Russell Wire – why do we blog?

January 15, 2013 Categories: Investment Strategy

In “The history of economic analysis” the great Austrian-born economist Joseph Schumpeter argued that the development of economic ideas did not progress evenly but was characterised by long periods of stagnation followed by shorter intense periods of innovation and inspiration. Periods, in which the old schools of thought give way to the new; heterodox becomes orthodox and a new way of understanding the world is created.

The crisis of 2008 has heralded in one of these periods. Since the crisis there has been a flowering of ideas and an intensity of the debate about investment issues that have been both inspiring and confusing. With the old truths passing away, how are we to judge between the many competing claims to have found a better path to investing?
This blog aims to provide a platform where Russell can share the development of its thinking, providing us with a forum in which we can join the wider debate about investment issues. The purpose of the blog it not to be a mouthpiece for the “Russell house view”, but rather provide Russell experts with an opportunity to bring their thinking and perspectives out to a wider audience.
The blog will aim to bring together ideas from across the firm with a focus on our core skills of multi-asset, multi-manager investing and implementation. We hope to be challenging, original and insightful. We can’t guarantee that we will get everything right, but what we can say is that the world is changing, investing is changing and Russell aims to lead this change.

Please join us.



Gwion Moore – Director, Client Strategy & Research, EMEA




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