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Northern Trust Issues Request for Information for Emerging Broker-Dealers

Northern Trust has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to identify equity and fixed-income emerging broker-dealers to provide trade execution services for its multi-asset class investment management business, Northern Trust Asset Management. RFI responses are due to Northern Trust by 5 p.m. Central Time on Friday, May 30, 2014.



Insights & Research


Impact Investing: A Guide for Philanthropists and Social Investors

In recent years, impact investing has emerged as a growing sector and is considered by many experts in the fields of philanthropy and socially responsible investing as one of the most promising approaches to leveraging private resources to create social benefits.

Economic Commentary

April 18, 2014

  • In a currency war, everyone loses
  • Should monetary policy be coordinated across countries?
  • The International Monetary Fund is at a crossroads

U.S. Economic Outlook

April 8, 2014

Spring brings green shoots'">

Economic Update

March 19, 2014

  • New Fed chair introduces new forward guidance

Investment Strategy


Investment Commentary

Illuminating the Returns of Elite Investors
Director of Portfolio Research Peter Mladina and Portfolio Research Analysts Charles Grant and Abdur Nimeri examine the asset allocation policy of elite university endowments to determine the true source of their investment returns.

Market Commentary

Volatility Happens

Northern Trust’s Chief Investment Strategist, Jim McDonald, encourages investors to focus less on volatility protection and instead focus on understanding their volatility sensitivity in his latest report, Volatility Happens.'">

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Jim McDonald: Is the canary in the coal mine getting woozy? - April 21, 2014

Overall market volatility has picked up, and high-flying stocks have taken a beating. Is the market signaling a deteriorating investing outlook?

Fed Tapering Impact: Lessons for Emerging Markets - Carl Tannenbaum: The View from Here (April 2014)


Northern Trust’s chief economist discusses the effect of the Fed’s tapering on emerging markets, what emerging markets can do to regain stability, the possibility of a global contagion, and key indicators to monitor in this sector.