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Did active management hold up during first-quarter volatility?

Results from our quarterly survey of active managers   Despite volatility, active managers performed well Volatility may have rattled investors’ nerves during a rocky first quarter for markets, but did those with their assets in the hands of an active manager sleep better at night? The results from our quarterly survey of active management performance

Managing success: How do active managers handle increasing AUM?

Some larger AUM managers can produce strong returns — but how? Director of investment strategy research, Leola Ross, explores possible reasons and shares our preferences for evaluating managers with increasing AUM. In part one of this series, we noted that active managers demonstrated the potential to generate strong performance, even with large AUM, across several

Jan 10, 2018 Categories: Investment Strategy, Multi-asset
The top 5 most-read posts of 2017

The top five most-read posts of 2017

2017 was a busy year for the WIRE blog. We saw a massive uptick in readership, which we take as proof in readers’ interest in topics ranging from multi-asset investing to the low-return imperative to manager research. As we head into 2018, take a look back at the blog posts that received the highest levels

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

Currency investing: Skill versus smart beta

The real possibility of Brexit has turned investors’ attention to the recent weakness of sterling and currency developments in general. Unsurprisingly, I have fielded more questions than usual on foreign exchange markets over recent weeks. Very often, currency is a mere afterthought in the deliberations of investors. I think this is an opportunity missed. Left

Mar 9, 2016 Categories: Investment, Investment Strategy, Markets

Football and portfolio implementation – setting a winning strategy

Hundreds of millions of people around the globe followed the World Cup with wonderment, and I am no exception. This year’s World Cup (which seems like a distant memory already!) was a thrilling edition that took several unexpected turns. Who would have thought cup holders Spain would be out in the first round? Or that

Jul 31, 2014 Categories: Investment Strategy

The ‘No True Scotsman Fallacy’ and the active vs. passive debate in LGPS

Imagine Hamish McDonald, a Scotsman, sitting down with his Glasgow Morning Herald and seeing an article about how the  “Brighton Sex Maniac Strikes Again”. Hamish is shocked and declares: “No Scotsman would do such a thing”. The next day he sits down to read his Glasgow Morning Herald again, and this time finds an article

Jul 16, 2014 Categories: Investment Strategy

Talking asset allocation – don’t get misquoted

Some of the most famous quotations are actually misquotations. Avid fans of Humphrey Bogart know that he never actually said: “play it again Sam” in his scenes with Ingrid Bergman. Greta Garbo didn’t really say: “I want to be alone” – instead she wanted to be “let alone”. And there is no evidence at all

Jun 11, 2014 Categories: Investment Strategy

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