfolio Manager, Kopernik Global Investors, LLC, and Jon Eggins, Senior Portfolio Manager, Russell Investments delve into the tradeoffs global investors are making when evaluating U.S. and non-U.S. markets.

Economic and market outlook

Held: May 4, 2020
30 minutes

Erik Ristuben, Chief Investment Strategist, Russell Investments, discusses our outlook in how the world is unfolding and what opportunities are available, and then dives into strategic decisions you may have made and what you might want to consider going forward.