Problems of plenty: Can active managers manage their AUM?

It’s no secret that Russell Investments expects active managers with relatively low assets under management to have better average performance. But as Director of Investment Strategy and Research, Leola Ross explains, increasing assets under management is not necessarily the kiss of death. We’ve been talking a great deal recently about the debate between active management

Global Fixed Income Survey

Quarterly Fixed Income Survey: September 2017

On the basis of this quarter’s results, it is clear that the dichotomy between what the credit market expects versus what the interest rate market expects, continues. We recommend that investors clip the coupon in credit, but maintain some dry powder for more opportunities ahead.     It’s been a year since we began surveying

Oct 12, 2017 Categories: Fixed Income, Investment Strategy

2017 Global Market Outlook Q4

It’s time for the final installment of our 2017 global market outlook: our forecast for the fourth quarter of the year. See our strategists’ views on global investment markets and economies. This quarter, they’ve looked specifically at momentum versus asymmetry.     A supportive environment   Since our Q3 update, equity markets have drifted higher,

Oct 3, 2017 Categories: Investment, Market Updates, Markets

Multi-asset in today’s low-return environment

Global CIO Jeff Hussey discusses how unrealistic expectations for investment returns are today, in the current low-return environment. We believe investors should consider a multi-asset approach that is active, targeted and dynamic.     Today’s low-return environment   Along with most other forecasters, our team at Russell Investments forecasts a low-return investing environment for the

Chinese A-Shares Attain Long-Awaited Milestone – MSCI EM Index

Chinese A-shares to be included in MSCI EM index

In June 2017, index provider MSCI announced that domestic China A-shares will be included in its flagship Emerging Markets (EM) index for the very first time. The move should lead to substantial inflows of global assets over time into the Chinese domestic equity market, enabling foreign investors to broaden their exposure to the transforming Chinese

Responsible Investing – why, what and the how

Responsible Investing – why, what and how?

Why is responsible investing a hot topic? What’s the difference between SRI and ESG? Can non-financial and financial goals co-exist? Russell Investments discuss the why, the what and the how of responsible investing.     Whether you’ve seen it referred to as SRI (socially responsible investing), ESG investing (environmental, social and governance) or just plain

Aug 24, 2017 Categories: Investment Strategy, Market Updates

Pension funds – are you making the most of FX?

Professional Pensions recently interviewed our experts about the ways pension funds can harness the returns available from FX and currency management. In the final instalment of the Wire’s three-part currency series, hear from Van Luu and Mirjam Klijnsma.   Should pension funds be holding exposure to safe-haven currencies? If so, what’s your outlook?   Luu: Due

Aug 18, 2017 Categories: Currency, Implementation, Investment Strategy
Top 10 books to read this summer, 2017

Top 10 books to read this summer: 2017

Summer is here which means it’s time to rustle up a reading list. We asked our experts from across the globe to recommend their must-have books for the holiday season. Whether you want an old classic, a financial read or to delve into history – our experts at Russell Investments have got you covered.  

Aug 11, 2017 Categories: Market Updates
Why downside protection may matter more than upside growth

Why downside protection may matter more than upside growth

Senior Portfolio Manager of the Multi-Asset Growth Strategy discusses the key concepts behind downside protection. A multi-asset approach to investing can efficiently employ downside protection in order to smooth the path towards securing an investor’s financial objectives.   The power of capital preservation   The global macroeconomics and geopolitical outlook remains uncertain, suggesting that an

Jul 27, 2017 Categories: Investment Strategy, Multi-asset
Don’t overlook currency management in a multi-asset portfolio

Don’t overlook currency management in a multi-asset portfolio

As the summer holiday season approaches, Van Luu explains why the euro looks attractive for multi-asset portfolios in the long-term.   Don’t overlook currency management in a multi-asset portfolio: Spotlight on the Euro   As the holiday season approaches and people set off to catch some summer sun (Greece, Italy, Spain anyone?) it seems as

Jul 20, 2017 Categories: Currency, Implementation, Investment Strategy

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