The Global Family & Private Investment Offices (GFO) group was established in 1982 to focus exclusively on the needs of Northern Trust's wealthiest of private clients. We provide global investment, fiduciary, banking, technology and reporting tools, asset servicing, and advisory solutions to GFO clients situated in more than 25 countries around the world. We foster long-term relationships by offering an unparalleled combination of service, expertise and capabilities tailored to the distinct needs of our clients.

Client Base

  • Single Family Offices
  • Ultra-High Net Worth Individuals and Families
  • Private Investment Companies
  • Family Foundations
  • Private Trust Companies


  • 450+ Family Relationships
  • 25+ countries
  • $900 million average client size
  • Serving 25% of Forbes 400 Wealthiest Americans2
  • 100+ Billionaire Families
  • 265+ dedicated Northern Trust professionals

Our Services


1 Source: Northern Trust. Staff figures as of June 30, 2017. All other figures as of December 31, 2017.
2 As of October 17, 2017. Source: Forbes.


David W. Fox, Jr.
David W. Fox, Jr.
GFO President
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