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Let us show you how you can reduce your foreign exchange trading costs and risk. - Michael DuCharme

Foreign exchange (FX) trading

More choice + more oversight = better execution

Inattention to foreign exchange (FX) transactions can detract from investment performance. Russell’s agency FX program helps clients manage costs, improve transparency and minimize counterparty risk.


Acting on your behalf, we:

  • Reduce costs by netting your transactions and trading as an agent
  • Improve transparency by time stamping every transaction and showing the cost of execution
  • Align our interests with yours by acting as a fiduciary
  • Manage counterparty risk by trading with over 20 banks

You can take advantage of our foreign currency trading services whether you handle currency needs internally or delegate them to your investment managers.

Charting a new course in FX trading

Millons of foreign exchange transactions happen every day in the global financial markets but they hadn't garnered much attention from investors or regulators—until recently.

Russell's Joe Hoffman and Michael DuCharme have been recognized by Trader's Magazine.Russell’s Joe Hoffman and Michael DuCharme have spent their careers thinking about the impact of foreign exchange trading on portfolio performance and have recently been recognized by Traders Magazine for an innovative approach that enables buy-side firms to trade among themselves and more efficiently and cost effectively manage currency transactions

Read the FX Disruptors article to learn why they worked to build the first buyside-only foreign exchange platform.

We also offer these currency management services:

Currency overlay
Currency volatility in an international portfolio can sometimes swamp the return from the main asset. We can help investors design a cost effective currency risk management program to reduce uncompensated risk.

RFX Network
For those investors who want to enjoy the benefits of Russell's foreign exchange trading program but manage trading themselves.

Conscious Currency™
We use the latest developments in investment and index construction research for better currency risk management.


Please remember that all investments carry some level of risk, including the potential loss of principal invested. They do not typically grow at an even rate of return and may experience negative growth. As with any type of portfolio structuring, attempting to reduce risk and increase return could, at certain times, unintentionally reduce returns.

Implementation services are offered by Russell Implementation Services Inc. a SEC registered investment adviser and broker-dealer member FINRA / SIPC.