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Responsible Investing – why, what and how?

Responsible Investing – why, what and the 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

August 24, 2017 Categories: Investment Strategy, Market Updates
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

Emerging Markets: Finding value through specialists and dynamic management

Are you giving emerging markets the attention they deserve? We believe emerging markets deserve at least as much time and effort as developed market allocations. The longer-term growth projection (in GDP, population and consumption) shows that by 2025, emerging markets may represent over 45% of global consumption.1 Many multi-asset portfolios could benefit from this kind

May 4, 2017 Categories: Market Updates, Markets

Italian referendum and global markets: What’s next in 2017

‘Once more unto the breach’. We imagine financial markets feel similar to the troops in Shakespeare’s King Henry the Fifth, after the ‘no’ vote in the Italian referendum on constitutional reform. Political events and the markets: The dangers of overreacting In a year full of political upsets, markets have to once more overcome uncertainty. With

Dec 5, 2016 Categories: Market Updates, Multi-asset

Quarterly Fixed Income Survey: Life with Trump

News of a Trump Presidency sparked a rise in government bond yields that reverberated around the fixed income world. At this pivotal moment, our first Global Fixed Income Survey took the temperature of a wide range of fixed income markets, based on the views of around 150 responses from specialist bond managers across different segments.

Nov 30, 2016 Categories: Uncategorized

U.S. elections 2016: Trump wins White House. Markets react with a selloff.

U.S. voters wanted change. They got it. Unless there is a recount surprise, as of now, it appears likely we will have Donald Trump as the next American president. In September, we wrote about the erosion of the middle class, especially in key rust belt states. Even with the aggregate economic gains during Obama’s presidency,

Nov 9, 2016 Categories: Investment, Markets

No great surprise – Fed rate remains steady

This was the closest call we’ve seen in a while,but probably to no one’s great surprise the U.S Federal Reserve (the Fed) decided to hold rates steady at 25-50 basis points today. It was a move that was pretty well signaled September 12 when Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard remained steadfastly dovish in a speech,

Sep 22, 2016 Categories: Investment Strategy, Markets

Emerging Markets Equities – Emerging Investment Performance

Emerging Markets (EM) are a hot topic for investors. In the first of three blogs, Senior Investment Strategist Graham Harman reviews the case for long term value in EM equities. His next blogs will examine where the risks are for this asset class and discuss whether now is the right time to buy. Emerging markets

Sep 14, 2016 Categories: Investment, Investment Strategy, Markets

Q3 market outlook: Too long, too short or just right?

One of the dilemmas that we have when we produce our quarterly market outlook is the length. Do we produce a two-page summary document with just the soundbites? Or the full document with all the details? Like Goldilocks in Robert Southey’s children’s story, I prefer something in-between. In his video summary, Paul Eitelman, one of

Jul 12, 2016 Categories: Markets

Good COP, Good COP – The Paris Agreement

Last month’s UN Climate Summit in Paris, COP21, produced an agreement that exceeded most expectations. Now that investors, with many others, have helped governments to act, it seems likely that investors themselves will be expected to play their part in addressing climate change. What does that mean? It will mean increasing the flow of finance

Jan 14, 2016 Categories: Investment, Investment Strategy

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