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Jim McDonald

We think strong signals from the credit markets should offset the concerns about the slope of the yield curve. Chief Investment Strategist Jim McDonald explains.

Press Releases

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CHICAGO – Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) announced that Marisa Kurk has been named Chief Operating Officer of the Global Foreign Exchange (GFX) business, demonstrating Northern Trust’s continued commitment to providing world class foreign exchange solutions for the evolving needs of global investors.

Melbourne – Funds SA, the investment management corporation owned by the Government of South Australia, has appointed Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) for a AU$34bn mandate to provide a master custody solution including asset servicing, investment administration and investment data services, following a competitive tender process.

Executive Biographies

Michael G. O'Grady

Michael G. O'Grady

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Steven L. Fradkin

Steven L. Fradkin

President, Wealth Management
Peter B. Cherecwich

Peter B. Cherecwich

President of Asset Servicing
Shundrawn A. Thomas

Shundrawn A. Thomas

President, Asset Management

Fast Facts

As of March 31 2019, Northern Trust Corporation had:


$10.9trillion assets under custody/administration

$8.2trillion in assets under custody

$1.2trillion in assets under management

$122billion in banking assets

“Northern Trust’s performance during the first quarter of 2019 was resilient despite the impact of a challenging macroeconomic environment. Our balanced business model continued to drive organic fee growth while we maintained our focus on differentiated client service and solutions. We generated a return on equity of 14% and returned $391 million to common shareholders through dividends and the repurchase of more than 2.8 million shares. We remain focused on investing for future growth of our wealth management, asset management and asset servicing businesses while also improving productivity,” said Michael O’Grady, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.


Recent Earnings and Trends

Q2 Earnings Report

Second Quarter 2019 Earnings - Wednesday, July 24th at 9am CT

Q2 Trends Report

Second Quarter 2019 Trends - Wednesday, July 24th 2019

Global Media Contacts

Doug Holt

Head of Global Corporate Communications

+1 (312) 557-1571

North America Media Contacts

Alaina Kleinman

Wealth Management Media Relations

+1 (312) 444-4065

John O'Connell

Asset Servicing Media Relations

+1 (312) 444-2388

Tom Pinto

Asset Management Media Relations
New York

+1 (212) 339-7288

EMEA & APAC Media Contacts

Camilla Greene

Head of Media Relations, EMEA & APAC

+44 (0) 20 7982 2176


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