Senior Consultant - Institutional

Location: All Offices - See job description for detail.


Role Summary 

The Senior Consultant functions as the client’s access to all the capabilities, expertise and thought leadership that Russell can bring to our consulting relationships.

This role can be located in New York, Chicago or Seattle.

The responsibilities of the individual in this position include:

Relationship Management

  • Responsible for the revenue and profitability of consulting services delivered to consulting clients
  • Coordinate delivery of capabilities to clients
  • Maintain and assure quality and client satisfaction for all capabilities delivered to clients


  • Provide advice on strategic policy and structural issues for investment programs
  • Consult with clients on implementation of strategies
  • Work with internal investment experts on manager structure for all asset classes
  • Develop appropriate review processes to monitor program results
  • Access and participate with other consulting and research capabilities required by clients

Business Development

  • Participate in soliciting and closing consulting relationships, and other Russell business prospects
  • Contribute to Russell’s industry presence through selected speaking engagements and conference participation

Practice Development

  • Contribute to the development of new or improved capabilities at Russell in response to client and market demands
  • Provide leadership in the delivery of new consulting insights to clients
  • Communicate and share ideas and technology to consulting team
  • Participate in educational programs and activities (e.g., practice groups) to enhance credentials of consulting group

Team Participation

  • Participate in the success of the client service teams including the development of other members of the team
  • Work to assure constructive interaction with other divisions of Russell as well as support functions

The successful candidate will have extensive demonstrable skills and experiences including the following:

  • Masters in Business, CFA, or actuarial certification required
  • 10+ years of finance/investment industry experience, ideally at a competitive organization or in the plan sponsor role
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Investment industry knowledge
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Ability to prioritize/time management
  • Excellent judgment; ability to use resources effectively
  • Knowledge of Russell’s entire product line

Russell Overview

Founded in 1936, Russell Investments is a global financial services firm that serves institutional investors, financial advisers and individuals in more than 40 countries.

Through a unique combination of interlinked businesses, Russell delivers financial products, services and advice. A pioneer, Russell began its strategic pension fund consulting business in 1969 and today is trusted by many well-known worldwide institutions for investment advice. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA and with offices in major financial centers worldwide, Russell has $279.7 billion USD in assets under management (as of June 30, 2014), retirement products, and institutional funds, and is well recognized for its depth of research and quality of manager selection.

Russell offers a comprehensive range of implementation services that help institutional clients maximize their assets. The Russell Indexes calculate over 50,000 benchmarks daily covering 65 countries and more than 10,000 securities.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package to associates including: medical, vision and dental coverage, profit sharing retirement plan, sabbatical leave, and tuition assistance.  Most importantly, Russell offers a work environment where respect for the individual and teamwork are part of our fundamental values.  Russell supports workforce diversity and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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