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Why was 2017 one of our best trading years ever?

We asked Jason Lenzo (Director, Equity, Fixed Income and FX Trading team) and Chris Adolph (Head of Transition Management EMEA) to reflect on the exceptional year that Russell Investments’ trading desk had in 2017. Here they discuss the factors that contributed to the success.   Jason – 2017 was a record year of trading for

We signed the FX Global Code. Why are other signatures missing?

In the current environment, where a new set of regulations appears daily, it may seem strange that Russell Investments is actively embracing a new set of measures – the FX Global Code – focused upon the global foreign exchange marketplace. We don’t think it’s strange at all. We believe FX providers should act in a

Jan 17, 2018 Categories: Currency, Investment Strategy
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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

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

How Supernanny can help you capture some of the most reliable and easiest sources of return

Being a parent of two small boys, I am hooked on re-runs of ‘Supernanny.’Why? It’s not because if I follow everything that Supernanny says from start to finish I will achieve ‘enlightenment’ and my problems will go away. I wish it was that simple. I already follow many of the steps, but I am unable

Sep 17, 2015 Categories: Implementation
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Six reasons why Fiduciary Management is much more than “LDI+DGF” – part 5 of 6

Yesterday, in the fourth instalment of Six reasons why Fiduciary Management is much more than “LDI+DGF” we discussed the role of interest rate risk in the growth portfolio. In this blog I discuss the relationship between interest rates/inflation and currency risk: 5. FX risk as the point of intersection between growth and matching For a

Dec 13, 2013 Categories: Investment Strategy

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