Russell Expands Client Team Supporting Advisers

April 13, 2011 ( - Russell Investments has hired Chris Barlow as a defined contribution specialist for the firm’s U.S. adviser-sold business.

In this newly-created position, Barlow will be focused specifically on working with Russell’s sales and service teams to deliver defined contribution investment-only (DCIO) solutions to retirement plan intermediaries and strategic distribution partners in the southeast region of the United States. Barlow will report to Ben Jones, director of defined contribution, intermediary distribution, and is based in Milwaukee.  

According to a press release, Barlow brings to Russell more than 10 years of industry experience, with a particular emphasis on the institutional defined contribution space. Prior to joining Russell, Barlow was the institutional client relationship manager for Wells Fargo Advantage Funds, where he also served as vice president of institutional sales.  

Globally, Russell’s defined contribution business has more than $80 billion in assets under advisement (as of 12/31/2010) and more than $20 billion in assets under management (as of 12/31/2010), the announcement said.