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July 21, 2014

Russell Investments released today its Strategists’ 2014 Global Outlook – Third Quarter Update, which provides the most recent guidance for the firm’s multi-asset portfolios and services from Russell’s global team of investment strategists.

June 13, 2014

Indexes reach new record highs as global equity markets expand, while Russell's U.S. core and style indexes highlight shift in U.S. equity market leadership to large-cap value-oriented stocks.

May 12, 2014

A Defined Contribution Retirement Plan Handbook gives practical advice for plan sponsors about how to create "best in class" plans aimed at improving retirement outcomes for participants, while also meeting fiduciary obligations amid a rapidly changing environment.

April 30, 2014

"Invested with Russell" program supports JDRF, City Year and Treehouse to benefit youth in need. Charitable program to continue in 2014 season with $3,000 donated by Russell Investments for every Seahawks touchdown that Russell Wilson scores during the regular and post-season.

April 29, 2014

Only 18 percent of advisors say that clients proactively want to discuss tax implications of investment strategies, according to the Financial Professional Outlook (FPO), a quarterly survey of U.S. financial advisors from global asset manager Russell Investments.

April 28, 2014

Asset owners may debate what to call alternatively weighted or factor-based indexes, but adoption among the largest institutional investors is clearly strong, growing and broad-based according to Russell Investments.

April 16, 2014

We expect the next few months will reveal moderately stronger growth in the U.S., a Japanese economy that proves resilient to the consumption tax hike, and a Chinese economy that begins to stabilize.

March 25, 2014

Global asset manager assembles team of small cap experts to analyze and discuss the current state of the U.S. small cap market

March 4, 2014

Change announced as firm unveils 2014 reconstitution schedule

March 3, 2014

Rising assets and falling liabilities pave way for large asset allocation changes for $20 billion club members in 2014, according to new Russell Investments research

February 12, 2014

Advisors can do more to engage women investors in long-term financial planning conversations; possible benefits include increased client satisfaction, consolidated assets and new referrals

January 14, 2014

Effective in January, several multi-asset portfolio reallocations will be made to reflect Russell's research and capital market forecasts

January 8, 2014

"Invested with Russell" program to build on $54,000 regular season donation

December 18, 2013

Russell Investments today released its Annual Global Outlook from its global team of investment strategists, who offer their investment insights and economic forecast for 2014, as well as in-depth looks at key components of the global market.

December 12, 2013

Global asset manager Russell Investments was recognized on Monday, December 9 at aiCIO magazine’s 2013 Industry Innovation Awards when the firm took home the Innovation award in the Investment Outsourcing category. Russell was recognized specifically “for its commitment to building a robust investment and sales team serving asset owners of all stripes, its in-house implementation capabilities and its longevity in a business crowded by newcomers.”

December 11, 2013

Josh Cohen named managing director, head of institutional defined contribution business.

December 2, 2013

The family of Russell / Nomura Indexes, which captures 98% of the float-adjusted market capitalization of the Japanese equity market, added 41 new firms as part of the annual reconstitution process on December 2, announced Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. and Russell Investments.

November 5, 2013

'The Investment and Management of Frozen Pension Plans' handbook provides practical advice and considerations for managing frozen pension plans on the journey toward their endgame

October 23, 2013

New Russell Fundamental U.S. Top 100 Volatility Control 7% Index, created in consultation with J.P. Morgan, places a volatility control overlay onto the fundamental index methodology.

October 1, 2013

Diverse issuance across global regions and cap tiers in the third quarter as reflected by new entrants to the Russell Indexes helps underscore benefit of a global multi-asset investing approach.

September 26, 2013

In a recent survey, most advisors say they utilize a total-return approach to income generation but see little consensus around how to measure success.

September 9, 2013

Directors Stella and Wright to help meet industry demand in non-profit investment outsourcing

September 4, 2013

Investment outsourcing team expands as a result of strong AUM growth

August 6, 2013

Pete Gunning to lead Asia-Pacific business; Russell veteran Alan Schoenheimer transitions to new role

July 18, 2013

"Invested with Russell" supports charities with every touchdown Wilson scores

July 10, 2013

Industry veteran Mark Schlafly brings more than 25 years of experience and expertise in retail distribution, products and platforms to Russell

June 20, 2013

Advisors point to referrals and networking as their top acquisition strategies in 2012, and expect to rely on the same approaches in 2013

May 29, 2013

Lisa Schneider named managing director, non–profits and healthcare systems, while Bruce Clarke takes on role of managing director, client service

May 22, 2013

Hollub–Verdeyen and Knowles to focus on delivering target date, real asset and Russell Adaptive Retirement Account solutions to DC clients and prospects

May 15, 2013

Updated handbook now includes information on MAP-21 and pension risk transfer

May 1, 2013

Equity fund flows and U.S. housing market signal optimism, though Eurozone issues, mature earnings cycle and U.S. fiscal contraction may subdue growth

April 10, 2013

Andrew Scherer will lead team dedicated to delivering retirement plan insights and solutions to advisors and DC platforms

April 2, 2013

Diverse issuance across global regions and cap tiers as reflected by new entrants to the Russell Indexes helps underscore benefit of a global multi-asset investing approach.

March 21, 2013

Advisors say clients seek to deviate from investment policies based on risk exposure, non-professional guidance

March 18, 2013

New alliance between global index provider and Islamic Finance expert produces an enhanced set of index tools for Shariah-compliant investors.

March 8, 2013

New focused “dual-listing” for Russell U.S. Index-based options includes commitment by the two companies to help expand selection, support, service and education for options clients globally.

March 1, 2013

Change is a result of Russell Indexes market risk review process

March 1, 2013

Falling interest rates since 2008 causes collective pension shortfall of the $20 billion club to rise by roughly $84 billion, despite good asset performance

February 12, 2013

New Russell Adaptive Retirement Accounts bring together the benefits of target date funds and individually tailored managed accounts to help increase DC plan participants' likelihood of achieving targeted retirement income goals

January 15, 2013

New research provides tools to help institutional plan sponsors compare how in-plan guaranteed income solution options perform in "income terms" in different market environments

January 15, 2013

Russell Index Leaders and CEO Ron Bundy Will Ring The Opening Bell® on Wednesday, January 16th to Celebrate The Global Alliance

December 17, 2012

Russell's U.S. Investment Manager Outlook survey finds majority of professional money managers consider U.S. market to be fairly valued

December 13, 2012

In advance of 2013, advisors and their clients are focusing conversations on taxes

December 12, 2012

Ongoing volatility, possible recession in Europe likely will be countered by continuation of growth, albeit slow, in U.S. and Chinese markets

December 3, 2012

The family of Russell / Nomura Indexes, which captures 98% of the float-adjusted market capitalization of the Japanese equity market, added 38 new firms as part of the annual reconstitution process on December 3, announced Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. and Russell Investments.

November 14, 2012

In response to significant interest among financial advisors in Russell's proprietary call overwriting strategy, Russell Investments has launched the Russell Strategic Call Overwriting Fund.

October 11, 2012

On Friday, October 5, 2012, the earlier than anticipated closure of LWPE was announced as the result of the in-kind redemption of all outstanding shares of the Fund.

October 10, 2012

Helps advisors address retirees' primary concern: Will I outlive my money?

September 27, 2012

U.S. broad-market Russell 3000® Index accounts for 19 of global total

September 27, 2012

In advance of QE3 announcement, 72% of managers expected policy action by the Federal Reserve.

September 12, 2012

Global index provider introduces new set of tools to help investors gain exposure to emerging markets through developed market companies

September 12, 2012

Advisors split between maintaining global investing approach and adjusting to uncertainty and client demands

September 11, 2012

New research provides framework for managing volatility in institutional multi-asset portfolios

August 28, 2012

Volatility likely to continue through end of 2012 as Europe remains main source of uncertainty

August 21, 2012

Smithfield Foods, Inc. selects Russell as fiduciary solutions provider & discretionary multi-asset manager

August 17, 2012

Russell Investments announced today that the Board of Trustees of Russell Exchange Traded Funds Trust authorized the orderly termination and liquidation of Russell's U.S. passively managed family of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on or before October 24, 2012.

August 15, 2012

Rebalanced U.S. equity allocations of many portfolios reflect "defensive/dynamic" framework

August 6, 2012

Russell Investments announced today that it is conducting a strategic review of its direct U.S. ETF business in an effort to focus more exclusively on its core competency - delivering multi-asset solutions to institutional investors, financial advisors and individuals globally.

August 2, 2012

Aiming to increase the diversity of risk management in the Russell Strategic Bond Fund, global multi-asset manager Russell Investments has added three investment assignments for the Fund. These additional assignments are designed to broaden and increase country and currency exposure and decrease the overall exposure to credit risk, and they demonstrate Russell's agility to opportunistically leverage its capital markets research to make such changes during a risk-averse market environment.

July 2, 2012

Comprehensive Corporate Pension Finance Handbook offers plan sponsors Russell's latest insights on navigating pension plans through changing times and volatile markets

June 28, 2012

66 percent of managers cite headline risk as greatest challenge in active management environment

June 25, 2012

Notable decline in global market capitalization and correlation, Strong performance for U.S. large-cap stocks, with technology sector leading the way, Emerging Markets decline in capitalization relative to Developed Markets

June 19, 2012

Survey respondents cite diversification and shelter from volatility as primary reasons for investment and anticipate rising allocations to most alternative strategy types in the next one to three years.

June 13, 2012

Most financial advisors are actively working to address one of the most important challenges in the industry today: helping individuals generate reliable income after retirement, according to global asset manager Russell Investments' latest quarterly survey of U.S. advisors, the Financial Professional Outlook (FPO).

June 11, 2012

Technology shows biggest increase among U.S. sectors as Facebook joins and Apple ascends to the top spot in the Russell 3000® Index.

May 2, 2012

Leading providers join forces to establish a new set of benchmarks designed to help U.S. pension funds improve the hedging precision of their LDI portfolios

April 17, 2012

Goodwin will help create new indexes and educate clients on the important role indexes can play in multi-asset portfolio monitoring and construction

April 4, 2012

"Adaptive Investing" framework focuses on funded ratio for asset allocation, insurance decisions

March 28, 2012

Ongoing challenges in Europe appear to provide opportunities for active management

March 20, 2012

Lincoln's broker-dealers nationally gain greater access to key aspects of Russell's multi-asset solutions

March 15, 2012

ETFs use transparent, rules-based indexes and quality screens that aim to identify financially strong companies

March 14, 2012

Financial Professional Outlook: Advisors focus on progress toward goals while clients look at short-term returns

March 6, 2012

Russell Indexes launches first of its kind small- and mid-cap European equity index constructed of highly liquid constituents, helping investment professionals bridge a gap in market access

March 5, 2012

New indexes allow investors to set a desired level of risk to help better manage global market volatility.

March 1, 2012

Leading family of global equity market benchmarks remains a highly accurate market proxy for global investors and reflects the changing nature of global markets

February 29, 2012

Analysis shows pension liabilities grew faster than assets in 2011; cash contributions to continue rise

January 12, 2012

Greater correlation among international markets means investors should consider small cap stocks for non-U.S. investment opportunity.

December 16, 2011

U.S. small cap Russell 2000® Index accounts for 11 of global total

December 15, 2011

Volatility expected to continue in 2012; key risk to improved global market sentiment is Europe

December 14, 2011

Latest Investment Manager Outlook (IMO) shows most professional money managers expect continuation of elevated volatility but many are not planning changes to their portfolio positioning.

December 7, 2011

Michael Gallucci will lead Russell Index sales & relationships for U.S. structured products and sell side firms.

December 7, 2011

Many advisors see business opportunity despite volatility and prioritize growth in 2012

December 5, 2011

All 24 ETF products in Russell's U.S. line-up show tax efficiency in their first year

December 1, 2011

The family of Russell/Nomura Indexes, which captures 98% of the float-adjusted market capitalization of the Japanese equity market, added 14 new firms as part of the annual reconstitution process on December 1, announced Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. and Russell Investments.

November 28, 2011

Martin Jaugietis named to newly created role of director, head of LDI solutions

November 17, 2011

New version of HelpingAdvisors.com optimized for iPad® gives advisors quick access to tools including Economic Indicators Dashboard and Business Cycle Index

November 8, 2011

Russell Investments appoints Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and analysis.

November 3, 2011

Comprehensive series of factor ETFs now features 13 U.S. and international options

November 3, 2011

Russell's family of indexes, designed to track and manage risk exposure, now includes developed international markets.

October 17, 2011

Russell's innovative investment style indexes add global stock coverage to help investors better navigate increasingly complex and volatile global markets.

October 5, 2011

Four new ETFs launched today offer focused exposure in the small cap asset class

October 3, 2011

Tradable indexes designed to reflect pan-European and Eurozone markets

September 29, 2011

More than three quarters (79 percent) of investment managers surveyed in the latest Investment Manager Outlook (IMO), a quarterly survey conducted by Russell Investments, say that they do not believe the U.S. economy is entering a double-dip recession.

September 28, 2011

U.S. broad-market Russell 3000 Index accounts for 23 of global total

September 27, 2011

Event steers advisors toward new thinking, new actions and new conversations

September 27, 2011

Approach creates a stronger link between asset allocation policy and the market environment

September 26, 2011

Mark Raskopf appointed as head of tactical trading strategies

September 22, 2011

Small cap indexing pioneer adds four prevalent small cap investment disciplines to series; expands investment discipline offering beyond the large-cap arena

September 20, 2011

Financial Advisors nationally gain access to Russell's LifePoints® Funds and Model Strategies

September 15, 2011

Financial Professional Outlook shows advisors believe they add most value by helping clients maintain perspective but feel clients value other services

September 12, 2011

"TRI 30 " helps plan sponsors determine if participants' savings rates are adequate for achieving retirement objectives – an important insight to consider imbedding in plan design

September 6, 2011

Russell Investments has appointed Jeff Eng to the newly created position of director, retirement income, for the firm's Americas Institutional business.

August 16, 2011

Second U.S. public plan selects new index, underscoring increased investor interest in Fundamental Index strategies to complement market capitalization-weighted approaches

August 16, 2011

New video tutorial provides overview of key factors for determining if hedge fund investments are best positioned to help meet short-term investing realities and long-term investment objectives

July 26, 2011

Report challenges the presumption that less risky stocks deliver lower returns

July 20, 2011

Industry veteran Shelton (Shellie) Unger will lead Russell Index sales & relationships with retirement plan sponsors, foundations and endowments

July 19, 2011

Lennon and Rappa to focus on development of customized solutions for institutional DC plan investors, marketing strategy and business growth

July 14, 2011

Shift underscores increased investor interest in Fundamental Index strategies to complement market capitalization-weighted approaches

July 12, 2011

Russell Investments announced today the appointment of Len Brennan as president and chief executive officer of the company.

July 6, 2011

National Account Executives Joh–n Harrell and Paul Izzo deliver Russell solutions to bank partners

June 29, 2011

Russell's Investment Manager Outlook is an ongoing survey intended to generate a meaningful snapshot of investment manager sentiment each quarter.

June 28, 2011

Forum aims to create opportunity for Russell and distribution partners to exchange ideas, discuss industry trends and share success strategies.

June 16, 2011

Financial Professional Outlook survey suggests advisors need to steer client conversations to focus on factors critical to long-term financial security

June 13, 2011

Matthew Teevan joins Russell's DCIO team to support delivery of retirement plan insights and solutions to advisors and DC platforms in the northeast region of the U.S.

June 10, 2011

IPOs account for 22 of 186 additions to the Russell 3000 Index

June 7, 2011

Milestone reflects demand by retirement plan advisors for rigorous glide path methodology and institutional-quality funds

June 6, 2011

Venables Bell & Partners Promotes the Disciplined Investing of Russell ETFs

June 1, 2011

Russell Investments' leadership in transition management services globally has been reaffirmed with top rankings from Global Investor, Professional Pensions and Asia Asset Management.

May 31, 2011

New ETFs designed to provide focused exposure to five significant risk factors

May 24, 2011

Multi-manager fund options added to industry's first flat-insurance fee variable annuity

May 19, 2011

"Investment Discipline" ETFs continue 75-years of Russell innovation

May 19, 2011

Laurie Marchel joins Russell's U.S. advisor-sold business in newly created role to grow and serve wirehouse partnerships

May 16, 2011

Six new indexes designed to target commonly practiced investment disciplines

May 11, 2011

New platform allows advisors to deliver institutional-quality advice and investment solutions to clients while streamlining service and support needs

May 5, 2011

2011 Russell Investments Institutional Summit covers risk budgeting, governance, LDI, emerging markets, retirement income, low volatility and downside protection strategies

May 3, 2011

Celebrates anniversaries in North America, Australia, Asia and EMEA; thanks clients around the world

April 27, 2011

New tool provides personalized score and benchmarks across five strategic business measures

April 13, 2011

Chris Barlow joins Russell's DCIO team to support delivery of retirement plan insights and solutions to advisors and DC platforms

April 12, 2011

Growing client interest in alternatives spurs new hires in portfolio and risk management

March 28, 2011

Introducing competition and building better benchmarks

March 23, 2011

In a further show of commitment to the region, Russell appoints new practice leader for consulting and advisory services in ASEAN, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan

March 21, 2011

Russell contributions to benefit relief aid in Japan and New Zealand after recent natural disasters

March 17, 2011

Index series complements Russell Global Index, increases liquidity for tradable products

March 16, 2011

New client acquisition cited as leading driver of growth

March 15, 2011

U.S. broad-market Russell 3000 accounts for 18 of global total

March 9, 2011

Richard Davies joins as demand for institutional-quality DC investment solutions continues to grow

March 9, 2011

Events planned to help advisors at all points of their business lifecycle

March 1, 2011

Analysis draws five big conclusions from the 2010 reporting cycle.

February 28, 2011

Global benchmarks, accounting for $3.9 trillion in assets, to be fully realigned.

February 24, 2011

Series of 24 new indexes designed to capture the beta of a Fundamental Index® strategy

February 17, 2011

Strategist team provides global perspective on Russell's investment outlook for 2011

February 3, 2011

Innovative investment style indexes complement Growth and Value set

February 2, 2011

Conscious Currency framework addresses what may be single largest unmanaged position in a portfolio

January 31, 2011

Crissie Fortmeyer joins Russell to support business growth in the non-profit market segment

January 27, 2011

Russell Investments was selected as transition manager by the US$16.2 billion Public Service Pension Fund (PSPF) of Taiwan.

January 27, 2011

Defined contribution plan sponsors encouraged to take action to make plans more effective, such as a close assessment of target date glide paths and the use of alternative investments in target date funds

January 24, 2011

Agreement with Global X Funds will lead to ETFs based on new indexes

January 19, 2011

Risk vs. global expansion and corporate earnings growth – round two

January 19, 2011

New director of alternatives strengthens Russell's Americas Institutional consulting and deepens firm's global capabilities and resources in alternative investments

January 12, 2011

Acquisition helps build Russell's ETF business in the U.S. market

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