Russell Investments Canada Limited's President & Managing Director, Irshaad Ahmad, set to lead U.K. office

    Ahmad will also maintain interim leadership of Russell Canada until a
    replacement is selected

    TORONTO, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Russell Investments is delighted to announce
that Irshaad Ahmad has been appointed as managing director of the company's
United Kingdom division, a strong acknowledgement of his leadership and
success to date in leading Russell Canada. Ahmad will officially assume the
new role on September 15.
    "Irshaad has been an integral part of Russell Canada's success as
evidenced by the significant revenue growth that was achieved during his
tenure, and we look forward to seeing him apply his expertise in a new role
within our world-class global team. Going forward, I'm also excited to see
Russell continue to build upon the strong business operations already
established in Canada, and to witness the team's ongoing dedication to
continually enhancing our investment services and better serving clients and
advisors," said Greg Stark, managing director, Russell, Americas Private
Client Services.
    While assuming his new responsibilities in Russell's London offices,
Ahmad will also serve as interim president and managing director for Russell
Canada as the firm actively searches for a replacement to head its Canadian
retail and institutional businesses. Ahmad and key regional leaders will
continue to work with the entire Canadian team and the company's strong global
network to focus on providing the high level of attention and service to which
Russell clients are accustomed.
    Ahmad had led Russell Investments Canada Limited (Russell Canada) since
2006 and recently was named co-head of Russell's Global Retail Service Line
along with Stark. Ahmad joined Russell Canada in 2004 and played a major role
in establishing Russell as a leader in retirement planning solutions.

    About Russell Investments

    Russell Investments provides strategic advice, world-class
implementation, state-of-the-art performance benchmarks and a range of
institutional-quality investment products. With approximately $176.3 billion
CDN in assets under management (as of 6/30/09), Russell Investments serves
individual, institutional and advisor clients in more than 40 countries.
Russell Investments provides access to some of the world's best money
managers. It helps investors put this access to work in corporate defined
benefit and defined contribution plans, and in the life savings of individual

For further information:

For further information: Thien Huynh, (416) 640-2529; Katita Stark,
(416) 929-9100;

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