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Russell strengthens Asia Pacific team as part of global growth


Washington-headquartered Russell Investments is ramping up its alternatives investment team in the Asia Pacific as a part of a global effort to grow its manager research and consulting advisory services.

With investors increasingly looking to move into the alternative area following the global meltdown, Russell feels that it is important to strengthen its capabilities in less traditional strategies such as active commodities, private investments and higher-alpha driven strategies.

As a part of this growth plan, Russell has brought in several specialists in Asia, including Nicole Connolly, who will head up alternatives advice in Australia. She is formerly of