Liquidity and debt – who’s buying?

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The COVID-19 global market rout has generated levels of market volatility not seen since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. Central bankers have responded to the shock to growth by following essentially the same playbook: cutting interest rates to zero as rapidly as possible, followed up with quantitative easing and other programs to support financial markets.

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Australians in the dark on super investments as COVID-19 hits retirement savings

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In the weeks leading up to the COVID-19 crisis and its dramatic impact on markets, the majority of Australians believed their superannuation fund would protect their retirement savings from a downturn, according to new research from leading global pensions and investment adviser Russell Investments. The research comes as fear around the erosion of Australia’s retirement

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Deferred, cancelled, and suspended – a look at dividends in the current market environment

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What has happened? The COVID-19 pandemic and response from governments to manage the health and safety of the global population has led to significant changes in daily life. Social distancing and isolation have become the new norm; homes have become offices, businesses have had to shut down temporarily if not permanently, and traffic has become

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How to prospect in today’s world: 5 sales strategies for financial advisers

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Over the past few weeks I have had many discussions with financial advisers on how they are generating new business in this environment? I took that question back to my colleagues and experienced advisers, and we all agreed that generating new business today boils down to generating new LEADS: Leverage your existing client base Engage the next

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Good news vs. bad news: The tug-of-war facing markets over the next month

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News is an interesting concept, in that information really only counts as news if it’s unexpected. On the flip side, information isn’t news if it is expected. April, however, is showing that even when the expectation is for bad news, the cumulative effect of so much negativity can still weigh on markets heavily. In other

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Russell Investments launches ‘next generation’ Managed Accounts, offering dynamic management at cost-effective price

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Global asset manager Russell Investments has launched a ‘next generation’ suite of multi-asset, managed accounts. This offering is a direct response to growing adviser and investor preference for more transparent, personalised investment solutions. The solution answers the demand for more ‘active’ managed accounts at a cost-effective price point. According to Industry estimates, the Australian managed

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2014 Year of the Horse will see global recovery

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Modest global growth expected as the world economy saddles up for a recovery, astute investors will think laterally about portfolio construction.  Global G3 economies are heading towards synchronised, moderate growth in 2014 with a likelihood of low returns, according to the Annual Global Outlook report, released by Russell Investments. The report is produced by Russell’s

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Synchronised global growth expected in 2014 despite policy uncertainty

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Russell Investments is forecasting modest gains for equity markets and higher bond yields in 2014 following growth in major world economies, according to capital markets research released by the global asset manager. The fourth quarter Strategist Outlook & Barometer report offers in-depth analysis of key economic and market indicators, with the insights helping to guide

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Stronger medium term outlook fuels market optimism

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Rising confidence about global growth prospects, coupled with the fall in the Australian Dollar (AUD), has led investment managers to be optimistic about the share market, according to new research produced by global asset manager, Russell Investments. The Investment Manager Outlook (IMO) is a biannual survey which captures the views and insights of around 30

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Russell stands out amongst multi-manager peers in Zurich review

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Zenith Investment Partners (Zenith) has today announced the results of its multi-manager diversified category review, the first of three to be released as part of its 2013 Diversified Sector Review. In total, 16 funds received a rating, with Russell the only manager to be awarded Zenith’s highest accolade “HIGHLY RECOMMENDED”. Investment strategies offered by MLC

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