U.S. inflation picks up steam—Is a December rate hike likely?

Market Week in Review is a weekly market update on global investment news in a quick five-minute format. It gives you easy access to some of our top investment strategists. Our experts will keep you informed of key market events and provide you with an easy-to-understand outlook on the week ahead. This week, we are

November 20, 2017 Categories: Market Updates

Is a recession on the horizon?

In the first of our series showcasing the best of Russell Investments’ Annual Investment Summit, Andrew Pease presents his three potential market scenarios.   Wall of worry or slope of hope?   For the past year it feels that we’ve been climbing the wall of worry. Markets have had to overcome the Trump election; the

What’s behind the recent surge in oil prices?

Market Week in Review is a weekly market update on global investment news in a quick five-minute video format. It gives you easy access to some of our top investment strategists. Our experts will keep you informed of key market events and provide you with an easy-to-understand outlook on the week ahead. In the latest

Nov 13, 2017 Categories: Market Updates

Are you where you need to be?

The last twelve months have seen equity market valuations rise and bond yields decrease against a backdrop of political surprises. There is no magic crystal ball – but as investors, we are constantly required to ask ourselves: ‘is my portfolio best positioned for the future?’.   Manage risks, not returns   It was the Dean

Nov 9, 2017 Categories: Investment Strategy, Multi-asset

UK Rate Hike, Trump’s Pick for Fed Chair and U.S. October Jobs Report

Market Week in Review is a weekly market update on global investment news in a quick five-minute video format. It gives you easy access to some of our top investment strategists. Our experts will keep you informed of key market events and provide you with an easy-to-understand outlook on the week ahead. In the latest

Nov 6, 2017 Categories: Market Updates

Bank of England rate hike: One and done

The Bank of England (BoE) has bitten the bullet and hiked the base rate from 0.25% to 0.5%, but in a dovish turn also provided forward guidance that outlines a very gradual path for future hikes. This was a close call with compelling arguments in favour and against. We are in the against camp and

Nov 2, 2017 Categories: Market Updates

ECB announces cuts to bond-buying program: Why did markets stay calm?

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Oct 30, 2017 Categories: Market Updates

A new approach to reduced-carbon portfolios

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing has led to a spike in reduced-carbon portfolios. Emily Steinbarth, a member of the ESG Knowledge Specialists team at Russell Investments, discusses our latest insights into global decarbonisation strategies. Is it possible that the standard approach to reduced-carbon portfolios may actually be lowering exposure to carbon alternatives?   A

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

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