Russell Investments nabs from BlackRock in multi asset push

Russell Investments has appointed Joseph Linhares head of EMEA as it makes a push in multi asset.

Linhares joins from BlackRock, where he worked for 16 years.

He replaces Pascal Duval who left in September 2016

Russell chief executive Len Brennan says EMEA represents the clearest opportunity for growth in multi asset.

“There are significant growth opportunities in multi-asset investing globally, as investors look for ways to achieve their investment outcomes, while also managing risk.

“Nowhere is this opportunity clearer than in EMEA, which has long embraced a multi-asset approach, and where Russell Investments has a strong leadership position.”

Linhares played a significant role in the advancement of iShares, which he joined in 2000, ultimately becoming US head of iShares distribution, before moving to take over the EMEA business.

While in the EMEA role he oversaw the acquisition of the Credit Suisse ETF business.

Prior to BlackRock, Linhares worked for Citibank and JPMorgan.

Linhares says he looks forward to solidifying Russell’s global leadership position in multi-asset investing.