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REQAX Russell Inv US Defensive Equity A

  • Fund
  • REQAX
  • Price as of: Dec 15, 2017
  • $56.35
  • + $0.47
  • + 0.84%
  • Category
  • Large Cap Blend Equities

REQAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 17.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 9.5%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 13.8%
  • Net Assets $599 M
  • Holdings in Top 10 17.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$56.35
$47.97
$56.35

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 1.26%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 94.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$0

IRA

N/A

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Large Cap Blend Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Large Blend

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 17.5%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 7.4%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 12.5%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 0.93%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.5%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Russell Investments U.S. Defensive Equity Fund
  • Fund Family Name Russell
  • Inception Date Sep 02, 2008
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class A
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager James Barber

REQAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period REQAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 17.5% -92.6% 38.4% 33.70% 2
1 Yr 19.2% -51.7% 38.4% 55.56% 3
3 Yr 9.5% * -14.4% 14.9% 38.59% 2
5 Yr 13.8% * -40.5% 17.8% 54.89% 3
10 Yr 6.6% * -6.7% 11.3% 62.55% 4

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period REQAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 1.5% -37.7% 186.3% 67.93% 4
2015 1.0% -46.9% 11.2% 5.38% 1
2014 11.4% -51.7% 38.1% 16.20% 1
2013 28.9% -88.0% 42.8% 40.18% 3
2012 10.0% -100.0% 25.9% 67.13% 4

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period REQAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
YTD 17.5% -92.6% 38.4% 33.63% 2
1 Yr 12.4% -52.5% 142.7% 75.38% 4
3 Yr 7.4% * -6.4% 57.6% 66.88% 4
5 Yr 12.5% * -39.2% 26.3% 68.61% 4
10 Yr 6.0% * 0.4% 26.5% 74.38% 4

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period REQAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
2016 2.4% -36.6% 190.6% 68.62% 4
2015 2.1% -40.3% 20.1% 15.23% 1
2014 13.0% -24.8% 100.1% 51.66% 3
2013 31.7% -93.4% 1119.1% 81.90% 5
2012 12.2% -100.0% 282.8% 86.58% 5

NAV & Total Return History

REQAX - Holdings

Filings data as of: Oct 31, 2017

Concentration Analysis

REQAX Category Low Category High REQAX % Rank Quintile
Net Assets 599 M 9.87 K 635 B 18.52% 3
Number of Holdings 548 1 3780 3.60% 1
Net Assets in Top 10 103 M 13.1 K 104 B 22.09% 4
Weighting of Top 10 17.6% 2.3% 269.3% 31.94% 5

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Johnson & Johnson 2.21%
  2. Alphabet Inc C 2.72%
  3. UnitedHealth Group Inc 1.90%
  4. Berkshire Hathaway Inc B 1.49%
  5. Honeywell International Inc 1.46%
  6. Philip Morris International Inc 1.63%
  7. Apple Inc 2.20%
  8. Merck & Co Inc 1.29%
  9. Chevron Corp 1.34%
  10. US Bancorp 1.34%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Category Low Category High REQAX % Rank Quintile
Stocks
87.80% 0.00% 153.03% 24.77% 5
Cash
12.20% -113.33% 132.07% 2.37% 1
Preferred Stocks
0.00% -0.40% 88.99% 4.75% 3
Other
0.00% -81.75% 100.00% 9.71% 3
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 80.85% 2.09% 2
Bonds
0.00% -54.50% 111.13% 7.39% 3

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High REQAX % Rank Quintile
Technology
17.02% 0.00% 41.09% 19.32% 3
Financial Services
14.07% 0.00% 92.46% 22.28% 4
Healthcare
13.12% 0.00% 43.34% 17.45% 3
Consumer Defense
11.79% 0.00% 47.38% 3.75% 1
Industrials
11.67% 0.00% 34.84% 11.10% 2
Consumer Cyclical
7.69% 0.00% 47.61% 24.22% 5
Energy
4.81% -3.37% 23.05% 17.66% 4
Communication Services
3.09% -0.78% 19.06% 11.32% 3
Utilities
2.88% -1.65% 32.10% 8.94% 3
Basic Materials
1.64% -0.88% 41.24% 19.68% 5
Real Estate
0.01% -35.07% 11.80% 18.89% 4

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Category Low Category High REQAX % Rank Quintile
US
86.33% 0.00% 103.08% 23.45% 4
Non US
1.47% -1.33% 88.04% 19.78% 3

REQAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

REQAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High Rank in Category (%) Quintile
Expense Ratio 1.26% 0.02% 303.36% 13.70% 3
Management Fee 0.55% 0.00% 2.25% 3.73% 3
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 2.21% 2
Administrative Fee 0.05% 0.00% 0.45% 4.87% 1

Sales Fees

REQAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High REQAX Rank Quintile
Front Load 5.75% 0.00% 5.75% 0.43% 4
Deferred Load N/A 0.00% 5.00% N/A N/A

Trading Fees

REQAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High REQAX Rank Quintile
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.15% 2.00% N/A N/A

Turnover Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

REQAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Low Category High REQAX Rank Quintile
Turnover 94.00% 0.00% 1754.00% 5.58% 4

REQAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

REQAX Category Low Category High REQAX % Rank Quintile
Dividend Yield 0.5% 0.00% 11.20% 12.21% 1

Dividend Distribution Analysis

REQAX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Monthly Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

REQAX Category Low Category High REQAX % Rank Quintile
Net Income Ratio 0.93% -1.94% 3.70% 11.82% 3

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

REQAX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Daily Annually

REQAX - Managers

James Barber

Manager

Start Date

Feb 22, 2017

Tenure

0.77

Tenure Rank

12.7%

James Barber is Chief Investment Officer of Equities since September 2012 for Russell Investments where he is accountable for the performance of the equity funds, the quality of the investment content and investment manager recommendations within his asset class globally. Mr. Barber was a Portfolio Manager from March 2009 to August 2012. James is located in Russell’s head office in Seattle. He is a member of Russell’s investment strategy committee. James was named to this role in September 2012.


Megan Roach

Manager

Start Date

Feb 22, 2017

Tenure

0.77

Tenure Rank

12.7%

Megan Roach, Portfolio Manager since March 2015. Ms. Roach was Head of Research from May 2013 to March 2015. From 2004 to 2013, Ms. Roach was a Senior Research Analyst.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

82.0

Category Average

6.2

Category Mode

0.7