Outsourcing capabilities for

Working with Russell Investments as your non-profit outsourced CIO (OCIO) provider.

Regardless of your organization size, we have the tools and capabilities to implement and manage the right solution for you.

We deliver outcome-oriented OCIO solutions that align with your spending needs, designed to help grow your portfolio over time.

OCIO solutions tailored with your needs in mind

Get the best of both worlds utilizing our extensive asset management and consulting track record. We integrate our "best-in-class" strategic advice, asset management, and implementation capabilities to provide an OCIO solution tailored to your specific needs.

All figures as of 12/31/2023 unless otherwise noted.

Strategic advice

Non-profit and healthcare systems assets under management receiving asset allocation and governance advice.

$6.52 B

Capital markets insights

Actively managed in alignment with our investment strategists' views on market opportunity.

$297.6 B

Manager research

Continually-researched investment products.


Industry excellence

CIO 2023 OCIO Survey A Top Global Outsourcer

For the 13th year in a row, Russell Investments was ranked as a top global manager of institutional outsourced assets in CIO Magazine’s “Outsourced-Chief Investments Officer (OCIO) Survey,” based on the AUM from its fully discretionary clients (as of December 31, 2023). In 2024, CIO’s “OCIO Survey” included 26 firms.

Non-profit investment outsourcing guide

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Russell Investments' multi-asset approach is core to what we deliver to our OCIO clients.

Multi-asset investing is the process of incorporating exposures to a globally diverse mix of asset classes and dynamically managing those exposures to capture short-term market opportunities and mitigate risks. We integrate this approach into every outsourced CIO solution we build for our clients.

The pies below illustrate a typical approach and Russell Investments' multi-asset approach. We believe this is what makes us a best-in-class solution, a cut above the rest.

Image for illustrative purposes only.

The "typical" portfolio shown is constructed using sleeves for individual asset classes combined with an additional tactical sleeve bolted onto the portfolio. In this type of portfolio construction, each sleeve is managed separately, and the tactical sleeve is applied without considering the managers' current position and risk budget in each asset class sleeve.

In Russell Investments' multi-asset approach shown, the decision about what tactical shifts to make is informed by the underlying holdings of the managers and strategies, plus the risk budget of the total portfolio and the shifts in the market. This approach gives our portfolio managers greater flexibility to adapt the portfolio to short-term market shifts to help retain long-term return potential.

This approach requires the skills of a team of full-time, dedicated and experienced investment professionals, and this capability is built into every OCIO solution we offer to our clients.

What you can expect from your Russell Investments team

You'll have access to a knowledgeable and experienced team focused on helping you achieve your investment goals. Your team will be led by a devoted investment professional serving as your strategic advisor and relationship manager. This person will be responsible for working closely with you to provide you with strategic advice on your governance-level decisions and will then be responsible for ensuring those decisions are implemented appropriately. They will also serve as a conduit to our broader research, investment, and strategist teams – and can pull in talent from across the organization to help ensure you have the right information and resources to effectively meet your spending and return goals.

In addition to your dedicated relationship manager, your team will also work closely with one of our account executives.

On an ongoing basis, your dedicated account executive will manage and oversee all the daily administrative and operational details.

  • Custody services
  • Secured, online customized client website
  • Loan collateral administration
  • Audit assistance & regulatory reporting
  • Planned giving administration
  • Vendor coordination
  • Donor accounting & custom donor communications
  • Accounting & performance reporting
  • Securities gift processing
  • Endowment sub-level accounting

You will also have access to a dedicated conversion manager, who will simplify the process of moving assets and vendor relationships from your existing structure to the one you've built with Russell Investments. And you'll benefit from regular thought leadership from our dedicated team of non-profit experts. Together, we work seamlessly with your board, investment or finance committee, and staff to develop and manage a customized investment program designed to meet your unique outcomes.

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Fiduciaries' guide

Our non-profit digital guide is designed to provide practical advice, planning tools and best practice information to help you successfully fulfill your non-profit fiduciary responsibilities.

Non-profit OCIO brochure

This brochure helps you learn how we can support you in building, implementing, and managing the right solution for your non-profit organization.

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We take care of the operational details, so you have time to focus on your mission.



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Lisa Schneider

Lisa Schneider, CFA

Managing Director,
Head of Client Solutions

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