Founded in 1936
C$355.2 billion in assets under management
More than 400 investment products
Approximately 1,800 associates in more than 20 offices worldwide
Ranked as the largest manager of outsourced institutional assets.1
Ranked as one of the top five largest consultants in the world.2
Ranked as the top manager research firm in the world.3
All data as of March 31, 2017
1In 2015, Russell Investments was reported as the largest manager of institutional outsourced assets based on the AUM from its fully discretionary clients.
The 2015 CIO "Outsourced Chief Investment Officer Survey" included 49 firms.
Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Magazine is an online publication that focuses on the overarching investment issues affecting pension, insurance, and sovereign wealth funds, as well as endowments and foundations.
2015 Source: CIO Magazine. (2015, February). “Outsourced Chief Investment Officer Survey”. 41-54. Available at: http://www.ai-ciodigital.com/ai-cio/february_2015?folio=40#pg44
2Russell Investments was ranked as the fourth-largest consultant based on worldwide assets under advisement (AUA) by the 2015 Pensions & Investments Consultant Directory, which includes 108 consultants globally. Russell Investments' global consulting practice currently has more than US$2 trillion(1) in AUA and a team with more than 100 consultants(2) located in Russell Investments offices around the globe.
Pensions & Investments delivers news, research, and analysis to the institutional investment market.
(1)As of June 30, 2015
(2)As of November 30, 2015
Source: Pensions & Investments, “Investment Consultants Directory: 2015”, Issue date: November 30, 2015. Available at: http://researchcenter.pionline.com/rankings/ consultant/datatable
3In 2014, Russell Investments was voted #1 for having the best manager due diligence practices by respondents in a FundFire survey of nearly 100 consultant relations professionals. Russell Investments was rated as having the most rigorous due diligence process for evaluating a product's suitability in a client portfolio.†
The participants surveyed gave Russell Investments a 4.18 score, on a scale of one to five, with five being the most demanding and cited Russell Investments’ thorough evaluation process in justifying their choice.
†FundFire discontinued their survey in 2015.
Source: Shagrin, M. “Russell's Manager Research Toughest in Industry: Survey”, FundFire. Issue date: August 1, 2014. Available at: http://fundfire.com/c/941924/92354/russell_manager_ research_toughest_industry_survey