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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Retirees drive demand for outcome-oriented approach to investing

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Alliance approach provides financial planning practitioners support in building innovative retirement income solutions for specific individual investor objectives Financial advisers are no longer content with the traditional benchmarking approach to investment returns and are instead seeking solutions that cater to the specific needs of investors – particularly retirees, according to Russell Investments and echoed by […]

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After-tax returns prove a more effective investment indicator

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Russell’s After-Tax Survey: Research validates objective of Stronger Super to compare like-for-like returns. Super fund members set to benefit from mandatory focus on after-tax performance.  Pre-tax performance is not the most effective means to evaluate investment returns, often materially understating the real value of franking credits to investors, according to new research by global asset […]

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Transparency misleading when trading at the fix

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Opacity in the FX market hinders currency transactions with investors fixated on PIT trading Investors need to reconsider the point-in-time (PIT) strategy when trading foreign exchange as transaction costs can outweigh the apparent transparency, according to a paper produced by global asset manager, Russell Investments. The paper, Does Trading at the Fix fix FX?, explores […]

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Russell appoints Jeff Hussey as global chief investment officer

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Global asset manager Russell Investments announced today the appointment of Jeff Hussey to the role of global chief investment officer. Pete Gunning, who held the global CIO role since 2008, will return to his native Australia to lead the firm’s vitally important Asia-Pacific region. In his new role, Gunning will succeed Chief Executive, Asia-Pacific Alan […]

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Strategists favour global equities over bonds and cash

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Russell Investments forecast generally positive trajectory for the global market; attractive valuations in Europe, Japan Emerging markets likely offer value for the medium term, despite uncertainty in China Despite the strong upward trend in global equity markets, equities should be favoured over bonds and cash, although equities are expected to outperform bonds by a smaller […]

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