Proactively managing currency risk.

What is currency management?

When institutional investors make allocations to international assets, they are exposed to exchange rate fluctuations. That currency exposure can have a large impact on realized returns. Currency management uses currency hedging and absolute return strategies to minimize the risks of currency exposure and seeks to use currency factors as a source of diversified return.

We offer a comprehensive currency management strategy and resources with experience and expertise to help your organization:

Reduce the operational burden of managing FX


Improve portfolio
risk-return profile


transaction costs


Our suite of customized currency management solutions

As a leading global currency manager, Russell Investments has deep experience meeting the needs of sophisticated institutional clients globally. Our highly knowledgeable currency specialists work alongside you to tailor a strategy that helps minimize the currency risk in your international portfolio. Supported by a disciplined and proven implementation framework, we execute using our dedicated foreign exchange (FX) trading as both an agent and fiduciary. We can help manage operational, counterparty, and settlement risk and deliver ongoing support and comprehensive performance reporting.

Why choose Russell Investments as your currency manager?

Holistic FX platform

Our pure agency trading platform enables meaningful netting and matching opportunities for efficient, cost-effective, and confidential trading. In 2022, we traded across 142 currency pairs.

Dedicated currency expertise

Our currency team specializes in the design and execution of currency strategies tailored to the individual requirements of each client. The team manages over US$50 billion assets in currency strategies.

Disciplined end-to-end process

Supported by proven processes and robust infrastructure, our team builds guidelines according to your unique requirements maintaining ongoing monitoring and detailed transparent reporting to underlying performance. Reduce your operational burden and gain peace of mind.

$2.3 T

Assets traded in 2023


tradable markets

23 traders

all specializing by asset class and instrument

18 years

trading specialist average years of experience

Russell Investments, data as of December 31, 2023.

Russell Investments has been globally recognized for excellence in the investment industry.

We have a proven track record in investment implementation, with scale, client satisfaction, innovative solutions and more than 35 years of experience.

Russell Investments was ranked first in multiple categories in The TRADE’s inaugural “Outsourced Trading Survey” published November 2023 (out of 14 providers), receiving four perfect scores in: Client service and relationship management; Onboarding; Business model and other factors; and Cost versus value for money.1

Russell Investments was globally ranked as one of the top 10 largest managers of factor-based strategies. This ranking is based on worldwide assets under management (AUM) from 58 firms (as of 12/31/2022) in the 2023 Pensions & Investments' "Special Report: Money Managers."

Pensions & Investments Overlay Services Manager Award

For 19 consecutive years, Russell Investments has maintained its position among the leading U.S. institutional managers of overlay assets from 27 firms (as of 12/31/2022) in the 2023 Pensions & Investments' "Special Report: Money Managers."

From August 2011 to March 2022 (37 out of 42 quarters), Russell Investments Implementation Services, LLC was ranked as a top-tier broker in Pensions & Investments' (P&I) Tradewatch report based on the quality of its trade execution. In 2023, P&I discontinued their report.2

Russell Investments was named the "Currency Manager the Year" winner at Pensions Expert's 2022 Pension and Investment Provider Awards for performance, innovation, and service standards.3

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