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Unconstrained Bonds – taste the secret sauce

Page Title Unconstrained Bonds – taste the secret sauce

Unconstrained fixed income has become a popular strategy. By choosing investments that are free from benchmark constraints and that allow the managers wide-ranging discretion, investors aim to achieve consistent positive performance irrespective of a potential turn in the interest rate cycle. But in a world of low prospective returns, a successful unconstrained bond strategy needs

May 31, 2017 Categories: Investment, Investment Strategy, Markets

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

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

Party responsibly: Using momentum strategies to boost investment returns

Ever wonder whether momentum investing hurts or helps your portfolio? I believe many investors overlook strong potential return opportunities largely because they are either unaware of the strength inherent in momentum strategies, or they simply have a negative misperception about momentum. Pioneered in the early 1990s, momentum investing is a trend-following strategy. The goal is

Nov 26, 2015 Categories: Investment Strategy

Profit from volatility – the inside track

As a multi-asset investor, I am always on the look-out for new ideas. They could be ways to increase my returns, reduce my risks and /or to diversify my exposures, and so to improve my overall risk-adjusted return at the total-portfolio level. Well what’s new in the world of investing? Is there a source of

Jun 18, 2015 Categories: Investment Strategy

The big questions in asset allocation: tough challenges and realistic answers

A famous Danish physicist once said “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future”. This is very true of capital markets where forecasting the future direction of yields and prices is extremely challenging. Even so-called investment gurus often get them spectacularly wrong. In January 2010 Pimco founder Bill Gross famously said “The UK

Diversification: weathering the storms

Everyone has experienced it. One minute the sun is shining and the sky is blue, and the next, great big storm clouds have gathered overhead and you are caught in a torrential downpour (usually on the days you left the house without an umbrella!). In a similar way, every pension trustee board faces storms too,

Jul 10, 2014 Categories: Uncategorized

Rotten Apple should not be core

As Apple goes pear-shaped, many will wish they weren’t so tied to benchmarks. What was yesterday the biggest company in the world, Apple, has lost one eighth of its value in a single day and a third of its value in a few months, even while the rest of the stock market has surged ahead.

Jan 25, 2013 Categories: Investment Strategy

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