Financial advisers save investors from poor decisions during COVID market mayhem

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Financial advisers counselling a disciplined approach to investing over the past year helped Australians avoid a litany of poor investment calls during tumultuous market conditions – adding an estimated more than 5.2% p.a. in value to their clients’ portfolios. The results form part of Russell Investments fourth-annual Value of an Adviser Report released today, which

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Russell Investments’ mid-year market outlook

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Russell Investments’ strategists see the global reopening on track at mid-year as COVID-19 vaccination rates climb, and the team believes potential risks such as inflation or a hawkish U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) won’t derail it. Overall, the team maintains a moderately positive medium-term view on global equities in their mid-year global market outlook. “We still

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CPD: The overlooked art of good governance

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Does your Outsourced CIO fit within your governance structure and offer the governance you need? It is a vitally important, yet often overlooked element in the development and maintenance of an enduring and resilient investment program. But what is good governance? And does it really make a difference? The strength of the global capital markets of the

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Three leading employers award corporate superannuation mandates to Russell Investments Master Trust

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The Russell Investments Master Trust has grown with the addition of three corporate superannuation mandates. Clayton Utz, Byrnecut Group Superannuation Plan – through Alliance partner Resource Super – and a leading reinsurer have awarded mandates to the Russell Investments Master Trust in recent months, as employers seek more personalised superannuation solutions for their staff. The new

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CPD: Addressing the carbon exposure of your investments

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Real world implementation options for investors looking to manage their equity portfolio carbon exposures The first piece in our ‘Climate change and investment portfolios’ series  focused on the measurement of a company’s carbon exposure.[1] In this paper we turn to actionable carbon management strategies available for investors. Fossil fuel reserves and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission

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Russell Investments’ Managed Portfolios awarded ‘superior’ rating by SQM Research

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The Russell Investments Managed Portfolios have been awarded a ‘superior’ rating by independent research house SQM Research, recognising the high calibre of its investment management capabilities. Russell Investments’ Managed Portfolios are a dynamic cost-effective multi-asset suite of four portfolios designed to provide investors with long-term returns and manage investment risks over time. Launched in June

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Russell Investments makes additions to senior leadership team

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Russell Investments, a leading global investment solutions firm, has announced that Kate El-Hillow has joined as Global Chief Investment Officer, and Kevin Klingert has been hired as President. El-Hillow, who held several senior investment leadership roles at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, brings vast expertise in portfolio management, trading, and outsourced CIO and multi-asset investment solutions.

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CPD: What is Outsourced CIO?

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Outsourced CIO stands for outsourced chief investment officer, or, more broadly, outsourced investment management. The term refers to the full or partial outsourcing of a financial planner’s investment function to a third party. In most cases, the third party is an asset management firm or investment consultant. In delegating investment tasks to a third party,

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Russell Investments announces net-zero carbon emissions goal

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Russell Investments, a leading outsourced CIO provider and global investment solutions firm, today announced a new commitment to achieve a standard of net-zero carbon emissions for its investment portfolios globally. This commitment builds on the firm’s well-established goal of constructing portfolios that generate long-term sustainable value while recognizing the increasing impact of climate change as

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2021 Global Market Outlook – Q2 update: The second coming

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Vaccines and U.S. stimulus have the global economy on track for a strong rebound in the second half of the year. We expect the reopening trade to favour equities over bonds, the value factor over the growth factor and non-U.S. stocks over U.S. stocks. Key market themes After last year’s false start, the prospects for

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