CUSTOMIZED PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS

Trading and execution

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 2021, our trading group executed over USD 2.5 trillion across all asset classes. The 24-hour trading team is committed to execution excellence while our operations team oversees operational efficiencies.

EQUITY TRADING

We execute trades using our multi-venue institutional platform, actively trading and transacting through numerous execution outlets globally with unbiased access to a wide universe of liquidity sources.

Our differentiating approach allows our traders access to broad yet deep subsets of liquidity, which lends to lower impact costs and better outcomes.

FIXED INCOME TRADING

Our global multi-venue strategy utilizes over 400 firms ranging from large bulge bracket brokers and banks to small regional dealers and specialty firms, providing market depth and global reach on behalf of our clients across 106 countries and 33 currencies. With advanced technology, our trading desk incorporates leading tools and propriety applications.

We leverage multiple execution technologies, including Tradeweb, MarketAxess, Yieldbroker, Bloomberg, Trumid, AIM, and TOMS. Technologies employed have been highly customized, including aggregating data for pricing, scores, and buy-side liquidity options.

FX TRADING

Our top priority is achieving optimal results for our clients while minimizing trading costs. We do this through proper implementation, netting at the fund level, and crossing. We have established strong relationships with 25 counterparty banks and have 50 streaming liquidity providers.

All Russell Investments' trades are assessed by our internal transaction cost analysis (TCA) and sent to FX Transparency, a third-party TCA specialist for FX.

COMMISSION MANAGEMENT

We have a dedicated team whose primary focus is Commission Recapture. Implementing Commission Sharing Agreements (CSA) to meet the research needs of our clients.

Providing Research Payment Account (RPA) solutions for MiFID specific considerations.

OUTSOURCED TRADING

We are a superior provider of top-notch execution results5 across asset classes. Our access to global institutional trading platforms and our aggregation of order and flow, combined with advanced technology, enable us to source liquidity from all outlets to maximize opportunities.

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.

An experienced, well-resourced global outsourced trading team

USD $2.5t

Traded in 2021

100 markets

Ability to trade in markets

35 years

Experience trading assets for clients

24 traders

All specializing by asset class and instrument

17 years

Trading specialist average years of experience

1.9bps2

Fixed Income Price improvement vs. Top 20 Asset Managers

28.4bps3

Equity Price Improvement vs Elkins McSherry Peer Universe

5.8bps4

FX price improvement vs FX Transparency Manager Universe

A recognized industry leader

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In 37 out of 42 most recent quarters, Russell Investments Implementation Services, LLC has been ranked as a top-tier broker in Pensions & Investments’ Tradewatch report based on the quality of its trade execution (most recently in P&I’s March 2022 issue).5

For the 12th year in a row, Russell Investments was globally ranked among leading institutional OCIO managers based on outsourced assets under management from 55 firms (as of March 31, 2022) in the July 2022 Pensions & Investments' annual survey of OCIO managers.6

Customized Portfolio Solutions

Specialist expertise to help your team gain greater portfolio control, limit costs, reduce risk, and enhance returns

Transition management

We help clients to manage their risks and investment performance when restructuring their portfolios or asset classes.

Overlay services

This is an essential tool for managing large pools of capital as derivative overlays help manage risk elements and improve performance.

Currency management

Our program can result in a cost-effective solution for a core component of your trading and risk management initiatives.

Completion portfolios

Improve control of exposures and risk-adjusted returns, and reduce the cost of production while keeping your investments precisely aligned to your beliefs.

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