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Russell Investments

Russell Investments

Russell Investments is a Seattle-based financial services company offering investment solutions and providing consulting services.

Founded in 1936, Russell Investments Group is a global asset manager that offers multi-asset portfolios and services. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the firm helps improve financial security for its clients. Russell Investments is a trading name and registered trademark of Frank Russell Company. Russell Investments had, as of September 2019, around $300 billion of assets under management, and had $2.6 trillion under advisement across thirty-two countries, which ranked the firm as the world's fourth-largest financial adviser. The firm has also ranked as the third largest outsourced CIO (OCIO) provider.

Russell Investments was founded in 1936 by Frank Russell in 1936 in Tacoma, Washington, before the firm relocated its headquarters to Seattle, Washington in 2009. The company also has twenty-one offices globally in major financial centers such as New York, London, Tokyo, Toronto, and Shanghai.


Russell Investments works with institutional investors, financial advisors and investment platforms, and individual investors. These services include holistic outsourcing, with which Russell Investments works to offer a range of holistic solutions designed to suit investors seeking a fiduciary partner; customized portfolio services, which includes offering a range of investment services for Corporate and Financial Institutions seeking to enhance internal capabilities; and funds and strategies, including funds or strategies for outcome oriented, multi-asset, and specialized sectors. Some of the clients served by Russell Investments include Boeing, Duke Energy, Union Pacific, Campbell's, PG&E, Stratford Festival, Aetna, Caterpillar, AT&T, and Harbison Walker International.

Investment solutions

The investment solutions offered by Russell Investments include:

  • Multi-asset solutions
  • Single fund solutions
  • Income portfolios
  • Real assets solutions
  • Tax-efficient investing
  • Model portfolios
  • Interactive tools

The company also offers research and strategy services to provide global market outlooks, research and insight, and the company's views on different financial strategies and regions.

Business solutions

The business solutions offered by Russell Investments include:

  • Client conversation center
  • Effective client reviews
  • Value of advisor
  • Interactive tools
  • Economic indicators dashboard
  • Events
  • Client reporting
Investment approach

In all of the solutions and investment consulting Russell Investments provides, the company works with a specific approach to develop diversified, adaptive, and efficient portfolios to achieve investors goals. This includes using the company's research and strategists and investment managers to develop a "best-of-breed" approach that searches for future outperformers. This approach comes from the firm's history of investing. Russell Investments also offers responsible investing products, in order to help customers invest based on personal or stakeholder values, risk mitigation, or regulatory compliance.


September 16, 2021
Russell Investments enters strategic partnership with Hamilton Lane to accelerate private markets capabilities, and delivers investment solutions across asset class spectrum for Russell Investments' clients.
August 18, 2021
Financial advisers coaching clients through the pandemic with a disciplined approach to investing have added approximately 5.2 percent in value to client portfolios according to a new report from Russell Investments.
June 30, 2021
Russell Investments has USD272.5 billion assets under management in outsourced portfolios, as of 30 June 2021, and Partridge expects outsourced assets to grow by upwards of 20 per cent or more in the next year.
April 21, 2021
Russell Investments announces net-zero carbon emissions goal.
February 17, 2021
Russell Investments has announced enhancements to the Russell Investments Fixed Income Plus Pool / Russell Investments Fixed Income Plus Class1 ('Fixed Income Plus') aimed at offering investors a total fixed income portfolio solution that emphasizes unique return-seeking strategies.
December 21, 2020
Russell Investments files to change Multi-Asset Fixed Income fund (and class) as it seeks to meet investor demand for income.
October 23, 2020
Russell Investments' sixth-annual ESG survey: 'Governance' remains the dominant consideration for asset managers as they increasingly amplify 'environment' and 'social' factors.
August 18, 2020
Russell Investments earns fifth-consecutive A+ rating for strategy and governance in global industry assessment of responsible investing from the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment.


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Anita Ramaswamy and Samantha Stokes
May 8, 2021
Business Insider
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