Russell Hires Managing Director of Investment Strategy

December 2, 2010 ( - Russell Investments has hired Cynthia Steer as managing director, investment strategy.

In this new position, Steer will be responsible for advising North American consulting relationships, driving consulting thought leadership on global investing topics, and providing market insights on complex investment issues. Steer has extensive experience researching and advising investors on asset allocation deployment across the capital markets spectrum, with notable emphasis in fixed income, currency, emerging and frontier markets, according to a press release.  

Most recently, Steer served as chief research strategist and managing director, beta research at Rogerscasey. Previously, she was chief investment officer at SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. in New York and the outsourced chief investment officer and independent consultant for the City of Hartford, Connecticut.   

The announcement said Steer has also served as chief investment officer and vice president of investments at Phillip Morris Companies, Inc. and chief investment officer, director of investments and chairman, U.K. Pensions Trust at United Technologies Corporation.