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Russell Axioma launches factor-based indexes

Institutional investors’ increasing use of factor-based models to understand their portfolio risk exposures is the conduit for Russell Investments’ collaboration with Axioma to launch a series of factor-based indexes to rival MSCI/Barra, according to Rolf Agather, managing director of research and innovation at Russell.
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The oil spill from an investor’s perspective – not as bad

The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is not only the most devastating environmental disaster ever in the US, it raises issues around energy policies which continue to evolve. A client note from Russell Investments says energy stocks will continue to reflect the impact of the disaster and investors may well look at […]
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Russell takes up fundamental index for alternative beta series

Alternative beta is catching on, with Russell Investments the latest market index builder to embrace the non-cap-weighted index trend by inking a deal with Rob Arnott’s Research Affiliates company. Russell will launch a series of “fundamental” indices, in association with Research Affiliates, during the third quarter of this year. Fundamental indices rank stocks according to […]