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Russell Inv LifePoints Balanced Strat A

RBLAX - Snapshot

Vitals

  • YTD Return 2.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 3.7%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return 6.0%
  • Net Assets $1.1 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 87.6%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$11.52
$8.14
$11.58

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.73%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load 5.75%
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 37.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

  • Standard (Taxable) $0
  • IRA N/A

Fund Classification


Compare RBLAX to Popular U.S. Balanced Allocation Funds and ETFs

Overview

Income Profile

Income Risk

Returns Profile

Allocations

Expenses

About

$30.66

+0.10%

$183.17 B

1.31%

$0.40

1.52%

0.58%

$44.95

+0.20%

$112.04 B

2.05%

$0.92

1.33%

0.25%

$45.17

+0.24%

$51.92 B

1.16%

$0.52

1.87%

0.18%

$34.13

-0.03%

$44.92 B

1.17%

$0.40

0.06%

0.70%

$28.96

-0.07%

$41.20 B

1.26%

$0.36

2.40%

0.52%

RBLAX - Profile

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 2.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 1.6%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return 4.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually
  • Net Income Ratio 2.66%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name
    Russell Investments LifePoints Balanced Strategy Fund
  • Fund Family Name
    Russell
  • Inception Date
    Mar 04, 2003
  • Shares Outstanding
    N/A
  • Share Class
    A
  • Currency
    USD
  • Domiciled Country
    United States
  • Manager
    Brian Meath

Fund Description

The fund is a "fund of funds," which seeks to achieve its objective by investing principally in a combination of several other Russell Investment Company Funds. The adviser intends the fund's strategy of investing in a combination of underlying funds to result in investment diversification that an investor could otherwise achieve only by holding numerous individual investments.


RBLAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period RBLAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.2% -1.8% 22.2% 36.08%
1 Yr 4.3% -19.5% 56.4% 93.52%
3 Yr 3.7%* -2.3% 16.3% 95.12%
5 Yr 6.0%* 0.6% 18.3% 94.38%
10 Yr 5.2%* 1.3% 14.3% 94.96%

* Annualized

Return Ranking - Calendar

Period RBLAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 2.6% -39.0% 56.4% 83.99%
2019 10.0% -5.8% 25.7% 82.76%
2018 -11.8% -52.1% 0.0% 52.95%
2017 4.1% -9.2% 32.7% 86.10%
2016 0.7% -43.7% 17.8% 85.01%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period RBLAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 2.2% -1.5% 22.2% 36.08%
1 Yr -1.7% -19.5% 56.4% 96.76%
3 Yr 1.6%* -2.3% 16.3% 98.02%
5 Yr 4.8%* 0.6% 18.3% 96.57%
10 Yr 4.6%* 1.3% 14.3% 96.83%

* Annualized

Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period RBLAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2020 2.6% -39.0% 56.4% 83.99%
2019 10.0% -5.8% 25.7% 83.39%
2018 -11.8% -47.9% 0.8% 80.38%
2017 4.1% -5.1% 56.2% 95.08%
2016 0.7% -43.7% 22.9% 94.89%

NAV & Total Return History


RBLAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

RBLAX Category Low Category High RBLAX % Rank
Net Assets 1.1 B 794 K 183 B 49.43%
Number of Holdings 52 2 14564 52.73%
Net Assets in Top 10 962 M 694 K 32.5 B 40.95%
Weighting of Top 10 87.58% 9.9% 100.0% 18.90%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Russell Inv Unconstrained Total Ret Y 16.32%
  2. E-mini S&P 500 Future Sept 20 14.37%
  3. E-mini S&P 500 Future Sept 20 14.37%
  4. E-mini S&P 500 Future Sept 20 14.37%
  5. E-mini S&P 500 Future Sept 20 14.37%
  6. E-mini S&P 500 Future Sept 20 14.37%
  7. E-mini S&P 500 Future Sept 20 14.37%
  8. E-mini S&P 500 Future Sept 20 14.37%
  9. E-mini S&P 500 Future Sept 20 14.37%
  10. E-mini S&P 500 Future Sept 20 14.37%

Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High RBLAX % Rank
Stocks
52.83% 0.20% 142.57% 85.34%
Bonds
29.05% -1.33% 106.21% 69.54%
Cash
15.83% -69.19% 81.28% 6.90%
Convertible Bonds
1.17% 0.00% 26.69% 12.36%
Other
0.93% -1.63% 31.11% 21.12%
Preferred Stocks
0.19% 0.00% 27.31% 40.95%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High RBLAX % Rank
Financial Services
17.06% 0.00% 100.00% 17.53%
Technology
15.67% 0.00% 53.70% 78.74%
Consumer Cyclical
12.41% 0.00% 23.83% 31.90%
Healthcare
11.14% 0.00% 46.72% 85.92%
Industrials
9.83% 0.00% 32.94% 54.74%
Communication Services
8.42% 0.00% 32.52% 63.36%
Consumer Defense
6.51% 0.00% 20.52% 72.70%
Real Estate
6.40% 0.00% 99.68% 16.38%
Basic Materials
5.99% 0.00% 28.32% 7.33%
Energy
3.70% 0.00% 90.89% 18.10%
Utilities
2.88% 0.00% 100.00% 44.97%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High RBLAX % Rank
Non US
27.74% 0.00% 36.40% 5.32%
US
25.09% 0.19% 139.26% 95.98%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High RBLAX % Rank
Cash & Equivalents
30.24% 0.13% 100.00% 8.76%
Government
21.86% 0.00% 96.89% 55.89%
Corporate
20.70% 0.00% 98.62% 85.06%
Derivative
14.88% 0.00% 34.08% 4.45%
Securitized
12.33% 0.00% 76.91% 72.13%
Municipal
0.00% 0.00% 22.44% 100.00%

Bond Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High RBLAX % Rank
US
18.85% -1.33% 61.96% 85.78%
Non US
10.20% -6.29% 80.10% 7.04%

RBLAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

RBLAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.73% 0.01% 4.93% 56.93%
Management Fee 0.20% 0.00% 1.75% 37.45%
12b-1 Fee 0.25% 0.00% 1.00% 55.32%
Administrative Fee 0.04% 0.01% 0.83% 14.59%

Sales Fees

RBLAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load 5.75% 2.00% 5.75% 44.76%
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.00% N/A

Trading Fees

RBLAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 1.00% 2.00% N/A

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.

RBLAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 37.00% 0.00% 484.00% 46.17%

RBLAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

RBLAX Category Low Category High RBLAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.00% 0.00% 4.53% 99.86%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

RBLAX Category Low Category High Category Mod
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Quarterly Quarterly

Net Income Ratio Analysis

RBLAX Category Low Category High RBLAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.66% -1.51% 11.02% 8.23%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

RBLAX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History

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RBLAX - Fund Manager Analysis

Managers

Brian Meath


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Jan 10, 2014

6.98

7.0%

Brian Meath, CFA Chief Investment Officer, Multi-Asset Solutions, Investment Division B.A., International Studies, University of Washington; Master of International Business Studies, University of South Carolina; CFA Charterholder, CFA Institute; Licensed Registered Representative, FINRA Series 7 and 63 (Russell Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA) Brian has primary responsibility for the oversight of all multi-asset and balanced funds managed by Russell Investments globally. Brian is a player coach, and maintains a role in the day-to-day portfolio management responsibility for customized outsourcing solutions for large institutional clients, a series of commingled multi-asset funds, and a platform of retail mutual funds. He also oversees the multi-asset solutions team globally, which is comprised of three distinct groups, including: the Investment Strategy Team, the Global Client Strategy and Research team and the Multi-Asset Portfolio Management team. Brian re-joined Russell Investments in 2010, having previously been with the firm from 1995 to 2000, where he was head of global equity research. As founder and president of OTA Asset Management, Brian built a multi-strategy hedge fund platform and team that included volatility arbitrage, emerging market local currency debt, capital structure arbitrage, long/short technology, long/short small cap, and quantitative global equity. He set the strategy, managed the asset allocation and built the teams that ran the underlying strategies. Most recently, Brian launched Cause Investments & Effect Foundation, a multi-strategy platform designed to invest according to ESG principles and to donate profits to charity. Brian previously held several positions at Lazard Asset Management, including head of strategic planning and senior managing director of the firm’s business in Australia. Brian’s professional experience began at RCM Capital Management in San Francisco, where he developed the firm’s first coordinated effort to interact with the investment consulting community.

Rob Balkema


Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Dec 18, 2014

6.04

6.0%

Rob Balkema, CFA Portfolio Manager, Multi-Asset Solutions Rob Balkema is a portfolio manager working on Russell Investments’ multi-asset funds, based in New York. In this role, Rob manages Russell Investments’ fiduciary solutions mandates which integrate Russell Investments’ equity, fixed income, real asset and alternative capabilities globally. He is tasked with creating strategic asset allocations for the portfolios, selecting active strategies or passive alternatives to populate asset classes and dynamically positioning the total portfolio in order to help clients achieve their objectives. Prior to his current role, Rob was a senior analyst in the investment process and risk group. In this role, Rob focused on improving the measurement, evaluation and enhancement of Russell Investments’ portfolio management practice. From 2006 until 2009, Rob was based in Seattle as a member of the global equity team, serving in multiple capacities. He was responsible for evaluating asset management firms worldwide that offer global, international and emerging market equity mandates and supported portfolio managers in the structuring and monitoring of Russell Investments’ global equity strategies. Rob holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard College and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

Tenure Analysis

Category Low Category High Category Average Category Mode
0.01 37.03 6.05 1.0