Russell Investments

Investment Strategy

FEAL chief steps down

Michael Baldwin is stepping down as chief executive of the Funds Executive Association Limited (FEAL) after 12 years with the organisation. In his time as chief executive, Baldwin established the superannuation industry’s first master’s degree in leadership, in partnership with Melbourne Business School, founded a mentoring initiative and several international scholarships. He is leaving to […]
Hedge Funds

VicSuper starts stress-testing system

VicSuper is introducing a stress-testing system for its assets that will help manage risk on idiosyncratic allocations, such as its recent tailored fixed-income portfolio. Last year the fund moved from a passive index allocation to a tailored, global fixed income index, created with index provider, Barclays, and its principal fixed income manager, BlackRock, to reflect […]
Policy and Regulation

After-tax outcomes beyond July 1

Superannuation funds delaying after-tax investment compliance should not be neglecting implementation of solutions in the lead-up to the July-1 deadline for Stronger Super, says Raewyn Williams, head of tax consulting at Russell Investments. From July 1 it will be compulsory for superannuation trustees to focus on post-tax outcomes as part of the new Stronger Super […]

Super Fund Award finalists announced

The finalists of the Chant West/Conexus Financial Super Fund Awards have been revealed by the research house Chant West. The firm last week informed finalists across 10 categories, including Super and Pension Funds of the Year and Master Trust of the Year. The finalists for Super Fund of the Year are AMP Signature Super, AustralianSuper, […]
Investment Strategy

Stronger Super drives Russell-Link alliance

Stronger Super reforms and the push for scale have driven an alliance between global asset manager Russell Investments and administrator Link Group. Russell and Link will join together to offer superannuation funds an integrated investment and administration platform, with Russell contracts passed over to Link along with 130 Russell employees. Link will take on the […]
Investment Strategy

Lower everything next year, forecasts Russell

Russell Investments has forecast lower growth, lower interest rates, a lower Australian dollar but improved investment returns for 2013 in what it says will be a “bumpy ride” for the local and international economies. In the firm’s November Market Commentary, Russell’s global head of investment strategy, Andrew Pease, forecasts that tighter domestic fiscal policy will […]
Investment Strategy

Bravura behind Russell

Global transfer agency and wealth-management software provider Bravura has announced that asset consultant Russell Investments will use its Sonata software solution on its new retail wrap offering. The global asset consultant recently launched its Russell iQ suite into the retail wrap market, with the platform allowing retail clients and advisers to invest directly in Russell’s […]