Northern Trust Bolsters Outsourced CIO Capabilities


Northern Trust Bolsters Outsourced CIO Capabilities

Portfolio and Pension Expertise Added with Multi-Manager Solutions Hires

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In response to rising demand from both corporate and not-for-profit clients, Northern Trust has added senior expertise in outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO) services to its Multi-Manager Solutions group.

Professionals with experience in corporate pension management, investments and consulting have joined in recent weeks, adding to an established Multi-Manager Solutions team with more than $37 billion in assets under management and $40 billion in assets under advisory for institutional and wealth management clients. New hires include:

  • Eric Peterson, senior program manager,will work with defined benefit, defined contribution and Taft-Hartley retirement plan clients on investment strategy. He is a former managing director of public markets for Boeing's Trust Investment Group, where he was responsible for defined benefit pension assets and was instrumental in implementing a liability-driven investment strategy.

  • Kim Matthews, pension risk strategist, will support corporate pension clients with actuarial consulting. She worked most recently with Aon Hewitt in an actuarial role.

  • Mark Meisel, senior portfolio specialist, will work closely with the multi-manager investment team servicing institutional and private clients on investment strategy. He brings experience at Citi and UBS in manager research, investment strategy, and product management.

  • Brian O'Hara, portfolio manager, will design, structure and implement multi-manager portfolios for institutional clients. He joins from IBM, where he was a portfolio manager with experience investing for both defined benefit and defined contribution plans.

"We have been delivering outsourced investment management for 30 years, and the need for these services is only increasing as investment challenges become more complex and strategies change," said Joseph W. McInerney, head of Multi-Manager Solutions at Northern Trust. "These four experienced professionals bring further depth to our multi manager solutions team so we can continue to provide our clients with exceptional investment solutions and service without compromising our process."

Northern Trust invests with more than 200 external managers worldwide, including specialists across the spectrum of traditional and alternative asset classes and strategies. Solutions developed recently to meet the changing needs of investors include Emerging Markets debt strategies; risk oversight for environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors; and the Northern Multi-Manager Global Listed Infrastructure Fund (NMFIX), launched in September 2012 to bolster clients' real asset portfolios. Multi-Manager Solutions also has extensive capabilities with emerging manager programs and total investment program management, or OCIO, for institutional clients.

"Our disciplined innovation process matches the expertise of a global investment manager platform with the evolving needs of corporations, not-for-profit organizations, family offices and other investors," said Chris Vella, Chief Investment Officer for Northern Trust Multi-Manager Investments. "Strong investment research and portfolio management teams are the foundation of our process, and these key additions demonstrate Northern Trust's steadfast commitment to this flagship capability within our asset management business."

Asset Management at Northern Trust begins with listening and leads to answers beyond the expected for our clients. The multi-asset class investment management business is comprised of Northern Trust Investments, Inc., Northern Trust Global Investments Limited, Northern Trust Global Investments Japan, K.K., the investment advisor division of The Northern Trust Company and The Northern Trust Company of Connecticut and its subsidiaries which offer investment products and services to personal and institutional markets.

About Northern Trust

Northern Trust Corporation (NAS: NTRS) is a leading provider of investment management, asset and fund administration, banking solutions and fiduciary services for corporations, institutions and affluent individuals worldwide. Northern Trust, a financial holding company based in Chicago, has offices in 18 U.S. states and 16 international locations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of December 31, 2012, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$4.8 trillion, and assets under investment management of US$758.9 billion. For more than 120 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader in combining exceptional service and expertise with innovative products and technology. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.

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