Trading and
execution services

Outsource your trading to streamline for greater control of your investment decisions.

Our global multi-asset trading desk delivers scalable solutions to meet the trading and execution needs of asset owners and asset managers.

We act as an extension of our client's investment team and procedures, whether accessing a specific sub-asset class or managing trading outside local business hours.

Our suite of trading and execution services

Russell Investments trading desk accesses over 100 countries globally. In 2023, our trading group executed over US$2.3 trillion across all asset classes. The 24-hour trading team is committed to execution excellence while our operations team oversees operational efficiencies.

Why Russell Investments for Trading and Execution?

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Dual registration

Our structure with dual registration as both investment manager and trading broker enables you to leverage our extensive buy and sell side trading network.

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Multi-venue trading

Through our multi-venue trading approach, Russell investments reduces transaction costs.1

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Global access

Access to Exchanges, dealers, MTF’s, Crossing Networks, across a multi-asset dealing desk.

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Continuous coverage

Our executing desk is staffed by asset class specialists with visibility to program level data to prioritize exposure risk and execution quality.

1 Dual registration is a function of RIIS LLC – our trading desk is dually registered as both a broker dealer and as an asset manager.

Execution services are provided by Russell Investments Implementation Services Inc., member FINRA/SIPC.

An experienced, well-resourced global outsourced trading team

$2.3 T

Assets traded in 2023


tradable markets


Traders all specializing by asset class and instrument

35 yrs

Experience trading assets for clients

18 yrs

trading specialist average years of experience

As of December 31, 2023 unless otherwise stated. Past performance does not predict future returns.

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.5

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.6

Pensions expert - Currency Manager of The Year 2022

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.7

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