Albers School of Business and Economics
Mentor Program

Misty Watson

Senior Portfolio Analyst
Russell Investments

LinkedIn Profile

Company Description

Russell Investments is a subsidiary of Northwestern Mutual and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. Its previous headquarters were located in Tacoma, Washington, south of Seattle. The firm is a Turnkey Asset Management Program and provides investment products and services to individuals and institutions in 47 countries. Founded in 1936, Russell focuses on a multi-manager investor approach and is the creator of Russell Indexes. The company operates principal offices in London, Paris, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, Toronto, San Francisco and New York. Russell's clients include retirement plans, endowments, foundations and investment plans of all types. Investors have access to Russell's services through a network that includes many of the world's top banks, brokers, insurance companies and independent investment advisors. Russell has more than 2,000 associates in more than 20 offices around the world. In October 2008, Russell Investments Canada Ltd. was named one of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" by Mediacorp Canada Inc., and was featured in Maclean's newsmagazine. Later that month, Russell Investments Canada was also named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers, which was announced by the Toronto Star newspaper. Description above from the Wikipedia article Russell Investments, licensed under CC-BY-SA full list of contributors here.

Job Description

Portfolio Analyst on the Overlay Services team. Support Portfolio Managers in maintaining client asset allocation ranges using derivative instruments.

Employment History

Feb 2011- Present- Portfolio Analyst
June 2009- Feb 2011- Trading Analyst

Education

May 2002- Xavier University -Physics B.S
June 2009- Seattle University- Masters of Science in Finance (MSF)

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Downtown Seattle around Lunch