Russell Beefs Up Web services for Institutional Clients

May 22, 2006 ( - The Russell Investment Group said it has revamped Web-based services for its institutional clients, which will make the services more responsive to user preferences and easier to customize.

The Tacoma, Washington-based company said its pension forecasting tool, RUSSELL PENSION NAVIGATOR — which allows executives to better understand the relationship between their plan’s assets and liabilities and help them gauge the impact of corporate decisions — now includes options to deal with frozen pension plans and the ability to view, compare and analyze several pension fund scenarios.

For its institutional investor extranet, ClientLINK, which allows Russell clients to get information, the updates include:

  • Personalized and customized views of the extranet that match each visitor’s preferences
  • Access to account information, regulatory updates, market commentary and the company’s research.