Russell Investments enhances multi-asset portfolios and launches two new funds
Russell Investments has made several changes to its multi-asset portfolios and retail product offerings in the US market.
“We’ve marshalled the best of Russell’s multi-asset capabilities to serve our adviser clients with enhanced solutions for investor portfolios,” says Sandy Cavanaugh, chief executive of Russell’s US adviser-sold business. “I’m particularly excited about our innovative solution for investors who seek exposure to institutional-quality alternative investments with a new offering that features all of the mechanics, transparency and liquidity of a mutual fund, both as a stand-alone product and incorporated within our multi-asset portfolios.”
Russell has also launched two new funds − the Russell Multi-Strategy Alternative Fund and the Russell US Strategic Equity Fund − and updated the US equity allocation of many Russell portfolios. These reallocations included changing the investment strategies, names and benchmarks of the Russell US Growth Fund and the Russell US Quantitative Equity Fund to incorporate insights based on the Russell Stability Indexes style-based benchmarks. The Russell US Quantitative Equity Fund was renamed the Russell US Defensive Equity Fund and the Russell US Growth Fund was renamed the Russell US Dynamic Equity Fund.
“With the global economy continuing to dramatically evolve, we believe there’s an ongoing need to identify and capitalise on market shifts both in terms of evaluating the increasing number of investment strategies available and in assessing the opportunities that can arise in volatile markets,” says Phill Rogerson, managing director of consulting and product development for Russell’s US adviser-sold business. “The current market environment provides us with an opening to think differently about managing risks and to seek to be more agile in responding to opportunities.”
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