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Russell Investments hires research director
19 April 2012
The role of senior research director for Russell Indexes is a newly created one
Russell Investments has announced that Tom Goodwin has joined the firm in the newly created role of senior research director for Russell Indexes.
Goodwin reports to Russell Indexes managing director of global research and innovation Rolf Agather and is based in the firm’s New York office.
In his new role with Russell Indexes, Goodwin will focus on helping clients utilise Russell Indexes as a tool to better understand capital market dynamics, more accurately measure market and portfolio performance and gain efficient exposure to certain investment styles, market capitalisations or asset classes.
He will research capital market and investing trends as they relate to Russell Indexes and will put this research to work, providing input into the firm’s index product development process, publishing reports and speaking to clients and the media on a regular basis.
As part of his role, Goodwin will interface on a regular basis with Russell’s capital markets and investment manager research teams, helping to ensure that Russell Indexes’ methodology continues to accurately reflect evolving markets and investment manager behavior.
Goodwin, who is rejoining Russell after a three-year hiatus, is a financial economist with more than 15 years experience providing research and customer solutions for investment advising and asset management clients. His specific areas of expertise include capital markets research, asset allocation, forecasting, performance measurement and risk budgeting.
He was most recently a principal and founder of Wealth Econometrics and served as the chief economist for King County, Washington. Before that, he spent 13 years at Russell in a variety of roles including senior research analyst for the investment division, head of capital markets research in London and director of portfolio strategies.