InvestNow Fund Manager – Russell Investments

Russell Investments is a global asset manager with core capabilities that extend across capital markets insights, manager research, asset allocation, portfolio implementation and factor exposures. With 21 offices worldwide, Russell Investments manages over NZ$354 billion in assets, researches over 6,300 investment products, and advises on US$2.5 trillion in assets, including over NZ$7 billion on behalf of a range of large New Zealand clients.

Russell Investments draws on its unique combination of core capabilities to deliver multi-asset solutions to meet investors’ needs. Their analysts seek to identify superior investment manager talent through a proprietary research process based on objective analysis and on-site in-depth face to face interviews. This effort relies on a team of over 40 specialist analysts to rank and classify an initial pool of over 9,000 investment products across the globe. Russell Investments has spent over 45 years researching and evaluating money managers. The cumulative knowledge gained from this research is the foundation for all of Russell Investments’ products and services. This means that clients get the world’s leading investment ideas contributing to the performance of their investment.[1]

[1] All figures in this section quoted as at 30 September 2016 except for the assets under advice of US$2.5 trillion which is as at 30 June 2016.

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Russell Investments on InvestNow

The Russell Investments NZ Fixed Interest Fund is a PIE Fund and actively managed portfolio of what we consider to be quality New Zealand fixed interest investments designed for investors who wish to invest in a broadly diversified portfolio of fixed interest securities.

  • Diversified, actively managed portfolio of New Zealand fixed interest securities.
  • Access to specialist investment expertise and skills.
  • Access to the tax benefits associated with the Portfolio Investment Entity tax regime.
  • The Fund is a Foreign Investment Variable Rate PIE Fund. This provides non-resident investors with access to New Zealand investment opportunities as well as investors seeking exposure to NZ investments under the Migrant Investment categories.
  • Distributions may be paid in accordance with the distribution policy contained in the investment statement.
  • The assets of each Russell Investment Fund are held and administered by the Public Trust in a custodial nominee account (Public Trust RIF Nominees Limited) providing investors with the peace of mind in knowing their assets are held in independent, professional custody.

The Russell Investments Global Fixed Interest Fund is a PIE Fund providing exposure to a global fixed interest portfolio managed actively on a multi-manager basis. The Fund’s underlying investment exposure comprises of a diversified range of fixed interest investments, including international government securities, government-related securities, corporate securities, asset-backed securities and hybrid securities in both developed and emerging markets around the globe.

  • Diversified, actively managed portfolio of global fixed interest securities.
  • Access to specialist investment expertise and skills.
  • Access to the tax benefits associated with Portfolio Investment Entity tax regime
  • The assets of each Russell Investment Fund are held and administered by the Public Trust in a custodial nominee account (Public Trust RIF Nominees Limited) providing investors with the peace of mind in knowing their assets are held in independent, professional custody.

The Russell Investments NZ Shares Fund* is a PIE Fund providing exposure to a diversified portfolio of predominately New Zealand and Australian shares, managed actively with the aim of outperforming the broader market.

  • Diversified, actively managed portfolio of predominantly New Zealand and Australian shares.
  • Access to specialist investment expertise and skills.
  • Access to the tax benefits associated with Portfolio Investment Entity tax regime. Note that Portfolio Investment Entities are exempt from paying tax on capital gains from New Zealand shares, and certain Australian shares.
  • The Fund is a Foreign Investment Variable Rate PIE Fund. This provides non-resident investors with access to New Zealand investment opportunities as well as investors seeking exposure to NZ investments under the Migrant Investment categories.
  • The assets of each Russell Investment Fund are held and administered by the Public Trust in a custodial nominee account (Public Trust RIF Nominees Limited) providing investors with the peace of mind in knowing their assets are held in independent, professional custody.

*As at 3 September 2014 the Fund became the Russell Investments NZ Shares Fund.

The Russell Investments Global Shares Fund is a PIE Fund providing exposure to an actively managed global shares portfolio.

  • Diversified, actively managed portfolio of global shares.
  • Access to specialist investment expertise and skills.
  • Access to the tax benefits associated with Portfolio Investment Entity tax regime.
  • The assets of each Russell Investment Fund are held and administered by the Public Trust in a custodial nominee account (Public Trust RIF Nominees Limited) providing investors with the peace of mind in knowing their assets are held in independent, professional custody.

The Russell Investments Hedged Global Shares Fund is a PIE Fund providing exposure to an actively managed global shares portfolio, which is typically hedged to New Zealand Dollars.

  • Diversified, actively managed portfolio of global shares.
  • Access to specialist investment expertise and skills.
  • Access to the tax benefits associated with Portfolio Investment Entity tax regime.
  • The Russell Investments Hedged Global Shares Fund targets being fully hedged to New Zealand Dollars.
  • The assets of each Russell Investment Fund are held and administered by the Public Trust in a custodial nominee account (Public Trust RIF Nominees Limited) providing investors with the peace of mind in knowing their assets are held in independent, professional custody.

The Russell Investments Global Opportunities Fund provides an exposure to an actively managed global shares portfolio through a multi-style, multi-manager approach. The fund invests in the major developed markets of the world, has exposure to small capitalisation stocks and may also invest in emerging market securities.

  •  Actively managed portfolio of global shares through a multi-style, multi-manager approach.
  • Access to specialist investment expertise and skills.
  • Access to the tax benefits associated with the Foreign Investment Fund tax regime.

The Russell Investments Global Opportunities Fund – $NZ Hedged provides unitholders with exposure to an actively managed global shares portfolio, which is typically hedged to New Zealand Dollars. Using a multi-style, multi-manager approach, the fund invests in the major developed markets of the world, has exposure to small capitalisation stocks and may also invest in emerging market securities.

  • Actively managed portfolio of global shares through a multi-style, multi-manager approach.
  • Access to specialist investment expertise and skills.
  • Access to the tax benefits associated with the Foreign Investment Fund tax regime.
  • The Russell Investments Global Opportunities Fund – $NZ Hedged targets being fully hedged to New Zealand Dollars.

The Russell Investments Emerging Markets Fund invests in the RIC Emerging Markets Equity Fund. Through this investment, the Fund is exposed to a broad range of shares listed on the stock exchange in emerging markets and may also be exposed to selected countries which are considered ‘frontier’. For New Zealand-Resident Individuals the Russell Investments Emerging Markets Fund will be taxed under the Foreign Investment Fund tax rules.

  • Invested in the Russell Investment Company Plc – The Emerging Markets Equity Fund. Through this investment, the Fund is exposed to a broad range of shares listed on the stock exchange in emerging markets.
  • Access to specialist investment expertise and skills.
  • Tax benefits associated with the Foreign Investment Fund tax regime. For example, for New Zealand-Resident Individuals, this includes being able to switch their tax treatment in certain circumstances.