According to a press release, the expansion includes plans to appoint more than 25 new specialist resources to Russell’s global talent pool in Australia, Asia, Japan, Europe, and the Americas. The new resources include senior consultants, senior investment strategists, and manager research analysts.
In Australia, Nicole Connolly has been appointed as head of alternatives advice. She will be responsible for directing Russell’s alternative strategy for consulting clients and joins Russell from Telstra Super where her most recent role was portfolio manager – alternative assets.
In addition, several internal moves to alternatives-focused roles include Paul Kreiselmeier, senior research analyst; Leola Ross, senior investment strategist; Lee Kayser, research analyst; and Mark Paris, senior research analyst. These roles reside in the U.S. and are integrated into Russell’s global investment network.
“Expertise in less traditional strategies is becoming increasingly important as investors consider alternative assets in the wake of the global financial crisis. I am confident that we have the skills and experience to deliver an innovative approach for clients around the world who are seeking greater insight on alternative investments,” said Victor Leverett, managing director of Russell’s global alternative investments team, in the press release.More information is at http://www.russell.com.