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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

The unseen value of active management

When it comes to achieving outcomes, I believe that there is no purely passive approach. We all need to be active investors in some way. We all make choices, saying yes to some market exposures and investment strategies and no to others. That’s why, at Russell Investments, we believe in both active and passive approaches—as part of a multi-asset investment solution to help achieve desired

Mar 23, 2017 Categories: Multi-asset

2017 and the search for returns: the low-return imperative

How low will returns be in 2017? We believe the search for returns in 2017 is not going to get any easier against a backdrop of high equity prices (notably in the US), narrow credit spreads and low bond yields. The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president has thrown an extra element of uncertainty

Feb 8, 2017 Categories: Multi-asset

CIO Letter

Each January Russell Investments’ CIO reviews the preceding year and discusses both our funds’ performance and our new initiatives and developments. This year’s letter combines comments from both our Global and EMEA CIOs about the progress we have made for clients during 2016 and how we are preparing for the year ahead. Find out more.

Jan 30, 2017 Categories: Market Updates

Multi-asset Investing: Many clients ask these 5 questions

We’re seeing strong growth in multi-asset strategies. And we’re not alone. As Casey-Quirk notes in their November 2015 report, the industry is expecting to see more than $3 trillion of demand for multi-asset strategies worldwide between now and 2020. So it’s no surprise that we’re seeing clients driven by a desire to understand multi-asset strategies.

Jun 1, 2016 Categories: Investment

2016: The year of multi-asset investing (again)

A little over a year ago, I wrote : “We believe that an outcome-driven plan and a multi-asset approach can help investors practice disciplined goal-setting when coupled with flexible, opportunistic investment execution.” In that blog post, I said that I’d check back with readers in a year and see how we are doing. And I

Feb 22, 2016 Categories: Investment, Investment Strategy

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