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National Pension Service of Korea and Russell Investments Form New Global Listed Real Estate Strategy

businesswire | December 21, 2020

Russell Investments, a main worldwide speculation arrangements accomplice, declared today that South Korea's public benefits store, the National Pension Service (NPS), has collaborated with the firm for US$1 billion worldwide recorded land order. This is the second Global Real Estate Securities (GRES) order granted by NPS to Russell Investments as a feature of their longstanding relationship

“We’re very honored that our dynamic client NPS has extended their trust in our ability to deliver a beneficial listed real estate solution,” said Global Chief Investment Officer Pete Gunning at Russell Investments. “NPS has been actively engaged in the cutting-edge real estate asset class, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and we share their commitment to this increasingly important asset class.”

“We are excited to further expand our listed real estate capability to capitalize public real estate market opportunities and complement the private real estate portfolio,” said Scott Kim, Head of the Real Estate Investment Division at NPS. “Not only does this new mandate allow us to efficiently capture the potential price discrepancies between public and private real estate markets going forward but it will also act as an excellent portfolio diversifier, and help improve the overall portfolio risk-adjusted return.”

The new order is intended to make the most of strategic open doors with the larger part assigned after times of market slumps. NPS plans to use Russell Investments' broad exploration endeavors, including 30 years of involvement investigating land supervisors, and vigorous execution abilities to seek after a deft way to deal with market openings. Russell Investments will actualize the company's multi-resource portfolio the board capacities, to deliberately address portfolio hazard.

Looking toward 2021, Russell Investments' tacticians expect public land will pull in more income because of economic situations that element broadened low loan fees, generally high U.S. value valuation and plentiful liquidity.

“Successful distribution of COVID-19 vaccines should enable demand for public real estate to recover, particularly for the most impacted property sectors, such as retail, office and lodging,” said Bruce Eidelson, Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, Equity, at Russell Investments. “We expect the ever-broadening intra-sector performance dispersion will create a better active management environment which can produce significant return over the benchmark.”

Powerful dynamic administration in the $2 trillion GRES market, which in 2020 remembers 470 organizations for 35 nations and 11 areas, has gotten progressively significant as financial specialists look for return potential in very much broadened portfolios. For instance, research on Russell Investments' universe of land administrators shows an exhibition spread of in excess of 300 premise focuses among first-and third-quartile supervisors in the course of the last 12 quarters.

About Russell Investments

Russell Investments is a leading global investment firm providing tailored solutions and services to institutions and individuals through financial intermediaries. Russell Investments is the fourth-largest adviser in the world with $297.5 billion in assets under management (as of 9/30/2020) and $2.5 trillion in assets under advisement (as of 6/30/2020) for clients in 32 countries. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Russell Investments operates through 19 offices in major financial centers such as New York, London and Tokyo.

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