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How do I best implement and manage my investments in the most efficient way?

At Russell Investments, we aim to align execution with implementation to deliver an optimal model. We deliver award-winning, conflict free trading and exposure management. By expertly implementing investment strategies and managing risk exposure, we can help you generate more from your investments. We are also focused on retaining returns by minimising transaction and operating costs.

With over 120 transition management and implementation professionals operating out of Sydney, London, Seattle and Tokyo, we cover all of the major capital market time zones. Our access to liquidity across all asset classes has shown to be particularly adept at evolving with the changing market environment.

Key facts:

  • In 2015 we traded more than $2.0 trillion through our implementation services and transitioned $725 billion in assets globally.
  • Since 2011, 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 2016 issue.) Notably, in the March 2016 report, Russell Investments was placed among the top ten brokers in all trading by global brokers.¹
  • In 2015, Russell Investments was ranked #1 in "Global Cost Performance vs. Estimate" in Chief Investment Officer's "2015 Transition Manager Survey." The 2015 results were based on responses from 385 global asset owners, on the portfolio transitions they mandated and the managers they used in 2014.²
  • In 2014, for the fourth year in a row, Russell Investments was named as a CIO Industry Innovation Award winner. The 2014 award named Russell Investments the winner in the asset servicing category for its continued commitment to, and success in, Transition Management.³

1 Russell Investments placed among the top ten brokers in all trading by global brokers. Rankings are based on best-performing brokers as measured by the difference in cost/savings against the universe of Elkins/McSherry, a State Street company. The Elkins/McSherry universe is based on the top 50 brokers in each category by U.S. dollar volume. This is a quarterly ranking based on the previous four-quarters as of December 31, 2015.

2 Cost performance vs. estimate was rated on a scale from 1 (always missed) to 5 (always beat), with a "3" meaning "usually matched." Therefore, average scores closest to 3.00 are ideal. Chief Investment Officer, (September 2015). “2015 Transition Management Survey”. Available at: http://www.ai-cio.com/2015-transition-management-survey/

3 Russell Investments was named the winner of the Foreign Exchange (FX) category of the 2011 aiCIO industry Innovation Awards. No award was given in this category in 2012. In 2012, Russell Investments was recognized in the Tactical Risk Management – Passive Strategies category for its work with clients on trading execution tied to tactical asset allocation programs. The 2013 award named Russell Investments the winner in the Investment Outsourcing category for asset managers and services.

Implementation services are offered by Russell Investments Implementation Services, LLC. a SEC registered investment adviser and broker-dealer member FINRA / SIPC.

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