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Josh Cohen
Josh Cohen
Managing Director, Defined Contribution

Since many workers look to defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors to invest for them, Russell’s Josh Cohen argues that sponsors should consider adopting defined benefit (DB) strategies, including asset class diversification, a smart mix of active and passive, and open architecture, multi-manager investing. He believes this improves the odds of positive outcomes rather than just achieving investment simplicity.

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Scott Bennett
Scott Bennett
Director of Equity Strategy & Research

To complement active management, investors are increasingly looking to smart beta to optimize their portfolios. But which smart beta factors (value, momentum, low-volatility, quality, size) are right for them? Russell’s Scott Bennett suggests the answer requires a careful look at risk, return, and correlation between factors.

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Andrew Pease
GLOBAL HEAD OF INVESTMENT STRATEGY

As we enter Q2, Strategist Andrew Pease updates Russell’s view on global markets and specific asset classes, with the 2015 Global Outlook as a backdrop. He evaluates the divergence of central bank policy, employment trends and gradually shifting views on both European and U.S. equities.

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Manisha Kathuria
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, NON-PROFITS & HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

Manisha Kathuria provides guidance on three issues – board engagement, managing spending, and risk management − that are key to community foundation board members' success in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities.

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Joseph Hoffman
DIRECTOR, EQUITY DERIVATIVES & FOREIGN EXCHANGE

In answering this question, Joseph Hoffman illustrates why and how institutional investors can potentially protect their portfolios from currency risks.

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Investment Perspectives

Investment Perspectives


Russell's thought leaders offer their views on timely issues impacting investors.
Quick Take - Taxing decisions – 3 ways to manage after-tax outcomes

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Taxing decisions – 3 ways to manage after-tax outcomes

In this brief, three-part video series, Frank Pape explains how account types, asset classes, and investment approach can be important considerations when managing after-tax investment outcomes.

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