Membership Directory - Individual

Joe Linhares

Head of EMEA at Russell Investments


Joe Linhares is Head of EMEA for Russell Investments based in London. He is responsible for delivering all aspects of Russell Investments business in the region including France, Italy, the Netherlands, Nordics, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the Middle East. Russell Investments platform includes Asset Allocation, Manager Selection, Multi-Asset Solutions, Transition Management, Overlay services as well as an array of funds and products.

Previously, Joe spent 16 years at Barclays Global Investors/BlackRock where he had a number of senior management positions including Global Head of Platinum Accounts, head of EMEA iShares and US Head of Distribution for iShares. Prior to that Joe worked at Citigroup and J.P. Morgan.

Joe is active with Tusk, a wildlife conservation charity and is a Series 7 and 24 registered representative.

He says: "I am a passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion. As an LGBT+ executive sponsor and a member of the Diversity Project Advisory Council, I am strongly committed to ensuring that all associates at Russell Investments can bring their whole selves to work and feel fully accepted for who they are. In my role as a leader, I believe it is crucial to continue fostering an inclusive culture for the sustainability of our organisation's success.

Feeling part of a community is essential to everyone's wellbeing in my view and this is why advocating for allyship is so important to me. Allyship is truly intersectional. It's a way to forge deep connections between people with different backgrounds. This is more important than ever during the current covid-19 crisis as it is critical to have a personal support and personal network during this period of isolation."
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