Changes to the Russell Investments Global Opportunities Fund and Russell Investments Global Opportunities Fund $NZ Hedged.

In February Russell Investments added two new managers to their Global Opportunities Funds (‘GOF Funds’) and removed two managers. This flows into the Russell Investments Global Shares and Hedged Global Shares Funds, as they invest in the GOF Funds.

Summary of key changes:

  • Janus (Perkins) and QUAERO CAPITAL removed from the manager line up; replaced with Nissay Asset Management (“Nissay”) and Oaktree Capital Management (“Oaktree”).
  • Updated Numeric Investors’ (“Numeric”) investment mandate to include the manager’s global low-volatility strategy.
  • The managers weights have also changed, see table below.

These changes were effective end of January 2020.

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What effect will these changes have on the Fund?
The Fund’s new manager line up, investment styles and target weights are illustrated below.

Manager Role in the Fund Old weight (%) New weight (%)
Sanders Capital, LLC Global value 17.7 22.0
Janus (Perkins) Global value 10.7 0.0
Numeric Investors Global core, global low volatility 12.2 12.5
Fiera Capital Global growth 12.9 10.3
Wellington Management Company LLP Global growth 9.2 7.7
RWC Partners Emerging markets 7.8 6.1
Oaktree Capital Emerging markets 0.0 9.7
J O Hambro Capital Management UK equity 7.7 6.4
QUAERO CAPITAL Japan equity 4.9 0.0
Nissay Asset Management Japan equity 0.0 5.7
Russell Investments Positioning strategies 16.9 19.6

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Old weights are actual weights from 30 November 2019. New weights are actual weights from 30 January 2020.

Source: Russell Investments.